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Inspiring News About The Giles Third Language Program!

On April 4th, 2012, the spring of last year, The Giles School entered the 12th Annual Chinese Art and Literary Contest for Youth with the intent of presenting our children an exceptional challenge - one that would inspire and motivate them to achieve the goal of acquiring the basic communication skills of their third language. Our category was Choral Speaking (Poetry) and the Grade Four class competed against highly skilled and motivated Chinese first language private schools. A formidable task that was confronted with vigor, pride and skill. Inspiring it was - in both directions! (more…)

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Headmaster's Newsletters

Music To Our Ears

Congratulations and welcome to Michael Su our new music teacher! He will begin his official teaching assignment on Monday, November 26, 2012. Michael is the successful candidate that emerged from a large group of highly qualified applicants. You may recognise him immediately as the volunteer Jazz band assistant to our former music teacher Martin van de Ven. The selection procedure took slightly longer than expected as a result of our multiple stage process and the number of excellent candidates. (more…)

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Board of Directors Announces Exciting Development

As part of our strategy to provide stability to The Giles community of learners and their families, the Board of Directors is delighted to announce that the School has entered into a new five year lease agreement for 80 Scarsdale Road that extends through to July 31, 2018. This agreement also includes a further 5 year option to renew – which would extend our tenancy through to July 31, 2023.

Consider the exciting possibilities that are presented to us now! (more…)

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Headmaster's Newsletters

Excitement Builds as Parents Discuss the iPad’s Positive Impact on Learning

Parents of children in Grades 4 to 6 met on the evening of Thursday, October 18 to discuss the impact of the iPad and its introduction to The Giles School. An overview of the program was presented by Kemp Rickett, Headmaster followed by a detailed description of how each subject area was utilizing the technology and available apps in the specific program of instruction by teachers Monsieur Jean-Jacques and Madame Amal. A stimulating discussion on the topic ensued as parents (more…)

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Headmaster's Newsletters

Sad Tune for Giles

Martin van de Ven, our music teacher, has resigned from his position, effective Friday, November 2, 2012, in order to accept a very prestigious appointment as the Jazz Band teacher at Earl Haig Secondary School. I would like express my sincere appreciation for the contributions he has made to the development of the music talents of the Giles children and, in general, to the music program as a whole. (more…)

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