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Mindfulness at Home & School

A huge thank you the CGS PA , and by extension all CGS parents, for the ‘Mindfulness at Home’ workshop on Monday night and the day of mindfulness activities the following day for the children. Both events were very successful. For everyone who attended the workshop on Monday, we hope you enjoyed it. A fun…

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Mindfulness Workshop for Parents

Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience. ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn Some of you may recognize this quote from our school calendar. September is Mindfulness Month at CGS and the CGS PA is always looking for ways to support and enhance the curriculum. With this in mind, way back in June, the PA…

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Our New Mindfulness Minute

Well, as most of you know, we end the week with Dance Party Friday right after our morning announcements. This is a beloved tradition at CGS for students and staff. It sets the tone for a really fun day and puts us all in a festive mood as the weekend approaches. As we focus more…

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Leadership in Grade 3

As the oldest children at the school, the Grade 3s are often looked up to by the younger students and have done a fantastic job at taking on the challenge of making good choices and setting a positive example. They are given many opportunities to showcase their leadership, such as being Ambassadors on our Terry…

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The PA is Back in Action!

Your CGS PA is already working hard. They had their first meeting on Wednesday. It was a great turnout. Thank you to everyone who attended. Please watch for messages from your Class Parents. They will be your liaison with the PA and all the activities they are planning at school. The first fundraiser is underway.…

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Creative Arts in the Community

Reverend Irina Dubinski, a new mum at the school, wanted to let the CGS community know about a free program happening at Grace Church on the Hill. It ties in very nicely with our focus on Mindfulness! Gifts of the Spirit Studio is offering free art and creative movement classes for children, alongside a mindfulness/meditation class for the…

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Peacemakers

The Grade 2/3 class were introduced to a special Mindfulness tool last week – PeaceMakers! PeaceMakers are a set of cards meant to inspire mindfulness and compassion in all ages. Each card contains a message of affirmation, with the intention of building emotional intelligence through play. They explore the themes of Power, Joy, Balance, Love,…

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What is a Mind Jar?

The JK’s and SK’s have been up to some wonderful things in Mind Up over the last couple of weeks. They created ‘Mind Jars’ which are currently in the classroom for them to use when they are feeling anxious, sad, scared, angry or overwhelmed. When creating the jars we discussed how the glitter in the…

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Being Mindful Matters

The Mind-UP curriculum is in full swing for all classes at CGS. This term we have focused on discussing what mindfulness is and its importance in our lives. We have practiced meditation in every classroom and have been working towards the difficult task of focusing on only one thing at a time, training our brains…

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Meditation Mondays

Mindfulness is so important and the children are loving their Meditation Mondays in our classroom. We start off with a guided meditation with the intention of filling our hearts with love. (Each session begins with focussing on gratitude and knowing we are loved.) In this week’s meditation, the students were asked to think about a worry they…

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