Take Me Outside Day

Wednesday, October 20 was CGS’ first Take Me Outside Day. We were excited to join 350,000 students across the province for outdoor education to honour Indigenous culture. We started the day with our Land Acknowledgment. Acknowledgements are a way for non-Indigenous Canadians to recognize that these lands are the traditional territories of Indigenous people in Canada. Indigenous…

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CGS Clubs

  Our extra-curricular clubs started this week. CGS is known for it’s extra-curriculars and the Covid restrictions keeping us from offering our students the full roster of clubs hurt everyone. As soon as TPH guidelines allowed for after school clubs and groups our CGS staff immediately finalized their plans and we got the information to…

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Outdoor Education and Wonder in SK

This week the SK class explored the CGS front yard in Outdoor Education. They learned how to observe detail in nature and the tree anatomy! Students had the chance to wonder and then got the chance to find the solution themselves. Some great wonders that the students had were about how old the trees are…

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On the Lookout for Gratitude

The JK’s started off their first day of at-home learning with a wonderful Thankful Thursday activity. Sara and Meesh sent the children on a scavenger hunt for things they are grateful for. The children found lots of things inside and outside to share. Feel free to head out for a hunt of your own over…

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Winter Wonderland

How beautiful is this? The Grade 2/3’s were in the playground for their MindUp lesson on recognizing and respecting different perspectives when the snow started falling. No one wanted to come in – the children loved it. The book Aidan used for his lesson is a little water-damaged but it was worth it!

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Sibling Maze Challenge

The Grade 1’s were given a particularly fun STEM challenge this week. They had to create a maze (outside if possible) and challenge a sibling (if they had one available) to solve it. The children came up with some very creative solutions – everyone used different materials to get the job done. Looks like the…

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Bringing Norval Home

Our Grade 2/3’s were supposed to be on their Norval sleepover yesterday and today. The children LOVE this trip and look forward to it all year, sometimes for several years. It is a real right of passage for CGS students when they reach Grade 2. Not being able to go to camp this year has…

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Feeding the Birds, Norval Style

More breaking news from Norval this week! A kindly 95-year-old man planted daffodils in the forest and around people’s mailboxes to brighten their days and Mr Evans was on location at his house to share tips on identifying backyard birds and how to make a feeder to keep them coming back. The kids got creative…

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The Norval Network Rocks!

There are so many reasons that we love Norval and the Norval News Network is definitely one of them! Like all schools, the Norval Outdoor Ed Centre had to close due to COVID 19. What did Mr. Elgie, Mr. Evans, and the amazing Norval staff decide to do when students couldn’t come to them? Broadcast…

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There’s Snow Stopping CGS Skiers

It was an unseasonably mild and wet Monday in March to go skiing this week but our CGS Grade 1-3’s were determined to get their second Ski Day in this year, following earlier cancelations. The weather failed to put a damper on everyone’s positive spirit. The students were so excited to ski and learn from the…

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