Nature School 101 Workshop this Saturday!


Gonzales Preschool is thrilled to have Bonnie Davison B.Ed, B.Mus, B.Mt speaking at our Parent Education night in October! She has a workshop happening this Saturday.


Workshop: Nature School 101

At this workshop educators will learn:

  • The ‘must haves’ when choosing or developing an outdoor site.

  • No walls? -How does that affect classroom management and safety?

  • Risk Management -Being prepared for the unknown; writing a risk management plan for your nature school site or any site you visit throughout the year.

  • What does the first day of a nature program really look like? What routine works best for your students?


When: Saturday, Sept.15th. 10am-4pm

Where: Mt Doug Park, Victoria, BC

Tuition: $160

Presented by: Bonnie Davison. Founder, Victoria Nature School

To register visit:

Oak Bay Tea Party Parade this Saturday!

This Saturday, June 2nd, is the Oak Bay Tea Party Parade and once again Gonzales Preschool will be in it!  We’ll be meeting at Windsor Park between 9:30-10:00am.  Wear red, bring your decorated the bikes/scooters and will also be handing out sidewalk chalk so feel free to bring baskets.  It’s going to be a blast!

A HUGE thank you from Gonzales!

The Gonzales Preschool Community would like to extended their appreciation for all the donations from these generous businesses- thanks to you our online auction was such a HUGE success! Our popular annual silent auction went ONLINE for the first time this year. Our fundraising efforts allow us to keep tuition costs affordable and help fund monthly parent education speakers that creates enrichment programming for our preschool community.

A BIG thank you to:

SPUD, Wolfscape Gardening, Rifflandia, Heart Of The Village Massage Therapy, Mobile Massage Therapy By Kristin Richards, Artist Robert Waddell, Alive, Mind And Body, Pizzaria Primastrada, YWCA Victoria, Shampoo Hair Bar, Hemma, Mad Science, Munro’s Book, Russell’s Books, Bolen Books, Nutty Island Foods, Harbour Ferry Gorge Tour, Fresh Adventures, Cellfix Wireless Repairs, Oak Bay Fire Dept, Market On Yates, Ooh La La Cupcakes, Bin 4 Burger Lounge, Lot 1 Pasta Bar, John’s Place, Cherry Point Estate Wines, Cinecenta, Victoria Butterfly Gardens, BC Forest Discovery Centre, Kaleidoscope Theatre, Art Gallery Of Victoria, Royal BC Museum, Bug Zoo, Miniature World, Big Wheel, Imax, Greater Victoria Shakespeare, Blue Bridge Theatre, Pacific Opera Victoria, Poppet Creative, Robert Bateman Centre, Beach Acres Resort, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Helms Inn, Surf Lodge, Slaters Meats, Oasis Nails, Ooh Ooh Darling Photography, The Raptor Centre, Point Ellice House, Flying Squirrel, Engel Volkers, Chateau Victoria, Rec Oak Bay, Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Peppers Foods, Gyro Beach Board Shop/ Yew Tree Yoga, Jusu Juice, Caddy Bay Liquor Store, Village On Estevan, Pure Vanilla, Ivyhouse Designer, Jon Clarke Designs, Uvic Sports Camp, Driftwood Brewery Beer, Arterra Wines Canada, Sea Cidery, Sportball, UVic Summer Camps, Tidal Toys, Modern Baby, Hide And Seek Coffee, Music Together, Victoria Harbour Cats Baseball



Thursday Parent Meeting: What is Physical Literacy?

We have a special guest speakers, Chris and his colleague Andrew from PISE, this Thursday April 12th from 7 speaking about Physical Literacy, followed by our business meeting at 8pm.

Chris works throughout Victoria to build and develop knowledge of physical literacy in his main role with PISE, as well as being an Appetite to Play Master Trainer. Chris oversees 50 programs a week with children and youth of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. As part of his role, Chris shares his knowledge of games and play based activities to many different organisations and sectors, including coaches, recreation leaders, Early Childhood Educator’s, inclusion services, health organisations, schools and parents. Chris has presented at national and international conferences on working with children and youth with a disability, as well as lending his expertise to many national and provincial projects on adapting games and activities in order to include all individuals.

Online Silent Auction 2018

We are taking our popular annual silent auction online this year! Our fundraising efforts allow us to keep tuition costs affordable, and help fund monthly parent education ssilentauctionpeakers and enrichment programming for our preschool community.

Mark your calendars, our silent auction is LIVE: February 28th at midnight and ends March 14th 2018 at 9pm PST.

Our Online Auction can be found HERE! Items being added daily!