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Countdown to Kindergarten: School started early for Rainbow’s youngest learners

During Kindergarten Camp, Robyn Whitebuffalo of Adamsdale Public School tested the buoyancy of various objects in water.

School was off to an early start for the Rainbow District School Board’s youngest learners. Some 460 children beginning school this fall took part in the Board’s Kindergarten Camp, a five-day program that ran from August 24 to 31, 2022.

Children spent three hours per day under the guidance of qualified teachers and designated early childhood educators getting a preview of daily routines in preparation for school. Children engaged in inquiry-based learning and play, including cooperative games and outdoor activities.

“Kindergarten Camp introduces children to Rainbow Schools and the wonderful experiences that await them in Kindergarten,” says Director of Education Bruce Bourget. “They become familiar with staff and surroundings, meet classmates, and get excited about starting school.”

Four-year-old Robin Whitebuffalo of Adamsdale Public School enjoyed Kindergarten Camp. Her favorite activity was testing the buoyancy of various objects in water. “Did you know that pop-its float?” asked Robin. “If something is less dense than water, that’s when it floats.”

If you have not registered your child for school, there is still time to do so.
Please contact the Rainbow School in your area or visit rainbowschools.ca.

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
There will be no early dismissal on the first day.

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Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171, ext. 7217.

Rena Smith, a Kindergarten student at Adamsdale Public School, uses a magnifying glass to observe objects under water.
MacLeod Public School student Miguel Goes builds a structure using coloured LEGO® bricks during the school’s Kindergarten Camp.
Students Lyla Lessard, left, and Anana Sidhu of MacLeod Public School observe images in a story book at Kindergarten Camp.
Northeastern Elementary School student Bryce Monaghan practices counting by matching dots with the corresponding number.