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Parent Manual


Information for families about the Hands-On Home-Learning program including parent and teacher responsibilities and other important information.

Special Circumstance


Request a Special Circumstance if you and are unable to maintain your learning sample commitments for a particular week due to extenuating circumstances.

Orcapod Request Info


Please refer to page 10 of the parent manual for information about supplies, resources, and classes.

Orcapod Request


Make an orcapod request to propose use of funds in support of learning goals. (Note your request may or may not be approved. A variety of factors need to be considered prior to approval.)

Internet Request


Where needed to access the program, we may provide reimbursement for a portion of internet costs from Sep-Jan or Feb-Jun.


Rosetta Stone Request


Request Rosetta Stone license from Hands-on Home Learning for one child and let us know which language you wish to study.


Pre-approved Expenses


For items on this list only, up to $50 may be available for more spontaneous purchases to meet identified learning goals.

Request a Card


The prepaid card is one way to make approved purchases, however it is not required. For many purchases, we are able to simply write a cheque.

Loan Agreement Form


After submitting an orcapod request for a non-consumable item, please read submit this loan agreement form.

More Links


Promotional Website
Ministry Guidelines on DL Budgets


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Contact Information

Hands-On Home-Learning is a program of Oak and Orca Bioregional School in Victoria. We can be contacted most weekdays between 9:30 am & 4:00 pm Pacific Time.


Oak and Orca School
2738 Higgins Street
Victoria, B.C.
V8T 3N1

Phone/Fax: 250-383-6619
Email: hands-on@orcapod.ca

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