TAP IN! is a podcast that explores topics that are important to Teachers And Parents – making it easy to be part of big conversations. Hosted by Susan Hutchison, director, Junior School, and assistant director Wendy Macken.
“The Junior School is a place where your daughter will be cared for and surrounded by wonderful role models who will ask the most of her and challenge her to be her best.”Susan Hutchison | Director, Junior School
- While applications are accepted for all grades, our primary Junior School intake years are Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten and Grade 6 Learn more
The CHS difference
- Our signature program, Ivy Compass, fosters personal growth, leadership and engaged citizenship through real-life experiences inside and outside of the classroom
- Regular parent/teacher communication, volunteer opportunities, coffee mornings, parent evenings and events
Small class sizes
- Small classes led by caring teachers and specialists in art, design, drama, music, physical education and French
- BC-curriculum-based arts and music programs are enhanced with co-curricular activities, including Primary and Intermediate Choirs and an annual Middle School musical
- Public speaking opportunities, including Debate Club
- Many after-school activities, including:
- Co-curricular activities and clubs, ranging from Cooking Club to Reporters
- Program Plus activities (fee-based), ranging from Goh Ballet Academy to video production
- Learning resource support available to all students
- iPad tablets provided in Grade 1–7 to support the learning experience and to ensure a healthy relationship with technology
- Technology is intentionally introduced with digital literacy and the impact of screen time on young children in mind
- Starting in Grade 3, girls go on annual outdoor education trips to challenge themselves, connect with nature, and learn about sustainability and environmental stewardship
- Daily physical education and unstructured outdoor playtime
- Daily healthy, hot lunch provided to all students through our Community Dining Program
- 8:35 am–3:05 pm (Kindergarten)
- 8:20 am–3:20 pm (Grade 1–7), with supervision from 7:50 am to 3:50 pm
- Before-and-After-School Library Program (7:30 am–8:00 am and 3:30 pm– 5:30pm) supports working parents who need an early drop-off or late pickup for their daughter
Grade 7 students launched their first Awareness Fair, recognizing non-profit organizations they support.
Participating in a Science Made Fun workshop, our Grade 1 students explored the properties of solids, liquids and gases.