This past Friday, one of the grade four Innovation classes met "Dash", the robot, for the very first time! He responds to voice commands, navigates objects, dances and sings - he's a star! Students used their iPads to tell Dash to spin in a circle, flash lights, play sound effects and more. They are learning to use the picture-based coding language to create detailed behaviours for Dash. This connects to the coming gr. 4 unit of inquiry, "Location, Location, Location" and exploring the ways in which maps can be used for orientation and direction.
Our MAC Club’s fair offered students a great opportunity to get involved in the many different clubs, travel, intramurals, competitions, and teams we have at MacLachlan College. The diversity of the clubs and activities that are available this year will suit anyone’s interests and ensures that each student will have something that they can participate in outside of the classroom. Students were excited to sign up for clubs such as Mindfulness Club, DECA, Lego League, Running Club, Debating and Public Speaking, Spirit Squad, Alchemy, Chess Club, Math Clinic, Student-Staff Sports, MACtion, and so many more.
Last Friday, our Upper School students and staff headed out to Coronation Park for their Upper School Picnic. This highly anticipated annual event is held to welcome new students and give all Grade 7-12 students and staff a chance to hang out in an informal setting.
In the spirit of this event, the students were encouraged to wear their House colours for the many fun and exciting activities that our MAC Prefects planned. Students went above and beyond showing their school spirit and energy!
Our PYP House League Kick off was an amazing success!
Students in the Primary Years Programme (PK-6) participated in their house league kick-off events on Friday. Each grade completed carefully-designed challenges that tested their endurance, athleticism, teamwork, brainpower and more! Spirits were high as students won points for their house league teams. Our teams are Colborne Gators (green), Chisholm Cheetahs (yellow), Thomas Red Hawks (red) and Sumner Sharks(blue), and the names come from the prominent founders of Oakville, Ontario. Thank you to Mrs. Almeida and our hard-working MAC staff for creating, organizing and executing such a fun-filled afternoon!