Coastal Kindergarten

Begins in Greater Victoria School District September 2014

Children in the Coastal Kindergarten Program will:

  • Engage in rich educational experiences that meet the BC Kindergarten curricular outcomes in natural settings
  • Discover local neighbourhoods, parks, trails, forested areas and explore aquatic environments
  • Explore Aboriginal ways of learning and knowing
  • Learn through purposeful exploration and play both outdoors and indoors within the traditional Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and beside the Salish Sea
  • Participate in safe, supportive daily physical activity and healthy living
  • Foster inquiry skills through carefully crafted experiences that facilitate conceptual, cognitive, and language growth in English and in other languages including Lkwungen vocabulary
  • Experience well-planned opportunities that nurture social-emotional learning, self-regulation and positive relationships with teachers and peers
  • Learn the importance of environmental stewardship as this outdoor classroom becomes the community for which they are responsible

Information Session

Wednesday, Jan. 15th 2014 at 6:30pm

James Bay Community School, 140 Oswego Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Families must attend this session or send a proxy in order to be eligible to register for Coastal Kindergarten.

If you have further questions about this Information Session, please contact:

Elaine McVie, James Bay Community School Principal, 250-384-7184


Jeff Mitchell, South Park Family School Principal, 250-382-3254

Registration Information

Registration for Coastal Kindergarten is Monday, January 20 beginning at 8 am at both James Bay Community School and South Park Family School: