Just Announced: New Programs for The Giles School Year 2019-2020
From 3:45–4:45 p.m., the following programs will be available to Giles students for the academic year 2019-2020:
- Spanish Club
- Music/Band Club
- Enriched English Club
- Math Competition Club
In addition, we offer the following programs throughout the school year for the students. Please check back for updates as we add further programs to the schedule.
- Software Coding
- Future Millionaire
- French and English Chess
- Mandarin Club
- Artist in School
- French Drama
- English Debate
PIZZA DAY – The last Friday of each month is Pizza Day. At the beginning of the school year a memo is sent home for ordering the number of slices desired. Payment is charged to the child’s activity account. Pizza Day has two purposes: first, the students really enjoy it; second, it is a fundraising effort for the individual classes. Money raised by Pizza Day goes towards items such as performance rewards or material for class projects. On Pizza Day, there is no uniform required. Parents must send in two snacks with their child.
HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS – -Most holiday celebrations are independently arranged within each class to suit the age of the students and their educational programme. Occasions for which students may make decorations or have a party include Thanksgiving, Halloween and Valentine’s Day. As a non-sectarian school we do not promote religious celebrations. We may recognize and discuss different religious and cultural customs, but will not highlight one over another. We aim o be inclusive at the Giles School so all students.. Third language teachers may celebrate cultural customs such as Chinese New Year within the class.
SCIENCE FAIRS – To encourage interest in and facility with science, the school holds annual Science Fairs for all students. The scientists in Grades 4 to 8 present their inquiries in the winter term and our younger experts (Pre-K through Grade 3) share their research in the spring. While younger class projects are managed by teachers, students take on increasing responsibility as they advance academically. Pre-K through Grade 3 students gain the experience of the science fair with no formal judging but once students reach Grade 4, projects are more competitive judged with official certificates awarded in recognition of their achievement. A select group of older students go on to participate in the Toronto Sci-Tech Fair. The medalists from the Toronto Fair are invited to compete at the Canadian Sci-Tech Fair. Parents are encouraged to attend the exhibitions.
INTERNATIONAL DAY – International Day is about reflecting on the diversity of our school culture. Students gain a greater understanding and acceptance for that diversity while learning about other countries around the world. Student groups choose a country to represent for their International Day project which might include national facts, cultural information, food and costumes.