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House Games:The Bucket Edition

Dec 7, 2018

Hey Everyone, Last Friday we had our second to last House Games of this term. The excitement was palpable leading up to the games. Everyone was fuelled up and excited following pizza lunch. Our task for the Houses this time around was a bucket challenge. The challenge involved throwing small balls into buckets from behind…

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Science is Cool!

Nov 30, 2018

WOW. The Science Fair was a rollicking success! Thank you to organizers Emily, Rim and Michelle L for setting the stage for so much good work and learning. We were so impressed by the effort from all the participants. We know the Science Fair requires a great deal of parental support (thank you parents!) but…

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Yoga Day with Mai

Nov 30, 2018

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” We face many distractions in today’s world. Taking the time to slow down and meditate is a very powerful tool, to remain calm and content with the “NOW”. There was a unique and tranquil gym day at CGS on Wednesday. We had the marvelous…

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Extra Special Holiday Greetings

Nov 30, 2018

The holidays are upon us and with all the talk of family and presents and warmth and love, it is easy to forget that not everyone is blessed with these important things. Many of our fellow humans are alone, without these joys in their lives. CGS has been on the lookout for ways to bring…

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The Olive Branch

Nov 30, 2018

I hope you’ve noticed the lovely mural of an olive branch in the upstairs hallway! The Grades 1-4 students created it some weeks back in the spirit of celebrating peace and remembrance in November. We also chose to paint this image to acknowledge our new Principal’s Club charity, the Olive Branch for Children. The children…

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Rocks & Minerals

Nov 30, 2018

This term, the Grade 4 students were introduced to the world of geology in our Rocks and Minerals science unit. Throughout the unit, the class completed various activities that helped them examine the different types of rocks and minerals found in the earth’s crust. We were lucky enough to have many samples of rocks and…

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Welcome to Early Start Dana

Nov 30, 2018

Hello! My name is Dana Friedrichsen, and I am the new support staff at Children’s Garden School. I was born and raised in Leaside and know what a wonderful community it is for families. From an early age, I enjoyed helping younger children; through my experiences doing so I knew that education was a field…

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Respect in November and Always

Nov 30, 2018

It was a particularly lovely Character ED assembly this week. Briony lead us through morning announcements and our Mindful Minute. As a result, we started our week (and the assembly) feeling especially calm, focussed and ready to listen. We have been focussing on respect this month and we are very proud to report that even…

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SK Predictions

Nov 30, 2018

The SK’s have been busy inferring, predicting and finding evidence. These skills are key to reading comprehension. Brave Irene was the story of choice this week and the children did a wonderful job of analysing the story and putting their thoughts down on paper. The inventive spelling you see in the work on display is…

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