Khalsa School aims to provide an excellent quality of education for all of its students. A crucial part of learning at Khalsa School is our academic programme.We provide our students with the skills to succeed not just in their post-secondary careers but equip them with the personal and professional competencies for success as they emerge into a rapidly changing global landscape.
Khalsa School’s academic programming is built on a foundation of English, Sciences, Mathematics, and the Humanities. Through the study of English, students will learnhow to read and write, as well as analyze and discuss literature from a variety of different perspectives. They will learn how to articulate arguments, and enhance their oral and written communication skills. By studying courses like Physics, Chemistry, and Biology students will be introduced to the scientific method and learn about the fundamental scientific principles and theories while honing their skills of observation, data analysis, and scientific inquiry.
In courses like Foundations of Math, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus students will develop the skills of numeracy and data analysis. In the Humanities, and though courses like Civilizations and History, students will develop the valuable skills of critical and creative thinking. They will also learn how to analyze and situate current events, navigate the authenticity of sources, and discuss and learn about the past from a variety of different perspectives.
Khalsa School’s Academic Programme is further enhanced by its strong Applied Skill, Language, and Religious Programming.
Khalsa School encourages the importance and learning of Applied Skill Development. Our new Applied Skills Wing allows students to learn about the areas of Woodworking, Food and Textiles.
These subjects will not only expose students to a different type of skill development, but provide an opportunity for them to acquire skills that may be valuable outside the classroom.
For those students who wish to transform their expertise into a successful career,Khalsa School provides them the opportunity to learn these basic skills in safe and encouraging environment before venturing out into the workforce.
Language Programming at Khalsa School plays an important role. In today’s world, more and more people possess literacy and fluency in more than one language. For employers and universities alike the ability to communicate in more than one language is a valued skill. At Khalsa School, language programming in French and Punjabi ensures that our students will be both attuned to Canada’s history and identity but also be grounded in the cultures and heritages from which they come. Punjabi language classes start at Kindergarten and continue on through Grade 12, whereas French language classes start in Grade 5 but also continue on through Grade 12.
Religious studies at Khalsa School form a core part of our Academic Offering. In rooting our students in the heritages and traditions of their past while providing them with an excellent education, we aim to cultivate knowledgeable, ethical leaders who will serve and lead the communities from which they come. By studying Punjabi, students will learn vital language skills and also be equipped to explore the traditions and heritages of their past. In learning and reciting Kirtan they will explore devotional literature, the musical traditions of the subcontinent, and study the skills of performance, and narration.
In attending the Gurdwara, and celebrating religious festivals and holidays they will explore their cultural heritage and have moments to engage in spiritual reflection and contemplation. They will, we hope, emerge from Khalsa School as ethically grounded individuals, secure in their identity but also well equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.
For more information please see our Sikh Religion.