Arts & Technology

ARTS

Northmount is proud to offer a rich and well rounded Arts curriculum taught by specialists in their field.

The music program gives opportunities for the students to create, perform, and appreciate a wide range of musical genres. Instruments such as glockenspiel and recorder are taught in the primary grades with guitar and keyboard introduced in the senior grades. All levels are involved with vocal training. The Primary and Junior choirs compete in the annual Kiwanis Music Festival, and perform at events throughout the year. Beyond the classroom, students are given opportunities to express their musical talents through the Honour Choir and Pit Orchestra.

As part of the dramatic arts program, the students participate in three major performances each year – the Christmas Concert, Oratory Arts Night, and the Spring Play. These events include; singing, acting, dancing, public speaking, and recitation of poetry and Shakespeare. There are also opportunities for behind the scenes work such as set design, sound, light, and stage management.

The visual arts program focuses on a variety of mediums throughout the year giving the boys opportunities to practice, experiment, and refine their techniques. Experiential learning, with art field trips, are also incorporated into the curriculum. As a culmination to the student’s year, the boys proudly display their work at the annual Art Show.

TECHNOLOGY

At Northmount we are aware of the significance of technology to twenty first century learners. However, we feel that this technology needs to be carefully managed and introduced appropriately.

All grades have the opportunity to work on projects using iPads or in our cutting edge computer room. For Grades 6-8 we introduce technology lessons covering coding, spread sheets, keyboarding and various collaborative software tools. Grade 8 students can take an elective, reach -ahead Grade 9 online course in either Latin or Mandarin. Ultimately, by the time our boys graduate, they are well rounded and able to utilize technology in their continuing educational journey.