Homelinks Nelson

Our Nelson Program

Our Nelson Program

Nelson Homelinks is an Online Learning (OL) program of choice for students in K-9. Together with their parent/guardian and a BC certified teacher, students co-create an individualized Student Learning Plan (SLP). The Student Learning Plan is consider a 'living document' that,  according to the BC Ministry of Education Curriculum, helps to guide and anchor the student’s learning throughout the academic year. 

As a family of the Homelinks community, parents have the support of a liaison teacher to plan and organize their child's course of study in a self-directed home learning program. The liaison teacher will report formally on individual student progress three times year based on the Big Ideas, Curricular Competencies, and Curricular Content of the BC Curriculum for each subject: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Career Education, Physical Education, Arts Education, and Applied Design Skills and Technologies (French/Language for Grade 5 and up).

In the Homelinks program, parents are their child(ren)'s teacher. The liaison teacher is available to assist and support parents/guardians with providing recommended teaching resources and strategies. Homelinks is a community-based program where group activities are scheduled and home-learners are welcome to come in to learn, play, and socialize.

Our Location

We have a welcoming, student-friendly learning space/classroom located at South Nelson Elementary  (814 Latimer Street, Nelson). The Nelson Homelinks program is easily accessible off of Hendryx Street (at the top of the delivery ramp). Often weekly activities operate out of this space including tutorials and workshops. There is also a resource library onsite, and the liaison teacher is available for consultation regarding the progress of your learner.

Our Teacher 

Bianca Duffy is the liaison teacher at our Nelson campus. Bianca brings numerous teaching experiences to the program including her Montessori training, multi-grade classroom expertise, fine art and drama teaching experience, and immense love of the outdoors. Feel free to reach out to Bianca if you have any questions about the program at 250.505.7030.

Group Activities

Optional groups activities are organized weekly, sometimes on campus, and others out in the community. The activities vary based on the needs and priorities of the learning community. Some activities come with a cost, which are not fully covered by Homelinks. These non-funded activities include skiing and first aid training. However, families can access their Student Learning Funds in order for their children to participate. Liaison teachers are responsible for planning and organizing activities, and parent input and support is always welcome.

Further Program Information

Please feel free to download a copy of our updated Elementary Program information brochure. NOTE: For specific Nelson campus inquires, please connect with Bianca.