Congratulations to Grade 10 student Zach M.!

A big congratulations to CFIS's very own Zach M., who is going to SHAD2019 this summer! This is the first time a student from CFIS has applied to the program - and he was successful. SHAD is a summer STEAM and entrepreneurship program that brings 1,000 Canadian students together for a month at a Canadian university, to engage in lectures, workshops, labs, and hands-on learning. SHAD's leaders craft a design project that asks the students to solve a social problem - for instance, climate change - using STEAM principles.

Wonderful video of the students singing "C'est le droits des enfants"

During the closing ceremonies of last week's UNESCO days, students from preschool to Grade 6 met in the gym to sing a song they had learned over the two days of their UNESCO celebrations. They were accompanied by CFIS's music teachers, with our artist-in-residence on the flute.

The song they learned is, "C'est le droits des enfants", by Dominique Dimey, which translates to, "These are the rights of children". 

Click on the photo below to watch and listen.

Congratulations to new U. of C. Dean of Education Dr. Dianne Gereluk!

Congratulations to CFIS Society past chair Dr. Dianne Gereluk on her recent appointment to the position of Dean of the University of Calgary's Werklund School of Education! A specific line from the announcement really touched my heart and spoke to me, given its tie-in with CFIS's vision of creating active global citizens. The central premise of Dr.

A minute with Mme Amy...re UNESCO Days

Last week was so busy, delightful, and satisfying! Our ECE students participated in a whirlwind two days of UNESCO activities, to learn, reflect, and build community, under the umbrella theme of human rights.

Did you know…

That the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child was ratified by 192 countries in 1989? It was a surprise to me that this only occurred so relatively recently. A child-friendly version of the content of the document can be found here, and may be helpful if the topic comes up at home with your child:

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