Honouring Queen Elizabeth II

Posted on Sep 14, 2022

School will be closed on Monday, September 19th in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.  We will be back to school as usual on Tuesday, September 20th.

Weather Update January 6, 2022

Posted on Nov 15, 2021

SCHOOL CLOSED THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2022  - due to the volume of snow, the risk of freezing rain and the slippery road conditions, Selkirk Montessori Shool is closed today.

40th Anniversary Labyrinth Project

Posted on Jul 15, 2021

We are celebrating our 40th Anniversary by creating a Labyrinth at the front of the school.  We plan to do the project in two phases.  The first phase is the preparation and installation of the labyrinth.  The estimated cost for this phase is $30,000 and, thanks to the generosity of our families and friends of Selkirk Montessori School, we have already raised this amount!  We are now awaiting a permit from the City of Victoria.  The second phase will include wooden bench planters and plantings.  The estimated cost for this phase is $20,000 and we will complete it when the funds are available.  Please complete the donation form through Canada Helps, choosing the 40th Anniversary Project.  When you are finished, a tax receipt will automatically be sent to you.  Thank you for celebrating our anniversary and for making a difference at Selkirk Montessori School!

Weather Update - Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Posted on Feb 10, 2021

We are seeing some snowflakes at school today and there is an Arctic outflow warning in effect for Greater Victoria.  Wind chill values ranging from minus 15 to minus 25 are expected tonight.  At this time, we do not see any reason that the school would be closed tomorrow (Thursday).  Check here for ongoing updates!

Welcome to Selkirk Montessori School

Posted on Jan 26, 2021

40th Anniversary Fundraiser

October 2020 - Virtual Book Fair!

Posted on Oct 22, 2020

Hello Lovely Selkirkians!

IT'S HERE!!! The moment you've all been waiting for...drumroll please...roll that druuuuum!

Visit this link to shop at our Virtual Scholastic Book Fair!

The fair will be open from Friday, October 23rd until Friday, October 30th!!

Stock up and help us raise funds for the Library and your child's classroom!

Any questions, please contact Bree at

Happy Shopping!


Air Quality

Posted on Sep 14, 2020

Air Quality Response: The air quality today is at down to 1!.  For more information, check out the Air Quality Health Index from Health Canada  at

                                        September 2020-2021

Posted on Aug 24, 2020


Dear Selkirk students, staff, and families:

We know that the last six months have been some of the strangest times we have all lived through. We feel so grateful to have such a strong community to manage this experience together. We hope this plan brings you calm and confidence as we move into this next stage of learning.

Our team has carefully combed through all the documents to ensure that we meet guidelines outlined by Ministry of education, WorkSafe BC, BC CDC, and the public health authorities. In many instances, we have made changes from those recommendations to further enhance health and safety for our students.

We are grateful to our flexible and nimble staff in their reflection and guidance as we have worked through this plan. We are fortunate to have excellent ratios at our school and a number of different perspectives to draw from when making decisions and building protocols for your children.

We also understand that even with all the work that we have done, our families may still have questions. Please do not hesitate to be in touch if you need clarification or need to discuss your specific circumstances. We are here to develop a safe, healthy, enriched learning experience for every child the best we can in this strange year. I have no doubt our teachers will create a wonderful year, not despite the pandemic, but because of it. We will see new strengths emerge, we will see new flexibility is developed. Students will continue to have quality academic learning and build practical life skills that will serve them in years to come. 

We feel fortunate to be welcoming our students back into the building on September 8th.  Please take close look at arrival and dismissal routines to prepare yourselves for a smooth first day.

We will update the Covid-19 Health & Safety tab of the website as updates and approvals continue.

Erin Hayes, Head of School

Have a safe and healthy summer!

Posted on Jun 25, 2020

We are closed for the summer, but will be keeping in touch with our families over the next two months if we get any updates from the Provincial Health Officer or the Ministry of Education about the reopening plan for schools in September.

Get In Touch With Us

Selkirk Montessori School

  • Contact: Penny Barner, Executive Director
  • Phone: 250-384-3414
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