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Summer Programming - Elementary & Secondary

April 15, 2019

summer school imageElementary Students

Numeracy Skills (Grades 1-2)

The Primary Numeracy Skills program is geared for students who are currently enrolled in grades one and two.  This program will be running out of ten locations throughout the Board.  There are sites in the Kingston, Belleville, Picton, Bancroft and the Trenton regions.  If your child is working at level one or two in mathematics, they may be a suitable candidate for this program. All programs will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Parent(s) and guardian(s) may drop their children off between 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. and must pick up their child(ren) between 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.  Please note that transportation to and from any our programs is not available.  There is no cost for this program, but a small nominal fee may be asked for help offset the cost of trips/transportation to and from excursions. 

Dates:  July 8, 2019 – July 26th

Program Focus

Our program will focus on developing Fundamental math skills, and the concepts based on the following framework:

  • Working with numbers: Understanding and using numbers (e.g., being able to read, represent, count, order, estimate, compare, compose, decompose, and recompose numbers).
  • Recognizing and applying understanding of number properties: Understanding how numbers behave in operations and drawing on that understanding to master math facts and perform calculations.
  • Mastering math facts: Understanding and recalling math facts, using a variety of strategies.
  • Developing mental math skills: Doing calculations in the mind, with little or no use of paper and pencil or calculator.
  • Developing proficiency with operations: Performing calculations with ease, precision, and consistency and with a general understanding of number and operations, number properties, and their appropriate application in problem solving.

Program Structure

Students will receive 45 hours of mathematics instruction that focuses on further developing fundamental math skills. The full-day primary programs will include a recreational component in the afternoons and will provide some fun opportunities for students to explore learning outside of the regular classroom.  These activities will be announced by the classroom teacher to parent(s)/guardian(s) the week before the camp begins, but may include bowling, community parks or trips to local museums or splash pads.

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) with children registered in our primary program will have the choice as to whether they would like their child to participate in the recreational component portion of the program.


Program Sites (All Program Sites are subject to enrollment)

Kingston: Archbishop O'Sullivan Catholic School, St Francis of Assisi Catholic School, St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School

Amherstview:  Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School

Napanee: J.J O'Neill Catholic School

Belleville: St. Michael Catholic School

Trenton: St. Peter Trenton Catholic School

Bancroft: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School

Picton: St. Gregory Catholic School


Program Registrations 

Student referral packages will be provided to parent(s)/guardian(s) by your child's principal, vice principal, SERT or classroom teacher. Parents and guardians who feel their child may benefit from the program should reach out to their child's classroom teacher, SERT, vice-principal or principal to determine if their child is a suitable candidate for the program. Once a student has been referred to the program parent(s)/guardian(s) can register their child(ren) for the program at the link below.

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) who register their child(ren) without their school's staff consent will have their registration removed from the site.  All registrations need to be preapproved by school staff and will be monitored closely.  In order to maximize our programs, benefit all classrooms will be capped at a ratio of 1:16 students.

Parent(s) and guardian(s) are welcome to register their child at the site that is the most convenient for them.  Please note that when a site reaches its cap of 16 students, only those schools with available spots will appear on the online registration site. Please register early to get maximize your chance of getting the site of your choice.

All registrations are IMMEDIATELY APPLIED upon electronically submitting your registration information. If for any reason your child is unable to participate after they have been registered, please contact Dan Finn - Summer Program Principal. If you have further questions regarding the program Dan Finn may be contacted by calling 613-546-5981 or email   After June 28th Dan Finn may be contacted at 613-532-3088.

Registration will be open on Friday, May 24th at approximately 9:00 a.m. The link to register will be posted below.

To register your child visit:


Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Reminders 

In order for the programs to have the greatest impact for our students, we would ask that parents agree to have their child attend for the entire three weeks of the program.  If for any reason a parent decides to withdraw their child from the program, parents are asked to inform their child's summer program teacher, so that spot can be designated to another child.

Parent(s)/guardian(s) are responsible for providing their children with a change of clothes, lunches, snacks, drinks and sunscreen throughout the duration of our programs. 

All programs are subject to enrollment.  If a site is unable to accommodate a program due to low enrollment parent(s) and guardian(s) would be advised via email by June 22nd. If this is the case the principal of summer school will attempt to make another site available, so that your child may be able to participate at another school in your region. If parents do not receive an email by June 22nd their child should attend the program to which they were registered.

Parent(s) and guardian(s) will receive a "Welcome email" from their child's Summer Learning Program teacher prior to the first day of our program.

Upon registration parent(s)/guardian(s) are agreeing that a progressive discipline model will be followed for all students and that their child may be removed from the program as a final step in this process.  This decision will be made by the Principal and Vice principal of summer school.

Thank you for agreeing to have your child take part in our summer program. We look forward to providing your child with a safe, fun and engaging learning experience.



 Sports and Art/Drama Themed Camps (Grades 6/7/8)

This program is for students who as of June 1, 2019 are in Grades 6, 7, or 8. 

There are two theme options offered at each location for the weeks indicated below:

Sports: This program will work to enhance students' literacy and numeracy skills and will be a combination of literacy and numeracy sports themed activities and hands-on skill development.  Sports will include soccer, basketball and volleyball. 

Art and Drama: This program will be a combination of literacy and numeracy art and drama themed activities and hands-on skill development.  Art and drama skills will include sketching, painting and acting. 


Operation of all programs is dependent on sufficient enrolment.  Enrolment for each class is limited.

Programs will operate Monday- Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Parent(s)/Guardians are welcome to register their child by completing the registration link below.  There is no cost for this program.

To Register click here:

Locations:                                                                           Dates:

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School                      July 15-19, 2019
Regiopolis-Notre Dame                                                 July 8-12, 2019

Georges Vanier Catholic Elementary School          July 15-19, 2019
Nicholson Catholic College                                           July 8-12, 2019

St. Mary Catholic School (Trenton)                           July 8-12, 2019

 All registrants will receive an email the third week of June confirming registration and providing more details regarding the program.  If you have any questions please contact either Jennifer Wilson or Rob Gilmour at Loyola by calling 613-544-3361 or through email at



This program is for students who are graduating grade 6 and entering grade 7 in September.  This grade 7 numeracy program will be offered August 19-23, 2019 in the mornings from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. The purpose of this program is to strengthen the student's skills in the area of Mathematics.  We understand that the transition from grade 6 to grade 7 is a huge step for many students, therefore this program may help with that challenge.  Sevens is an engaging 15 hour program designed to prepare grade 7 students for intermediate math by reviewing and solidifying basic concepts and skills.  Activities will include hands-on games, group work, technology enhanced investigations and inquiries planned through a universally designed framework.  There will be two schools that will host this program – St Michael's Belleville, St Marguerite Bourgeoys Kingston.  Parent(s)/Guardians are welcome to register their child at the registration link below.   

There is no cost for this program.

To Register click here:

All registrants will receive an email the third week of June confirming registration and providing more details regarding the program.  If you have any questions please contact either Jennifer Wilson or Rob Gilmour at Loyola by calling 613-544-3361 or through email at


Secondary Students

The 2019 Secondary Summer School program will consist of eLearning courses, regular and specialized Cooperative Education, and a Dual Credit program in the west.  Students must meet with their home school guidance counsellors to register for any program listed below. 

eLearning:  July 2 – 29, 2019

Online learning:  4 week program for new credit courses will be delivered through online learning.  The list of online course offerings will be available on the board website; it is anticipated that the following courses will be offered:

  • Careers/Civics in English and French
  • Senior English:  ENG 3U, 4C and 4U and OLC4O
  • Mathematics: MCR3U, MHF4U

Students must be residing in the province of Ontario during the month of July.  All senior college and university level eLearning courses will include a proctored final exam held on July 29st. Students and Parents/Guardians please review the Registration Package:

Summer Jobs for Youth Co-op:  July 2– July 29, 2019

Specialized co-op program:  4 week paid co-op program (one credit) for students who meet the eligibility criteria as determined by the Employment Ontario Service Provider.

Co-op:  July 2 – August 16, 2019

Regular co-op program:  4 week co-op program (one credit) will be offered in the west with an option to complete a two credit if placement hours are sufficient.  Students are encouraged to arrange their own placements prior to the start of summer school.  The following handouts are given to the students at the time of registration: 

Dual Credit: July 2 – July 12, 2019

Students take one of six dual credit courses offered; classes run full days 9:00am-3:00pm over the 9 days.  This program operates at Loyalist College in Belleville.

All registration must be done through school guidance departments. For any inquiries during the month of July, please contact Jennifer Wilson at (613)-544-3361 ext. 233 or