Jump Start Program

Summer 2023

When: Monday, July 3 to Friday, July 14, from 9 am to 2 pm each day
Where: St Thomas More Collegiate

Who We Are:

The Jump Start program has been around for over 30 years now.  It represents a wonderful opportunity for your son or daughter to be introduced to life as a Knight.

Our Jump Start 2022 instructors are: Hank Bouwman (coordinator), Dave Dawson (coordinator), Erica Cameron (Math Instructor), Yvonne DeWith (Technology and Digital Citizenship), and Cassie Lauang (Knights Cross – What Does It Mean To Be a Knight?)

What We Do:

STMC Jump Start program is a 2 week long summer day camp for incoming STMC Grade 8 students. Jump Start is only open to students who are registered at STMC for Grade 8, Fall 2023.

The goals of the program are:

  • Jump Start primarily serves as an introduction to life as a STMC Knight.
  • Jump Start introduces students to the Grade 8 curriculum which includes, but is not limited to, English, Mathematics, Science, Design Thinking, Social Emotional Learning, and Physical and Health Education.
  • Jump Start is a way to get familiar with the physical campus.
  • Jump Start helps students build relationships with teachers and student counsellors.
  • Jump Start introduces students to academic expectations in Grade 8 and to the increased level of autonomy they will experience in high school.
  • Jump Start provides students with opportunities to meet new classmates from different elementary schools.
  • Jump Start familiarizes students with the concept of Servant-Leadership and introduces students to the Knights’ Cross.
  • Jump Start helps students make a smooth transition from elementary school to STMC.
  • Jump Start will review digital citizen expectations and technology use (how to use Chromebooks and Google Classroom effectively).

How to Register: Jump Start Registration Guide for 2023

Cost: $480 (includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee)

Prior to the actual start of the camp, registrants will receive more details regarding the camp.

Thank you,
The Jump Start Team

Any questions, please contact:

Mr. Hank Bouwman
604-521-1801 ext. 2119
Mr. Dave Dawson
604-521-1801 ext. 2119