Hi guys, it’s Kitty in Canada and welcome to the Article of this week.
Today we have another special guest with us. He came here when he was in grade 6 and now is in grade 9 which is the first year of high school. In Canada, middle and high school are quite different so let’s see how he feels about High school!
Hello! I am Jeremy, as Kitty mentioned I am currently attending my first year of high school, Grade 9. The middle school schedules are similar to the school schedule in China, but high school is very different.
The schedule is divided into 2 semesters with January 30th as the transition day between the 2 semesters. The classes in each of the semesters are the same, that means I have to go to the same classes every day. For example, this semester I have Social Studies, Science, Math, Music/Art, and Language Arts, I have these classes in this exact order every day.
The biggest difference I feel like there is between middle and high school is the number of people. From the staff to the students to even the number of classrooms. There are about 110 classrooms and around 2200 students. Fun fact: Fredericton High School was once the biggest school in the entire British Commonwealth! With over 4000 students.
Even though we have a homeroom period at the beginning of the day, it is very short. After homeroom, we all head off to different classes with different students. Each class is 62 minutes, Lunch is 60 minutes. We also have 2 breaks, the morning break is 15 minutes and the afternoon break is 10 minutes. It is also important to note that there is no break between classes, but a 5 minute time for transition and that about it for the schedules of a Canadian high school.
After school, the school provides clubs, sports teams, and other extracurricular activities such as bands, drama productions, and leadership groups. There is homework almost every day but I usually finish them in half an hour.
Thanks, Jeremy. If you still want to know more about High school in Canada we will keep going next time and I will see you guys then!
大家好，这里是 Kitty in Canada , 欢迎来到 Article of the week 。
common school vocabulary/ 学校里会经常听到的词
Language Art- 英语
This word is very common because the English class is not called English but called Language Art in school. Language Art is the fancy version of the word English class. It’s very easy to understand why it’s called that name if you know what the word ‘language’ and ‘Art’ means, It’s like you know this language, but you have to make it sounds nice and beautiful just like a beautiful painting. In other words, The art of a certain language.
这个词在学校很常 见 ,因为在学校里英语课叫Language Art , 不叫English。Language Art 是一个很奇妙的叫法。如果你知道 ‘Language’ 和 ‘Art’ 是什么意思的话 , 这个词就很容易理解了，比如说你知道一门语言是不够的，要把他说的有美感才行。换种说法就是一门语言的艺术 。
Do you like high school? Comment below.
Thanks! 你们喜欢高中吗? 评论一下吧， 谢谢 !