W.E. Graham Community School in Slocan.

W.E. Graham Community School in Slocan.

Slocan school accepting registrations

W.E. Graham Community School is now accepting registrations for all students in grades K-8, as well the Valhalla Wilderness Program.

W.E. Graham Community School in Slocan is now accepting registrations for all students in Grades K to 8, as well as accepting applications for the Valhalla Wilderness Program.

The programs at W.E. Graham are intended to engage students through a wide variety of outdoor and experiential experiences.

The nature primary class (kindergarten to Grade 3) spends a minimum of three afternoons a week exploring the local environment and is actively involved in the use and development of the outdoor classroom area on the Slocan River.

Students are given a clothing list so they can be prepared for any weather.

The outdoor education leadership program is geared towards our Grade 6, 7 and 8 students. The program combines experiential activities with core academics to create a program that fosters leadership, resilience, an awareness of the outdoors, self-confidence and outdoor skills.

The program includes day trips as well as extended out-trips.

The Valhalla Wilderness Program is a junior wilderness program that has achieved an international reputation. This program focuses on creating a one-of-a-kind experience involving backcountry skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and canoeing.

Students receive certificates in avalanche awareness as well as first aid. This program involves five or six extended outings as well as day trips every Friday. In conjunction with the outdoor experience, students are also in class for a regular selection of academic classes and integrated curriculum experiences.

Spaces in this program are limited and an application process is required in addition to a regular registration form. If you are not in the W.E. Graham catchment area, it is important that you complete a school transfer for by March 30.

If you have any questions regarding the school or specific programs, contact principal Ed Nielsen at 250-355-2212 or enielsen@sd8.bc.ca.