Chef in Schools

On May 11th our school hosted a “Chef in Schools” event with the help of a few of our grade 3 students.  The chef  and owner of Urban Element Restaurant catered this culinary event, using fresh greens from our garden towers. The chef and “junior chefs” provided a cooking demonstration to teachers, principals, and school board representatives, and then served the meal for all to enjoy.  The food was tasty, delicious, and packed with fresh flavour.  Bon appetit!

Force of Course !

On Friday, March 24th, the grade 3 students participated in a science workshop about forces led by scientist Kim Claussen from Scientists in Schools.  Students learned about the many different types of forces all around us, and had the opportunity to conduct interesting and hands-on experiments.  Here are some pictures showcasing our grade 3 scientists hard at work.  A BIG thank you to all the parent volunteers for making this day such a successful learning opportunity for our students.


Break Out in French class!

Last week students were involved in a very exciting and engaging Break Out activity in Mme Dasilva’s French class.  Lots of collaborative problem solving going on. Check out these pics.



Garden Tower Update

Our vertical garden towers are exploding with a variety of new vegetables and fragrant herbs.  



Lenten Season

Students have been reflecting during this season of Lent by engaging in prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  Next week is Holy Week and we will discuss the important meaning of the days leading up to Easter.

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February 27th

Skating Fun!

Caring and Kindness Week

Gabe Scott sharing the verse from 1 Corinthians Verse 4-7.  We had a great discussion about love and kindness and how we treat one another.

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Strong and Stable Structures

The students did  a great job building strong and stable structures using only toothpicks and marshmallows.  We had fun testing their strength using a 500g weight.

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Students really enjoyed performing classic fairy tale skits during drama class.

The Three Little Pigs

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The Gingerbread Man

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The Little Red Hen

January 20th, 2017 The First Harvest

After several weeks of watching and waiting, the grade 3 students harvested the first batch of lettuce and basil.  They helped pick, wash, dry, and tear salad.  We prepared a simple olive oil and vinegar salad with a wisp of basil, which allowed the students to taste the lettuces’  true essence of freshness!!!  We thank Carolyn Hunter and Simon McMillan from the Ontario Network For Education and all their funders who have made this project possible.