Update: New course at Eleanor Hall School

On March 15, Pembina Hills published a story about a new program being piloted at Eleanor Hall School. It's attracted a wide range of perspectives on the course content. 

No doubt some changes will be made as we learn from the experience of offering this program.

The optional course is open to all students. It builds on the Health and Career content in the school curriculum and aims to help students navigate adolescence with their self-image and self-esteem intact. As educators, like parents, we know first hand this can be a difficult path.

The young teens enrolled are discussing the expectations and media influences teens face. They are also being introduced to career planning and the range of options available in public schools.

In building a course like this, the course needs to be engaging to young teens and some of the content reflects that. The programs on offer in our school system are wide-ranging. The intention is to build awareness of all futures and break down gender stereotypes. This will be an important part of the in-class discussion. 

For more information contact David Garbutt, Acting Superintendent at 780.674.8507.

Published Mar 20, 2017