Contemporary Studies

The Contemporary Studies Department offers a wide range of courses for students. The Department is quite extensive including courses in Geography, History, Law, Civics, Food Preparation, Sociology and Fashion. The department offers a wide range of teaching styles. Students are presented with both theoretical and practical learning opportunities. Reading, writing, and comprehension are emphasized throughout the department. We are dedicated to the values of Catholicism and issues of social justice which is evident in the delivery of the subject matter. Teachers and students often take part in excursions outside of the classroom to enrich learning. The goal of the Department is to produce a knowledgeable, compassionate student who understands the needs of both the local and global community.     

High School Trip to Netherlands  May 1- May 9, 2020

Department Teaching Staff
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Mark  Sutton (department head)

Steve Allard
Gerry Catry
Monique Diab
Cory Ell
Taren Kidd
Genn Lussier
Vanessa Simard

Courses Offered
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Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12

CGC1D - Issues in Canadian Geography

CGC1DI– Géographie du Canada

CGC1P - Issues in Canadian Geography

CHC2D - Canadian History Since World War 1

CHC2DI – Histoire du Canada

CHC2P - Canadian History Since World War 1

CHV2O - Civics (0.5 credit)

CHV2OI - Civisme (0.5 credit)

HFN2O- Food and Nutrition

CHW3M - World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century

CLU3M - Understanding Canadian Law

HFC3M - Food and Culture

HPC3O - Raising Healthy Children

HSP3U - Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology

- World Issues: A Geographic Analysis

CHY4U - World History since the Fifteenth Century

CLN4U - Canadian and International Law

CPW4U - Canada and World Politics

HHS4U- Families in Canada

HHS4C- Families in Canada

HSB4U - Challenge and Change in Society



Course Types 

C - College
D - Academic
E - Workplace
I - Immersion
L - Locally Developed
M - University/College
O - Open
P - Applied
U - University