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How our Home Learners Program Works

The Home Learners Program is an educational program where the learning responsibility is shared by the families. Led by teachers, families develop a Learning Plan for the child. The Learning Plan combines all areas of the BC curriculum and all environments including a home program, activities and classes within the community, and classes at the Learning Centre.

Parents and students are encouraged to share their ideas and goals during initial Learning Plan meetings, and throughout the year during midterm check ins, and through face to face conferences at the end of each term.

At the Home Learners Program, we respect each person’s individuality as adults and children work together. We value the role of family involvement in a child’s learning and work together to build a healthy learning community. We understand the time spent outside the class is a very important part of the child’s learning experience.

Part-time, ongoing classes and activities at our Learning Centre are kept small and multi-age. This allows each child to experience themselves both as a learner and a mentor. Older students are encouraged to mentor younger students through volunteer opportunities at the Learning Centre, and in the community. Each term runs for approximately 8-10 weeks, beginning in late September, January, and April.

Creation of a “portfolio” for each child will reflect the Student Learning Plan. Portfolios are a collection of student work samples that highlight learning at home, in the community, and at our Learning Centre. Portfolios and conferencing occur three times a year towards the end of each term in November, February, and June.  Conferencing is an opportunity for students to showcase their achievements, plan future learning projects, and to take an active role in identifying and setting goals and next steps.

Highlights at Home Learners Program


Teachers are back at work on Tuesday, September 7th.
Learning offerings in the fall will include face-to-face activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays, online workshops for students and parents, personalized learning plans, access to learning resources, and thematic family projects. more

COVID 19 Info and Updates

CURRENT STATUS (Last updated August 25)
-Learning offerings in the fall will include outdoor activities, online workshops for students and parents, personalized learning plans, access to learning resources, and thematic family projects. more

April 20th – Prinicpal’s Message

Dear Parents/Guardians,
I am providing you another quick update to let you know how much we appreciate your flexibility and adaptability, while we work with your children remotely and online. Many of your children have started to participate in remote classrooms through Google and Microsoft Teams. This has allowed us to continue the rich and meaningful learning that has always been a feature of the Home Learners Program at Hume Park. more