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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Grades 1-3 hit the slopes at Earl Bales last Monday. Our previous Ski Day had been cancelled due to the lack of snow so we were very happy to be out! It was a cold but beautiful day for skiing and snow conditions were great. Lessons ran for 90 minutes and then it was time…

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Norval is just the best. It was a beautiful day for the JK-Grade 1 field trip last Friday. Bill and the Norval staff had so many amazing, totally engaging activities planned for the children. The Grade 1’s picked apples and made their own apple cider. The JK and SK classes collected crayfish in the creek,…

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