Summer Literacy and Numeracy

UPDATE! June 10, 2020: All Grades 6-8 summer school classes offered through Thomas Merton Adult and Continuing Education are at full capacity and there are wait lists for some classes. All registrations submitted after June 10th will be placed on a waitlist and are not guaranteed admission. Parents and guardians will be contacted once the student is placed in a class. More information to follow.

The Halton Catholic District School Board’s Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education is pleased to be offering Literacy and Math Summer Programs for Grades 6, 7, and 8 students from July 6 – July 17, 2020 (Session 1) and July 20 – July 31, 2020 (Session 2).

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation, the health and well-being of our students continues to remain our highest priority. All Session 1 and Session 2 classes will be offered in a distance (e-learning) format this summer.

NOTE: Teachers will be committed to providing an engaging educational experience and interactive lessons in a virtual format to review the past school year, in preparation for next year. Educators will provide live and/or pre-recorded lessons for all students.


Math Program

This two-week summer program is designed for students who would benefit fromadditionalpracticeandassistancetoeasetheirtransitionintoGrade7,8 & 9. Students will participate in engaging lessons to meet their individual needs and learning styles.

Literacy Program

Students can be initially engaged in reading by focusing on their comprehension and enjoyment of a given story, poem, blog, or news report. Fundamentally, balanced literacy revolves around two primary strands, are a reading strand and a writing strand, each of which mirrors the other. Engaging lessons will be provided to ensure all students’ needs and learning styles are met.

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Please note:

  • Principal and teacher recommendations are requested for these programs; however, parents may initiate an application.
  • This year’s Grade 6, 7, & 8 Summer School Programs will be offered in a Distance Learning Format.
  • You will be contacted ONLY if your course is full or cancelled.
  • Student transportation to and from the summer school programs will not be provided. Parents are responsible for transportation arrangements for all programs.

Register Now!

New this year ~ Online registration is available for Session 1 and 2. You may register your child for one or both sessions by filling out the following online form:

Update! June 10, 2020: All Grades 6-8 summer school classes offered through Thomas Merton Adult and Continuing Education are at full capacity and there are wait lists for some classes. More information to follow.

All registrations submitted after June 10th will be placed on a waitlist and are not guaranteed admission. Parents and guardians will be contacted once the student is placed in a class.

Rob De FrancoSummer Literacy and Numeracy