KEY DATES FOR THE 2020/2021 ENROLLMENT PERIOD
We are here to support your admissions questions and process and are accepting applications for new enrollments for the 2020/2021 academic year. The Shambhala School has established a rich distance learning program for grades Primary through 12, which is in place now, and will be operative next year should the Province mandate further closures. We are at or near capacity for certain grade levels. We encourage prospective families to initiate the application process as soon as possible.
Meetings and Student Visits
One of the best ways to get the feel of our school and have your questions answered is to arrange a personal meeting with one of our admissions directors, and a student visit. During our Covid-19 distance learning program, we can offer phone calls, and a virtual class visit, depending on the age of your child.
Please contact Ms. Leah Noonan, Head Teacher of our Pre-Primary program.
Primary – Grade 12
Please contact Ms. Margot Louise, Head of Admissions for Elementary and Upper School.
Calm and Compassionate:
Mindfulness for Parents
Two online sessions- free and open to all
This global crisis we are all living through is intense. Feelings of isolation, stress, fear, boredom, and confusion are bubbling up for all of us. Mindfulness practices are a way to reconnect with our natural well-being so that we can tap into deeper reservoirs of calm and compassion in the midst of it all. Now more than ever, how we are and how we relate to ourselves affects our children directly. Our state of mind, our emotions, and our way of relating to everything that arises is inseparable from our parenting. Nurturing ourselves by taking the time to care for our state of mind also nurtures our family.
In these sessions, Noel McLellan will guide us through simple practices for bringing our awareness into the present and opening our hearts with ourselves and with our children. For those of you with students at Shambhala School in grades 4-12, these will be the same or similar to practices Noel has introduced to your children this year (a chance for you to catch up!)
No experience is necessary and both sessions are open to all. No charge.
Session 1: Calming the Mind and Body
Monday, April 27th
Session 2: Opening the Heart
Monday, May 4th
Noel McLellan is the Shambhala School’s Dean of Mindfulness and Contemplative practices, and author of Teaching with Bravery: Meditation and Heart Advice for Teachers. He leads mindfulness classes for grade 4-12 students at the Shambhala School, and has been practicing and teaching meditation for over 30 years.
Zoom meeting details: Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom meeting link and password.
Tuesday, February 11th, 9:00am – 3:00pm
– Grade 5 Move-Up day
For our current Grade 5 students to experience our Middle School for a day.
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 at 6:30pm
– Middle School Information Night
For parents or guardians of students going into Grade 6-8 in September 2020.
– Upper School Parent Information Night
For parents or guardians of students going into Grade 9-12 in September 2020.
Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 at 6:30pm
– Pre-Primary to Grade Two Parent Information Night
For parents or guardians of students going into Pre-Primary to Grade Two in September 2020 and beyond.