Community Programs

At George Jay Elementary School we offer a wide variety of programs designed to enhance a child’s learning ability. We also provide resources for children and families in need of extra support.

Here are some of our programs:

Early Learning

STRONGSTART – A pre-school program for parents and kids. Free of charge 8:45-11:45, provided by the Ministry of Education.

Community Programs


YOUTH AND FAMILY COUNSELOR – Provides both group and individual counseling with parental consent, parenting workshops as well as referrals to community agencies.

BREAD PROGRAM – Provides free bread every Thursday morning. Bread is donated by Cob’s and is only possible through parent participation.

BREAKFAST TO BEETHOVEN – A hot breakfast provided to George Jay students beginning at 8:20 am every morning in the Gym

FRUIT AND SNACK PROGRAM – Provides all students with a fruit or vegetable snack bi-weekly throughout the year.

GOOD FOOD BOX – Provides fresh fruit and veggies at a reasonable cost once a month. Check with the Fernwood Community Centre.

LUNCH PROGRAM – Provides lunch to students every day. Cost is based on what families can afford.

HAPPY, HEALTHY KIDS PROGRAM – This is a privately funded hygiene program for students of George Jay Elementary, which provides hygiene supplies free of charge once a month. The program targets primary students (K-3) but is available to all students upon request.

IN-SCHOOL MENTOR PROGRAM – Students are matched with mentors who are screened and orientated through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria. This is a very successful and beneficial program that offers a special one-to-one friendship with a volunteer mentor. This program is designed to help increase a student’s self esteem, resiliency, and healthy attitudes and connection to school.

After School Care and Outside Agency Programs 

Quadra Village Community Centre  250-388-7696  email:

Cridge Centre for the Family   250-995-6407  email:

Tiggers   250-818-7677 email:

Fernwood  250-381-1552 ext. 107 email:

Seedlings 778-677-2408 email: