Community Classes are learning opportunities open to both TLA students and school-aged children from other schools. These classes are less than a full course; whereas a course meets the standards set out by the provincial curriculum such as what TLA currently offers via our Blended and Online systems (ie Online Humanities 8), Community Classes could be as short as a one-day, one-hour long instructional offering on dissecting a sheep’s eye, or it could be a weekly writing workshop that lasts for three months.

If you have questions about any of the programs being offered please direct them to Elizabeth Flitton (eflitton@schoolathome.ca). Please note that in order for these classes to run there is a minimum number of students required. Each class has a different limit on spaces available so be sure to register early to secure your child’s spot!

TERM 1: Mitosis (Gr. 7-9) // Online

Learn about the biological processes of cell reproduction in terms of MITOSIS. Individual help and...

TERM 1: Mitosis (Gr. 7-9) // Online

Learn about the biological processes of cell reproduction in terms of MITOSIS. Individual help and online/hands on activities will be included.  Highly recommended that you also sign up for the Meiosis class listed on the TLA website.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday, 9-10:30 AM // October 7

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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TERM 1: Fall in the Forest (Gr. K-5) // In Person: Nanaimo

Join Mr Jackson as we observe the changes within the forest in the fall, play...

TERM 1: Fall in the Forest (Gr. K-5) // In Person: Nanaimo

Join Mr Jackson as we observe the changes within the forest in the fall, play games and read stories, all while exploring and developing a sense of community and place together.

Teacher

Mr. Jackson

Session Dates and Times

Tuesdays 12 - 3 PM // September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11

Age Range

Grades K - 5

Location

Colliery Dam, Nanaimo

Tuition

$105

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*WAITLIST* TERM 1: Spanish Conversations (Gr. 4-8) Part 1 // Online

***THIS CLASS IS ON A WAITLIST*** This class is for those who have little or...

*WAITLIST* TERM 1: Spanish Conversations (Gr. 4-8) Part 1 // Online

***THIS CLASS IS ON A WAITLIST***
This class is for those who have little or no exposure to Spanish.
For the conversation classes, the students will receive a vocabulary list before each class with words that
they will practice. There will be songs, fun activities and guided conversations.
Beginner Spanish conversation Part 1 -Topics
a) Greetings and feelings
b) Family and Descriptive words
c) Clothes and body parts
d) Food and colors
Teacher

Ms. Poehnell

Session Dates and Times

Fridays at 9:30 - 10:30 AM // October 14, 21, 28, November 4

Age Range

Grades 4 - 8

Location

Online

Tuition

$20

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TERM 1: Meiosis (Gr. 7-9) // Online

Have you ever wondered how you can grow?  Meiosis is the answer!!  This is a...

TERM 1: Meiosis (Gr. 7-9) // Online

Have you ever wondered how you can grow?  Meiosis is the answer!!  This is a series of steps that every cell in your body undergoes!  We will learn this process together!

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday, 9-10:30 AM // November 25

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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TERM 1: DNA & Mutations (Gr. 7-9) // In Person

This is a hands-on class exploring the structure of DNA and how mutations can occur. ...

TERM 1: DNA & Mutations (Gr. 7-9) // In Person

This is a hands-on class exploring the structure of DNA and how mutations can occur.  We will be making a DNA model, extracting DNA, and learning about changes in DNA.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday, 9-10:30 AM // October 28

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$17.50

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Term 1: French Stories & Conversation (Gr. 5-7) // Online

This class is for students starting to learn French. We will play simple games, read...

Term 1: French Stories & Conversation (Gr. 5-7) // Online

This class is for students starting to learn French. We will play simple games, read beginners books, engage in conversations about our reading and try to use as much French as possible.

Teacher

Mrs. Francis

Session Dates and Times

Wednesday, 10-11 AM // November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Age Range

Grades 5 - 7

Location

Online

Tuition

$25

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TERM 1: Immune System (Gr. 7-9) // Online

The main parts of the immune system will be covered and how they work together...

TERM 1: Immune System (Gr. 7-9) // Online

The main parts of the immune system will be covered and how they work together to keep us healthy!  We will discuss some types of immune cells and their functions along with the three lines of defense.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday, 9-10:30 AM // November 4

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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Term 2: Spanish Conversations (Gr. 4-8) Part 2 // Online

This class is for those who have little or no exposure to Spanish. For the...

Term 2: Spanish Conversations (Gr. 4-8) Part 2 // Online

This class is for those who have little or no exposure to Spanish.
For the conversation classes, the students will receive a vocabulary list before each class with words that
they will practice. There will be songs, fun activities and guided conversations.
Beginner Spanish conversation Part 2 -Topics
a) Months, days of week and numbers
b) Weather
c) Activities
d) House
Teacher

Ms. Poehnell

Session Dates and Times

Fridays at 9:30 - 10:30 AM // February 17, 24, March 3, 10

Age Range

Grades 4 - 8

Location

Online

Tuition

$20

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TERM 3: Intro to the Metis & their Language Michif (Gr. 4-8) // Online

This is the same course offered last spring. Introduction to the Indigenous group The Metis...

TERM 3: Intro to the Metis & their Language Michif (Gr. 4-8) // Online

This is the same course offered last spring.
Introduction to the Indigenous group The Metis and their language : Michif
In this short course, we will cover the History of the Metis, Metis music, clothing, and culture. We
will also learn some Michif vocabulary – greetings, food, family members, general phrases and even
Happy birthday.
a) Who are the Metis and what is Michif
b) Clothes, Activities
c) Family and food
d) Music, dance
e) Art
Teacher

Ms. Poehnell

Session Dates and Times

Fridays at 9:30 - 10:30 AM // April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12

Age Range

Grades 4 - 8

Location

Online

Tuition

$25

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ALL YEAR: Monthly Virtual Drama Club! (Gr. 8-12) // Online

Join your fellow artistic peers in an in-formal, drop-in drama club right in your living...

ALL YEAR: Monthly Virtual Drama Club! (Gr. 8-12) // Online

Join your fellow artistic peers in an in-formal, drop-in drama club right in your living room!

Held for ten weeks during the school year, actors will be assigned dialogue scenes and monologues from many beloved Disney/Pixar and family films and television shows. With one week to rehearse and prepare, actors will join together to present their scenes and provide feedback and encouragement.

Drama club will be facilitated by Ms. Mackenzie, with occasional opportunities for students to work together in a self-directed environment.
Teacher

Ms. Mackenzie

Session Dates and Times

One Thursday per month from 2 - 4pm // September 22, October 20, November 17 (self-directed class), December 15, January 19, February 16, March 9, April 20, May 18, June 15

Age Range

Grades 8 - 12

Location

Online

Tuition

$100

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