Super Cool Summer School 2018
Super Cool Summer School is back! Choose from academic classes as well as extracurricular and sport classes. Reading and writing, acting, basketball, wall climbing, super sports, cooking, computers and more – there's a class for everyone! Classes run from 9 am-noon or 12:30-3:30 pm and are $110 per course in week one (four days) and $135 per course in week two (five days). These classes are for students in Grades 1-9. Classes will be held at Richard Fowler Junior High School from July 3-13, 2018.
Online registration opens at noon on April 3 at https://gsacrd.inviteright.com
LEGO STOP MOTION ANIMATION
Get your Lego on at The Director's Cut Lego Stop Motion Animation workshop. Film-making crews will work together with a real film maker to create a stop-motion animation film that is sure to rival the works of Hollywood's most talented (Paranorman and Kubo and the 2 Strings). Small crews will storyboard, build a script, design mini sets, and then capture their film through art of stop motion animation. In post production, they will add sound effects, titles, voices and music. Participants will receive a code to access their films. ($20 equipment fee)
INTRO TO LATE FRENCH IMMERSION
Provides students with the opportunity to acquire and maintain language skills in French as well as develop communication, language and literacy skills in French. This course will utilize engaging methods to develop memory and concentration skills. The course will be at an introductory French level and also give students an extra opportunity to practice French during the summer.
Students will learn various strategies to increase their confidence, deal with their anxiety and control their voice for oral presentations as well as non-verbal communication. Each class will start with fun vocal chord warm-up exercises followed by engaging activities. This course is designed for all students in the French Immersion Program, including those in the Late Immersion Program. The course will be taught in French to give students an extra opportunity to practice French during the summer.
“SNAZZY SNACKS” – CRAZY COOKS!
Young chefs will have the opportunity to create mouth-watering appetizers and snacks. Students will learn quick snack and munchie ideas and of course be able to sample and taste everything that they prepare and cook in their kitchens. Students will also leave the class at the end of the week with a collection of recipes that they can try at home. ($15 grocery fee)
Students will explore a hands-on “discovery” approach to science through investigations, experiments, activities and lab experiences (indoor and outdoor explorations). Invisible magnetism, electron flow, basic chemistry, electricity and many other interesting projects will be explored. Learn about science through hands-on interaction in a safe environment and have fun!
Reading and writing are the keys to success in all subjects and grades. A multifaceted approach will improve children’s ability to read and write with more fluency and accuracy. Various activities will improve comprehension through brainstorming, mind mapping and critical thinking. An individual assessment of the students’ writing will also be completed so that lessons can target trouble areas. Reading and writing skills will be enriched to pave the way for future success!
SNAP, SHOOT, CLICK DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Kids of all ages can be great photographers! This is a fun, hands-on, interactive program where young photographers will explore their own creativity using their own camera. This course includes local daily photo walks. Photo walks are the best way to see our beautiful community, learn and practice the basics of photography. Taught by a certified teacher and professional photographer.
Keep the fun in “fundamentals” to build confidence, understanding and success. Hands-on manipulatives and innovative strategies will assist students in putting theory into practice. Students who had difficulty with units during the school year will receive the necessary remedial teaching to ensure successful math experiences in future grades. Enrichment will also be provided by introducing keen students to future curriculum.
SOCCER SKILL DEVELOPMENT
SPORT WALL (ROCK) CLIMBING
Experience the pleasure of climbing in a regulated environment. Students will learn climbing skills and techniques and use new technology with a focus on safety. Harnesses and ropes with belay partnering, as well as “bouldering” horizontally along the rock wall will be experienced. Students will develop physical fitness in a super-charged and electric atmosphere. This is guaranteed to be a “ROCKING” good time for all levels!
STUDY / ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS
Study and organizational skills will be taught, modelled and practiced so that students are able to apply these skills in next year’s courses. Emphasis will be given on discovering each student’s learning style; organizing materials, homework/study time and space; note taking; study skills and techniques. Digital organization, note taking and study tools will also be discussed and explored using devices to give students additional options to facilitate their success in school. General organization tips not featured in most regular courses will be the focus. Students will learn various strategies that will apply to studying concepts in ALL subjects.
ACTING & DRAMA EXTRAVAGANZA
Young actors and actresses will role play different personalities and be given an opportunity to be expressive and explore their creative ideas. We'll explore movement through miming and clowning around. We'll also practice our improvisation skills through theatre sports, scripted work, musical theatre and exploring film/video. Students will perform a ten-minute mini play for family and friends on the last day. Take on various roles in different topics and interact with peers in dramatic, musical and theatrical ways and let your personality shine!
BASKETBALL SKILL DEVELOPMENT
This high energy course will develop basketball skills in an enjoyable, productive way. Progressions in shooting, passing, dribbling, lay-ups, post moves and other offensive skills will be covered. Defensive systems, skills and footwork will also be addressed. Individual and team skills will be reinforced during fun drills and games. Improve your skills and play for your school team next year. Taught by a certified teacher and coach.
VOLLEYBALL SKILL DEVELOPMENT
Develop volleyball skills and knowledge in an enjoyable way with tons of energy. Learn to forearm pass and volley with better control and to spike and serve with more accuracy. Individual skills, court positioning and teamwork will be reinforced during game play. Improve your skills and play for your school team next year. Volleyball will be played indoors and out - beach style! Taught by a certified teacher and coach.
In this art course for young artists, students will experiment with a variety of art materials and techniques to create beautiful masterpieces through various painting, drawing, pastel, printmaking and mixed-media projects. Students will learn art-based fundamentals while being inspired by the work of famous artists such as Mondrian, Kandinsky, Picasso, Van Gogh, O’Keefe and more. Students will use their creativity and imagination to bring their one-of-a-kind masterpieces to life!
BLOCKBUSTER REEL FILMMAKING
“The Director’s Cut” is offering a newly-designed film workshop. Students will use Go Pro action cameras, 1080 HD digital cameras, green screens and the latest digital 360 VR equipment and hardware to film and edit their next big blockbuster. Under the guidance of real film makers, participants will storyboard, write a script, learn all about camera angles and cinematography, before filming and editing their own action-packed blockbuster. Participants will receive a code to access their films. ($20 equipment fee)
HIP-HOP, JAZZ & LYRICAL DANCE
If you love to move and groove, then this class is for you! In this exciting class, students will learn the latest moves observed in choreographed dances and the latest music videos. Selections will be taken from popular productions and videos. Students with an interest in cheerleading will get to try out some techniques. Students will have a ten-minute mini performance on the last day. Taught by a qualified dance instructor.
Grades 2-5Students will create their own interactive art, animated story or computer game from scratch. They will learn how to code from start to finish, culminating in an end-of-week Hack-a-thon! Students will create several of their own engaging projects. At least half an hour per class will be designated for some unplugged games and physical activity. It’s a course with the perfect balance!
SKATEBOARDS & LONGBOARDS
Create your own skateboard or longboard! Learn how to operate various power/hand tools to create your own unique board. Students will choose a cool board design, cut it out, sand it, design it, paint it and grip tape it. You will leave with a completed board that will be ready to ride. All you will have left to do is put on the “trucks”. ($45 materials fee for the deck; wheels and trucks are not included)
SPORT WALL (ROCK) CLIMBING
Are you intrigued by the sport of rock climbing? Experience the pleasure of climbing in a regulated environment. Students will learn climbing skills and techniques and use new technology with a focus on safety. Harnesses and ropes with belay partnering, as well as “bouldering” horizontally along the rock wall will be experienced. Students will develop physical fitness in a super-charged and electric atmosphere. This is guaranteed to be a “ROCKING” good time for all levels!
SUPER SPORTS ACTIVITIES
This exciting and popular program features participation, cooperation and skill development in a variety of spring, summer and fall activities. Individual and team skills will be reinforced through a games focus. Favourite units include badminton, ball hockey, touch/flag football, swimming, softball, soccer and lacrosse. Many other activities will be explored based on student interest. FUN, FUN, FUN… for everyone, in a less competitive environment!
“SWEET TREATS” - CRAZY COOKS!
Does the smell of chocolate and baking in the oven drive you crazy? Come learn how to bake as well as decorate your delicious temptations! Young chefs will have the opportunity to be “hands on” with everything they bake as well as tantalize their taste buds as they sample their creations. Students will also leave the class at the end of the week with a collection of recipes that they can try at home. ($15 grocery fee)
Please note, lunch supervision is provided for students attending both morning and afternoon courses at the rate of $5 per day.
For more information, contact Sherry Gagne at email@example.com or 780.459.1244 until June 28th and 780.221.8598 after June 28th.