Our course descriptions for the 2014-2015 school year are now posted, to access, click on the links below:
All current grade 9, 10, and 11 Riffel students will register for 2014-2015 classes utilizing Homelogic. Please click here for the course selection instructions.
Our November 2013 newsletter is now posted.
The Regina Catholic School Board has set the calendar for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year.
The daily bell schedule for all elementary schools and high schools is available in Pdf.
For those thinking of pursuing on-line learning opportunities for the 2013-2014 school year, the RCSD webpage Learning Online gives the current information. The document also provides information on the skills required by online learners and registration information.
Riffel is pleased to announce four new courses that will be available to students for Semester 2 of the 2013-2014 school year. Mining 20 and Mining 30 will be offered during Periods 4 & 5 of the upcoming school year. As well, Riffel will be piloting Health Sciences 20 during the 2013-2014 school year. The course descriptions for each course are listed below:
MINING 20 - one credit Prerequisite: none
Students are introduced to the processes, services, technologies and products of Saskatchewan’s energy and mining industries, with a real focus on the growing potash sector. Students will be encouraged to develop positive attitudes toward responsible resource management and environmental responsibility.
MINING 30 – one credit Prerequisite: none
Students will deepen their understanding of ideas and concepts introduced in Mining 20. This class’s goal is for students to become knowledgeable and responsible citizens with an interest in pursuing employment opportunities in mining and/or their associated support industries. An underlying theme of responsible resource management, sustainable development and environmental responsibility is present in this course. Field trips to local mines and guest speakers are an integral part of Mining 20/30.
HEALTH SCIENCES 20 – one credit Prerequisite: Science 10
This course will challenge students to look at the health science field from holistic and analytic perspectives to provide a basis for making sound personal health choices. Students will apply information in the areas of medical knowledge systems and ethics, human anatomy and physiology, nutrition and metabolism, and medical diagnostics. Understanding the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body will provide a context for studying the normal and abnormal functioning of various body systems and the tools and techniques used to diagnose those systems. Students will also investigate the range of health science careers and post-secondary programs available in Saskatchewan
PHYSICAL SCIENCE 20 – one credit Prerequisite: Science 10
This course combines elements of Chemistry 20 and Physics 20 in an integrated hands-on manner to investigate concepts related to heating and cooling, the foundations of chemistry, including the molecule and quantitative analysis of molecules and chemical reactions, and the characteristics and properties of electromagnetic radiation. An overarching theme is the study of the enterprise of public and private science as it occurs in agriculture, industry, and universities to help students better understand the physical science related to career paths. Student inquiry will guide independent investigations of physical science phenomena.
As part of our commitment to our students, Michael A. Riffel is "Planning for Student Success". Click on the link to see a pdf of our Five Year Vision for the school.
All Riffel students may now access NoodleTools - a fantastic online service to assist you in organizing your notes, documenting your sources, and making your research more efficient and effective. NoodleTools can be used for papers, reports, or any project that requires you to organize and cite information. Please see Mr. Hammond in the Resource Centre for your login information, and to learn more about using NoodleTools for your classes.
Student Home Logic is available for Riffel Students: Access to HomeLogic is generated by LDAP which means students access HomeLogic with their Regina Catholic Schools user name and password. All students should be accessing this important program on a regular basis.
Information on Graduation and Prom for 2014 is now available in pdf format. Please click on General Graduation & Prom Information for more details.
Homelogic is a communication and organizational tool for parents/guardians and students . This online program allows 24/7 access 365 days of the year to a specific student's (based on user ID information) timetable, attendance profile, school fees, graduation requirements, grade history, assignments (with assigned and due dates) and gradebook (current mark) information.
Read the instructions [PDF] to be a part of this amazing tool!
For current sports schedules and calendars please click here
|Early Bird||7:45 - 8:45|
|Period 1||8:45 - 9:48|
|Period 2||9:53 - 10:56|
|Break||10:56 - 11:10|
|Period 3||11:10 - 12:13|
|Lunch||12:13 - 1:04|
|Period 4||1:09 - 2:12|
|Period 5||2:17 - 3:20|
|Early Bird||7:45 - 8:45|
|Period 1||8:45 - 9:35|
|Period 2||9:40 - 10:30|
|Break||10:30 - 10:45|
|Period 3||10:45 - 11:35|
|Assembly/Mass||11:35 - 12:45|
|Lunch||12:45 - 1:35|
|Period 4||1:35 - 2:25|
|Period 5||2:30 - 3:20|
This is also available for download [PDF].