Our Grade 7 science students traveled by bus to the Royal Botanical Gardens! In connection with their ecosystems unit, students took part in a biodiversity and invasive species workshop to enhance their in-class learning. With the cooler weather, the warm autumn hues brought the RBG grounds to life and students were able to take full advantage of the beautiful gardens and trails with a picturesque hike.
On Thursday, October 19th, the lower school cross country team braved the cold at Heart Lake Conservation Area for their meet. Everyone put in a great effort and ran their hearts out. Our runners set lots of personal bests and showed great camaraderie for their teammates, cheering them on at the start and finish line throughout the day. We had some outstanding results including Elina in grade 6 and Odessa in grade 5 finishing 8th overall in their age category and Charlie in grade 4 finishing 2nd place!
This week, our Grade 8 students joined staff and upper school students at their high school orientation evening. Prefects, students, and our Head of School, Mr. Piening participated in the after-school dodgeball and soccer games. Students then had the opportunity to engage in a question and answer session with Prefects about the high school program. Following dinner, parents arrived and attended a presentation outlining our high school academic and extracurricular offerings.
This was a great occasion for parents and future high school students to start getting excited about all the amazing opportunities and engaging academics there is to look forward to.
On Thursday, September 27th, the grade 2 classes enjoyed a full day excursion to the Toronto Zoo. All students were actively engaged in enhancing their learning of “Animal Classification”. The full-day program allowed our students to distinguish between vertebrate and invertebrates and provided the opportunity to explore the characteristics of furry mammals, scaly reptiles, feathery birds, slippery fish, smooth amphibians, and insects. During their visit, the children loved learning all the personal information relating to the specific animals at the zoo (names, ages, habits, diet, etc.). One of our highlights was being able to observe the baby Hippopotamus, Penelope, as well as having the opportunity to see the very young rhinoceros.