The Shawnigan Lake School English Plus Program reflects the premier quality of Shawnigan Lake School by pursuing personal excellence through the challenges of a well-rounded education. Designed for students aged 11 to 16, this summer program caters to students who are motivated to advance their English skills, as well as those who intend to attend secondary school or university in English speaking countries. The aim of this program is to develop and enhance skills, and therefore improve performance in English speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students are also given opportunities to work with instructors who are experts in their respective fields. This immersive, residential 2-week program runs from July 15-29, 2018.
Schedule highlights: During the day, students will study Core English, English + science, English + leadership, English + BC curriculum, and English + arts. After classes, students will immerse themselves in English + sports, and English + fine arts. Classes and extracurricular activities are led by notable experts in their respective fields.
Kimberly Edgson has been working in teaching and education since she was 15 years old. After earning a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from the University of Victoria, Kimberly began to share her passion for curriculum and methodology in many different educational avenues. Teaching classes, writing curriculum, and training with masters in the field, she has a wide variety of experience and a depth of knowledge. Now, with an advanced TESL Canada diploma, Kimberly is thrilled to be leading the language support for international students at Shawnigan Lake School. She also tends to her three incredible sons and to her obsessions with reading and writing.
Julia Pollock grew up in Nuremberg, Germany, and spent five years working at a German television station following high school. She met husband, former pro-hockey player and current Midget Varsity Head Coach Jame Pollock, when she interviewed him following a hockey game. After a move to Mannheim and then to Munich to complete her university education in linguistics, education and phonetics, the couple then relocated to Vancouver Island with their two young children in late 2014. Julia began working at Shawnigan in 2015 and found a home in Admissions where she enjoys the positive experience of helping great young people find their place at Shawnigan. When she’s not busy in the office or on the road connecting with prospective families, Julia enjoys spending time with her family at their cabin on the lake.
Why Shawnigan English Plus?
We asked this year's cohort to make a video and answer "Why Shawnigan English Plus"?
Improve your English really quickly
Coolest equipment and coolest teachers ever
World Class Instructors
Mr. Jack Connolly
Jack Connolly grew up playing coffee houses, concert halls, and folk festivals on the west coast of British Columbia. His unique voice, genuine warmth and passion for songs and song writing has earned him fans across the west, from church basements to big city music clubs to small town fairs. Jack’s reputation as a gifted songwriter and dynamic performer has won him invitations to play venues across the country with some of Canada’s best known performers, including David Foster, Tom Cochrane, Colin James, Spirit of the West, 54-40, Johnny Cash’s Tennessee Three, Wide Mouth Mason, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and James Keelaghan.
Steve Smith’s name is well-known throughout the music industry. His 39 years of experience include positions in Los Angeles at the renowned Record Plant Recording Studios, Rusk Sound Studios and his own Take One Recording Studio. His accomplishments have garnered him many gold and platinum albums, including two Grammy award-winning productions for Christian artists D.C. Talk and Steven Curtis Chapman. He also played a crucial role in the recordings of Garth Brooks’ “Double Live” and Van Halen’s “Live in Sydney, Australia,” for MTV, as well as live recordings of KISS, Pearl Jam and P. Diddy. Steve also broadened his talents to include the film industry and has recorded and engineered full length, original film scores such as IMAX’s “Everest,” “Mysteries of Egypt,” “Wildfire,” “Africa’s Elephant Kingdom,” “Dolphins” and “Wild California”. Steve not only teaches Shawnigan students, but also students at Northwest University in the US.
Shawnigan Lake School is a co-educational boarding school on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The school is home to nationally-ranked academics, arts and athletics, with 100 per cent of graduates accepted to university.