Outdoor learning is an integral part of the St. Joseph Kindergarten Program. Given the freedom to explore, children are able to problem solve and interact in a way that supports the new BC Curriculum Core Competencies of Communication, Thinking, Personal, and Social. Based on a Know-Do-Understand model of learning, outdoor settings allow for hands-on interaction with the natural world. Students are keen to play, explore, and learn while growing in independence and teamwork skills. They use their imagination in many ways to interact with nature, open space, and each other.
This unique program is supported by current research which shows the many positive health, social and learning benefits associated with children being given access to nature. It is designed to engage, challenge, and prepare students in a whole new way.
For more information about our cutting-edge Kindergarten Program, please contact the school office at 250-763-3371 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia. St. Joseph School is home to more than 280 students from Kindergarten to Grade 7. Our school motto "In Faith and Unity We Love, Learn and Lead" encompasses our basic philosophy of education. By providing a culture rich with Catholic tradition, we use the relationship of family, school and parish to develop a community of learning and leading through commitment, hard work and stewardship. With Christ at the center, our dedicated teachers, educational assistants and support staff provide a safe and progressive learning environment that uses faith, academics, fine arts and athletics to develop critical thinkers of the twenty-first century.
Yours in Christ,