The goal for our three Grade 9 Integrated Arts classes was to create and organize a commemoration of the pandemic. We involved the entire school community in the process so that everyone had the opportunity to contribute their COVID experiences. While our plan was to create a dynamic installation in the Triangle at school, the emergence of Omicron brought new challenges and we made the difficult decision to showcase our commemorative art through this student-built website instead.
Students were challenged to use the different Arts disciplines to express and commemorate both the positive and negative experiences of COVID-19. We are proud of how they have used their creativity and artistry to communicate the visceral impacts of the pandemic.
You Will Be Found
You Will Be Found is a collaboration between iRAP and comprehensive students in Vocal Music and Visual Arts. Our vocal music class and music council students recorded their parts individually from home, and our visual arts classes used the music as inspiration for their work. From our vocalists working in the first quadmester, to our artists in the fourth, this was a year-long labour of love.
This collaborative arts project centres around the idea that despite all of the isolation from the past year, we are not alone. We, as humans, will find ways to connect and support each other, and will find hope even in the darkest of times.
The Principles of Catholic Social Teaching Collaborative Project
The Catholic Church has a history of social teaching that goes back centuries and provides a compelling challenge for living responsibly and building a just society. Modern Catholic Social Teaching, rooted in Scripture and articulated through a tradition of written documents, has evolved over time in response to the challenges of the day.
In collaboration with the Gr. 10 iRAP Dance and Gr. 10 Religion class, our Gr. 10 iRAP Media Arts students created artworks that reflects the 5 chosen teachings for this inter-disciplinary project. To view the rest of our Gr. 10 Media Arts Digital Stained Glass works included in this video, please click here.
Welcome to the home of the Integrated Regional Arts Program at Sacred Heart Catholic High School. Our program is open to students from across York Region who are attending Grades 9 and 10 in September 2022.
Students in this program will experience an enriched learning environment with a focus on creative engagement in the arts, technology, and beyond. The interdisciplinary approach merges comprehensive arts and tech courses with core curricula to facilitate life-long learning in the arts. This approach to arts-focused learning will be the first program of its kind at YCDSB.