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Home Learners Program at Hume Park, New Westminster

The Home Learners Program at Hume Park is a community-based, fully funded Kindergarten to Grade 8 program for families who choose to take an active role in the education of their children.

Our program focuses on a three-way partnership between teachers, parents, and children, while respecting individual learning styles and family goals.  The key to the success of students in our program is the hands-on and active daily involvement of parents in their child’s learning.  Each of our BC certified teachers works with an entire family usually over a number of years.

Our Learning Centre is located in the beautiful Hume Park, New Westminster, providing a warm and friendly learning environment, as well as access to the park, urban forest and the Brunette River. Students attend our Learning Centre in Hume Park part-time, to meet others and learn in group settings.  Class topics are chosen to reflect the interests and needs of students and families.  Teachers encourage the child’s natural curiosity and love of learning.

*** Due to COVID-19 Restrictions*** 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.

In a normal year, we typically offer a variety of programs and classes including Outdoor Explorers, Applied Skills, Music, Art, Drama, Read-Write-Think classes, Exploring Words and Numbers, PE, Showcase days, and our Family Camp in May each year.

Review our School Learning Plan 2020-2021.

Please follow this link to the LearnNowBC Website.

Please take time to read our Code of Conduct.

Highlights at Hume Park Learning Centre

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.
-Registration is currently open for new students. Contact Karen Blackburn kblackburn@sd40.bc.ca more

June 18th – Principal’s Message

Dear Parents/Guardians of Hume Park,

Hello everyone, my name is Iain Lancaster and I’ve taken on the administrative duties of the Home Learners’ Program while Mr. Sadler is on leave. I’ve been in the role for a little over a month now and in that time, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know the Hume Park staff. I have been impressed with the dedication, professionalism and passion that each of the staff members brings to the school. 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