A Connected Community
From day one, we want your child’s experience to be one of inclusion, support, and engagement. Joining the NWS community is like connecting with family.
Regular attendance is important for students of all ages, to experience the immersive, hands-on methods of Waldorf education. Information about reporting an absence is available in the Attendance Policy, and in your Parent Handbooks.
Please contact the Front Office at 250-352-6919 or by email at email@example.com if your child will be late or absent.
Calendar and Schedule
Classes can settle into a predictable daily rhythm in both the K-8 and Child Care Centre spaces.
The morning bell is at 8:30 am each weekday.
Classes are dismissed at 3:10 pm Monday to Thursday, and 1:10 pm on Fridays.
- 8:30-10:30 am: main lesson
- 10:30-10:40 am: snack
- 10:40-10:50 am: recess
- 10:50-11:20 am: short instructional period
- 11:25-12:05 pm: period 1
- 12:10-12:50 pm: period 2
- 12:50-1 pm: lunch
- 1-1:30 pm: recess
- 1:35-2:15 pm: period 3
- 2:20-3 pm: period 4
- 3-3:10: clean-up and dismissal
Drop-off is between 8:30 and 8:45 am each weekday.
- 8:30 – 10 am: outside free play/forest walk with mousey snack
- 10-10:30 am: circle/story
- 10:30-11 am: snack
- 11-11:30 am: free play
- 11:30-12 pm: drawing/painting/bread/crafts
- 12:30-1:30 pm: lunch
- 1:30-2:30 pm: story/nap/quiet time
- 2:30-3:30 pm: outside free play
Pick-up is between 3 and 3:30 pm each weekday.
The Nelson Waldorf School has afternoon bus service, provided by School District 8. Each student must register as a rider in order to board the bus for field trips, as well as after-school service. Please register here.
Monday to Thursday
Leaves the School at 3:20 p.m
Leaves the School at 1:10 p.m.
These times may be subject to slight variations, as per the SD8 Bus Coordinator, due to weather, unforeseen issues or COVID-19 protocols.
THE BUS STOPS AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS AT THE APPROXIMATE TIMES:
Monday to Thursday
3:00 pm – Arrive Nelson Waldorf School
3:20 pm – Leave Nelson Waldorf School
3:27 pm – Trafalgar School (Hoover & Hall Street)
3:30 pm – Central School (811 Stanley Street)
3:37 pm – Hume Elementary (Nelson Avenue)
3:47 pm – Taghum Frontage Road & Woodland Drive
3:52 pm – Hwy 3A & Viewridge Road
3:58 pm – S. Slocan Village & Murray Road
4:00 pm – Park N’ Ride (Hwy 6)
1:00 pm – Arrive Waldorf
1:10 pm – Leave Waldorf
1:17 pm – Trafalgar School (Hoover & Hall Street)
1:20 pm – Central School (811 Stanley Street)
1:27 pm – Hume Elementary (Nelson Avenue)
1:37 pm – Taghum Frontage Road & Woodland Drive
1:42 pm – Hwy 3A & Viewridge Road
1:48 pm – S. Slocan Village & Murray Road
1:50 pm – Park N’ Ride (Hwy 6)