Salisbury Morse Place School offers all regular, prescribed programs. These
programs follow the curriculum guides as published by Manitoba Educati. In
addition to these regular programs, we offer a number of special programs, as
Basic French (for
English program students)
We offer 25 to 30 minutes of instruction in conversational and written French
per day, beginning in grade four. This is a nine-year program that continues
through the senior years.
All students have access to computers. Computers in the early years computer
lab and in the classrooms enrich children's opportunities for developing skills
in research and writing. Students also use the computers to solve problems and
explore alternative ways of learning.
All students from Kindergarten to Grade Five receive instruction in music.
Iin the primary grades, emphasisis is placed on learning how to keep a steady
beat, improving children's listening skills, and developing the "singing" voice.
Methodology and instruction include creative movement, use of musical
instruments, and active improvisation.
In grades 3 to 5, the children study basic music theory and learn how to play
the recorder. Choirs representing particular grade-level groupings are organized
each year. Extra-curricular groups in the upper levels include the Orff
Percussion Ensemble and Recorder Club.
Any or all of these special groups may perform in the Manitoba Music
Festival, as well as at many school and/or community events (e.g., the annual
winter and spring school concerts/plays, school assemblies, by special
invitation to seniors' residences and shopping centres, etc.).
The elementary physical education program provides each student the
opportunity to develop basic motor skills at a young age and to achieve success
in later grades.
The philosophy for providing physical education to students is to expose each
child to a variety of sports and games, and to instill a desire to remain active
for life. This is done not only in phys. ed., but also via intramural sports and
extra-curricular activities. Phys. ed. exposes students to gymnastics, aquatics,
outdoor activities, many other types of fitness activities, leadership
opportunities and more.
Students are required to change out of their classroom clothes for all phys.
ed. classes. Non-marking running shoes, shorts or sweatpants and a t-shirt are
appropriate attire for the gym.
The middle years section of our school offers two programs to its students:
regular program and special education regular program. Most middle years
students are enrolled in the regular academic program. Students are required to
take eight subjects each school year.
The academic requirements are as follows:
Applied Arts (Home Economics/Industrial
Art or Band
Students who opt to take band must supply a musical instrument after
consulation with the band teacher. Instruments may be rented from the school or
music store of choice. Further information is available from the band teacher.
Students who opt to take art must purchase the required supplies.