Junior School Outdoor Education
Our outdoor education program gives students time in nature to develop new skills and have experiences that tie back to classroom learning.
Outdoor education is a priority of the Junior School experience. We have an outdoor ed specialist who works with teachers to connect classroom learning with the natural world.
Students have at least one half-day of designated outdoor ed time each week. Students and teachers take advantage of our school's proximity to beaches and parks. Our program provides time for students to develop outdoor skills, appreciate nature, and learn about Indigenous culture and history.
Students are always excited to get outside and explore during outdoor education time. The goals of our program are to help students step out of their comfort zones, work together and to reinforce classroom learning.
For example, students visit Chikawich to observe eagles and deer while learning about animal life cycles. And students learning geography navigate Anderson Hill Park using compasses, then use GPS to create maps.
"Outdoor education at the Junior School has proven to be an excellent way to develop group dynamics, reinforce classroom learning and foster connections with nature. We are extremely fortunate to be located walking distance to the beach and to beautiful local parks for our students to enjoy." — Jamie Pope, Outdoor Education Specialist