Programs

Adventure Class Information Night and upcoming events

An Information Night for the Adventure Class at Queen Victoria School is scheduled for Thursday, February 24, 2011 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend to learn about this innovative approach to delivering the Ontario curriculum.

Information Night flyer (PDF link)

The Adventure Class involves older students helping younger students, parents sharing their skills, hands-on activities, community outings and an accent on real-life learning and discovery. Learning outside the classroom includes the following:

  • Junior class trip to Ottawa, including a sleep over in a hostel
  • Trip to Medieval Times in Toronto
  • Visit to the National Air Force Museum of Canada
  • Monthly visits to the Belleville Public Library and Art Gallery
  • Hands-on local artist led workshops, for example, sessions with Marg Macintyre and Gene Ouimette
  • Participation in the “Stream of Dreams” project with Quinte Conservation Authority
  • Loaf and Ladle homemade soup and bread lunches
  • Visits to an organic farm, corn maze and the Stirling Agricultural Museum
  • Performances by local musicians and story teller led workshops, for example Ian Tamblyn and Rick Fines
  • Visits to local farms, markets and museums
  • Moira River clean-up with Quinte Conservation Authority
  • Local arts and theatre events at the Empire Theatre, Stirling Theatre and Centennial Secondary School
  • Weekly physical educational instructional program outside of the classroom, for example 12 weeks of skating, 12 weeks of swimming, Frink Centre outings
  • Christmas caroling by students, parents and family members
  • Overnight family camping trip in June
  • A number of monthly parent meetings, some with family pot-luck dinners

Family Day at the H.R. Frink Outdoor Education Centre
Join the Adventure Class at the H.R. Frink Outdoor Education Centre on Family Day, Monday, February 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. .The event is completely FREE and promises fun and a day outdoors well spent with your family!

Family Day flyer (PDF link)

Activities include:

  • Snowshoeing
  • Low-ropes obstacle course
  • Shelter building
  • Indoor drumming
  • Survival games
  • Campfire, with bannock and pine needle tea
  • Nature-based crafts
  • Guided nature walks

 

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

 

 

Last updated: February 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm