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.
The Ultimate season came to a close on October 12th as the playoff champions were crowned. In the first semi-final match, the undefeated, regular season champion, Yellow Jackets took on the Reds, who played their best game of the season. The Yellow Jackets opened the scoring at the 3:50 mark as Rory caught Abby’s feed. It took another 10 minutes of play before another score was realized, as Adam handled Ian’s scoring pass. Three minutes later, it was Ian that made the scoring catch, as Saad provided the disc. As mentioned, the Reds were playing their best match of the season, as this game could easily have been a 2-2 draw. However, it was not until 16:30 when Omar scored on Victoria’s assist. The Reds kept pressing, but the Yellow Jackets were able to slip through for the final score as Carter corralled Saad’s scoring toss.
Our Grade 3 students visited the Oakville Museum! Students started their journey to the past by walking through downtown Oakville to the Oakville Museum. Once there, students were offered a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Underground Railroad in Oakville. They were able to watch the multi-media presentation 'The Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom' - a true story of heroic flight from a life of slavery. After the presentation students were able to explore exhibit items and journey outdoors where they saw ‘The Freedom Door’.