Parent Involvement Makes a Difference

Earlier this week, we celebrated the 38th Anniversary of CGS. Over the years, many things have changed in education, yet we remain steadfast in our goal to provide our students with a remarkable foundation for their educational journey. Together with you, our CGS families, we have established our school as a fixture in the community…

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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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Open-Ended Learning

Our SK and Grade 3 Learning Buddies spent the afternoon outdoors enjoying the sunshine, and an exploration with “loose parts”. Creating their self-portrait was the goal, but the process of creating was just as important, or even more, as their outcome. While product-based art focusses on how the end-result should look, process-based creations value the…

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LOVE the Earth First

“Give children a chance to love the earth before we ask them to save it.”  ~ *David Sobel, educator Earth Day is an annual opportunity in April to reflect on our earth; all the visual beauty and generous gifts it has to offer, and our responsibility to take care of in return for all of…

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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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Easter’s On It’s Way!

It’s always an exciting day before a long holiday weekend, and today was no different. Enjoy a few of the sights of Easter preparations at CGS! The “Easter Bunny” joined us today for a warm welcome to Spring. The bunny visited each classroom and greeted many of the CGS children as they arrived at school…

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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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