Policies and Procedures 


Much of our focus at Saplings is on environmental education and awareness where we strive to create not only a respect for nature, but a love and sense of belonging in nature. Accordingly a lot of what we do takes place in wild, natural spaces and we certainly do have...

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Rights Based Language

At Saplings we believe that all students/ staff and families have: Right to privacyRight to your name Right to your beliefs and opinions Right to be safe Right to be heardRight to a loving family and homeRight to healthy foodRight to lifeRight to...

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Registration/ Classroom Placement

  Each new student of school age who applies for the first time at Saplings Nature School for admission, and who has previously attended a public school outside the province of British Columbia, or any private/independent school, shall be registered according to the...

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Dress Code

We ask students and their parents to support a learning environment where attire is appropriate and not distracting or offensive to others.  Articles of clothing that are too revealing, have inappropriate language, topics or images are unacceptable. ...

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Conflict Resolution Policy

Should a conflict arise between a staff member and a parent, or between parents themselves, those involved will be spoken to individually.  Should the need arise, a group discussion with all those involved as well as the Principal and/or the Program Director will...

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Educational Resource Policy

 As the Ministry of Education no longer conducts evaluation processes to recommend learning resources, that responsibility is left to the school authority. This policy sets out the guidelines for the development of specific school-based procedures that determine how...

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Harassment and Bullying Policy

Code of Conduct and Anti Bullying Policy At Saplings we believe it is important to address and protect a students’ physical safety, social connectedness, inclusiveness and protection from all forms of bullying, regardless of their gender, race, culture, religion,...

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Permanent School Closure

Closing a school permanently means the closing, for a period exceeding twelve (12) months, of a school building used for the purposes of providing an educational program to students. The Board may decide to permanently close the school, following a school closure...

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Get In Touch

Phone: 778-838-0335

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