Welcome to Valued Art & Education school!
Heights Community School is a small, unique and culturally diverse community-oriented school, located in the West End of New Westminster.
Opened in 2016, our school is licensed by Ministry of Children and Families. The mandate of this program is to provide a wide range of recreational, art, social and educational programs. Serving students in art classes, birthday party, camps and mainstream from Preschool to Grade 5, our focus is on student achievement and supporting all learners.
Our Vision: At Polka Dot Fine Art & Education, we want all learners in our school community to be open-minded, creative risk-takers, who nurture a love of learning.
Our goal is to provide a positive school culture that will empower and engage all learners.
Polka Dot Art Therapy Class
What is Art Therapy?
Art Therapy combines the creative process and psychotherapy to facilitate self-exploration and understanding. Using imagery, color and shape as part of this creative therapeutic process, thoughts and feelings can be expressed that would otherwise be difficult to articulate.
Working with Art Therapy
- Everyone can be an artist.
- Creative outlets boost self-esteem.
- Art can be used as a tool for communication.
- Art can be a container.
- Artistic communities can foster self-esteem and connection to others.
- Everything is a resource.
At Polka Dot Fine Art & Education, Kid's Don't simply mimic their instructor to create a prescribed work of art. Instead, the instructor encourages self- expression among the children who become so encouraged to flex their creative ability to produce truly unique art pieces. Classes are available in a variety of artistic mediums: Painting and drawing, sketching, clay, sculpting, and cartooning, to name just but a few. Adults from the ages of 15 years upwards are equally more than welcome to enrol. Polka Dot Fine Art & Education also has entertainment programs such as creative birthday parties. We also run Spring, Summer and Winter break camps.
Polka Dot Fine Art & Education preschool education programs maintain a close relationship with the home and parents and are intended to introduce children to the social environment of the school and concentrate on the basic skills of coordination.
Children come to school eager to learn and begin to take responsibility for their learning. This age group starts to construct knowledge not only through exploration and observation but also through reflection and implementation of their daily plan.
They are able to develop interactions with materials, people and events that are important to them. Polka Dot Fine Art & Education preschool curriculum really takes root with this age group. Key Developmental Indicators, the group of concepts to be taught, fill individual lesson plans designed to meet the needs of each child.
Before & After-school
Our programs offer enriching learning opportunities in a fun environment for maturing school-age children.
Before taking children to school, we provide various activities. We also provide safe transportation to and from school.
In the afternoon, art class with a professional art teacher, outside playtime, dance, yoga Character Education and opportunities to improve reading, math and social skills.