“Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.”

by David Polis
Core Competencies

The Core Competencies are sets of intellectual, personal, and social emotional proficiencies that all students need in order to engage in deep, lifelong learning. These proficiencies are intentionally developed during GoingPLACES in order to help students engage in life-long, in-depth learning. 

  • Make observations in familiar or unfamiliar contexts
  • Experience and interpret the local environment
  • Identify First Peoples perspectives and knowledge as sources of information
  • Co-operatively design projects Transfer and apply learning to new situations
  • Demonstrate an awareness of precautionary and emergency safety procedures in both physical and digital environments
  • Identify and evaluate the skills and skill levels needed, individually or as a group, in relation to a specific task, and develop them as needed
  • Demonstrate safety skills in an experiential learning environment
  • Appreciate the value of new experiences, innovative thinking and risk taking
  • Appreciate the importance of respect, inclusivity, and other positive behaviours in diverse, collaborative learning, and work environments
  • Explorer and describe how personal identities adapt and change in different setting and situations


After careful consideration of the road conditions and the safety of everyone involved, it has been decided to cancel our Open House this year.
Registration will still open on Monday, January 22 at 8:30am as scheduled. Registration forms are available to print in advance under the admissions tab on this site. Thank you for your support and patience!