We will be accepting registrations for a new school year in order of the following criteria:
1. Returning full-time students
2. New siblings of returning full-time students
3. New full-time registrants
After the above criteria is met, if there is still available space, we will then accept registrations in the following order:
1. Returning part-time students
2. New part-time registrants
Early registration is advised to secure your space.
The links to the online registration forms can be found in the 'forms' section of our website or you can click here to register for the 2021-2022 school year:
**Please note that if a morning program is available in your school, and you wish to register your child for the morning program in addition to the after school program, you will need to complete a separate registration form, which is titled below with the listed forms, and also available under the forms tab.
Please ensure that you register using the link for the appropriate year. Applying using the link for the incorrect year will result in your registration possibly being overlooked or having to be submitted again for the correct year.
We offer discounts to families with more than one child registered!
Should you require any further information regarding registration or pricing, please contact Zena Puddicombe at LearnStarInfo@gmail.com
LearnStar cares deeply about the health of all students and staff, and we would like to advise that we will be following all guidelines set forth by NLESD for the host schools that we operate in. In additional to following all procedures and guidelines set forth, we also will be performing additional daily disinfecting of our spaces to ensure the cleanliness of all LearnStar spaces for staff and students. This year, each child will be provided with their own baggy of supplies, that only they will use at LearnStar, as there will be no communal supplies.
In addition to our staff being trained in First Aid, WHMIS and providing criminal and vulnerable sector checks, we have also implemented the mandatory certificate training, COVID-19 Work Safe - Best Practices V1.1a, provided by WorkplaceNL and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Please see the letter below, that was sent to all existing LearnStar families from the owner, in response to COVID-19 as well as the current COVID-screening form that students and LearnStar staff are to follow.
LearnStar is an educational after school program that runs Monday to Friday, from school dismissal to 6 pm. We are different from other after school programs. First, we are located right in the school so there is no travel involved for your child. Second, we do homework, one-on-one, in French and/or English so that children come home with their homework and reading done, checked and signed.
LearnStar was created and is run by, Caroline Whelan, a university professor of 25 years. All instructors are hand-picked and trained by Caroline to share her vision of stress-free learning and happy families. All have extensive experience working with children and have recent certificates of conduct, vulnerable sector checks, and are First Aid and WHMIS certified. We offer a 1:7 instructor-student ratio for homework.
We know how crucial it is to develop a genuine love (or even like) of learning as early as possible. Research shows that the right after school homework program promotes good study habits, strong work ethic, problem solving skills and strategic thinking. All of these traits lead to success in school and in life.
We understand the pressures and demands on today's families. If you are like most of us, your family schedule is bursting at the seams. It is simply not possible to be everywhere and do everything. Homework is important but it is a key stressor. Give it to us! Let an expert help your child with homework, tests and projects so that you can have quality and stress-free time with your child!
LearnStar exists to help students of all ages in a stress-free environment, to help them develop a solid work ethic, good study habits and strong time management skills that lead to greater academic achievement at all levels of study and greater success in life. By doing so, we will achieve our overarching goal of helping busy families de-stress so that their time together can be quality, happy and peaceful time.
And so the adventure begins.
Let it begin with LearnStar!
Kindergarten is a time when children acquire early educational skills, that help prepare them to be ready and eager to move on to grade one, and beyond. They are natural and motivated learners. Fostering and preserving this mindset is one of the most important goals of the kindergarten year.
That's where we come in!
LearnStar has a program designed especially for kindergarten students, providing individual LearnStar supplies kits!
Our kindergarten trainer is a retired teacher of 48 years, 40 of them at the kindergarten and grade one level! We hire and specially train select employees at every LearnStar site to engage entirely with our kindergarten students. We provide special programming including outside play, nature walks, reading, counting, critical thinking, self-expression, arts and crafts and Lego blocks. This programming is specially designed for kindergartners to maximize stress free learning. At LearnStar we know you do not entrust your child to the care of others lightly.
We promise to:
- Help your child foster, explore and preserve the love of learning and growing - academically, socially, emotionally physically and cognitively.
- Reinforce concepts that they learn in school, in a positive, fun and friendly environment with their own peers.
- Provide the highest quality of safety, security and service for which we are known.
We work hard every day to show you that your trust in us is well placed.
In a nutshell, students are dismissed from class and proceed directly to the LearnStar room within the school. Upon arrival at LearnStar, we have an after school snack time that we like to use for the kids to unwind and have some conversation about their day, in a relaxed setting. After snack time is finished, we proceed to our 1 hour homework period. During this time, all students receive one-on-one time to complete assigned homework. During that hour, when not working on assigned homework, students are expected to work independently on something educational. It can be something provided by you, that you want them to spend extra time on, it can be reading, creative writing, journal writing or coloring, pretty much anything that we deem educational. LearnStar also has its own curriculum in a number of subjects with provided worksheets and fun stories with follow-up questions, etc... that students can choose to work on. These are all arranged by grade level and subject from K-6. We have a table specific to Kindergarten students at homework time, and we have them working with a homework helper that is specially trained by a primary/kindergarten teacher with over 40 years of experience. After our homework/educational hour is complete, there are a variety of different organized fun activities for students. When weather permits, we will always have an outdoor day. If weather doesn't permit, organized activities will take place in the LearnStar room. This could consist of organized craft days, silly fashion shows, lego play, trivia game day, 'LearnStar Has Talent' and much more!
The fees for the 2021-2022 school year are not taxable, and are as follows:
Full-time students - $19.75 per day
Part-time students - $22.25 per day
10% discount for a second child
25% discount for a third or any additional siblings
Morning Program at St. Edward's School and Admiral's Academy - $6.00 per day ( 7:30 am - 9:00 am School start) Morning program is only offered at St. Edward's and Admiral's Academy.
*An official tax receipt of all fees is provided for tax purposes.
We are very excited to announce that we are now offering a m
We are very excited to announce that we are now offering a morning program at our St. Edward's School and Admiral's Academy locations.
**Please note that there is a separate registration form for the MORNING program.**
If you are interested in registering your child in the LearnStar after school program but you don't see your school in this list, please let us know.
Ask for LearnStar in your child's school today!
Contact LearnStar today!
It may be the best gift you will ever give your child and your family!
Stress-free learning. Happy families.
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Program Hours: School Dismissal - 6:00 pm
For 2021-2022 online AFTER SCHOOL registration, please click on the following link:
For 2021-2022 online registration for the MORNING program at St. Edward's School and Admiral's Academy, please click on the following link:
To change student enrollment status from full time to part time or to change part time schedule, please click on the following link:
To Discontinue Service, please click on the following link: