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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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Mums and Dads Hit the Ice

Our family skate at the Forest Hill rink last Friday was a great success. The Grade 1-4 students have been taking skating lessons there since September. There were four skating groups for the lessons, ranging from first-timers to seasoned skaters. It was amazing to see the progress from the first week to our final skating…

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House Games:The Bucket Edition

Hey Everyone, Last Friday we had our second to last House Games of this term. The excitement was palpable leading up to the games. Everyone was fuelled up and excited following pizza lunch. Our task for the Houses this time around was a bucket challenge. The challenge involved throwing small balls into buckets from behind…

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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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Lucy Luge Needs MindUp

For those of you that are new to CGS this year, the aim of the MindUp program is to teach children how their minds work, how to become mindful in everyday situations at home or at school, and how they can choose learning strategies and conditions that are best suited to them. (If you have a…

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The Big Run

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift” – Steve Prefontaine- US distance runner Our annual CGS Cross Country Championships took place on Wednesday at Sherwood Park. It was a cold morning on race day but everyone was in great spirits. There was some nervous energy before the start but everyone…

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Together We Are an Ocean

“Individually we are one drop but together we are an ocean.” The second monthly house games took place today in the gym. Teams completed various group challenges in order to win some much coveted house points. Everyone showed great determination and teamwork throughout. House points are given to each class by their teachers, and can…

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Cross Country Time

“Cross country: No half times, no timeouts, no substitutions. It must be the only true sport.” ~ Chuck Norris The CGS Cross Country club has hit the ground running, with Grades 1 to 4 students taking part. The overall aim of the club is to promote the sport of running in a fun, informative and…

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Draco Pegasus Delphinus & Pavo

‘House Games’ is a fun CGS tradition that takes place on the last Friday of every month. Children are assigned to a House when they become a student at CGS. Our preschoolers are a bit young for House Games so they are assigned a House when they are in JK. Staff are also assigned to…

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Welcome to CGS Steve

Hello Everyone, I’m Steve and I’m the new Physical Education teacher at CGS. I’m from Ireland originally, where I completed my undergrad degree in Exercise and Health studies. While studying for my degree, I competed for the Ireland Triathlon team at the ITU World Championships. I recently taught elementary school students in South Korea, where…

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