August 14, 2018 -
Students at Sudbury Catholic Schools completed another year of summer learning last month! 95 students between Kindergarten and Grade 5 completed the three-week Summer Learning Program at St. Francis School from July 9 to July 27.
The students were divided into six classrooms, and included a numeracy and literacy session as well as a literacy and indigenous education session. Along with the six classroom teachers, there were also 12 robotics literacy tutors and eight Focus on Youth Camp counsellors present, providing a full educational team to provide rich learning opportunities for participating students.
Students were able to use the latest in technology to enhance their learning. Students learned the basics of robotics and practised their numeracy skills by using Ozo Bots, Dash bots, and other coding activities. Students worked on their literacy skills through a reading computer program called Lexia. New this year, the group also completed a Lego challenge design which was a great success.
As in past years, each morning began with a 30-minute session of Taekwondo, which helped to energize students and build confidence so that they were ready to learn. To encourage parent involvement, coffee chats were held each Wednesday covering topics ranging from tips to a successful school year and the ABCs of mental health.
The Board is thrilled with student participation in this year’s Summer Learning Program.
“It always amazes me to see what our youngest learners are able to achieve with the right opportunities, tools and support,” said Joanne Bénard, Director of Education at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. “Students participating in this year’s camp were able to keep the learning going over the summer, participate in something new and have fun while doing it! The growth and results that come out of the program are a testament to the wonderful staff that help to make this camp such as success each and every year!”
The Summer Learning Program is a Ministry funded program which aims to continue literacy and numeracy learning for students in the summer months in fun and engaging ways.