StrongStart is a FREE, early learning, drop in program for children birth to 5 years of age. Parents and/or caregivers attend this fully funded Ministry of Education program with their children. As Early Childhood Educators, the StrongStart facilitator provides a rich play based environment full of activities. The activities provided will promote opportunities where your child/children can make new friends, explore new activities and learn skills that will assist them in the preparation and successful transition to kindergarten. As adults you are encouraged to get involved in the learning opportunities – stories, music, art, puzzles, games and so much more. Join a StrongStart near you where you can discover new ways to support your child’s learning, get information about community resources and make valuable connections with others attending the program.
Langley Meadows 9am – 12noon
North Otter 8:30am – 11:30am
Nicomekl 9am – 12noon
Simonds 9am – 12noon
Parkside 8:35am – 11:35am
West Langley 1pm – 4pm
Douglas Park 1pm – 4pm
Willoughby 1pm – 4pm
James Hill 1pm – 4pm
In School Programs
Band – All grade sixes and sevens are enrolled in the band program, taught by Mark Follett who is also the band teacher at D. W. Poppy Secondary. Students are also able to participate in honours band, which practices Tuesday at 3:30 pm at Poppy. Both bands play at several concerts throughout the year. Please consult our calendar for times and locations.
Basketball – In January and February, grade sevens (and grade sixes if numbers allow), are invited to join either the girls or boys basketball teams. Staff run early morning practices and games are played against regional elementary and middle schools, culminating in a tournament played at Coghlan Elementary.
Big Sisters/Big Brothers – Big/Sisters/Big Brothers Langley runs several programs in our school including “Go Girls”, an after school girl’s club for grade 6 and 7 girls, and individual Big Sisters and Big Brothers partnerships.
Cross Country – In September and October, students in grades 4 – 7 are invited to join the cross country running team. The team practices once a week after school and runs a race against several other schools once a week at Aldergrove Park. This year we had a team of 20 who ran with 800 other runners across the district!
Music – Students in K – 3 receive general music lessons twice weekly. Students in gr 4 and 5 receive recorder lessons. An annual Christmas concert is presented on the last Thursday before Christmas holidays.
Volleyball – In October and November, grade sevens (and grade sixes if numbers allow), are invited to join either the girls or boys basketball teams. Staff run early morning practices and games are played against regional elementary and middle schools, culminating in a tournament played at Coghlan Elementary,