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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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Wellness for Young Parents

Irina, CGS mum and minister at Grace Church on the Hill, would like to share an upcoming program with the CGS community. Parenting very young children requires as much positive energy as we can muster and it isn’t always easy. Yoga and Mindfulness sounds like a very good place to start! Please contact Irina if you’re…

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Yoga Day with Mai

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” We face many distractions in today’s world. Taking the time to slow down and meditate is a very powerful tool, to remain calm and content with the “NOW”. There was a unique and tranquil gym day at CGS on Wednesday. We had the marvelous…

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Preschool Peace

The Early Start children learned all about the word “Peace” this week. We started off each morning with mindfulness quiet time. The children are working on breathing exercises using a magic rock to help keep their bodies calm. At the end of the mindfulness exercise the children are asked to place their magic rock back…

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Our Mindful Monday Minute

We start every week at CGS with our Mindful Monday Minute. After the children have read the school announcements they recite a mindfulness quote. After the quote, Zandee rings our beautiful Tibetan bells. It is lovely to feel the whole school go quiet (even the preschoolers!) as the sound of the bells travels over the…

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Clubbing at CGS

Our Term 1 CGS Clubs started last week and the children are having lots of fun. Soccer Club was so popular that a second club was added! Dance Club members have already learned how to bust a move in Hip Hop (next up is ballet and tap). Aerobics Club is working on their resistance and…

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We All Fit Together

The JK and SK’s did a special activity in Mind-Up this week. We read the story ‘Where Oliver Fits’ and had a discussion about the importance of being happy with ourselves just as we are. The children all shared things that they thought made them unique, and shared thoughts on what is unique about each…

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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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