The Year At A Glance

A typical year at Fern Hill is action packed. In addition to the busy schedule that accompanies daily classes, homework, school trips, and in-school competitions, there are many extra-curricular activities that fill our year. Below is an overview of what lays ahead in a  typical year.

September

  • Back to School Barbecue for all families
  • Grade 8 leadership trip – 4 nights to Camp Tanamakoon
  • Picture Day
  • Sports tournaments
    • Soccer tournaments for U12 and U14

October

  • FHPA Apple Pie Day (Parent’s Assoc)
  • Clubs
  • Thanksgiving weekend (Friday to Monday)
  • Community Hospital Week (Jo Brant Hospital & Oakville Trafalgar Hospital Fundraising week)
  • Halloween Extended Assembly – Performances by all grades
  • Sports tournaments
    • U10 Soccer
    • Cross Country U10-U14

November

  • Remembrance Day Extended Assembly presented by Grade 8 classes (Formal uniform)
  • Half Term Weekend (Friday to Monday)
  • Diwali Extended Assembly – Cultural Performances
  • Parent Teacher Interviews
  • Sports Tournaments
    • Ultimate Frisbee U12, U14

December

  • Hanukkah Assembly
  • Exams – Grades 5-8
  • Christmas Gift Shop (Parent’s Assoc)
  • Primary Christmas Concert – PS-SK Last day of school for Primary division
  • Senior Christmas Concert – Grade 1-8 (Burlington Performing Arts Centre / Meeting House)
  • Sports tournaments
    • U14 Volleyball

January

  • Grade 9 Exams
  • Ski Trip to Beaver Valley – Grade 3-5
  • Ski Trip to Alpine Ski Club – Grade 6-8
  • Sports tournaments
    • Swim Meet U10, U14
    • Floor Hockey U10

February

  • Valentine’s Day Skate Grades 4-8
  • Chinese New Years Extended Assembly – Cultural Performances
  • Family Day Weekend – Friday to Monday
  • School Musical – Oakville Performing Arts Centre
  • Sports tournaments
    • Basketball U12, U14

March

  • School Musical – Burlington Performing Arts Centre
  • March Break Holiday
  • Sports tournaments
    • Floor Hockey U12, U14

April

  • Chess Tournament
  • Battle of the Books Grade 3-5 and 6-8
  • Grade 6 B.R.A.V.O course
  • Mathematica Centrum Math Contests – Grade 3-8
  • Parent Teacher interviews
  • Grade 5 overnight trip
  • Grade 6 overnight trip – 2 nights
  • Grandparents’ Day
  • Art Exhibition / Spring Instrumental Concert
  • Sports tournaments
    • Floor Hockey U12, U14

May

  • FHPA social night – Parents association event
  • Grade 7 trip – 3 nights
  • Grade 8 trip – 3 nights
  • Science Fair in Burlington
  • Victoria Day weekend (Friday to Monday)
  • Sports tournaments
    • Track and Field U10, U12, U14
    • T-Ball U10
    • Softball U12, U14

June

  • Exams – Grade 5-9
  • Grade 8 Graduation Dinner
  • Sports Day
  • Outing Day
  • Closing Ceremonies

Students will also be involved in additional activities that are specific to their class but that vary from year to year so they are not listed here.