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SAINT JOHN

Our Approach

We Provide Children The Learning 
Opportunity Of A Lifetime!

OUR BENEFITS

The right-sized programs 

We're big enough to offer a wide range of programs and services, but small enough to offer the support your children need to discover and realize their potential.

OUR EDUCATORS

A Holistic Approach

Our lead educators are highly qualified and licensed as New Brunswick teachers and Forest School educators. 
Using a holistic approach to education that is guided by Forest and Nature School pedagogy, children will develop valuable life-skills and a life-long thirst for knowledge through project and inquiry-based learning experiences. Through hands-on experiences, children will naturally meet and exceed the outcomes of the Government of New Brunswick’s Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s Curriculum. 

Subject outcomes are assessed using various methods: our educators will observe and record evidence that a child has demonstrated or communicated acceptable knowledge of curriculum outcomes during explorations and play.  Students will also produce their own evidence of learning through records and reflections through written, oral, or demonstrative methods that are consistent with their developmental stage. Here are just a few of the things that make Tír na nÓg Forest School’s Elementary Program stand out:

  • Small, multi-aged classes with high educator-to-student ratio

  • Inquiry-based explorations & emergent and play-based curriculum

  • The seamless integration into New Brunswick curriculum outcomes

  • Children’s improved overall health and wellness

  • Traditional subjects such as math, science, social studies, literacy, physical education, art, and music overlap through the practical exploration of the natural world.

Progress reports will include descriptions of your child’s development in every area of the curriculum and will be based on extensive anecdotal records that the educator will maintain throughout the school year. We have designated times for parents and teachers to meet and discuss each child’s individual areas of strength as well as opportunities for improvement. We highly encourage parent communication and are open to conversations about your child’s progress at all times.
 

How we measure student outcomes

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