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.

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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

Communing with nature as we curiously took in the world around us. The infants are becoming fiercely...

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Toddler

Spring is a wonderful time to get outside and see all the beautiful new growth and colours. It’s als...

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Preschool 1

Today the preschoolers engaged in risky play, the educators set up the ratchet straps to the wacky p...

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Preschool 2

Today we started transplanting our veggies and herbs that we planted on April 18th. Wren, Kiita...

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School-age 1

This month at RisingOaks Early Learning | Saint John Paul II, the School-age 1 children participated...

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School-age 2

During our after-school program, we observed the children’s growing interest in the rocks found in t...

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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.

Infant Completed: March 2023 RECEs: Tami S., Connie C., Jennifer S. and Judy H. Objectives: To further explore the in...

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Preschool 1 Completed: December 2022 RECEs: Emma and Christina Objectives: To further explore the children’s current ...

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Toddler Completed: December 2022 RECEs: Cara, Cristina and Krista-Ann Objectives: To further explore t...

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Preschool 2 Completed: June 2022 RECEs: Lisa, Christina Objectives: To explore and expand the preschooler’s know...

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Preschool 1 Completed: June 2022 RECEs: April, Amy and Emma Objectives: To further explore the preschoolers interest ...

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Infant Completed: June 2022 RECEs: Jennifer, Tami, Connie and Judy Objectives: To dive deeper into play and how it pr...

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