New Westminster Schools is excited to offer a variety of sessions for elementary school students again this year, so we can better support students who need a little extra practice or engage those who are keen to learn new skills!
Location: All elementary summer learning classes will be held at Lord Kelvin Elementary.
Dates: Courses run from July 4th to 14th, 2023
*Full attendance is expected
Hours: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Cost: Courses are free for all students currently enrolled in kindergarten to grade 4, at a New Westminster school, or for those who are enrolled to start grade 1 or higher in September of 2023. We will only be registering families already enrolled in our district’s schools. Fees may apply for International Students.
At this time, all K-5 summer learning courses are full.
|Please note: these classes are funded through the Ministry of Education and Child Care, as educational programs and offerings. This is not a summer camp program. Like any school day, we are only able to teach or supervise children during the hours of the courses.|
While full attendance is expected for students enrolled in summer learning, we also recognize that kids may get sick and emergencies come up for families. If that’s the case for your family, please let us know before 9:00 am if your child will not be attending class:
Please note that for the grades listed below, you should use the grade your child will be entering in September 2023 as their grade for summer learning.
|ADST (Applied Design, Skills and Technologies)||We will explore the use of tools and technologies to extend students’ learning. We will use Ozobots, Spheros, Ipads, etc. to develop creative and critical thinking as well as collaboration skills.||Grades 2-5||Full|
|Arts Education, Primary||Students will be engaged in artistic explorations using various materials, such as pastels and paints. Various techniques will be applied, that will engage all learners.||Grades 1-3||Full|
|Arts Education, Intermediate||Students will explore a variety of Canadian and Global artists’ work and experiment with the techniques they use, and ideas they explored. Students will be exposed to artists’ work, and have time to create projects. Students will also be exposed to drama and dance activities.||Grades 4&5||Full|
|Getting Ready for Grade One||Students who have completed Kindergarten can participate in this hands-on course which is designed to stimulate minds in playful ways through engaging activities in a social setting.||Grade 1||Full|
|Getting Ready for Grade One French||Students who will be taking grade 1 French Immersion next year can participate in this hands-on course which is designed to stimulate minds in playful ways through engaging activities in a social setting.||Grade 1||Full|
|Early French Immersion*||This class is for students who will be entering grades two and three French Immersion in September. Students will develop their confidence in reading, writing, and speaking in French.||Grades 2 & 3
*who are already currently enrolled in French Immersion
|Hands on Science||Students in both the primary and intermediate programs will have fun while learning scientific principles and methods through exploratory activities.||Grades 2-5||Full|
|Learning Through Nature and Gardens||Learning through nature is exciting in an urban environment! Develop skills across the curriculum through hands on learning, including plant identification, scientific study of plant cycles and systems, fun explorations of local animals, and much more!||Grades 1-3||Full|
|Primary Numeracy Skill Development||We will build our numeracy skill development through play, inquiry and problem solving.||Grades 1-3||Full|
|Intermediate Numeracy Skill Development||Students will build their numeracy skill development through play, inquiry and problem solving.||Grades 4-5||Full|
|Sports and Rec||Continue to develop your physical abilities through a variety of athletic activities. Skill development, game strategy, physical fitness and recreation opportunities will help you hone your athletic skills. Learn the health benefits of regular physical activity and how to access opportunities to be active in the school and community through this fun and informative course.||Grades 2-5||Full|
|Primary Reading||Develop an appreciation for the enjoyment of literature, increase confidence with printed word, and get a jumpstart for September.||Grades 1-3||Full|
|Primary Skill Development||Reading, writing and numeracy will be the focus of this engaging, fun, and social course!||Grades 1-3||Full|
|Intermediate Skill Development||Reading, writing and numeracy will be the focus of this engaging, fun, and social course!||Grades 4-5||Full|
|Students will work together to build ideas, frame their thinking, and use writing to communicate their thinking in a powerful way.||Grades 1-3||Full|
To register for K-5 summer learning
Applications for Summer Learning opened Monday April 17th at 10am.
Applications for summer learning will be accepted through a form that will be available on this page. All applications will be treated on a first come, first serve basis.
At this time, all K-5 summer learning courses are full.
Confirmation emails from the first round of applications will be sent by no later than May 15th. Applications received after registration reopens will be processed, and continue to be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
Please note that you will need your child’s PEN number to successfully register. If you don’t know how to find your PEN number, use this guide to finding your Personal Education Number.
The District reserves the right to cancel a course if there is not sufficient interest.
International students: please follow the instructions above to register, depending on the district you’re currently enrolled with. If you attend school or courses as a designated International student, course fees must be applied.