The Nature Kindergarten program in SD62 was one of the first of its kind in Canada when it was piloted in September 2012. Its popularity and success have turned the program into an annual option for parents.
Students spend every morning outside, rain or shine, in natural settings (primarily on the property of Royal Roads University – Sangster students; T’Sou-ke Nation lands – Saseenos students). Students then return to school for their lunch and remain in the classroom during the rest of the afternoon for indoor learning.
Nature Kindergarten is available at the following schools:
To register, children must turn five years of age by December 31 in the same calendar year that they begin school.
Lottery system for kindergarten registration
Due to high demand for Nature Kindergarten, if a school receives more registrations than the number of available seats, a lottery will take place. The lottery will follow the unique enrolment priorities for Nature Kindergarten and students will be placed in the order in which they are drawn.
Out-of-district requests will be considered only after in-district requests.
How to register:
1. Attend a Nature K online parent information session prior to registration. Must attend entire presentation. Information sessions have concluded for the 2021-2022 school year.
2. Read the Registration Guide to make sure you have the required documents ready to upload during registration. Please upload ALL required documents. Registration will be incomplete until all documents are uploaded. Due to the pandemic, we will not be accepting documents brought in-person.
Uploading Documents: Don't have a scanner? Please provide CLEAR photos of the documents. If the document cannot be read clearly, it will not be accepted.
Students will not be officially registered until all documentation has been uploaded.
Registration Checklist - click and print!
3. Online at registration.sd62.bc.ca