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Courses

Morning Classes: 9 am-noon

Academics, Athletics & Extracurricular

Carpentry for Kids (Woodworking)*
Grades 5-8

Digital Photography (Snap, Shoot, Click)
Grades 3-8

Junior Engineers
Grades 1-3, 4-6

Mathematics Success
Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8

Reading/Writing Success
Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8

Skateboards & Longboards*
Grades 5-8

Snazzy Snacks – Crazy Cooks!*
Grades 3-7

Soccer Skill Development
Grades 2-5, 6-8

Study/Organizational Skills
Grades 5-8

*Denotes equipment/materials fee

Afternoon Classes: 12:30-3:30 pm

Athletics, Fine Arts & Extracurricular

Acting & Drama Extravaganza
Grades 3-5, 6-8

Basketball Skill Development
Grades 4-8

Carpentry for Kids (Woodworking)*
Grades 5-8

iCreate Through Code
Grades 2-5

Jazz & Lyrical Dance
Grades 2-7

Mini Masterpieces (Art)
Grades 2-5

Skateboards & Longboards*
Grades 5-8

Super Sports Activities
Grades 1-7

Sweet Treats – Crazy Cooks!*
Grades 2-7

Volleyball Skill Development
Grades 4-8

Young Scientists in Training
Grades 1-3, 4-6

*Denotes equipment/materials fee


Course Descriptions

Acting & Drama Extravaganza

Afternoon class
Grades 3-5, 6-8

Young actors and actresses will role play different personalities and be given an opportunity to be expressive and explore their creative ideas. We’ll explore movement through miming and clowning around. We’ll also practice our improvisation skills through theatre sports, scripted work, musical theatre and exploring film/video. Students will have a ten-minute mini-presentation for family and friends on the last day. Students will take on various roles in different topics and interact with peers in dramatic, musical and theatrical ways. Let your personality shine!


Basketball Skill Development

Afternoon class
Grades 4-8

This high-energy course will develop basketball skills in an enjoyable, productive way. Progressions in shooting, passing, dribbling, lay-ups, post moves and other offensive skills will be covered. Defensive systems, skills and footwork will also be addressed. Individual and team skills will be reinforced during fun drills and games. Improve your skills and play for your school team next year.


Carpentry for Kids (Woodworking)

Morning and afternoon classes
Grades 5-8
$25 materials fee

Students learn to build and design TWO entirely different creative woodworking projects. They will have the opportunity to utilize a wide variety of tools to cut, sand, paint and build their projects from scratch.


Digital Photography (Snap, Shoot, Click)

Morning class
Grades 3-8

Kids of all ages can be great photographers! This is an engaging, hands-on, interactive course where young photographers will explore their creativity using an iPad and/or camera supplied by the school. This course includes local daily photo walks and multiple avenues to explore different aspects of photography. The students will also have access to a digital archive of their photos so they can build their own digital portfolio.


iCreate Through Code

Afternoon class
Grades 2-5

Do you love to code? Do you want to learn to code? In this course, students will hone their computational thinking skills in order to create their own computer game, interactive art or animated story from scratch! They will learn how to code from start to finish, culminating in an end-of-week Hack-a-thon! At least half an hour per class will be designated for some unplugged games and physical activity that reinforce computational thinking skills. It’s a course with the perfect balance!


Jazz & Lyrical Dance

Afternoon class
Grades 2-7

If you love to move and groove, then this class is for you! In this exciting class, students will learn the latest moves observed in choreographed dances and the latest music videos. Selections will be taken from popular productions and videos. Students with an interest in cheerleading will get to try out some techniques. Students will have a ten-minute mini-performance on the last day.


Junior Engineers

Morning class
Grades 1-3, 4-6

Students will explore engineering concepts in a safe, fun and hands-on way. They will have the opportunity for hands-on designing and building using a variety of materials. Students will also expand their knowledge of scientific engineering through technology and coding. They will be faced with challenging yet accessible engineering activities from which they can learn and grow.


Mathematics Success

Morning class
Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8

Keep the fun in “fundamentals” to build confidence, understanding and success. Hands-on manipulatives and innovative strategies will assist students in putting theory into practice. Students who had difficulty with units during the school year will receive the necessary remedial teaching to ensure successful math experiences in future grades. Enrichment will also be provided by introducing keen students to future curriculum. (Please bring a notebook and pencil)


Mini Masterpieces (Art)

Afternoon class
Grades 2-5

A fun and engaging art course for young artists, where students will experiment with a variety of art mediums and techniques to create beautiful, colourful, one-of-a-kind art pieces. Students will explore texture, collage, colour, surface design and composition while discovering the fundamentals of combining painting, collage, drawing, assemblage and printmaking mixed-media projects – all while having fun, and maybe getting a little messy too! Students will use their creativity and imagination to bring their unique masterpieces to life. Tear, cut, rip, glue, paint, draw, assemble – create! (Please bring an art shirt - an oversized t-shirt will do)


Reading/Writing Success

Morning class
Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8

Reading and writing are the keys to success in all subjects and grades. A multifaceted approach will improve children’s ability to read and write with more fluency and accuracy. Various activities will improve comprehension through brainstorming, mind mapping and critical thinking. An individual assessment of the students’ writing will also be completed so that lessons can target trouble areas. Reading and writing skills will be enriched to pave the way for future success! (Please bring a notebook and pencil)


Skateboards & Longboards

Morning and afternoon classes
Grades 5-8
$45 materials fee

Create your own skateboard or longboard! Learn how to operate various power/hand tools to create your own unique board. Students will choose a cool board design, cut it out, sand it, design it, paint it and grip tape it. You will leave with a completed board that will be ready to ride. All you will have left to do is put on the “trucks”. 


Snazzy Snacks – Crazy Cooks!

Morning class
Grades 3-7
$15 grocery fee

Young chefs will have the opportunity to create mouth-watering appetizers and snacks. Young chefs will learn quick snack and munchie ideas and of course be able to sample and taste everything that they prepare and cook in their kitchens. Students will also leave the class at the end of the week with a collection of tasty recipes that they can try at home. *Please note we are nut sensitive but our recipes may contain dairy and gluten.


Soccer Skill Development

Morning class
Grades 2-5, 6-8

Calling all soccer players! Come and experience a professional soccer course where students will develop their soccer skill level as well as their athletic ability through a wide variety of exciting soccer themed games and activities. Following the ‘Long Term Player Development Model’, students will develop the technical skills of dribbling, trapping, passing and shooting, as well as the tactical skills of attacking, defending and team play. Come and experience the ‘Beautiful Game’!


Study/Organizational Skills

Morning class
Grades 5-8

Organizational and study skills will be taught, modelled and practiced so that students are able to apply these skills in next year’s courses. Emphasis will be given on discovering each student’s learning style; organizing materials, homework/study time and space; note taking; study skills and techniques. Digital organization, note taking and study tools will also be discussed and explored using devices to give students additional options to facilitate their success in school. General organization tips not featured in most regular courses will be the focus. Students will learn various strategies that will apply to studying concepts in ALL subjects.


Super Sports Activities

Afternoon class
Grades 1-7

This exciting and popular course features participation, cooperation and skill development in a variety of spring, summer and fall activities. Individual and team skills will be reinforced through a games focus. Favourite units include badminton, ball hockey, touch/flag football, swimming, softball, soccer and lacrosse. Many other activities will be explored based on student interest. FUN, FUN, FUN… for everyone, in a less competitive environment!


Sweet Treats – Crazy Cooks!

Afternoon class
Grades 2-7
$15 grocery fee

Does the smell of chocolate and baking in the oven drive you crazy? Come learn how to bake some delicious temptations! Young chefs will have the opportunity to be “hands on” with everything they bake as well as tantalize their taste buds as they sample their creations. Students will also leave the class at the end of the week with a collection of recipes that they can try a home. *Please note we are nut sensitive but our recipes may contain dairy and gluten.


Volleyball Skill Development

Afternoon class
Grades 4-8

Develop volleyball skills and knowledge in an enjoyable way with tons of energy. Learn to forearm pass and volley with better control and to spike and serve with more accuracy. Individual skills, court positioning and teamwork will be reinforced during game play. Improve your skills and play for your school team next year. Volleyball will be played indoors and outdoors.


Young Scientists In Training

Afternoon class
Grades 1-3, 4-6

Students will explore a hands-on “discovery” approach to science through investigations, experiments, and indoor/outdoor explorations. Basic chemistry, inventions and working with robots are just a few of the topics that will be explored in this course. Learn about science through hands-on interaction in a safe environment and have fun!

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