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 cow’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 Melissa Friesen (mfriesen@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!

Click on a class to see details on time, location, and a link to the sign up forms.

TLA Basketball Team (Gr. 8-12) Surrey

If you are a student in grades 8-12 we would love to invite you to...

TLA Basketball Team (Gr. 8-12) Surrey

If you are a student in grades 8-12 we would love to invite you to come and join our school basketball team. This will be happening in the gym at William of Orange School in Cloverdale. The address is 17465 60 Ave, Surrey.

This class will be taught by TLA Principal Mr. Linder and TLA teacher Mr. Milat.

The team fee will be $80 per player to help cover the costs of the gym rental. If there are any other costs associated with other games or activities, those will be extra.

Payment options:
– If you are in grade 8 or 9 and have room in your budget, you can use your Home budget.
– If you have room in your community class budget, you may use your $150 community class budget. (Every K-12 TLA Online student taking six or more courses with TLA has access to a $150 budget to use toward Community Classes. Community Classes may also be funded out of K-9 DL budgets, or invoiced and paid for out of pocket.)
– we can invoice you and the $80 can be paid out of pocket.

Some bonuses:
– we’ll periodically send out some basketball resources such as links to videos that demonstrate particular skills
– we’ll try to organize a game vs. TLA teachers, and hopefully against other community groups if we can find them
– we’ll try to organize some TLA Armada team t-shirts (possibly small extra cost)

Teacher

Mr. Linder & Mr. Milat

Session Dates and Times

4:00-5:30 pm Nov. 26, Dec. 4, 10, 17, Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18

Age Range

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Location

William of Orange Christian School Gym

Tuition

$80/season

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Physics FUNdamentals (Grades 9-12) – Surrey

In this workshop, students will explore the fundamentals of grade 11 physics through a series...

Physics FUNdamentals (Grades 9-12) – Surrey

In this workshop, students will explore the fundamentals of grade 11 physics through a series of challenges. They will take part in projectiles target practice, refractive fishing, forming friction, and a simple machines design challenge. Points will be earned based on the performance and completion of each challenge as the students complete in teams for the title of physics champions!

BC Curriculum Ties: An object’s motion can be predicted analyzed, and described, Forces influence the motion of an object. Vector and scalar quantities, projectile motion, balanced and unbalanced forces in systems, simple machines and mechanical advantage, properties and behaviours of waves.

Please sign up here.  Sign up deadline is Monday, February 17

Teacher

Mary-Anne VanderHorst

Session Dates and Times

Tuesday, February 25 | 1:00AM - 2:00PM

Age Range

Grades 9 - 12

Location

Surrey, TLA Hawthorne

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Rocket Reactions (Grades 9-12)- Surrey

Learn what it takes to create rocket fuel and launch your own rocket!  In this...

Rocket Reactions (Grades 9-12)- Surrey

Learn what it takes to create rocket fuel and launch your own rocket!  In this workshop, students will create hydrogen and oxygen generators using chemical reactions, and try to determine which O:H ratio will allow their rocket to launch the furthest.

BC Curriculum Ties: Energy change is required as atoms rearrange in chemical processes.

Please sign up here.  Sign up deadline is Monday, February 17

Teacher

Mary-Anne VanderHorst

Session Dates and Times

Tuesday, February 25 | 9:00AM - 10:15 AM

Age Range

Grades 9 - 12

Location

Surrey, TLA Hawthorne

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Sustainable Chemistry (Grades 9-12) – Surrey

Our world is producing a lot of waste at an alarming rate.  Engineers and scientists...

Sustainable Chemistry (Grades 9-12) – Surrey

Our world is producing a lot of waste at an alarming rate.  Engineers and scientists are using green chemistry to invent sustainable solutions for our daily needs.  One focus is on reducing single-use plastic waste by turning to bio-materials. In this activity, we will be creating edible bio-plastic from algae products and looking at the chemistry behind the reaction.

BC Curriculum Ties: Green Chemistry (Grade 11), Applications of Organic Chemistry (Grade 11), Sustainability of systems (Grade 9)

Please sign up here.  Sign up deadline is Monday, February 17

Teacher

Mary-Anne VanderHorst

Session Dates and Times

Tuesday, February 25 | 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Age Range

Grades 9 - 12

Location

Surrey, TLA Hawthorne

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Going Green (K-2) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world...

Going Green (K-2) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world around us. We participate in a variety of activities in order to practice communication, thinking and social responsibility skills. (Core Competency focus: social responsibility)

Teacher

Aili Patterson

Session Dates and Times

12:30-3:00 pm on Apr. 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13 (Wednesdays)

Age Range

Kindergarten to Grade 2

Location

Dawson Creek

Tuition

$75

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Global Village (Gr. 1-6) Abbotsford

Students will explore world geography and culture through music, dance, and art. The daily regional...

Global Village (Gr. 1-6) Abbotsford

Students will explore world geography and culture through music, dance, and art. The daily regional themes will be expanded upon through stories, activities, instrument play, dance, crafts as well as humanities activities.

Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

9:00-11:00 am on Thursdays from March 5th - May 7th (10-week session)

Age Range

Grade 1 to Grade 6

Location

Abbotsford (St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 2010 Guilford Dr)

Tuition

$100

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Going Green (Gr. 3-7) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world...

Going Green (Gr. 3-7) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world around us. We participate in a variety of activities in order to practice communication, thinking and social responsibility skills. (Core Competency focus: social responsibility)

Teacher

Aili Patterson

Session Dates and Times

12:30-3:00 pm on Apr. 3, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15 (Fridays)

Age Range

Grade 3 to Grade 7

Location

Dawson Creek

Tuition

$75

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