Enrichment Class

What is the area enrichment program

The area enrichment program provided by the Waterloo region school board is a once a week program held at Northlake Woods Public School. The nomination of area enrichment starts from the second term of Grade 3, teachers at each school recommend a few students, then the program committee at the school board will review the recommendations and select a limited number of kids to form one enrichment class. Therefore, a lot qualified kids do not have the chance to attend this enrichment program.

Many parents wonder what the area enrichment class looks like. Based on the introduction listed at the website, ''the overall goal of the Area Enrichment Program is to provide a nurturing, accepting environment where the unique intellectual, creative, social and emotional needs of students who require enrichment programming are fulfilled''. It is known that creativity, critical thinking and presentations are the main focus of this program. DeRin Education believes that most kids should have the opportunity to explore this program. Therefore, we offer a mini enrichment program so that more kids can have some enrichment experience like those kids in the area enrichment program do.

Enrichment program at DeRin

This program is designed for Gr. 3-5 high achievers. Students will learn the Pecha Kucha presentation, creative problem solving following the six thinking hats, puppet shows (writing the script and presentation), debate, skits, poems and drama, famous person project.

Requirements for the students:

1. Must be an active learner and love challenges
2. No N and S in the report card (Learning Skills and Work Habits)
3. Mostly A in report card


Spring  Schedule

Wednesdays 6:50-8:35 from April  8 to  June 24  (12 lessons in total, for Gr 3-5 students)

Please fill the form in this link to register for the DeRin enrichment class. 

Our teacher

Deb is a children’s educator, author and storyteller. As an E.C.E. professional for over 30 years, she has extensive teaching experience with children of all ages and abilities. Deb is also trained in theater arts and understands the importance of igniting the creative spark in children. She is passionate about encouraging kids to explore their imagination through creative writing and telling their stories.

As the past owner of “Dramantics”,  a drama school for children, Deb inspired many young actors to perform skits they wrote themselves. Building self-esteem was always the goal and she took great pride in helping children learn to express themselves with confidence and clarity.

As a storyteller,  Deb is thrilled to share her children’s audio CD entitled “Deb’s Story Time  adventures” with kids and their parents. These original stories entertain as well as nurture a child’s imagination.

She is the founder of the “Enlighten Up” series of workshops and continues to be excited about sharing her ideas with academic and corporate audiences everywhere. As a professional speaker and humorist, Deb inspires people to laugh more and rediscover the joy of life!




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