Astronomy in Action!

This week, CGS took part in an Astronomy in Action on-site field trip. In the program, students explored navigation by the night sky as viewed from our location, what to see in the current sky, some constellation stories, exploring the planets, and even flying around the galaxy and beyond. Our JK to Grade 4 students…

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CGS Staff Gets Swaggy

A huge thank you to our incredibly generous parents for the amazing swag bags that arrived today. We love them! Whether we’re at the beach or carrying school work, we will be looking good. We can’t wait to try all the lovely things inside…. thank you! With gratitude, Your CGS Staff  

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The Final Tally

House Spirit was fierce this year. Even with so much time spent online, the competition was very healthy and tons of fun. The final push for points always happens at the end of the year when Olympic Day rolls around. The Houses always head into this event with lots of anticipation, knowing it is their…

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Global Communities Finish Off the Year

The Grade 2’s enjoyed a Global Communities celebration as one of our end of term wrap-up activities in Social Studies. We’ve been learning about countries around the world. Students definitely travelled the globe. Sri Lanka, China, Tanzania, Japan, Albania, Germany, US, Mexico, Ukraine, South Africa, UK, Jamaica and the Philippines were all represented. It was…

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CGS Speakers Bring it Home!

Our Grade 2/3’s have once again impressed us with their incredible public speaking skills. The final round on Tuesday was an absolute pleasure – topics included How To Calm Down, Why Not to Get a Dog, Skateboarding, The Titanic and The Good Ol’ Days. The children arrived polished and ready to present. Speakers were assessed…

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Celebrating Pride

Pride Month is here and with it comes so much colour! The children have been making all kinds of rainbows, learning about all kinds of families and all kinds of love. The JK’s building challenge this week was to make a rainbow out of whatever they had at their disposal at home. They came up…

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When We Were Alone

The Grade 2/3’s have been reviewing their Indigenous Perspectives lessons this week. They started off with vocabulary and what Indigenous means, remembering that the term includes three groups of people – the Métis, First Nations and Inuit. They talked about what they learned about Residential Schools during Orange Shirt Day earlier in the school year.…

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My Time with Terry – Fred Fox Comes to Visit

Our very dear CGS friend Fred Fox came to ‘visit’ last Friday. He came to us live from the Terry Fox Foundation in Burnaby, BC. It was so great to see him and to hear more about his relationship with his extraordinary brother Terry. We have heard Terry’s story so many times at CGS but…

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Coding Takes to the Sidewalk

How cool is this? The Grade 2/3’s took their Technology coding project curbside. The sidewalks have never looked so smart! Codes had to include 10 commands and a P1 or P2 (if the children wanted more challenge). P stands for Procedure. These commands are used to extract a common set of instructions or patterns from…

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CGS Virtual Talent Gets Real

Lights, Camera, Action… Press Play! This year’s Talent Show went virtual. Thank you so much to the students and families who submitted videos. Talents ranged from piano and singing to skateboarding and drawing. Even Sally, Mani’s kind, soft-spoken teaching assistant turtle, sang a song! For those of you familiar with this annual show, you know…

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