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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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Hockey Day in Canada

The CGS Hockey Day teams were posted on Monday this week. By the time the tournament rolled around on Wednesday afternoon, the players were extremely excited to get on the ‘ice’. Everyone at school was sporting their hockey jerseys and this really added to the occasion. This year we had five teams – the Leafs, Canadiens,…

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Bunny to Advanced

Grades 1-4 travelled to Earl Bales Ski centre on Monday last. The previous skiing date was cancelled due to extreme cold. Monday was a cold day too, but it gradually got warmer as the day went on. On arrival, the students were divided into two groups based on their skiing experience. The first time skiers went…

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Hop, Skip and a Vault!

The JK to Grade 4 students attended gymnastics lessons this past Monday at the Children’s Fitness Centres of Canada near Leaside. For some students it was their first time ever doing gymnastics outside of school. When we arrived, the students were divided into seven groups in order to keep the instructor to student ratio low. Each station…

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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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