Kindergarten Overview

Aberdeen Hall’s enriched, full-day Kindergarten program provides students with a nurturing yet challenging environment, designed to develop strong primary literacy and numeracy skills - with specialist instruction in AIM French, Music, ADS&T and Physical Education. Using well-researched programs such Jolly Phonics, Oxford Reading Tree and Handwriting Without Tears, our Language Arts program offers active, multi-sensory and engaging lessons for students with a variety of learning styles. Our Math program fosters a sense of accomplishment and success with mathematics by developing problem- solving skills and the understanding of patterns, numbers, operations, measurement, geometry and graphing. The program employs a combination of mental activities, games and songs, written activities, as well as the use of manipulatives in practical work. Our team-teaching approach to delivering the curriculum ensures students of all abilities are challenged at the appropriate level. We build interest in the natural world through a hands- on approach to the BC curriculum, developing skills in observation and independent, inquiry- based thinking. Investigating similarities and differences among communities, families, traditions and celebrations instills an appreciation for and a curiosity about the world around us.

Key Skills

  • Self-care skills and independence
  • Active listening skills
  • Following instructions and routines
  • Communication and problem-solving skills in social interactions
  • Implementing core competencies and developing character through the Gryphon Code program
  • Group collaboration skills
  • Identification of the 42 sounds (including digraphs)
  • Decoding and comprehension strategies in reading
  • Writing simple sentences using conventions and proper letter formation
  • Understanding and application of numbers, basic operations, measurement, geometry and graphing
  • Coding and keyboarding skills
  • Introductory communication skills in French using the AIM program
  • Orff and vocal music skills
  • Visual art topics such as elements of design, directed drawing and artist studies

Special Projects

  • Drama and music presentations
  • French performance
  • Whole school speech arts event
  • Various Maker-Day design cycle challenges
  • Halloween for Hunger Outreach Event
  • Loose Parts Play and Forest School sessions

Field Trips

  • Bilga Pumpkin Patch
  • Okanagan Regional Library
  • High Tech, High Touch Science in school hands on workshop
  • Skating at Rutland arena
  • Swimming lessons at Rutland Family YMCA
  • Swimming lessons at Rutland Family YMCA
  • Clubhouse Farm Forest Classroom
  • Allan Brooke’s indoor nature field trip

AdmissionsApplications to Aberdeen Hall are accepted year round and are increasingly competitive.

At Aberdeen Hall, we seek to admit well-rounded students who choose to be at our school. We are looking for students who demonstrate leadership through academic performance, involvement in co-curricular activities and civic engagement. We care about our students and seek those who value education and are prepared to enrich our incredible school community.

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