Gardening Field Trip

  • Future gardeners
Enjoy the photos!  Hope your Father’s Day weekend is full of sunshine for your herb garden to grow.  Remember to continually water the peat pellet for the seed to germinate and then plant after it sprouts. Thank you again for all the wonderful family helpers that came on our field trip to Gardenworks. Your kindness is much appreciated.

Seymour Salmon Hatchery

  • Seymour Salmon Hatchery Future Biologists.
Enjoy the photos! What a wonderful field trip up into the Seymour Watershed. This is where we get the best water in the world to drink. The students were able to see Coho fry being raised up at the hatchery and released some back into the Seymour tributaries. Families, please visit this website with your child to give yourself and your child a sense of where we went on June 12th for our field trip.  Click here to view website. 

Kindergarteners are Planting at Gilmore

Enjoy the photos.  Ms. Soychuke received a grant for pollinator-friendly perennials plants from the Canadian Wildlife Federation.  The students weeded our school planters then planted the perennials all by themselves.  Please come and enjoy their hard work!  To give you an idea of what we received here is a list of the plant names.

  • Yarrow (Achillea l. King Edward)
  • Coneflower (Echinacea p. Prairie Splendor)
  • Lavender (Lavandula a. Munstead)
  • Blanket flower (Gaillardia – Arizona Apricot)
  • Coreopsis (Coreopsis v. Zagreb)
  • Butterfly flower (Asclepias tuberosa)
  • Perennial sage (Salvia n. Sensation Deep Blue)


Melissa Lefebvre    
Education Program Manager

Canadian Wildlife Federation | Fédération canadienne de la faune  
350, promenade Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata, ON K2M 2W1 |
t 1.877.599.5777 | 613.599.9594 x277



Last day of swimming!

  • Excited for the last swim lesson.
Enjoy the photos! Some of these photos were taken by students.

Releasing Our Butterflies!

Enjoy the photos!  The students had an opportunity to release the butterflies that have been changing in our classroom.  Please ask them to explain the lifecycle of the Painted Lady butterfly.

Swimming @ Kensington Pool

Enjoy the Photos!! The students enjoyed their time in the water with their new instructor. Please ask your child what is their instructor’s name? What are they learning to do in the water. The water was warm and the sun was shining. Four more days of swimming.

More Photos of Common Ground Farm and Heritage Village

More photos to enjoy. This set of photos were taken by Spiro Papachristos.

Heritage Village & Common Ground Farm

Enjoy the photos of our latest field trip.  The students learned so much about farming long ago as well as modern day family farming in an Industrial area of Burnaby.  The students planted many plants and took home chives for their mothers.  Thank you to Rose Fong for taking this set of photos plus many more and supervising the students during the field trip.  We also thank Spiros Papachristos for supervising the students as well. We would also like to thank Michelle, Diana and Sanya for organizing and delivering a great program at Heritage Village Museum in Burnaby.  Thank you to Leila Trickey and Dave Carlison from Common Ground Farms and their very helpful staff and family for showing us very important aspects of family farming such as bees, animals and tools.  Thank you to Mischa Greenwood for organizing and coordinating this fabulous Field Trip for Mrs. Jiwa’s grade one class and our Kindergarten students.  This field trip would not have happened without the financial support from Burnaby Food First Program.  It takes a community to raise a child. THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!

Ladybug Galore

  • Ladybug arrived!
To add to our classroom numbers, 100 ladybugs have come for a visit.  We are learning the life cycle, anatomy and how this insect if great for our garden. At the end of the week we will release these ladybugs into the Gilmore Garden. Hopefully we will see egg clusters and larvae on the leaves in the near future. Click here to see ladybug videos.

Gardening with Mrs. Jiwa’s class

Enjoy the photos!

To prepare for our field trip to Common Ground Farm and Heritage Village, the students had a chance on a sunny day to weed our school planters.  They cleaned out rocks, wood chips, garbage and weeds.  They found bugs and plants  in the gardens. The students used our school gardening gloves, trowels and hand rakes. Great hands-on learning!