Parachute games are always a huge highlight for the children in gym class. Doing them outside makes them even better. Here’s a  look at the SK class playing Popcorn. The goal? To ‘pop all the popcorn’ by bouncing all of the balls out of the parachute. So fun!    

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It was a very grey Monday morning when Edmund from Playocity arrived to lead the children in an African Fusion Dance Workshop. Thank you for bringing the sun Edmund! The children loved learning the high-energy moves and the music was wonderful. Thank you to the PA for sponsoring this much-appreciated activity for all grade levels.

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Aidan put together an amazing adventure for the children this week. The first image highlights the SK’s but the JK’s and Grade 1’s did it too. (I think the Grade 2/3’s got a chance as well even though it wasn’t in their schedule.) The children were transported by a time machine – yes, there were…

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The last House Games of the year wrapped up on Thursday with a great show of teamwork and creativity from every House. We had a great celebration of the days’ achievements today. The challenge was for each House, in every class, to build a structure for a snowman to perch on. Points were awarded for…

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What a glorious morning for our Cross Country Championship today. The children were so thrilled to be out in the fall sunshine for their much anticipated competition. The children ran in their cohorts, competing for themselves and for House points. Excellent sportsmanship was shown by all – so much so that Aidan and Lisa couldn’t…

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There has been some pretty serious adventure training going on in the playground over the last few weeks. Aidan brought in his rope course gear to set up a great challenge for the children. (The canopy poles came in very handy!) Aidan did his teaching practicum at Norval and was so excited to bring his…

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We are incredibly fortunate to have three new exceptional teachers on our 2020/21 staff. Please join us in welcoming Clara in SK, Taylor in Early Start, and Aidan in Physical Education & Wellness. They have already brought so much energy and passion to their jobs and we’re only in Week 3! Clara comes to us…

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Olympic Day was a huge success last Friday. After a round of live, well-attended dance parties and a very enthusiastic school cheer, the students were on their way. The pictures came flooding in! First, the neighborhood scavenger hunt had students searching their surroundings for everything on their lists. (We were happy to see the rain…

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This week in Gym class the CGS students went on an outdoor adventure in the woods! The background story: You have lost your way in the woods and the only way to get back to camp is to climb a mountain, cross a river, jump over some logs and do a throwing challenge (to gather…

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It was a Trans Canada Journey in gym class this week. The JK to Grade 1 classes took on the “Canada Challenge” for Wednesday’s gym class. Spoiler alert: all the classes completed the challenge with flying colours! The journey started in Halifax. In order to complete the 7 stop journey across Canada, students had to…

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