Outdoor learning is an integral part of the curriculum at St. Joseph School. 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 growth, and social skills. 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.
The St. Joseph Outdoor Academy 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.
The St. Joseph Outdoor Academy program is expanding and we need YOU to help make that happen! For the 2019-2020 school year, our goal is to increase farm visits for all students:
Kindergarten - twice per week
Grade 1 - once per week
Grades 2 - 7 - three times throughout the year
Become a Friends of the Farm Sponsor and help us continue to deliver this cutting edge program to all St. Joseph Students!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-763-3371 for more information!