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Our course descriptions for the 2015-2016 school year will be posted as soon as they are available.
Program of Studies Grade 9
Program of Studies Grade 10 - 12
All current grade 9, 10, and 11 Riffel students will register for 2015-2016 classes utilizing Homelogic. Please click here for the course selection instructions.
Grade 8 students planning on attending Riffel in 2015-2016 will need to complete a registration booklet (available at our main office) and return it to our main office at their earliest convenience (hopefully by the end of March, 2015). Our associate school grade 8 students will have an opportunity to be “Royals for a Day” on Friday, February 13 when they will spend the day at Riffel, involved in a number of different activities and classroom experiences. All grade 8 students and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend our New Student Information Night that will take place on Thursday, February 26 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Riffel theatre. We look forward to meeting all of our future Royals!
The Regina Catholic School Board has set the calendar for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.
A Pdf copiy of the school year calendar is also available to download.
For those thinking of pursuing on-line learning opportunities for the 2014-2015 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.
We will send email messages to our families (utilizing parent email addresses) throughout the year that will provide important information in regards to school activities, key dates, and programs of interest. Currently, Sasktel has made changes to their email filtering to better serve their customers. Unfortunately, these changes now have Sasktel email accounts flagging all school email messages as spam, and in most cases these email messages are then quarentined before reaching the user's email client (i.e. Outlook). It is possible to view quarentined messages and to adjust spam preferences so that you can receive future school email (with this process you will need to add *@rcsd.ca to your Whitelist section).
All Regina Catholic high schools will be offering the new science 20 Ministry of Education approved courses. The course descriptions are as follows:
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 20 - one credit;
Prerequisite: Science 10
This course will allow students to examine local and global environmental issues such as climate change, water, soil, and air quality, urbanization, bioresource management, waste handling and disposal, land-usage planning, and the impacts of agriculture and industry on the environment from scientific and Indigenous knowledge perspectives. Students will also have the opportunity to examine the role of environmental policies and ethics on decision-making, and will investigate environmental science related careers. Successful completion of this course will allow a student to register in Environmental Science 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. Successful completion of this course will allow a student to register in Biology 30.
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. Successful completion of this course will allow a student to register in Physics 30 and/or Chemistry 30.
Beginning in September 2014, Regina Catholic Schools has provided each staff member and each student with a Microsoft Office 365 account. This "cloud-based" environment will allow all students to access their school documents anywhere, anytime, and from any device. Office 365 also provides all students with automatic access to important Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Lync, and Outlook (email and calendar options). The web-based site can be accessed by connecting to https://login.microsoftonline.com. Each student then utilizes his/her RCS email account (email@example.com) and his/her established school password.
All Riffel students may now access EasyBib - a fantastic online service to assist you in organizing your notes, documenting your sources, and making your research more efficient and effective. EasyBib can be used for papers, reports, or any project that requires organizing and citing information. Once on the EasyBib site, please utilize your traditional school username and your original student # password. Our Resource Centre website (see link at top of homepage) provides more information and details.
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.
The Graduation/Prom Parent Information Meeting took place on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 beginning at 7 pm in the Riffel theatre. Please take time to read completely our Graduation and Prom Information Booklet.
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 - 9:49|
|Period 2||9:54 - 10:58|
|Break||10:58 - 11:09|
|Period 3||11:09 - 12:13|
|Lunch||12:13 - 1:07|
|Period 4||1:07 - 2:11|
|Period 5||2:16 - 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].