This year, two visiting authors were wonderful examples of how students learn and understand more about Asian culture and heritage.
“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.”Wendy Macken | 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 and Program Plus activities (fee-based)
- Social and emotional learning is developed through dedicated teaching time, allowing students to develop self and social awareness, and learn to form positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and set goals. In addition to being central to student well-being, it is the foundation for academic achievement.
- A dedicated team of teachers and specialists, from personal counsellors and Learning Resources specialists to homeroom teachers and coordinators of student wellbeing and SEL, oversee the well-being of every student.
- Students are provided with iPad tablets 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 challenge themselves, connect with nature, and learn about sustainability and environmental stewardship on annual Outdoor Education trips.
- 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
- Extended Day 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
Social and Emotional Learning continues to be a focus and priority across campus. But what does that look like in practice?
The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada offered Junior School students the chance to continue learning about Indigenous peoples and history.