Skills Builder

Registration is now OPEN

In compliance with Ministry of Education, WCDSB and public health recommendations, Saturday Skills Builder is being offered remotely on Saturday mornings at this time. In-person learning at school sites will be offered when we are able to do so.


The Waterloo Catholic District School Board strives to create success for each and a place for all. St. Louis offers a program called Saturday Skills Builder and works with our day school elementary teachers to help students who need:

  • more time and attention outside of school hours
  • a different approach to learning
  • to hear, see, and apply new knowledge more than once

Skills Builder is a literacy and numeracy support program for Gr 7 and 8 students attending ANY school within Waterloo Region.  If your child needs help to get through this transitional time and grades or study habits are suffering, encourage them to get the extra help they need. Taught by Certified Intermediate teachers , Skills Builder will provide instruction and additional resources to assist with the skills and tasks that follow this year’s curriculum. For example, Skills Builder could prepare them for tests and assignments with a more solid understanding of concepts, math formulas.  When your child feels unsure and not following along in school, their confidence is affected.  Teachers make every effort to make this time on Saturdays, fun and engaging, using technology and online resources, videos, tactile activities, independent and group applications, appealing to every learning style.

Dates:  Saturdays, 9:00am to 12:00pm, October to June (regular attendance is not required, but strongly encouraged)

No classes offered:
Dec 18 & 25, 2021;
Jan 1, 8, Feb 19, Mar 12, 19, Apr 16, May 21, 2022

Locations: Online to start and then move to St. Mary’s HS and St. Benedict CSS when able to do so.