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.

Christmas stories and crafts (Gr. 1-7) SURREY

Please join TLA teacher Christina Shyong for a time of Christmas stories and crafts. Open...

Christmas stories and crafts (Gr. 1-7) SURREY

Please join TLA teacher Christina Shyong for a time of Christmas stories and crafts. Open to students in Grades 1-7.

Teacher

Christina Shyong

Session Dates and Times

10 am - 12 pm. Friday, Dec. 13th

Age Range

Grade 1 - Grade 7

Location

Surrey, TLA Hawthorne

Tuition

$10

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Ozobots (Gr. 2-8) Vancouver

Interested in robotics, programming, and computational thinking? Check out TLA’s new Ozobots, and learn how...

Ozobots (Gr. 2-8) Vancouver

Interested in robotics, programming, and computational thinking? Check out TLA’s new Ozobots, and learn how to program with them using colours! This two-hour class will be an introduction to Ozobots. We’ll be working with the small wheeled robots (about 3 cm high) and learning to program them with various colour codes on paper. No technology will be used besides robots. Future classes will be held on more advanced programming for Ozobots using apps and devices.

Teacher

Gabe Linder

Session Dates and Times

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Dec. 16

Age Range

Grade 2 to Grade 8

Location

Vancouver, 4851 Beatrice Street - Holy Family Parish classrooms

Tuition

$12

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Christmas Activities (All ages) Prince George

Christmas Activities (All ages) Prince George

Teacher

Amy Wilkinson

Session Dates and Times

Wednesday, Dec. 18th

Age Range

All ages

Location

Lasalle Family Resource Centre, Classroom 11-1

Tuition

$10

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Exploring Our Community and Country (K-2) Dawson Creek

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

Exploring Our Community and Country (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: positive personal & cultural identity)

Teacher

Aili Patterson

Session Dates and Times

12:30-3:00 pm on Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12 (Wednesdays)

Age Range

Kindergarten to Grade 2

Location

Dawson Creek

Tuition

$75

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Meet the Masters Art (Gr. 4+) Prince George

Meet the Masters Art (Gr. 4+) Prince George

Teacher

Amy Wilkinson

Session Dates and Times

Wednesdays Jan 15. Jan 22. Jan 29 from 11:00-2 :00 pm

Age Range

Grade 4 and up

Location

Lasalle Family Resource Center

Tuition

$30

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Story to Script (Gr. 7-12) Abbotsford

Students will convert one story from a storybook to a script suitable for a stage...

Story to Script (Gr. 7-12) Abbotsford

Students will convert one story from a storybook to a script suitable for a stage play, create their own original script, and have the opportunity to do a dramatic reading of all the scripts on the last day.

Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

Thursdays 1:30-3:00 - Jan 9, Jan 16 (no class Jan 23rd), Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13

Age Range

Grade 7 to Grade 12

Location

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

Tuition

$50

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Biomes (Gr. 1-6) Abbotsford

Students will explore world climates and terrains. The daily themes will be expanded through stories,...

Biomes (Gr. 1-6) Abbotsford

Students will explore world climates and terrains. The daily themes will be expanded through stories, activities, instrument play, dance, crafts, as well as science and humanities activities.

Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

9:00-11:00 am on Thursdays from Dec 5th - Feb 13th *No class Jan. 23rd*

Age Range

Gr. 1 - 6

Location

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

Tuition

$80

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Exploring Our Community and Country (Gr. 3-7) Dawson Creek

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

Exploring Our Community and Country (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: positive personal & cultural identity)

Teacher

Aili Patterson

Session Dates and Times

12:30-3:00 pm on Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11 (Tuesdays)

Age Range

Grade 3 to Grade 7

Location

Dawson Creek

Tuition

$75

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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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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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God’s Story: Discover Your Part in God’s Supernatural Plan Youth Series by Doug Overmyer (Gr. 7-12) Online

Come join TLA teacher Darren Stoltz online to explore questions from the Bible. Darren comes...

God’s Story: Discover Your Part in God’s Supernatural Plan Youth Series by Doug Overmyer (Gr. 7-12) Online

Come join TLA teacher Darren Stoltz online to explore questions from the Bible. Darren comes from a Protestant, Evangelical background.

The study will look at: Why is there so much suffering? When viewed through the supernatural worldview of the Biblical writers, the Bible presents a coherent solution to this question, while inviting us to participate in God’s solution to ultimately set the world right again. This 7-part series is designed as a youth group curriculum primarily for high school students and older. It is appropriate for youth groups, homeschool groups, and environments where there’s a desire to understand your part in God’s supernatural plan. The series attempts to equip all Christian students with a mindset that makes sense of the world they live in, to make sense of hard questions in the Bible (such as why God would ask the Israelites to wipe out entire people groups), and to see the Bible as one unified cosmic story – move and counter-move between Yahweh and the Accuser, with humanity as the prize. Historical and mythological connections will be made that will meet BC learning competencies.

Geared towards grade 9-12, but interested gr7s and 8s are welcome. Parents and adults are most welcome and even requested. Lively discussions and active scripture reading will be frequent!

Study materials can be found at https://seerssee.com/gods-story-discover-your-part-in-gods-supernatural-plan/. A podcast with Doug Overmeyer explaining this course can be listened to here: https://www.vftb.net/?p=7984. Much of the theological groundwork can be located in Dr. Michael Heiser’s book The Unseen Realm.

Teacher

Darren Stoltz

Session Dates and Times

Thursdays at 2:00 pm, 12 week session: Jan. 9 - April 9, 2020 (no classes during Spring Break)

Age Range

Grade 7 to Grade 12

Location

Online

Tuition

$60/family

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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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