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Life is busy. You want the best for your children but can’t always be there to do everything for them. The Giles School understands the demands of today’s busy parents and offers student services to complement your lifestyle. The life of a Giles School student is rich and varied. The school offers enlightened and fun activity programming.  Students can participate in Science Fairs, pizza days and after school programs with a complement of clubs that support the whole child; we understand that students need stimulation beyond academics.

The Giles School aims to offer services that make your day as easy as possible.

LUNCH & SNACKS – Students eat lunch in their classrooms under the supervision of their teachers. Teachers have access to a fridge and microwave if students need to heat up their meals. Parents are required to help keep our environment nut and peanut free. Children must be sent to school with two snacks: one for morning, and one for afternoon. Instead of packing a lunch for your child, you may take advantage of the Lunch Lady  Program (http://thelunchlady.ca)
SUPERVISION/AFTER/BEFORE CARE – The Giles School makes it easy for parents to orchestrate work schedules with children’s drop off and pick up. Parents are spared the expense of arranging supervision directly before and after school. We do not charge for before care between &;30 and 8:30AM each morning. Extended childcare is available from 5 pm – 6 pm for the cost of $5 a day. As the school normally closes after 6 pm, the cost for childcare increases to $50 after 6 pm. We want to encourage all members of our community to be healthy and well rested to learn the next day. The Pre-K to SK students stay in the classroom area of the school until 6 pm, separate from the older students. When there are fewer students in aftercare the younger and older students are often combined for the final half hour of the day.
NOVEMBER & MARCH BREAK CAMPS – The Giles School offers a November Break Camp and a March Break Camp (cost not included in tuition). By continuing to provide students with a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment, Providing we have enough interest, the Giles School makes school closures less disruptive for both parents and children.
PICK-UP- DROP-OFF/PARKING– The Giles School has a pick up and drop off system for parents. as well as guidelines for its limited parking. You can drop off children at the sidewalk entrance to the school, and if parents need to come to the office, we ask folks to park and walk up ramp to the left of the entrance sidewalk, so everyone can safely enter the school (and cars can move through the parking lot with ease)..