God created us to live in relationship with him, our neighbours, and his creation.

The Bible, God’s authoritative Word, is our guide for faith and life. Our Bible course is a survey of the Old and New Testaments and focuses on the highlights of salvation history. Students also learn how to read and study the Bible.

The study of world religions introduces students to the range and diversity of religious beliefs, teachings, traditions, and practices. We explore how the worldviews of the major religions differ from a biblical understanding of and response to the world around us.  The study of Challenge and Change in Society explores what it means to be human and to live as responsible Christians in a changing world.

Course Title Course Details Grade
Bible - HRE 23 Since we confess that the Word of God is our guide for faith and life, it is important to study it to understand what it teaches us. This course is a survey of the Old and New Testament which focuses on the highlights of salvation history. The story of the Bible can be called “The Drama of Scripture”, (Craig Bartholemew and Michael Goheen). The first half of the course examines the Old Testament history, prophets and writings, while the second half concentrates on the New Testament, the life of Jesus, and the birth of the Church. Questions concerning the authority of the Bible and how to read and study it are considered as well. This is a locally developed course. Approval for the teaching of this course was obtained from the Ministry of Education and Training. Prerequisite: None 10
Family Studies - Food and Nutrition - HFN 2O This course focuses on guidelines for making nutritious food choices. Students will investigate factors that influence food choices, including beliefs, attitudes, current trends, traditional eating patterns, food marketing strategies, and individual needs. Students will also explore the environmental impact of a variety of food choices at the local and global level. The course provides students with opportunities to develop food preparation skills and introduces them to the use of social science research methods in the area of food and nutrition. Prerequisite: None. 11
Family Studies - Raising Healthy Children - HPC 3O This course focuses on the skills and knowledge parents, guardians, and caregivers need, with particular emphasis on maternal health, pregnancy, birth, and the early years of human development (birth to six years old). Through study and practical experience, students will learn how to meet the developmental needs of young children, communicate with them, and effectively guide their early behaviour. Students will develop their research skills through investigations related to caregiving and child rearing. Prerequisite: None. 11
General Social Science - Families in Canada - HHS 4U This course enables students to draw on sociological, psychological, and anthropological theories and research to analyse the development of individuals, intimate relationships, and family and parent-°©‐child relationships. Students will focus on issues and challenges facing individuals and families in Canada’s diverse society. They will develop analytical tools that enable them to assess various factors affecting families and to consider policies and practices intended to support families in Canada. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct and communicate the results of research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-°©‐child relationships. God created us to live in relationships. We were born into families, live with them as we grow, and usually create a family of our own. This course is a study of that relationship in an ever-°© changing society. HHS 4U seeks to develop a Christian perspective on growing up inside a family, establishing intimate relationships with others, and the ways in which those relationships can reflect dignity and beauty, justice and peace. Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies 12
World Religions and Belief Traditions in Daily Life - HRF 3O This course enables students to study world religions and belief traditions in local, Canadian, and global contexts. Students will explore aspects of the human quest for meaning and will examine world religions and belief traditions as exemplified in various sacred teachings and principles, rites, and passages. They will also study the interaction throughou history between society and various belief traditions, and will have opportunities to develop research and inquiry skills related to the study of world religions and belief traditions. Prerequisite: None. 11