Held at Sangster Elementary School, the Nature Kindergarten program in SD62 was one of the first of its kind in Canada when it was first piloted in September 2012. Its popularity and success have turned the program into a yearly option for parents.Students spend a half-day outside every morning rain or shine in natural settings (primarily on the property of Royal Roads University). Children then return to school for their lunch and remain in the classroom during the rest of the afternoon for indoor learning. Parents must attend one of the information sessions listed below prior to registering their child into the Nature Kindergarten:
- 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 14 at Sangster Elementary School
- 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 16 at Sangster Elementary School
On-Line registration for Nature Kindergarten opens on Monday, January 25 beginning at 8 a.m. Parents can register online or in-person at their neighbourhood school. If registering online, please select Nature Kindergarten as your preference. Parents who wish to register in person must do so at their catchment school and submit a request for Nature Kindergarten. As this program typically fills up quickly, parents are encouraged to register for Nature Kindergarten as close as possible to the opening of registration. Visit the Nature Kindergarten website to learn more about this exciting program!
French Immersion kindergarten is available at the following schools:
- École John Stubbs Memorial
- parent info night: 6:30 p.m. on January 11 at the school
- École Poirier Elementary
- parent info night: 6 p.m. on January 14 at the school
- École Millstream Elementary
- parent info night: 6:30 p.m. on January 19 at the school
New Students to the District
New students in Grades 1 – 12 (except Westshore Students) can register on-line or at your neighbourhood school. Registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received and families are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Please bring proof of age and residence in to the school you have registered with within 14 days of your childs registration.
Find your neighbourhood school online under the Catchment Area Maps – www.sd62.bc.ca
District Bus Transportation: Any students requiring school bus transportation to and from school next Fall must pre-register. Registration forms will be made available at schools, the School Board Office on Jacklin Road and on our website.