About summer learning K-5 courses

  • All classes run will be held at Qayqayt Elementary.
  • Classes run from July 3 until July 19 from 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
  • Classes are free for all students currently enrolled in kindergarten to grade 5 in school within the New Westminster school district (SD40) or enrolled to start grade 1 or higher in September 2024. Fees may apply for international students.
  • Classes may be cancelled if there is insufficient interest.
  • Unless otherwise noted, grade levels listed in courses reference the grade the student will enter in September 2024.
  • Full attendance is expected.
  • Please note: These classes are educational programs funded through the Ministry of Education and Child Care and are not summer camps. Staff are only able to teach and supervise students during course hours.

 

How to register

Please note: Students are considered “in-district” if they are currently enrolled within the New Westminster Schools (SD40) system.

  • Registration closes on April 24, 2024.
  • Please note: All summer learning applications are treated on a first-come-first-served basis and we are only accepting applications from in-district students.
  • Applicants will need a PEN number to register.
  • If you have questions or need help, please contact us.
  • International students: Please register online through the regular process. As an international student, note that course fees may apply.

 

Register for K-5 Summer Learning

 

2024 K-5 summer school courses

Language arts

COURSE DESCRIPTION AVAILABILITY
Arts Education (Gr. 1-5)
  • Students will engage in artistic exploration using materials like pastels and paints.
  • 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
ADST (Gr. 2-5)
  • Explore tools and technologies to extend learning.
  • Students will use Ozobots, Spheros, iPads, etc. to develop creative, critical thinking, and collaboration skills.
  • FULL
Dance (Gr. 2-5)
  • Discover the world of dance! Students will learn to express themselves using their body, space, and time and explore movement techniques.
  • 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Early French Immersion (Gr. 2-3 EFI Students)
  • For students entering grades 2 and 3 French Immersion in September.
  • Students will develop their confidence in reading, writing, and speaking French.
  • 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Game Mechanics (Gr. 4-5)
  • Explore math in relation to games.
  • Students will analyze and explore games, along with mechanics, procedures, and player experience.
  • Students will design and produce their own game and develop better mathematic understanding.
  • 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Getting Ready for Grade One (Entering Gr.1)
  • For current kindergarten students.
  • Take part in this hands-on course designed to stimulate minds in playful ways through activities in a social setting.
  • 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Hands on Science (Gr. 2-5)
  • Students will learn scientific principles and methods through fun, exploratory activities.
  • 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Primary Skill Development (Gr. 1-3)
  • This fun and engaging course focuses on reading, writing, numeracy.
  • 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Intermediate Skill Development (Gr. 4-5)
  • This fun and engaging course focuses on reading, writing, numeracy.
  • 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Learning Through Nature (Gr. 1-3)
  • Develop skills across the curriculum through hands-on learning, including how to identify plants, scientific study of plant cycles, exploring local animals, and more.
  • 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Primary Literacy Skill Development (Gr. 1-3)
  • Get a jumpstart for September! Students will learn to develop an appreciation for literature and increase their confidence in the printed word.
  • 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Intermediate Literacy Skill Development (Gr. 4-5)
  • Get a jumpstart for September! Students will learn to develop an appreciation for literature and increase their confidence in the printed word.
  • 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Music (Gr. 1-5)
  • Learn to create, rehearse, and perform collaboratively through music education.
  • Students will use body percussion, instruments, and voice to create music through play.
  • 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Primary Numeracy Skill Development (Gr. 1-3)
  • Students will build their numeracy skills through play, inquiry, and problem solving.
  • 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Intermediate Numeracy Skill Development (Gr. 4-5)
  • Students will build their numeracy skills through play, inquiry, and problem solving.
  • 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Sports and Recreation (Gr. 2-5)
  • Develop and hone your physical abilities through athletics.
  • Learn the benefits of regular physical activity and learn how to be active in the school and community.
  • 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Welcome to Middle School (Entering Gr.6)
  • An introduction to middle school to help students currently in grade 5 with their upcoming transition.
  • This course focuses on social, emotional, and educational skills students will need to navigate middle school.
  • Includes a tour of Fraser River Middle School and a sample of exploratory classes.
  • 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Writers Workshop (Gr. 1-3)
  • Learn to work together to build ideas, frame thinking, and use writing to communicate in a powerful way.
  • 9 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.