What is SPIDER Elementary?
SPIDER Elementary is a School District 46 Distributed/Online Learning Program. This means we allow students to connect with a teacher in a variety of ways.
Enrolment with SPIDER requires families to commit to meeting our Minimum Requirements and provides families access to a pool of resources. Families are free to make use of as many or few of these resources as suits their needs.
Specifically these resources include:
A Teacher Consultant to help with creating a Learning Plan, meeting educational objectives, and assessing student learning.
Learning in Community Programming twice a week. Tuesdays at Roberts Creek and Thursdays at Camp Byng. * NOTE: This may be affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic*
Multiple extended experiences (field trips) per term, both on and off the Sunshine Coast. * NOTE: This may be affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic*
A Resource Lending Library to support learning in all subject areas (text books, manipulatives, early readers, science kits, etc).
Learning Funds to be spent on resources or activities that support the learning objectives outline in the Learning Plan.
Unique features of SPIDER are:
We allow families to take an active role in their children’s learning, while also enjoying the opportunity to learn in community, all with the support of a Teacher Consultant.
We are a Parent Participation program. Parents are generally expected to attend and participate in programming and events with their students. *NOTE: This may be affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic*
An emphasis on hands-on learning, time spent outside, and learning from experts when possible.
A family friendly environment that enables siblings of all ages to be present. * NOTE: This may be affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic*