Are You a Community Helper?

We are all important members of our community, and community is important for a lot of reasons. Being a part of a community teaches children life lessons, like asking for help when needed, honouring individual abilities and contributions, and community fosters a sense of belonging. Community emphasizes that we are a part of something bigger…

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Take Good Care of Yourself

As parents and caregivers, there are ways we can support our children to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy and fit. Encouraging and guiding a child to think about their own mental health and wellness are vital skills we can teach them from a young age. In each of our three terms…

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Math & Making Sense of the World Around Us

We know that nurturing a strong math foundation from an early age encourages academic success. So many of the future endeavours and careers that our kids will seek require critical thinking, problem solving, and analytic skills.   Maria Montessori believed that children were born with a ‘mathematical mind’, which she defined as “a natural tendency…

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CGS Family Skate Night 2024

Thank you, CGS Parent Association for once again organizing our annual Family Skating Night! Our CGS Community is quite fortunate to access William P. Wilder ’40 Arena & Sports Complex on the U.C.C. campus. After a night of fun on the ice, many of our families and staff gathered in the cozy lounge for pizza,…

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Math & Science Are Everywhere

Math and Science are everywhere! Look around you and notice Math and Science in the most surprising places. As CGS parents, we read and hear about the importance of our children learning “21st century learning skills”. These skills refer to the knowledge, life skills, habits, characteristics and traits that are critically important to student success,…

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CGS Spirit Week!

Spirit Week at CGS encourages school pride as we unite over a common theme. This year’s theme was “Be the Magic!” and our Spirit Week Team of Melissa, Erin, Tinku and Naomi prepared an incredible number of engaging activities like everyday-hero-dress-up, a magic show, tye-dying, colourful and magical dress-days and a cereal box domino effect…

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Joy is Vital to Learning

“Joy constructively affects cognitive functions. People in joyful states tend to be more creative, open-minded and better at problem-solving. The sensation refines cognitive flexibility and broaden one’s thought patterns.” ~ Michelle Brown-Stafford, educator and parent of a child prodigy   Childhood should be synonymous with the feeling of joy. At CGS we believe joy is integral…

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Math Matters More Than Ever 

In July 2023, the Minister of Education delivered a statement through the The Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act and announced that, “These new measures will focus on getting back to the basics of education: strengthening reading, writing and math, and other STEM disciplines.” The Minister continued, “…we’ve listened to the priorities of parents putting…

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What is “LOVE” and What Does “FAMILY” Mean?

Valentine’s Day was a much anticipated and super exciting day at CGS. Our Principal’s Club organized a morning Mindfulness Party for the Early Starts, JKs and SKs and an afternoon party for the Grades 1-2-3s. All proceeds — almost $1000.00! — is going to the Olive Branch for Children to help others. We are so…

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February is Non-Stop at CGS

Our week started with a spectacular Lunar New Year performance that was coordinated by our CGS Early Start educator, Cheryl.   We watched with amazement as the talented Chinese Folk Dancers performed in vivid costumes, and the beautifully polished Qipao Fashion Models elegantly danced with feathered fans in hand.     The duo of Cucurbit…

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