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!

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.

Child Care Resources

Posted on Apr 12, 2020

We are opening our facility from June 1-19, 2020 in accordance with the health and safety guidelines provided by the Ministries of Education and Health as well as the BC CDC and WorkSafe BC.  Please check out our Pandemic Return to School Plan posted under Admissions.

Weather update

Posted on Jan 4, 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020:  SCHOOL IS OPEN




End of the decade

Posted on Dec 20, 2019

As the decade comes to an end, we wish you all the best for a wonderful winter break and a healthy and happy new year!

Winter Concerts December 2019

Posted on Dec 16, 2019

Grades 1-4 - Tuesday, December 17th at 6:00 pm.  Students should arrive at school at 5:45 pm.

Grades 5-8 - Thursday, December 19th at 6:00 pm.  Students should arrive at school at 5:45 pm.

Get In Touch With Us

Selkirk Montessori School

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