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The Boathouse

The centre of experiential education at SJK; The Boathouse offers spectacular views, tranquil learning spaces and all-season access to Chalmers Pond.
Situated on our gorgeous and tranquil Chalmers Pond, the Boathouse is a multi-purpose facility that is used for collaborative work, conference space, special events and outdoor experiential learning. The surrounding deck and dock help stage outdoor activities including canoeing, kayaking, ice skating and environmental studies.

A rejuvenation project for Chalmers Pond and the surrounding natural waterfront is underway and includes the addition of new outdoor learning spaces, additional decking and the removal of invasive, non-native species.
 
Outdoor Experiential Learning
As part of the School’s extended care program, we offer outdoor experiential learning, daily from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., for students in JK – Grade 6.  Each week the program offers supervised, themed, outdoor activities including opportunities for students to plan their own adventure. The program utilizes the School’s expansive campus and connects students to their natural environment.
 

Our Kids School Review

"Outdoor Education is focused around the Boathouse and the pond. The pond is used in the fall and spring, including a 24-hour pond study for the Grade 7s, where they camp out there overnight. In the winter, the pond is maintained as a skating rink. The adjacent green space provides an opportunity for instruction and recreation, including a maple sugar program each year. And at graduation, the Grade 12 class celebrates by jumping into the pond."