Thank you, Michael Bridge!

It was great to have Michael Bridge (CFIS class of 2011) reconnect with our school last week by providing our Secondary Division students with a superb musical performance! We wish Michael much success in his doctoral music studies at the University of Toronto.

 

Skating skills, collaboration, and reading the same book again and again

The View from the First Floor (highlights from my week):

Our kindergarten classes wrapped up their skating lessons this week, and several of the students have proudly told me, “Mme Amy! I could not skate before, but now I can!”

Language skills, classroom walk-throughs, and being an "immersion parent"

The View from the First Floor (highlights from my week): This time of year is when our youngest students’ French language skills really start to explode, and it is such a treat to hear our little ones using French without even thinking about it. This week, I have heard three-year-olds telling each other, “It’s time to change les souliers!”, and Grade 1 students negotiating the rules of who would be “it” in their recess game, all in French, and without seeming to realise that their default at-school language has changed. 

Last night's junior and senior high school information session

Over 40 current and new-to-CFIS families attended last night’s information evening about junior and senior high at CFIS, including a number of attendees whose children currently attend other schools. These groups moved through our Secondary Division classrooms to hear from our junior high and senior high program leaders about what students can expect at CFIS in the higher grades. Highlights included the student-led session, where Grade 12 students Sarah C. and Meera J.

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