Student Success is thriving at Father Leo J. Austin Catholic Secondary School
Sixteen students are flourishing in a new Grade 10 Crafts Course at Father Leo J. Austin Catholic Secondary School.
Students from Grades 9 to 12 have been creating a variety of projects including pottery, soft sculpture, working with wood to create drums and making masks and cards. Students have acquired routines that involves creating goals, setting up material and construction areas; plus establishing storage and clean up routines.
Most importantly, students are able to clearly see an end product for their efforts and have applied a dedication to their hands-on creations that has surpassed many expectations. While a few of the students with exceptional needs are not working for credit, all students collaborate together and the majority are meeting expectations.
This course was initiated by Kirstie Scullion, a Program Support Teacher at Father Leo J. Austin Catholic Secondary School. The course offers students of all abilities more opportunities to learn, grow and succeed in our high school settings.
As part of the course's culminating task, students are organizing a Craft Show and Sale to take place on Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16 at the local high school's community gathering spot known as 'La Place'.
The Craft Show & Sale will be open to the public for afternoon cookies and tea, Wednesday, June 15 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Stop by and see our students' beautiful craft items or do a little shopping. It's a great opportunity to pick up some thank you gifts or something special for graduation. All are welcome - we hope to see you there.
Above: Two Austin students play the drums they created in Craft class.