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Outdoor Education at CGS

Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education. – David Polis During…

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Cross Country Training Begins

The Cross Country Club had a great first session at Leaside Field on Tuesday. Despite the heat, we had a full turnout and were completely inspired by the endurance and determination we saw in our young runners. We had a great discussion about endurance running and the importance of stretching, and set them off on…

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Skating on a Hot Day

Our Grade 1-3 skating classes got off to a great start last Friday. It was strange going off on the school bus to skate on such a boiling hot day! The weather definitely felt more seasonal today. For the next several Friday mornings, we will be heading to Forest Hill Arena to work on our…

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Recess at Leaside Fields

Recess periods at Leaside field are off to a great start! Every Tuesday and Thursday, the Grade 1-3s are walked over to the Leaside High School field to enjoy the open space for their lunch recess. The students have loved running around the big track, playing games of soccer and frisbee, and rolling down the…

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We LOVE Norval

The Grade 2/3 class had a very special experience last week. For the second year running we went to the Norval Outdoor Education Centre for a two day, overnight adventure to celebrate their time at CGS. Norval is owned and operated by UCC and has become a very meaningful place for us at CGS. The students…

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CGS Track Stars

What a perfect morning for the annual CGS Track & Field Championships. Lisa was relieved, to say the least, after so much rain. Leaside Field was dry with no rain in sight. Congratulations to all of the athletes for their excellent effort, sportsmanship and spirit in all of their events. Thank you to the parents that came out to…

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We’ll Miss You Kara!

It has come time to say goodbye to our dearest Kara after six wonderful years. While at CGS, she has taught everything from Physical Education and Health to Resource to SK, and finally, Grade 1. She has also been an integral part of The Principal’s Club for many years. She has been a gifted and much beloved…

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Track & Field Club

The Track and Field Club has been amazing so far! Despite some rainy weather and scheduling conflicts we have managed to have some fantastic early morning workouts with our most dedicated athletes. The children are training for our Track Meet coming up on May 29th at Leaside Field. They will compete in a 400m, 200m…

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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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Grades 1-3 Get Wet

The Grade 1-3’s had a great first swimming class at Holland-Bloorview on Wednesday! They were all very excited to get in the pool and show off their skills. We are so grateful to get to visit Holland-Bloorview for the next eight weeks. Not only are the pool and change rooms extremely clean and safe for…

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