Friday, July 17 was the last day of Summer Expedition 2020.

Thank you for enrolling your child in this program.  Although our program plans created last winter did not materialize in a face to face setting, we do hope your child benefited from this added support. 

Have a safe rest of summer!

See you next summer!

Is your child currently in Grade 6, 7 or 8…. going into Grade 7, 8 or 9 this September?

Does your child need help with reading, writing, math and technology skills?

Are they losing interest in school because they just aren’t doing as well as they used to?

Explore a free, 10-day learning journey to further develop their literacy and numeracy skills:

  • Coding
  • Writer’s Craft
  • Minecraft for Education
  • MathLibs
  • Google classroom

Something NEW Every Day!

What is Summer Expedition?

Summer Expedition is a 10-day learning journey for students currently enrolled in or going into Gr. 7 & 8 in September.  Spend some time this summer finding alternative, fun, engaging activities, infused with lessons in literacy and numeracy, to help them prepare for the next grade level. Summer Expedition will give them confidence, create new excitement about learning, and fill some of the learning gaps.  This “expedition” will be a virtual journey this summer and will be taught by grade level, with the particular purpose of being ready for the next grade!  Some may be strong in Math and need help in language or the other way around OR need help in BOTH!

Enhance your child’s learning in fun ways using:

Minecraft for Education

Coding: Using tools from home— Grade-specific activities will enhance the learning in this area

STEM Olympics: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math can be challenging at the Intermediate grades. Help your child achieve success blending math and sport, experimentation and problem-solving skills, following blueprints etc

Writer’s Craft: Telling a story can be done in SO MANY ways!

MathLibs: a little twist on old favourite game.  Have a blast finding out that math can be both serious and silly.

Google Expeditions: Explore and tell others about the world you see. Recreate the virtual world into a story yet to be told!

As part of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s values, creating success for each and a place for all,  SUMMER EXPEDITION is a literacy and numeracy support program for students currently attending Grades 6, 7 and 8 classes in a WCDSB Catholic Elementary School and entering Grades 7, 8 and 9 in Fall of 2021.

Students who currently attend a Waterloo Catholic District School Board Catholic Elementary School, please provide your child’s OEN# (Ontario Enrolment Number, a 9-digit number found on your child’s current or past report cards).  Unfortunately, during COVID-19, we do not have the resources to support students who are currently enrolled at a public school, a private school or are homeschooled.  Those students would not be able to participate in Summer Expedition in Summer 2020. The Waterloo Region District School Board should be communicating what their summer learning options are.

Still not sure if this summer program is right for your child? Ask yourself:

  1. Would my child benefit from added instructional support at their grade level (Have they shown Level 1 or 2 in some areas of their progress reports)?
  2. Has your child’s day school teacher or principal recommended this program to be beneficial to your child?  If you are not sure, please email them.
  3. Is your child: in Grade 6 entering Grade 7 in Sept 2021 (born 2009)
  4. Is your child: in Grade 7 entering Grade 8 in Sept 2021 (born 2008)
  5. Is your child: in Grade 8 entering Grade 9 in Sept 2021 (born 2007)

To be determined for summer 2021.

Weekdays: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00pm


To be determined for summer 2021

Summer Expedition is offered FREE

to students who are currently in the qualifying grades and can provide an Ontario Enrolment Number (OEN) from their current Catholic Elementary school.  Contact your school’s classroom teacher or secretary if you do not have this OEN number. If your child is enrolled in a public, private school or is currently home-schooled, we will not be able to accept your registration this summer.

Many thanks to the Ontario Ministry of Education for supporting the Continuing Education Literacy and Numeracy Learning Opportunities Grant.

See you next summer!

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For More Information, please contact:

519-745-1201 or email