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Hamber Program: Grade 8

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ART

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY (GR 8-9)

Students in the course will learn the basics of digital photography. No previous experience is necessary. Students will learn composition and design, photo editing, and how to create a photo blog. The emphasis in class will be on going out and completing different shooting challenges, Students in this course can use any digital camera (compact or DSLR) and computers with photo editing software will be provided. Students without cameras are also welcome, as cameras will be available during class time.

HA35095HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
08:00 AM to
10:00 AM
No Fee
HA45065HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
10:15 AM to
12:15 PM
No Fee
HA55095HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
13:00 PM to
15:00 PM
No Fee

CLAY WORKS (GR 8-9)

The ultimate ceramic class where you will learn various clay techniques, colour clay inlays for ceramic plate, slab building bowls with molds, ornate boxes, clay sculptural forms transformed into musical instruments. Students will learn colour design in order to apply various colour glazes and slips to their creations. All pieces will be fired and ready to take home.

HA45035HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
10:15 AM to
12:15 PM
No Fee
Currently FULL

MULTIMEDIA ARTS (GR 8-9)

This course will explore various art projects using computer programs as a basis for discovery. The course will have three main areas of focus: photo editing through GIMP 2.8, video production (Movie Maker) and personal presentations (PowerPoint and Prezi).

HA55115HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
13:00 PM to
15:00 PM
No Fee

MIXED MEDIA DRAWING AND PAINTING (GR 8-9)

This course will include drawing still life objects, creating abstract compositions and using ideas from our imagination. Bring some images that you would like to use in your art and draw from. A variety of paints, inks, pastels and paper will be used to create large and small art works.

HA35115HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
08:00 AM to
10:00 AM
No Fee

DRAMA

OUT ON THE EDGE ACTING (GR 8-9)

Out on the Edge Acting is a drama course that will develop performance skills through activities such as play building, character study, script work, improvisation, and drama games. Learners will work collaboratively in games, play building, rehearsals and performances to develop acting skills. Upon completion of this course, learners are expected to have advanced communication skills, superior public speaking abilities, creative problem solving techniques, and improved self-esteem. This course fosters and appreciation of theatre and the arts.

HA45125HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
10:15 AM to
12:15 PM
No Fee

HIP HOP DANCE PERFORMANCE AND CHOREOGRAPHY (GR 8-9)

Students will learn hip-hop moves and grooves through a series of games and fun class choreography. After learning a choreographed dance as a class, students will get the opportunity to break out into groups to plan and practice a piece of their own to choreograph and perform.

HA35045HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
08:00 AM to
10:00 AM
No Fee

HOME ARTS

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FASHION DESIGN- INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED (GR 8-9)

Do you have a creative flair for fashion design? Then come and learn the foundation skills of designing, drafting and constructing a skirt that you have designed. This course is aimed at students who have an interest in pursuing a career in fashion (A supplemental material fee may be required for this course).

HA55035HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
13:00 PM to
15:00 PM
No Fee

BAKING BASICS (GR 6-9)

Do you love the fresh aroma of baking? Learn to make your own delicious cookies, cupcakes, scones muffins and more. Various techniques and tricks of the trade will be taught. Bring your apron.

HA60015HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
08:00 AM to
10:00 AM
$330.00

SCHOOL IN STYLE (GR 8-9)

In just four weeks you will learn to create back to school fundamental fashion fixtures - an infinity dress and pj top and bottoms. Start the school year in style. Some sewing experience required. (A supplemental material fee may be required for this course).

HA45135HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
10:15 AM to
12:15 PM
No Fee

INTRO TO ASIAN CUISINE (GR 6-9)

Lear to savor and prepare a variety of Asian dishes from stir-fries, maki sushi, pho and many more. This is a great way to become acquainted with different Asian flavours, cooking techniques and culture. Bring your apron.

HA70025HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
10:15 AM to
12:15 PM
$330.00
HA80025HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
13:00 PM to
15:00 PM
$330.00

SEWING WITH KNITS (GR 8-9)

Learn how to make your own Classic T-shirt and develop skills to create variations on the original T-shirt. Students need to know how to use a basic sewing machine. The ability to use a serger is recommended, but not essential (A supplemental material fee may be required for this course).

HA45075HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
10:15 AM to
12:15 PM
No Fee

BECOME A FOODIE (GR 6-9)

This class offers exciting meal planning ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. It will cover the basics of nutrition, kitchen safety and food preparation techniques with an international twist. Students will learn to make crepes, pasta, California rolls, and much more. Please bring an apron to the first class. This course is great for students who enjoy learning about food and want more experience in a kitchen setting.

HA80015HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: July 19 2016
13:00 PM to
15:00 PM
$170.00
HA85015HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 20 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
13:00 PM to
15:00 PM
$170.00

LANGUAGES

FRENCH FAST TRACK (GR 8-9)

French Second Language? Salut mes amis! Get familiar with many useful strategies to develop your French (speaking, writing, reading, and listening) skills while enjoying numerous visual, auditory and online sources. Make some new friends, learn in a unique setting, and leave ready for an excellent school year ahead! Promis!

HA45015HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
10:15 AM to
12:15 PM
No Fee

MATHEMATICS

MATHEMATICAL MINDS (GR 8-9)

Students will learn how to think "outside the box" when attempting to solve resistant puzzles and tricky questions. They will enhance their problem-solving skills and discover who they are as thinkers while tracking their own progress when solving inquiry based problems. They will also have an opportunity to create their own puzzles and experience first-hand the joy and power of an "AHA" moment.

HA45085HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
10:15 AM to
12:15 PM
No Fee
Currently FULL
HA55085HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
13:00 PM to
15:00 PM
No Fee
Currently FULL

MUSIC

GUITAR - LEVEL 1 (GR 6-9)

Beginner guitar is for students wishing to learn the basics of guitar, including hand positions, chords, strum patterns and how to play simple pop songs. Intermediate guitar is for students with some guitar experience (1-2 years) who are looking to build their skills in the area of learning chords, finger picking, strum patterns and playing pop songs.

HA60025HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: July 19 2016
08:00 AM to
10:00 AM
$170.00
HA65025HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 20 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
08:00 AM to
10:00 AM
$170.00

SONGWRITING 101 (GR 8-9)

Students will learn that many songs can be written using just four chords. They will learn these on whatever instrument is available (ukulele and piano are the easiest). They will learn how to put poetry to music, will create songs as a class, and write songs individually and in pairs.

HA45005HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
10:15 AM to
12:15 PM
No Fee

ADVANCED STRINGS ORCHESTRA (GR 8-9)

The Advanced Strings Orchestra Level 3 (combined with Elementary Strings Level 3) is a course open to students aged 13 to 14 with four or more years of experience on the following instruments: violin, viola, cello and double bass. This is the perfect course for students who have taken private lessons or for students that have completed the VSB Elementary Strings Program. The focus is tolearn challenging repertoire in a variety of musical styles through ensemble playing in a positive and fun learning environment. There will be a performance at the end of the course to showcase the repertoire learned over the duration ofthe course. Students are required to bring their own instruments. Folder, music and pencil are provided.

HA55805HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
13:00 PM to
15:00 PM
No Fee

GUITAR - LEVEL 2 (GR 6-9)

This level is for students with 1 year of experience. You will be taught intermediate guitar skills. This will include understanding chords, strum patterns and finger picking. Also you will learn how to play popular songs. Guitars will be provided if needed.

HA70065HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: July 19 2016
10:15 AM to
12:15 PM
$170.00
HA75065HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 20 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
10:15 AM to
12:15 PM
$170.00

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

GET FIT (GR 8-9)

Get fit, flexible and strong by doing weights, yoga and cardio workouts. Each class includes health and nutrition tips and instruction in fitness program design. This course is intended for all levels, beginner to advance. You will have fun and get fit in a positive, supportive environment.

HA55505HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
13:00 PM to
15:00 PM
No Fee

PE 8/9 FOCUSING ON VOLLEYBALL (GR 8-9)

Have a great team experience and get fit while working on your basic volleyball skills: serving, bumping, volleying and hitting through fun drills and games. Enjoy learning volleyball for the first time or improving your game.

HA35065HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
08:00 AM to
10:00 AM
No Fee

PE 8/9 FOCUSING ON VOLLEYBALL-INTERMEDIATE/COMPETITIVE (GR 8-9)

Have a great team experience and get fit while working on your volleyball skills and drills. Learn the tactics and strategies of the game so that you can become a competitive player for your school team or club.

HA45235HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
10:15 AM to
12:15 PM
No Fee
Currently FULL
HA55075HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
13:00 PM to
15:00 PM
No Fee
Currently FULL

PE 8/9 FOCUSING ON BASKETBALL-GIRLS(GR 8-9)

Students will be given the opportunity to develop both individual and team skills in a nurturing, fun environment. Ample time will be given for competitive play. Students will also learn exercises that will improve their overall fitness.

HA45225HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
10:15 AM to
12:15 PM
No Fee

PE 8/9 FOCUSING ON BASKETBALL-BOYS(GR 8-9)

Students will be given the opportunity to develop both individual and team skills in a nurturing, fun environment. Ample time will be given for competitive play. Students will also learn exercises that will improve their overall fitness.

HA35005HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
08:00 AM to
10:00 AM
No Fee
Currently FULL

BADMINTON SKILLS CAMP (GR 6-9)

This course is designed to teach the fundamental movement and technical skills of badminton. During the session, several skills will be covered, including but not limited to: Grip backhand, service, underhand clear, overhead clear, net shot and the smash. Basic court movement and game play will also be explored.

HA60035HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: July 19 2016
08:00 AM to
10:00 AM
$170.00
HA65035HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 20 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
08:00 AM to
10:00 AM
$170.00

READING / WRITING

TALK ABOUT LITERATURE (GR 8-9)

Have you read anything good lately? In this class, you will have the opportunity to read and explore modern works of teen fiction, through which you will learn how to both discuss and write about the ideas presented in the works. This is an excellent prep course for senior English classes.

HA55025HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
13:00 PM to
15:00 PM
No Fee

WRITING FOR THE STAGE (GR 8-9)

Students will go through the creative writing process of adapting a story into a script to be performed in a theatrical play. After students practice writing an adapted script, they will break into groups to co-write an original short one act play to preform for the class.

HA45045HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
10:15 AM to
12:15 PM
No Fee

WRITER'S WORKSHOP (GR 8-9)

This course involves daily practice for students to improve their writing skills. Classes will combine creative writing topics and exercises. We will review sentence structure and progress to writing expressive, well-crafted paragraphs. Classes will focus on using the "Six Traits of Writing" as a means to develop clarity and better writing skills.

HA35195HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
08:00 AM to
10:00 AM
No Fee
HA45195HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
10:15 AM to
12:15 PM
No Fee
Currently FULL

SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY

INTRODUCTION TO DRAFTING & DESIGN (GR 8-9)

Students will learn the basics of drafting and design using Google Sketchup. Projects include: developing a floor plan for a summer cabin, designing their cabins, and designing their own logos for their company.

HA55205HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: Aug 03 2016
13:00 PM to
15:00 PM
No Fee
Currently FULL

INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS (GR 8-9)

This is an entry-level course for any students who always wanted to try robotics and their schools don't have a program. You don't need to know anything about robotics, just be willing to have fun. You will learn to program and build robots. We will use the VEX-EDR platform (A $50 Damage Deposit will be collected at the beginning of the class).

HA60905HAMBER SEC SCHMon To FriStart: July 06 2016
End: July 19 2016
08:00 AM to
12:00 AM
$330.00
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