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Pear Tree Education

Enrichment Courses at Your School


If you are interested in having Pear Tree provide enrichment classes at your school, please get in touch with us.


From w/c 28th March 2017, we will be starting a new class at Norma Rose Point

  • STEM CHALLENGES (K-3): Tuesdays 3 – 4.30pm; Room D110
    • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Each STEM challenge class will introduce a principle, and in small groups or teams, students will participate in a challenge that works on applying the principle. Some examples of the challenges include making Lego Ziplines, light circuits, and mini waterslides! Students will be taught to safely work with materials such as glue guns, pulleys and levers, pliers, hammers, LED lights, and batteries. At the end of each class, students will present their ideas to their peers. This is a great hands-on class that involves exploration, critical thinking, public speaking and inventing!
    • Price for 14 weeks = $350 + GST (Mar 28th – Jun 27th 2017) – BOOK ONLINE USING AMILIA.COM
    • Drop-ins are possible, but you will need to purchase a Multi-Pass (for 4 classes) from

Please note: 6 students minimum required. Pear Tree reserves the right to cancel the course or change course dates.

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  • General Gordon Elementary (Mon-Thu pick up from General Gordon @ 3.05-5.30pm)
    • Pear Tree is offering General Gordon families a special pick up service. One of our teachers will meet your children at the school at 3.05pm and will walk them to Pear Tree. We will provide a snack and choice time until 4pm. From 4-5pm, your child will then participate in our after-school enrichment program. This amazing package is offered Mondays-Thursdays.
    • Starts w/c 28th March
    • Price per day = $30 + GST
    • Price for 4-day week = $100 + GST (you save $20!)
    • Minimum commitment = 1 x calendar month (e.g. all scheduled weeks April)

Ages 5-10: Coding with Kids III

Ages 5-10: Kids Can Cook II

Ages 5-10: Photography 101

Ages 5-10: STEM Challenges

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Course Descriptions


Coding with Kids (Ages 5-10) 4-5pm

Continuing by popular demand, the weekly Hour of Code at Pear Tree incorporates critical thinking, problem solving, math and creativity.

Students will work with a variety of coding apps and programs, including Little Codr, LightBot, Osmo, Scratch, Tynker and Pear-y, our Dash robot.

Each class will be guided but students will apply problem solving skills and work either in small groups or teams to work through challenges. Students are not required to bring a device.

It is not a requirement for students to have participated in our previous coding enrichment courses.

Students participating in this course will not be required to bring in their own device, but will use Pear Tree’s iPads and laptops.


Kids Can Cook 2 (Ages 5-10) 4-5pm

This course is an extension of the Kids Can Cook course from term 1.

While there will be a review of many cooking and baking techniques, students will work in small groups and expand their repertoire of culinary skills.

The course includes hot and cold items, as well as a variety sweet and savoury. Students should bring an apron for each class.


Photography 101 (Ages 5-10) 4-5pm

Spring is a perfect time to go outdoors in Kitsilano and practice basic photography techniques!

We will work on the Rule of Thirds, discover how to take great portraits, take shots from various perspectives, and capture still life.

Our photography will include nature, objects, ourselves, and our classmates.

Students will also learn how to edit photos, create collages, and blend photos. Students can bring their own camera and cable, or borrow a device from Pear Tree.


STEM Challenges (Ages 5-10) 4-5pm

In this course, your child will engage in a variety of different drama games and activities.

It’s a great opportunity for them to practice public speaking!

The students will also explore iMovie and develop their own short movies after developing storyboards and scripts.

This course is suitable for ESL students and native speakers.

Students participating in this course will not be required to bring in their own device, but will use Pear Tree’s iPads.

Goals for Learning

  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • creativity / innovation
  • connect math/science to social studies and real life
  • deep understanding
  • gathering information
  • computer / Internet abilities
  • presentation skills
  • teamwork
  • leadership skills
  • negotiation
  • chronological order
  • responses to problems
  • graphs, timelines, maps
Grades 6-9

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