Jump Start Program

Summer 2022

When: Monday, July 4 to Friday, July 15, from 9 am to 2 pm each day
Where: St Thomas More Collegiate

Who We Are:

Our Jump Start teachers are experienced educators from STMC. Our teachers can not wait to welcome all the incoming STMC Knights to our Faith and Learning Community.

Our Jump Start 2022 instructors are: Hank Bouwman, Dave Dawson, Erica Cameron, Yvonne DeWith, and Cassie Lauang

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 2022.

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).

COVID-19 Information:

The safety of our students and our staff is of the utmost importance.
On campus, we will comply with all COVID-19 safety protocols as outlined by WorkSafe BC, by the BC Ministry of Education, by the BC Ministry of Health, and as indicated in the STMC School Safety Plan.

  • Students will complete a daily health check before arriving on campus.
  • All hard surfaces and high touch areas will be disinfected regularly and extra janitorial staff will be on site to perform daily deep cleaning of the campus.

Cost: $480

How to Register: Jump Start Registration Guide for 2022

Program Cancellations:

Should the Jump Start Program be cancelled due to COVID-19, there will be a full refund.

However, should our Summer Jump Start 2022 camp run as planned and you choose to withdraw your child from the camp, you will be refunded the full cost minus a $50 processing fee.

*Please note that additional changes to the program may be made in order to keep the environment as safe as possible in accordance to provincial health mandates

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

We hope we are able to put on our program this summer without a hitch and hope to see our new Knights there!
The Jump Start Team

Any questions, please contact:

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