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Summer School Registration

Summer school registration is closed for 2023.  If you have any questions regarding your registration, please email summer.school@sd72.bc.ca.

We look forward to another successful year.

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51吃瓜网 School District offers a variety of classes to help students upgrade their marks and further develop their academic and cultural interests over the summer. Any SD72 student in kindergarten to grade 12 can take ONE Summer School course for free. Students cannot register for more than one course.

Summer School 2023 will run from July 4 to July 28. Courses are either two weeks (offered from July 4 to July 14 or July 17 to 28) or run for the full four weeks. 

Summer School courses are filled on a first come, first served basis. After you submit your registration, your child is registered for the program you selected. You will receive an email towards the end of May confirming registration, however you can log into the registration system at any time to see which course your child is registered in under "Scheduled Appointments".

The maximum number of students per course is 24. All courses must have a minimum of 17 students for the course to run.

Please note: Programs are subject to change or cancellation.

Questions or concerns can be emailed to summer.school@sd72.bc.ca

How to Register for Elementary, Middle & Grade 9 Courses - Closed for this year

We have a new registration system this year. Parents or caregivers for students in kindergarten to grade 9 must create an account BEFORE you will be able to register.

For parents who have children not currently registered at an SD72 school, please email summer.school@sd72.bc.ca address with your child's name and PEN number. 

Create a Summer School Registration Account & Add Your Child(ren)

Go to and click on "Register". Note: you will still need to create an account even if your school uses School Appointments On-Line for student-led conferences/parent teacher interviews.   

You will need your child(ren)'s PEN number, which can be found on their last report card, under 'Student Details' in the SD72 parent portal/app, or by emailing summer.school@sd72.bc.ca. 

Watch the video below for a walk through on how to create your account and add your child(ren):


Register for a Summer School Course:

  1. Choose your top 3 courses from the list below and make a note of their session numbers and course names. Have this list handy when you go to register, just in case your first choice is full.
  2. When registration opens go to and log in using the email address and password from your account creation. Click 'Manage Students'.
  3. Click on the booking icon next to the name of the child that you want to register and select your first-choice course from the menu.
  4. If the cell is white, register in the course by clicking on it. The cell will turn green to indicate student registration.

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Unavailable.jpgIf the course you have selected is in a grey cell and has the message "This Course is Fully Booked" that course is full, and you will have to choose another course.


Watch the video below for a walk-through on how to register your child for a Summer School course OR download printable instructions


Summer School 2023 Courses

  • French Immersion Rec & Read

    Come spend two weeks with Mme. Kennedy playing and strengthening your French literacy skills! We will play a variety of engaging centres, spend time exploring the outdoors, and we will work on phonemic awareness skills, letter-sound recognition, and reading in French!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades K, 1 or 2
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: (Full) Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 17-28 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Exploring Nature through Literacy in Sayward

    Come and discover all the fascinating things that can be learned outdoors! Through an integrated approach to learning, students will continue to develop their literacy skills through outdoor exploration, science, and art. We will explore the nearby estuary, forests and streams, and connect our explorations through reading, writing and art. Students will develop their literacy skills through games and activities, writing projects, shared read alouds and individual reading instruction. 

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade K or 1
    Location: Sayward
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Elementary Literacy Exploration

    In this two-week course, students will build upon their prior knowledge and continue to develop their phonological skills (such as blending sounds, application of phonemic rules, word segmenting and rhyming just to name a few) through fun and engaging activities. Aspects of outdoor learning will be incorporated to enhance their experience individually or in small or whole group situations. Students will build their own storybook as a fun way to apply the phonological skills being taught. Building phonological awareness also supports students in their ability to write as they can hear the sounds, know the patterns, and apply them on paper. Phonological skills are critical in supporting students' abilities to make sense of spoken language, to write, and to help build their confidence as readers. 

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades K, 1, 2 or 3
    Location: Cedar
    Dates and Times: (Full) Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 17-28 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    SELebrate Summer

    Join Miss S this July and SELebrate summer! In this course, students will participate in a variety of activities to promote language skills, and social-emotional learning (SEL). Students will strengthen their reading, writing and oral language skills inside the classroom and outdoors by reading books, listening to stories, and re-telling stories using a variety of materials such as finger puppets, popsicle stick puppets, and drawings. We will practice journal writing by taking our supplies outdoors and observing our surroundings while creating our own stories and sharing them with others. We will pair literacy activities with complimentary art projects, games, and physical activities. SEL themes of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making will be introduced and then practiced during free play outside and afternoon centers. Our days will be filled with learning, language, art, games, physical education and fun.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades K, 1, 2 or 3
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: (Full) Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; (Full) Session 2 - July 17-28 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Books and Brushes

    Come join us this summer for Books and Brushes! If you love to create art and want to improve your reading skills, then this camp is for you. Over the course of two weeks, we will explore varying artists and their unique styles, including pop art, cartooning, sketching, comic book making and much more. We will also be focusing on our reading abilities, developing our accuracy, fluency, and comprehension through daily reading activities and one-on-one lessons with the teacher. Of course, having fun in the sun and experiencing play will be important parts of our day!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 1 or 2
    Location: Cedar
    Dates and Times: (Full) Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Graphics and Goals

    Do the Catwad and Bad Guys books crack you up? Have you ever wanted to write your own graphic novel but never knew where to start? Then join me while we use humour, art, and imagination to create your own graphic novel.
    Experience how language and story can be a source of creativity and joy!  Practice drawing skills, and learn how to make simple, yet enjoyable illustrations. The writing process will be followed by some fun in the summer sun starting with the basics of soccer. Participants will improve on fitness, as well as have fun with soccer, blacktop, outdoor and water games, and walks.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 1, 2 or 3
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: (Full) Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; (Full) Session 2 - July 17-28 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Learn Chinese Language and Culture

    This course is hosted by Mrs.Xin who was born and raised in China.  You will have to opportunity to learn how to read and speak this beautiful language and even write Chinese characters using traditional bamboo hair brushes.  You’ll be able to make bamboo kites, clay dough parrots, shadow puppets, panda origami and stone carving printing with authentic material brought back from China.  

    Lots of gifts from China and fun gym time are waiting for you in Mrs. Xin’s class!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5
    Location: Phoenix
    Dates and Times: Session 2 - July 17-28 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Passport to Sport #1 with Stephanie Stromquist

    Students will continue to develop their physical literacy through a variety of sports from around the world. Skill development, sportsmanship and fun will be our focus! Students will keep a passport of the sports and places we explore throughout the course while learning the health benefits of regular physical activity and participating in lifelong sports. Be prepared to be outside having fun and running every day!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 3, 4 or 5
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Passport to Sport #2 with Megan Cook

    Students will continue to develop their physical literacy through a variety of sports from around the world. Skill development, sportsmanship and fun will be our focus! Students will keep a passport of the sports and places we explore throughout the course while learning the health benefits of regular physical activity and participating in lifelong sports. Be prepared to be outside having fun and running every day!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 3, 4 or 5
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Art, Math and Movement

    Join Ms. S to learn math through art. Learn about shapes, patterns, symmetry and numbers through various art concepts. Practice these hands-on activities individually, with partners, or in small groups through games. We’ll take a break with some physical activities indoors and out. Come and have some fun.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 1 or 2
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: (Full) Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 17-28 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Science and Art

    Do you know that you can hold water upside down in a jar without a lid? Or how to make a cube bubble? Come and find out interesting facts of science! We will learn some cool science concepts on water, energy, force, and chemical reactions, and explore them through hands-on activities. We will also walk to a nearby beach and find some local marine species. This course will include indoor activities such as painting, colouring, crafting, and experimenting, and outdoor adventures to a nearby forest and beach. 

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 3 or 4
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 17-28 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Full STEAM into Summer

    Let's start off the summer with some STEAM! In this hands-on camp, students will explore aspects of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) with a summer twist. Students will design and build their own prototypes, test personal hypotheses, and explore electronics. Activities such as building a solar-powered oven to bake smores, making circuit creatures and crafting an extreme paper airplane, are just a few of the activities included in this educational and engaging camp. We will take our exploration outside whenever possible, including when we learn about and identify local insects and plants, and when we play with giant bubbles. 

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 3, 4 or 5
    Location: Cedar
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Introduction to Drama and Acting

    A course for elementary students to explore drama and acting. Some topics covered in the course will be elements of drama, exploring character, plot, and setting. The fundamentals of stage and performance will be introduced while preparing for the short performance presented to the parents at the end of the session.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 2, 3 or 4
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 17-28 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Reading, Writing & Rockets! (Sayward)

    Each day will be a blast - blasting rockets that is! We'll be learning about aerodynamics, flight, propulsion, and parachutes by constructing and launching different types of air and water-pressure rockets. The best part is that you'll be able to bring home your rockets when you're done! Your eyes will grow wider than flying saucers hearing stories about space and your science fiction stories will explode onto the page as you weave tales that are out of this world. We need you! Be a part of our interstellar space mission by signing up to accept your role as a part of our space crew. Your adventure awaits!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 2, 3 or 4
    Location: Sayward
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    French Immersion: Stop Motion & Outdoor Education/Exploration

    In this course, we will learn STOP Motion animation techniques and apply them in creating short movies. In addition, we will explore and learn about our natural surroundings. We will go into the forest and look at the trees, the bushes, the flowers, the insects, birds, animals, etc. If possible, we will go to the ocean to explore tidal pools. We will focus on the core competencies of the curriculum - communication, social awareness, and responsibility - all in a French Immersion environment!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 2, 3 or 4
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: (Full) Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Junior Marine Biologists

    In this hands-on experience, junior marine biologists will learn about the ocean world around them through guided explorations, independent inquiry, and intertidal beach visits. Students will classify ocean animals, study predator/prey relationships, explore animal habitat selection and investigate how humans impact the intertidal zone and possible solutions for protecting these habitats. Learning will be shared through an inquiry project and daily classroom discussions. The first week will include daily field trips to the nearest intertidal zone to dive right into learning while the second week explores the connections between forests, streams, and ocean habitats.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 3, 4 or 5
    Location: Penfield
    Dates and Times: (Full) Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Music Exploration 

    Are you interested in learning an instrument? Do you already know how to play one? Would you like to play music with other kids? If yes is the answer to any of these questions, then Music Exploration is for you! Join Mr. James for an opportunity to learn how to play ukulele, percussion, xylophone, keyboard, guitar and more. All abilities are welcome, and singing is encouraged. In Music Exploration, you will work together to learn to play songs in an ensemble and develop your performance skills. When not practicing, there are also many opportunities to play fun music games, sing songs, and go outside to create music. Let’s explore music together!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 3, 4, 5 or 6
    Location: École Phoenix Middle School
    Dates and Times: (Full) Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Art Exploration

    Who's ready to color outside the lines? In Art Exploration we will be exploring art of all different types of mediums and applying art elements. The goal of Art Exploration is to experiment in a variety of ways to discover new possibilities and perspectives and explore how works of art influence and are influenced by the world around us. We will have individual projects, pair projects, and even group projects! Our culminating activity will be an inquiry project based on the student's own creative expressions, experiences, identity and belonging! Students will have the opportunity to share their creations with others. Be prepared for a fun, hands-on, and possibly somewhat messy adventure for creative minds!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 4, 5, 6 or 7
    Location: École Phoenix Middle School
    Dates and Times: (Full) Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Science Magic - The How and Why of Science

    Students will learn and perform several science-based magic tricks, from simple to more complex, using a variety of common household items as well as props they will design themselves. In addition to mastering the tricks, students will be able to understand and explain the scientific principles that make them possible. Hands-on preparation and self-scripted performances will allow students to add their own unique flair.   

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 4, 5, 6 or 7
    Location: École Phoenix Middle School
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Electrifying Scientastic Fun  

    Come play with mini motors, solar panels, elephant toothpaste, gummy bears, strawberries and more! You will have the opportunity to make a solar car, a miniature windmill to light a lightbulb or even film canister rockets. If that doesn't appeal to you, how about creating lots of foam and bubbles by making elephant toothpaste or changing the size of gummy bears by shrinking or expanding them? Every day brings a new experience. 

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 5, 6 or 7
    Location: École Phoenix Middle School
    Dates and Times: (Full) Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Welcome to Phoenix

    This course is intended for grade 6 students that are enrolled in École Phoenix Middle School for September. Learn how to navigate the school, the rules, tips and tricks, and review literacy and numeracy to help give you a boost for your middle school career. It will be fun, interactive and informative! A great way to lower the anxiety of starting in a new school and help with those jitters!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 5
    Location: École Phoenix Middle School
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 17-28 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Welcome to Southgate

    Are you becoming one of our Southgate Gators in September? This course is intended for grade 6 students that are enrolled in Southgate Middle School for September. Get an in-depth experience of the Southgate halls, the best places to hang out, and learn to navigate the middle school setting! This course aims to answer your child’s questions about middle school life, while reviewing literacy and numeracy through hands-on games and play. 

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 5
    Location: Southgate Middle School
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


  • Welcome to Phoenix

    This course is intended for grade 6 students that are enrolled in École Phoenix Middle School for September. Learn how to navigate the school, the rules, tips and tricks, and review literacy and numeracy to help give you a boost for your middle school career. It will be fun, interactive and informative! A great way to lower the anxiety of starting in a new school and help with those jitters!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 5
    Location: École Phoenix Middle School
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2 - July 17-28 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Welcome to Southgate

    Are you becoming a Southgate Gator in September? This course is intended for grade 6 students that are enrolled in Southgate Middle School for September. Learn how to navigate the school, the rules, tips and tricks, and review literacy and numeracy to help give you a boost for your middle school career. It will be fun, interactive and informative! A great way to lower the anxiety of starting in a new school and help with those jitters!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 5
    Location: Southgate Middle School
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Music Exploration 

    Are you interested in learning an instrument? Do you already know how to play one? Would you like to play music with other kids? If yes is the answer to any of these questions, then Music Exploration is for you! Join Mr. James for an opportunity to learn how to play ukulele, percussion, xylophone, keyboard, guitar and more. All abilities are welcome, and singing is encouraged. In Music Exploration, you will work together to learn to play songs in an ensemble and develop your performance skills. When not practicing, there are also many opportunities to play fun music games, sing songs, and go outside to create music. Let’s explore music together!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 3, 4, 5 or 6
    Location: École Phoenix Middle School
    Dates and Times: (Full) Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Art Exploration

    Who's ready to color outside the lines? In Art Exploration we will be exploring art of all different types of mediums and applying art elements. The goal of Art Exploration is to experiment in a variety of ways to discover new possibilities and perspectives and explore how works of art influence and are influenced by the world around us. We will have individual projects, pair projects, and even group projects! Our culminating activity will be an inquiry project based on the student's own creative expressions, experiences, identity and belonging! Students will have the opportunity to share their creations with others. Be prepared for a fun, hands-on, and possibly somewhat messy adventure for creative minds!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 4, 5, 6 or 7
    Location: École Phoenix Middle School
    Dates and Times: (Full) Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Science Magic - The How and Why of Science

    Students will learn and perform a number of science-based magic tricks, from simple to more complex, using a variety of common household items as well as props they will design themselves. In addition to mastering the tricks, students will be able to understand and explain the scientific principles that make them possible. Hands-on preparation and self-scripted performances will allow students to add their own unique flair.   

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 4, 5, 6 or 7
    Location: École Phoenix Middle School
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Electrifying Scientastic Fun  

    Come play with mini motors, solar panels, elephant toothpaste, gummy bears, strawberries and more! You will have the opportunity to make a solar car, a miniature windmill to light a lightbulb or even film canister rockets. If that doesn't appeal to you, how about creating lots of foam and bubbles by making elephant toothpaste or changing the size of gummy bears by shrinking or expanding them? Every day brings a new experience. 

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 5, 6 or 7
    Location: École Phoenix Middle School
    Dates and Times: (Full) Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Born to Move (Physical Literacy)

    Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge, and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. Students will be developing these aspects of physical literacy by taking part in a range of physical pursuits including swimming, rock climbing, mountain biking, disc golf, cricket, forest games, beach exploration, and many more. The teacher of this course has a university degree in human movement and nutrition and has had years of experience promoting physical literacy with school and community groups. Each session will begin with a strength and conditioning session followed by a team-building activity. This course is a great fit for students who would like to learn about topics such as nutrition, human anatomy, biomechanics, and training, and for those who would like to increase their fitness and physical literacy and ultimately have excess energy they need to burn.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 6, 7 or 8
    Location: École Phoenix Middle School - (Full) Session 1 - July 4-14 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Location: Southgate - Session 2 - July 17-28 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Beginners Media Exploration

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Beginners Media! This is a place where students combine their love of storytelling with media. This is a course for creative minds and incorporates applied design, technology as well as language arts. Students will learn the technical skills required to create a video such as depth of field, camera composition and correct use of filming equipment. The art of storytelling will be incorporated by learning the basics of media in writing, publishing, photography, and video. We will also explore digital photo manipulation as well as basic publishing layout and design elements. Finally, students will complete a final inquiry project in their chosen media (video, photography, writing, publishing) to demonstrate their learning and show their thought process by sharing their creations with others!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 6, 7 or 8
    Location: École Phoenix Middle School
    Dates and Times: Session 2 - July 17-28 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Grade 9 Math and Science Preview/Review

    Would you like a preview of what you will learn in grade 9 math and science or a refresher before starting grade 10 math and science? This course will help you feel confident and prepared to start the school year with a solid foundation of essential Math/Science 9 skills. We will learn about many of the key concepts covered in grade 9 science including how electric circuits work, how the different parts of our environment interact, and the fundamentals of naming chemical compounds. Some of the math concepts we will cover are algebra, operations with polynomials, and exponent laws. Don't miss this opportunity to level up your academic performance in math and science!

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 8 or 9
    Location: École Phoenix Middle School
    Dates and Times: Session 1 - July 4-15 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.



  • To register, please use the registration link provided for each course.

    Robron Summer School

    This course is specifically designed for Robron students who would like to continue working on courses they were working on during the school year. It will run for the month of July, support students working at their own pace, and offer nutrition and connections to better bridge students into the next school year. 

    Grade Level: Students currently in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12
    Location: Robron
    Dates and Times: July 4-28 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Foundations/Pre-Calculus 10

    This is a course that will review key Mathematics 10 knowledge, concepts and skills to help prepare students for a successful transition into Mathematics 11. This is for students who have previously taken the course and would like to improve their mark. The course is for the full month of July.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 10 or 11
    Location: École Phoenix Middle School
    Dates and Times: July 4-28 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Workplace Math 10

    This is a course that will review key Mathematics 10 knowledge, concepts and skills to help prepare students for a successful transition into Mathematics 11. This is for students who have previously taken the course and would like to improve their mark. The course is for the full month of July.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 10 or 11
    Location: École Phoenix Middle School
    Dates and Times: July 4-28 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Science 10

    This course will review important components of the Science 10 curriculum, helping students develop the knowledge and skills essential for success in the senior sciences. This is for students who have previously taken the course and would like to improve their mark. The course is for the full month of July.

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 10 or 11
    Location: École Phoenix Middle School
    Dates and Times: July 4-28 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    Math 11 Pre-Calculus

    Pre-Calculus 11 focuses on quadratic relationships, their prevalence around us, and the use of algebra to generalize these relationships through abstract thinking. Students will explore the meanings of and connections between operations extending to powers, radicals and polynomials. This is for students who have previously taken the course and would like to improve their mark. The course is for the full month of July. 

    Grade Level: Students currently in grade 11 or 12
    Location: École Phoenix Middle School
    Dates and Times: July 4-28 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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