RisingOaks
Early Learning

Saint John Paul II

About Saint John Paul II

75 Pebblecreek Dr., Kitchener, Ontario, N2A 0E3
519-894-0563 
 

Located in the Saint John Paul II Catholic Elementary School in the Lackner Woods neighbourhood of south-east Kitchener, this location opened in September 2010 and offers infant, toddler, preschool and school-age programs.

Tours and Availability:
Please call or email the Supervisor, Shannon Bell, or Assistant Supervisor, Deb Wintrip, to arrange a tour or to inquire about availability.

Registration

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Saint John Paul II Learning Stories

We love sharing all the learning that is taking place in our programs. Every program at our centre shares a new story each month, so be sure to check back often! You can also email and print each story to share with friends and family. 

School-age 3 has been working on a Self Care Project. Part of this project is expressing our emotions - something that we continue to work on daily. Since our group enjoys LEGO®, we thought that it would be a good idea to incorporate it in this learning. Children participated in group discussions, talking about what makes them happy, sad, excited, frustrated and all the emotions they could think of.     Throughout this exercise, we heard so many amazing conversations. Jaidyn said, “When I see my cat after a long day it makes me so happy.” Theo expressed that when his family goes on vacation it makes him very excited. Hannah was surprised at how fast Christmas is coming, because after Christmas her birthday is not far behind.

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Infant

To promote the seasonal festivities we brought in a mess free egg spinner to assist the infants in t...

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Toddler

This Year, April is Earth month. To help build an appreciation for all things nature (trees, leaves,...

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Preschool 1

During the last few weeks, we have been able to bring out more materials out as the COVID restrictio...

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Preschool 2

This morning Christina set up two bins full of water and some loose parts in the water. The children...

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School-age 1

This month at RisingOaks Early Learning | Saint John Paul II, School-age 1 children have been engagi...

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School-age 2

In the beginning of April, School-age 2 continues to explore the topic of crystals. We have been exp...

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Saint John Paul II Projects

Projects evolve based on the children's interests, where our educators act as co-learners. Projects are documented in three phases; generating ideas by making a plan, implementing the plan and reflecting on the learning.

Preschool Completed: June 2021 RECEs: April, Meghan, Emma and Christina Objectives: To explore the children’s growing...

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Infant Completed: June 2021 RECEs: Connie, Jen, Judy and Tami Objectives: To further explore the infant’s i...

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School-age 2 Completed: March 2021 RECEs: Erin and Jen Objectives: To learn about how different artists use different...

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Infant Completed: November 2019 RECEs: Connie, Jen, Judy and Tami Objectives: To further explore the i...

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Jr. Camp Completed: August 2019 RECEs: Amanda, EunHee and Kara. Objectives: From a group interest in stories and thro...

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Infant Completed: June 2019 RECEs: Connie, Jen, Joanna and Judy Objectives: To further explore the infants interest i...

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