Rothesay Netherwood School has a direct influence on our school.
The wives of the school’s British teachers were interested in having a nursery school for their young children. In September of 1975, they started Rothesay Nursery School. 40 years later the school continues to be an essential part of the Rothesay community.
At first, the school was held in St. Paul’s Anglican Church basement with morning and afternoon sessions for four-year-olds.
RNS moved to St. David’s United Church in 1992. Due to popularity, the school began offering a three and four-year-old programs. As a result, we now employ two full-time teachers and a part-time assistant.
From the beginning, the school was set-up as a co-op and has continued that way. A board of directors drawn from parents affiliated with the school, essentially run Rothesay Nursery School.
Shelley Oickle has been with the school for more than 20 years. Shelley currently teachers our 3-year old program.
The school’s motto is “Where Fun and Learning Go Hand in Hand”
Thousands of children have had the privilege of going through our programs prior to starting school. Rothesay Nursery School will remain an integral part of the community for years to come with the continued hard work of parent volunteers and the dedicated staff.