Meadowridge School follows the Fraser Health Guidelines in regards to immunizations, understanding the importance of maintaining the health of our children and communities through immunizations.
Meadowridge offers Grade 6 and Grade 9 immunizations at the school.
Learning to Live Well
Our students learn to live well, with others and for others, through in-class, curricular lessons, as well as through co-curricular programs, guest speakers, and information sessions.
At the heart of all we do at Meadowridge is our Mission Statement, learning to live well, with others and for others, in a just community. We have created a just community within the school – one that is shaped by caring and trust, and also clarity of expectation and rules. We teach our students how to care for themselves, because a balanced and happy life is critical to their future. Students also learn to care for others, because a successful future is one in which common welfare is shared by all.
Learning about... Our Bodies and Sexual Health
Body Science Across the Grades with Dr. Claire Vanston Ph.D
Our school takes pride in offering an evidence-based approach to sexual health education, where student learn about their bodies in ways that are developmentally appropriate and consistent with the provincial curriculum. Dr. Claire has worked with our parents and students for a number of years and visits campus twice each year to host a series of talks across the grades.
We want our entire community to live well, and so we host many parent information sessions throughout the year as well.
Body Science for Big Kids
These sessions, tailored to each grade level, introduce children to the scientific names for genital, and some reproductive anatomy; reviews bathroom hygiene; defines Trusted Adults; inoculates against possible abuse situations and differentiates safe and unsafe sources of information.
Kindergarten & Grade 1: Scientific words for body parts 1; Personal safety
Grade 2 & Grade 3: Scientific words for body parts 1 & 2; Personal safety; Hygiene
The Secret Life of Teenagers
These sessions are co-educations and each grade covers different topics.
Grade 4 & 5: Puberty and puberty hygiene; Private parts on the body
Grade 6: Puberty; human reproduction; sex and sexual ethics
Grade 7: Introduction to healthy sexual decision-making (ethics, health, safety respect, sexual diversity, STIs, birth control choices)
Sex: Scientific Facts & Straight Up Information
These sessions review genital anatomy and physiology; sexual consent and the law; sexual risks and responsibilities; character and dignity; sexual diversity; sexting and sexually explicit on line material. It also outlines values around waiting to have first sex and what having a "great sex life" really means.
Grades 8 to 12: Healthy sexual decision -making; social influences on sex and sexuality; sexual relationships