Educating and equipping discerning disciples of Jesus Christ for restorative work in His kingdom
At Cedars Christian School, we acknowledge that each child is created by God as a unique individual with different abilities, tendencies, and experiences. Our goal is to create a nurturing environment in which every child can flourish.
The Cedars Kindergarten program provides a unique opportunity for both your child and your family to become involved in the Cedars community. It is a wonderful environment in which to connect with other parents, preschoolers, and Kindergarten students as you begin your exciting elementary school journey!
The program is organized around Thematic Units. These units all reflect the BC Education Ministry’s Prescribed Learning Outcomes. Subjects are not taught as isolated skills; rather, they are integrated into the total learning experience of the child.
A strong emphasis on Mathematics and Literacy is maintained throughout the course of the year. In addition, the students take part in Library, Physical Education, Music, Chapel, Computer Education and a ‘Big Buddies’ program. Our desire is to expand your child’s horizons academically as well as socially, emotionally, and spiritually.
If you would like to hear more about our kindergarten program or get information on the next Kindergarten Open House, please contact the office at 250-564-0707 (or via our website). Registration forms are available on our Forms Page under “Admissions”.
The Learning Assistance Program at Cedars is designed to work together with teachers, coming alongside students who need additional support, with the aim of helping them find success in school.
In Elementary school, students are regularly assessed by classroom teachers to monitor their academic progress. When it is apparent that a student is experiencing difficulties, and regular supports and differentiated instruction from a classroom teacher have not been enough to address the needs of the student, a student will be referred for Learning Assistance. Parents will be notified when it is apparent that a student is struggling academically, and will be involved and aware of the referral process.
This assistance may be provided in-class or in the Learning Assistance Centre.
We also meet as a School Based Resource Team (SBRT) to provide support and recommendations for the classroom teachers. The SBRT may include: Learning Assistance teacher, Speech and Language Pathologist, School Psychologist, Classroom Teacher, Learning Support Coordinator, Principal and Vice-Principal. Students receiving Learning Support will have a Learning Support Plan to help the teachers with implementing ways to assist that child in the classroom.
For further details, see our Educational Support Services page.
After School Care
Our After School Care Program operates on regular school days from September to June for elementary-aged students. Children may stay in care up until 6:00pm. Activities such as crafts, gym time, outside play time (weather permitting), and cooking are included on a regular basis.
Registration is required for full-time or part-time care. Drop-in options are also possible if you do not need the service every day. Space is limited and all applications are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Forms are available for download on our Forms page. If you have questions or would like some more information, you may contact our after school care coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.