Learning does not end with the ring of a school bell; it occurs
in every facet of our lives. We learn every day at school, home, work, and in
English Language Arts
Language proficiency generates confidence and competence in communicating,
and allows students to excel in other disciplines. The provincial
curriculum stresses the integrated nature of the six language arts:
listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and representing.
French is an official language in 33 countries worldwide. More than 130
million people speak French, on five continents, and it is the second most
studied language in the world. All students in the Louis Riel School Division
receive French language education through the Basic
French curriculum. Offered from Grade 4 to Grade 12, it is intended for
English-speaking students enrolled in English schools.
The K to Grade 12 provincial mathematics curriculum is organized by grade and
the four strands: Patterns and Relations, Statistics and Probability, Shape and
Space, and Number. Hands-on learning activities, problem-solving, visualization,
communication, connections to everyday life, technology, estimation, mental math
and strategic instruction are means to helping students develop mathematical
skills and understanding.
Music is an integral part of a well-rounded education. In the Early Years, it
provides children with a multi-activity approach to acquiring basic literacy,
performance and appreciation skills. During the Middle Years, the sequential
development of these skills is continued and constantly reinforced through the
study of a more specialized performance area.
Physical health, mental wellness and safety are essential to a student’s
success and development. The following general learning outcomes summarize the
goals for Physical and Health Education:
- Fitness Management
- Personal and Social Management
- Healthy Lifestyle Practices
The Louis Riel School Division is dedicated to the health and well-being of
its students, and stresses the importance of safe and active living for a
Industrial Arts and Human Ecology programming provides settings for students
to develop and practise skills for daily living, while integrating knowledge
from other subject areas. The Practical Arts program ensures that students
graduate with the skills necessary in their personal lives, while pursuing
fulfilling careers. Allowing students to experience a combination of Human
Ecology and Industrial Arts affords them substantial hands-on training and
valuable life-long skills.
Students need to develop inquiry, problem-solving and decision-making
abilities, if they are to become lifelong learners and scientifically literate
individuals. The more effectively students can interpret information, solve
problems, make informed decisions, accommodate change and create new knowledge,
the more prepared they will be to interact with the world around them. Science
education is a key element in developing scientific literacy and in building a
strong future for Canada's young people. Visit the Manitoba Education website for more details regarding the
provincial science curriculum.
Social studies helps students acquire the skills, knowledge and values
necessary to become active, democratic citizens and contributing members of
their communities, locally, nationally and globally. The provincial curriculum includes citizenship, the core concept
that focuses social studies learning at all grades and provides opportunities
for students to explore the complexities of citizenship in four areas:
- Active Democratic Citizenship in Canada
- Canadian Citizenship for the Future
- Citizenship in the Global Context
- Environmental Citizenship
Fostering an appreciation for the arts promotes understanding. Cultivating
artistic abilities encourages creativity and communication. When students learn
to respond to art, they grow. The Louis Riel School Division celebrates its
Visual Arts programming, and believes that arts education is not about the final
product, but rather the journey. Students are encouraged to celebrate in their
progress and development.
Visit the LRSD website
for more information about curriculum.