Video: As part of our commitment to outdoor education, our Grade 4/5 class spent an incredible three days at the YMCA’s Camp Thunderbird in Sooke, BC and we were fortunate to have a few cameras on hand to share it wit you.

Wandering through the woods, collecting natural items to develop an outdoor art project or using the sounds around you to do some creative writing…what could be more idyllic for learning than that?


Outdoor Education is a key part in our approach to teaching and learning and as such is often referenced in our weekly newsletters. Here are two examples to give you a glimpse behind the scenes.


St. John’s Academy is a growing IB (International Baccalaureate) school nestled against Shawnigan Lake on Canada’s Vancouver Island. It intentionally brings together both local and international boarding students so that all of our students have an enriching and academically rigorous experience.

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