School + Home = Happy

Feb 16, 2012

Child-Led Conferences at Children’s Garden School Part of what makes CGS so special is the exceptional home/school connection. We know how important it is for students to feel recognized for their efforts and for parents to feel involved and informed about what is happening at school. Child Led Conferences happen once a year at each…

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Afterschool Yoga at CGS

Feb 15, 2012

Mai, 123 Kids Yoga Instructor and Founder, with her CGS students About 123 Kids Yoga 123 Kids Yoga integrates songs, music, creative movement, story telling, games and yoga poses (asanas) in a structured, interactive, non-competetive, energetic and fun atmosphere. They are encouraged to use their knowledge and imagination to become lions roaring, butterflies flying, crabs…

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Me Read? No Way!

Feb 13, 2012

The issue of boys’ literacy has become an important topic in educational circles as of late, and rightly so. In 2004, the Ontario Ministry of Education published a report entitled Me Read?  No Way! A practical guide to improving boys’ literacy skills. The guide cites some statistics regarding boys’ literacy and general education that is…

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CGS Hits the Slopes

Feb 13, 2012

Every winter Grades 1-3 students at CGS venture out for a Ski Day at Earl Bales Park. Whether they ski with their families on the weekends or are new to the sport, everyone participates and has a great day of skill building, fresh air and fun. This year students and staff headed out on February…

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A Graduate Writes ‘Home’

Feb 10, 2012

A Letter from Across the World… It is always lovely to hear from Graduates, whether they drop by for a visit after a busy day at their new school, come to a school function with their sister or brother still at Children’s Garden or, in this case, when they write to us years later with…

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“You is Kind, You is Smart, You is Important”

Feb 7, 2012

              “You is Kind, You is Smart, You is Important”. Many would agree that this is probably one of the most memorable lines from the book and movie “The Help”. It made a huge impact on me and it just keeps playing over and over again in my head.…

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One, Two, Three…Go!

Feb 3, 2012

Grade 1s concentrate during a stacking cup demonstration for their Child-Led Conference on January 31st Staying Fit at CGS The Phys. Ed. program at Children’s Garden School has been full steam ahead in Terms 1 & 2. Grades 1-3 have already completed an eight week Learn to Skate session at The Leaside Arena and are…

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Film and Media Studies at CGS

Feb 1, 2012

The Grade 3s edit their film Update from the Film Studio Film and Media Studies 2011/12 at CGS has been full of great ideas, critical thinking and creative brainstorming. This years’ students have furthered their knowledge of the different types of media they are exposed to and continue to express their opinions extremely well. The…

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Making a Difference in Nepal

Jan 30, 2012

The Principal’s Club and Mount Everest English School The Principal’s Club, created by our Principal Marie Bates, is a vehicle for students at Children’s Garden School to reach out to their local and global community. The goal of the club is to reveal to students, through direct experience, the power they hold to make a…

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