Grade 6 and 7 shared their Discovery Projects with each other. Discovery is a component of the Applied Design Skills and Technology curriculum in the Junior School Middle School where students gain applied, hands-on experience. The projects require students to research, apply creativity, problem solve, and reflect, within the context of the learning. Students can participate in one of eight modules Future Builders (pictured), Jewelry, All the World’s a Stage, Let’s Code, Comic Book Creation, Scrapbooks, Keep it Calm, or Video Production.
“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, 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
- 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
On Tuesday, October 15, Grade 3 students joined the Talking Trees Tour, an interpretive forest walk in Pacific Spirit Park. This field trip was an opportunity to meet and engage with Coast Salish elders and learn about the traditional uses of plant species in our local forests.
This week the Junior School hosted Jennifer and Matthew Holm as Writers-in-Residence. They are an American sibling duo who collaborate on children's book series, most notably the 20-book graphic-novel series Babymouse, which has more than 3 million copies in print around the globe. Their other collaborations include Squish, and My First Comics graphic novel series.