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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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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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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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