principal’s welcome

Welcome to the Salt Spring Centre School.                                                                              428902_10150930726435738_669532750_n

I am honoured to be part of the Centre School community ‘where learning connects the child to the world!‘ Our mission is to offer a secure educational environment in which a child’s inherent love of learning is celebrated. Our aim is to foster independent learners who are confident in meeting challenges academically and socially. I am a firm believer in  life-long learning and the importance of keeping learning fun and relevant for all of our children. Using this year’s theme “literacy” we will be connecting the curriculum to the world in many fun, interactive ways.

Our objective is to provide small class sizes where individual learning is child-centered, providing opportunities for exploration, cooperation and confidence building. Along with a sound academic foundation, following the B.C. Ministry of Education curriculum guidelines, we offer an enriched learning experience including Performing Arts, French, Music, Visual Art, and Gardening. Because we believe in educating the whole child we also participate in excellent social-emotional programs such as Roots of Empathy, The Virtues Project, Mindfulness and Mind-Up.

The best part of any school is the people within. As you peruse this website, it is my hope that, along with our love of learning, you will sense our commitment to community. Our teachers and staff  know all the students by name,  parental involvement is encouraged and family participation is always welcome for events such as our weekly Wednesday walk and any of our many cultural celebrations. We are a caring community partnership of parents, staff and students.

The Centre School is a non-denominational, independent school with over 30 years experience serving island families.  We are fortunate to be located on 70 acres of meadow, garden and forestland in the heart of Salt Spring which gives our students wonderful, outdoor, educational opportunities and is a source of nurturing to everyone at the school. But don’t take my word for it, come and see for yourself.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” (Benjamin Franklin)

Carol J Bremner, M.Ed.