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 evening events
  • New Parent Buddy Welcome
  • Grade 8 leadership trip – 4 nights to Camp Tanamakoon
  • Picture Days
  • Sports tournaments
    • Soccer tournaments for U12 and U14

October

  • FHPA Apple Pie Day (Parent’s Association)
  • Clubs (in-school hours)
  • Thanksgiving weekend (Friday to Monday)
  • Community Hospital Week (Joseph Brant Hospital & Oakville Trafalgar Hospital Fundraising week)
  • Halloween Extended Assembly – Performances by all grades
  • Sports tournaments
    • U10 Soccer
    • Cross Country U10, U12, 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 evenings
  • Sports Tournaments
    • Ultimate Frisbee U12, U14

December

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

January

  • Grade 5-8 and 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, U12, U14
    • Floor Hockey U10

February

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

March

  • Burlington School Musical – Burlington Performing Arts Centre
  • March Break Holiday
  • Sports tournaments
    • Floor Hockey U10, U12, U14

April

  • Chess Tournament Grade 3-8
  • 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 interview evenings
  • Grandparents’ Day
  • Art Exhibition / Spring Instrumental Music Concert
  • Sports tournaments
    • Floor Hockey U12, U14

May

  • FHPA social night – Parents Association event
  • Grade 5 overnight trip
  • Grade 6 overnight trip – 2 nights
  • Grade 7 trip – 3 nights
  • Grade 8 trip – 3 nights
  • Science Fair (Burlington Campus)
  • Victoria Day weekend (Friday to Monday)
  • Sports tournaments
    • Track and Field U10, U12, U14
    • T-Ball U10
    • Softball U12, U14

June

  • Grade 5-8 and Grade 9 Exams
  • Grade 8 Graduation Dinner
  • Sports Day – House Competitions
  • Outing Day
  • Closing Ceremonies Grade 1-8 (Burlington Performing Arts Centre / Oakville The Meeting House)

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