Continuous Language, Arts & Phys. Ed
SJA’s Imaginarium Virtual Arts Showcase
On June 24, 2020, St. Jude’s Academy launched the website for our first annual JK to Grade 12 Virtual Arts Showcase: Imaginarium.
For the first time, the SJA community was able to experience a very special arts extravaganza like no other. We created the SJA Imaginarium website to showcase the talent and skill of our St. Jude’s Academy family and to capture the magic for you to enjoy online. This is the St. Jude’s Academy difference—we regularly celebrate our students’ success, and in 2020, we did so in a unique, accessible digital space. The SJA community was able to look around the site, view the slide shows, click on the different art pieces and appreciate the hard work our students have put in to create these beautiful art pieces.
Our families visited this website to see the displays our students created. There was a wide selection of art, both visual and performance, for you to view.
Our Continuous Learning Plan includes all subject areas! Students continued to receive interactive, creative lessons in Music, French and Physical Education.
JK students received Seesaw activities. Grade 1 to 2 students received Music activities on Monday, Wednesday and Friday on Seesaw with teacher support each day on Zoom. Zoom lessons occurred on Friday.
JK to Grade 2 students received French activities every day on Seesaw with teacher support each day on Zoom. Zoom lessons occurred on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Grades 9 to 11 received French classes on every scheduled French day (Days 1, 3, 5 out of the six-day schedule). They attended full regular classes on Discord and Zoom, with daily follow-up and assessments/performance tasks on ManageBac.
Health and Physical Education continued at St. Jude’s Academy! While many think it would be challenging to have Phys. Ed classes online, we had great success.
In the PYP (JK to Grade 6), students received daily physical challenges in addition to their regular classes. Students in PYP attended three Zoom classes a week where they had health lessons or physical activities/games with their class. When students could not access Zoom, alternative activities were provided. On days where students did not have Zoom classes, they completed independent tasks that strengthened their fitness goals.
In the MYP (Grades 7 to 10), students learned in an engaging environment through Zoom and Discord classes. Learning was centred around healthy habits, various fitness and relaxation exercises and interactive sports/physical games. Students were also given daily physical challenges they could complete.
Outside of classes, our Athletics program continued to run! Weekly Intramural challenges ran since the start of April. On May 1, we launched two Upper School E-Sports tournaments. St. Jude’s Academy Track and Field Day still occurred at the end of May. We even had our students compete against The Maples Academy.