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Look at the imagination of our students.  They are designing the dresses of the future.  Ready for Paris!



Nature Kindergarten website 2018

Please see the attached information about Nature Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year.



Crystal View students know how to play!  Raincoats on, gumboots ready and smiles everywhere.  Research tells us the importance of play and being outside everyday.  The eyes of our students which fill with curiousity, laughter and a desire to explore tell us that play is the magic where it all begins.

“Play is the work of the child.” – Maria Montessori

more rain

“Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year will take place between January 29th and February 2nd.  Registration will be on-line and further information will be provided closer to the date.  Your child’s birth certificate and proof of address will need to be provided at registration.

Looking forward to meeting all our new students!


Ready, Set, Learn, a program to help your preschooler get ready for school,  is coming to the Westshore Town Centre (10:30 to 2:30) and the Sooke Community Hall (10;00 to 2:00) on January 24th.

We will also have a session at our school in the evening on February 19th.

Stay tuned for more information.


Get out all the special hair products and go wild!  Our Peer Helpers are sponsoring Crazy Hair Day on November 29th.  How crazy can you get?  Looking forward to seeing all the wackiness.


Safe Arrival is a PAC run initiative, organized by our wonderful volunteers.  Unfortunately, PAC is no longer able to maintain this program due to challenges with getting enough volunteers.   From now on, if your child is going to be absent please call the school line at 250 478 0576 instead of the Safe Arrival line.

Thank you so much to the amazing people who have volunteered their time for years running this program.



listening to the raindrops all around……..


outside play


There will be a district-wide early dismissal day on November 23rd.  This day is set aside for parent teacher interviews.   However, at Crystal View we did our interviews early in October so we could meet all of our parents sooner in the year. Our teachers didn’t have an early dismissal break that day but worked straight through to 7:30.  A long day but it was wonderful to make all those connections!  Even though we did the interviews early please remember there will still be an early dismissal on Nov. 23rd at 11:36.


We will be acknowledging this important day on November 10th.  Please feel free to join us as we remember those who have given so much to ensure that we have the opportunity to live in freedom and safety.   November 13th school will not be session.


Tuesday, November 28 – Girls Jamboree @ Royal Bay (3:15 –  5:30)

Thursday, November 30 – Boys Jamboree @ Royal Bay (3:15 – 5:30)