Kindergarten and new student registration will be taking place between
January 29th – February 2nd.
Nature Kindergarten – 2018-2019
Held at Sangster and Saseenos Elementary Schools, 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. Children then return to school for their lunch and remain in the school during the rest of the afternoon for indoor learning.
Parents must attend one of the information sessions listed prior to registering their child into Nature Kindergarten:
Saseenos Parent Information Sessions:
- Thursday, January 18th, 6:30 P.M. at Saseenos Elementary School
- Saturday, January 20th, 10:00 A.M. at Saseenos Elementary School
Parents must attend one of these two information sessions in order to register their child for the Nature Kindergarten program at Saseenos.
Sangster Parent Information Sessions:
- Thursday, January 25th, 6:30 P.M. at Sangster Elementary School
- Saturday, January 27th, 10:00 A.M. at Sangster Elementary School
Parents must attend one of these two information sessions in order to register their child for the Nature Kindergarten program at Sangster.
Registration for Nature Kindergarten opens on Monday, January 29th 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 within the first day of registration, parents are encouraged to register for Nature Kindergarten as close as possible to the opening time of registration.
Kindergarten Programs at Saseenos
We believe that your child comes to our classroom with a great deal of knowledge and many experiences to share.~ We take the time to listen and get to know your child to further the learning process together.~ We construct knowledge together discovering our surrounding world.~ While learning about the world around us, we learn our sounds and how sounds can be blended together to make words, building to pre-reading and pre-writing.~ We learn our numbers and the many skills that accompany pre-math, as well as a variety of other basic concept areas.
Emphasis is on learning through play. Play engages children’s whole being. It allows learners to project into the realm of possibility while enabling them to develop and refine current understandings as they explore, imagine, construct, discuss, plan, manipulate, problem-solve, dramatize, create, and experiment. through play children represent their knowledge and further expleore their world. Play should be seen as an essential experience that extends, enhances, and enriches a child’s learning. (B.C. Primary Program)
We believe that parents are a child’s first teacher and we look forward to joining your educational team!
How can my child prepare for Kindergarten?
Your child is responsible for his/her belongings; can begin to print name – capital letter at the beginning, lower case for the remaining letters; has fun reading stories.
Full day Kindergarten is provided every day at Saseenos. Kindergarten registration usually occurs in January. An orientation day for students will be scheduled in May or June. The children will come in small groups for the first few school days in September. This staggered entry makes the transition easier for your child and it allows us get to know your child. The children also have many opportunities to be involved with the whole school through assemblies, Christmas concert, field trips and special activities. The students are able to access the computer room, library and gym to enhance their program.