Two + One…is greater than Three! Early Childhood Language Experiences

Think for a moment of the ingenuity of the human race and the development of a diverse array of language systems – more than 6,000! Now, consider how a child born into one of these Read more…

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Sculpting the Brain with Languages- The Benefits of Being Bilingual

In the 1960s, French Immersion was fashioned out of a private school initiative by our own Harry Giles who, along with a small group of parents, saw a distinct advantage to being bilingual in the Read more…

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To Daycare! Developing the Social Brain

If children’s play experience is vital to their development, social interaction is critical to their full development, especially in a daycare setting. In the early 1900’s Lev Vygotsky suggested cognitive development is limited in range Read more…

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To Daycare or Not To Daycare

To daycare, or not to daycare, that is the question most parents ask in the early years of their child’s development. In the next few blogs, I will explore this dilemma from a few perspectives. Read more…

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Lost in Translation: True Pedagogy in Practice

“Sometimes you have to go halfway around the world to come full circle.” One of the great quotes from the acclaimed movie, Lost in Translation. This accurately identifies the existing state of the Ministry of Read more…

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Class Size Does Matter

Since introducing EQAO in Ontario, the focus of the provincial education system has increasingly focused on measurable ‘student achievement.’ Early in September, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Education Minister Mitzie Hunter announced a plan to ‘refresh’ Read more…

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Back to the Future – Back to School: Reflections on the Ontario EQAO Math Results

It is time to harness the potency of the lightning bolt that has struck the Mathematics program in Ontario! One thing is certain – it can’t be done through the stormy eyes of the current Read more…

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Our 4th Annual French Public Speaking Contest

Congratulations to Our French Public Speakers! Join us in celebrating the winners of the 4th Annual French Public Speaking Contest (Concours d’art oratoire) held Tuesday, January 31st. Well done!

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From Our Students: Poème d’amour en prose

Our Grade 5 student Evelyn would like to share with you a love poem she wrote in French. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Congratulations Giles Under 10 Basketball Team!

Our Co-Ed Under 10 Basketball team rocked the house yesterday at the Hangar HoopDome in an under 10 basketball tournament at the Downsview Park Sports Centre.

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