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Snoezelen Room

All children have a right to quality leisure.

What is it?

Snoezelen, originally developed in the Netherlands, is a non-threatening environment designed to give children with learning and developmental disabilities a multi-sensory experience. Sound, smell, lighting, vibration, and touch combine for the enjoyment of those who use the room, away from the pressures of direct therapy and care. A Snoezelen room provides an opportunity for these children to relax and play in their own way.

Who does the room serve?

All students with learning and developmental disabilities within the District of Nipissing and its surrounding communities.

When is the Snoezelen Room Available?

The Snoezelen Room at St. Alexander School is available from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday until further notice.

What Do I Do To Use The Room?

  • All staff who wish to use the room must be trained. The training sessions will not only teach staff how to operate the various pieces of equipment, but will also provide staff with the best methods to ensure that their students receive the benefits of the Snoezelen room.
  • Training sessions will begin in January - after 3:30 p.m.
  • To book a training session please call the Learning Assistance Centre (L.A.C.) at 705-472-9141 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • At the training session board policies and procedures for the use of the facility will be discussed.
  • A per diem rate will be charged for the use of the room. This will permit us to maintain the room, replace needed bulbs and fuses and repair any damaged equipment.
  • Bookings will be accepted twice a year - September to December and January to June.

The Snoezelen Room is made possible through a partnership between Ronald McDonald Children's Charities of Canada and the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board.

~ Board News ~

Senior Kindergarten Starting September 6, 2018(Posted:6/26/2018)

A note to all parents and guardians of Senior Kindergarten students. This year, all Senior Kindergarten students will begin school on Thursday, September 6, 2018. This is a change from our previous practice of Senior Kindergarten students beginning on the first Monday of the second week in September.

Transportation arrangements will continue to be available as per our past practice and will begin on the new start date of September 6, 2018.

Back to School Learning Technology Drop-In & Exhibition(Posted:6/7/2018)

Involving parents in their children’s progress in the classroom has long been shown to significantly increase student outcomes. With parent engagement top of mind, we invite parents and their children in grades 4-8 to participate in our Back To School Learning Technologies Drop-In Session, August 27, 2018. Experience the ‘hands on’ ways parents can help their child succeed in the classroom, by using technology at home to enhance and support student learning. Register today!