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July 4th – July 28th, 2022 (Monday – Thursday – face to face, Fridays – online)

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

HIF1OI: Exploring Family Studies is a summer school credit course for grade 8 students currently attending a WCDSB elementary school who will be entering grade 9 at Waterloo Catholic Secondary Schools in September 2022.

Learn how individuals relate to others, how to manage resources, and how to become responsible members of society. Explore adolescent development and develop interpersonal, decision-making, and practical skills related to daily life. Learn about the diverse ways in which families function in Canada and use research skills to explore topics related to individual and family needs and resources.


Monsignor Doyle & St. Benedict Family of Schools:
Jennifer Ertel –

Resurrection, St. David & St. Mary’s Family of Schools:
Darryn Stere –




WCDSB students who will begin grade 9 at a WCDSB secondary school in September 2022 can participate.


  • Class starts: July 4, 2022
  • Final Exam: July 28, 2022
  • Monday – Thursday – face to face, Friday – online


  • 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


  • Cambridge – Monsignor Doyle CSS, St. Benedict CSS
  • Kitchener/Waterloo – Resurrection CSS

Full participation is expected to earn a credit.

Registration Opens April 1, 2022.

Registration closes on June 15th, 2022. (or when max enrolment reached)

There is no cost for the course.

International and VISA Students

Please contact Jody Fritz at the WCDSB office ext 2373 to arrange for fees for summer school course prior to the start of classes.  You must bring your receipt and ID to St. Louis in the last week of June in order to complete your summer school registration.

Student Responsibilities         

  1. Vacation should be scheduled outside of summer school.  Assessments and exams will not be rescheduled for vacation. A medical note, at a cost to the student, will be required for a missed exam.
  2. Student code of expectations will be outlined on the first day of class to students.

*Please note there are no Special Education teachers or Educational Assistants available to assist with program modifications / accommodations.  Every effort will be made by the classroom teacher to support and enhance the learning of each student.  Students with an Individual Education Plan are welcome to attend with the above understanding.