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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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Swim is On!

The Grade 1-3s had a great first swim day at Holland-Bloorview on Wednesday. They were split into 5 different swimming groups, met their instructors and had a great time showing what they already know and learning some new techniques. Swimming is fantastic exercise and the 45 minute lesson in the pool most certainly puts them…

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Namaste CGS

We had a fantastic day of Yoga on Wednesday. A big thank you to our instructor Stephanie from 123 Kids Yoga who came in to teach all of the classes a special yoga and mindfulness session. Stephanie catered so well to all ages and each class left in a more focused and mindful state then…

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The Good Ol’ Hockey Game

The Grade 1-3’s had an absolutely amazing hockey tournament on Wednesday afternoon! The students were ‘drafted’ into 6 NHL teams, each with a teacher as their coach. We played a full round robin tournament, with each team competing in 5 four minute games. The energy was high, the enthusiasm was contagious and the sportsmanship was…

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House Games Spirit

Our February House Games was a big success! The house groups were thrilled to be back together in the gym for an afternoon of friendly competition. The houses were split into two sides, and competed in both over/under and cup stacking relay races. The energy was high and the house spirit was amazing! It was…

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CGS Ski Bunnies

The Grade 1-3’s had two great ski days over the past few weeks. We lucked out with two great days weather wise, and Earl Bales had lots of fresh powder on the hills waiting for us! It was a treat to see our veteran skiers show off their stuff to their friends, and our new…

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Gymnastics at CFCC

We had a great day of gymnastics on Wednesday! The JK-Grade 3 students all travelled to CFCC gym (Canadian Fitness Centres of Canada) for an hour of tumbling, jumping, balancing and climbing. The staff at the gym were outstanding, creating several different stations that the students rotated through in small groups to maximize their active…

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Skating Skills Acquired!

The Grade 1-3’s have completed their 8 weeks of skating. We had a wonderful last class today. Parents were invited to come and watch their children’s lesson for the first half, then join us on the ice for a free skate. It was great to see so much parent support and the students had so…

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A Good Race Run

Our Cross-Country Championships were a huge success this week. With the rain holding off just long enough, the Grade 1-3 students went to Sherwood Park to compete in our annual race. The students ran two laps around the ravine in Sherwood Park against their classmates, which is nothing short of a challenge! These young runners…

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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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