Kindergarten/Grade 1 Program
The Aboriginal Kindergarten - grade one program celebrates the diverse aboriginal cultures in the Comox Valley. We explore aboriginal culture, traditional values and wisdom through the First People's Principles of Learning. Local first Nations history, culture and heritage are very important as well as learning about our own unique backgrounds. The classroom team infuses aboriginal ways of knowing throughout our day in an integrated theme approach interweaving all of our learning topics. The program has the great advantage of being located at École Puntledge Park School which not only has a salmon stream, it is surrounded by forest.
The Aboriginal K / 1 program has a strong emphasis on learning from a sense of place, focussing on environmental stewardship through daily outdoor, nature and science learning. Young children learn best by be physically active with hands-on multi-sensory experiences.