Extra Curricular Programs

Each year we facilitate lunchtime and after school activities. Please encourage your child to join.

Lunch-Time Activities

The St. Dorothy School Choir is available to all interested students. We encourage all students to have fun singing, to learn about music. Choir practice is held twice a week during lunchtime.

Every Mondays and Tuesday selected students from grade 1-4 come to the lab for a computer tutorial using a program called Rosetta Stone. Rosetta Stone focuses on image association and speech recognition and is used to help students get ahead in French language learning.

Every Friday selected students from grade 3-6 come to the lab for a computer tutorial using a program called Reflex Math.

Chess has long been regarded as a game that can have beneficial effects on learning on development, especially when it is played from a young age. Students may learn how to play chess and compete with eachother by joining our Chess Club.

After-School Activities

This program, the teaching of the language of origin, is a special project totally financed by the government. The purpose of the program is to allow each child to broaden and better appreciate his/her language and culture of origin. In our case, due to the overwhelming number of pupils who are of Italian origin, the language taught is Italian. The courses are offered from Mon-Thursday.

The purpose of the Homework Assistance Program in elementary school is to provide help with homework and assignments to all students who need it and to increase these students' motivation with regard to school and their ability to take responsibility for their academic progress. This program is offered to students from Monday to Thursdays.

Dramatic arts allow students to develop their imagination and their self-esteem, to exercise their memory and to deepen their appreciation of literature. Drama is offered after-school for students from levels 3 to 6. TBA.

On Mondays' and Wednesdays' students with a penchant for math are challenged with advanced math problems from 2:30 -4:00.

Robotics encourages students with different skill sets to form cooperative teams to build and operate a robot. The challenge is to have teams of two to four students designing, fabricating, and operating robots capable of completing the challenge in competition with other student-fabricated robots. This program is offered every Tuesday.

Students from grades 3-6 practice their reading skills.

Participation Requirements

  • Parents of students who take the school bus must arrange alternative transportation for their child.
  • Students who participate in the after-school tutoring program must remain in the program as it takes precedence.
  • Parents of students who walk home must provide a letter of permission to the school.