Attendance

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 info@nelsonwaldorf.org 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.

Nelson Waldorf School Annual Calendar

Child Care Centre Annual Calendar

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.

Bus Schedule

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

Friday

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) 

Friday
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) 

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