Grade 4 classes spent the day at the Royal Ontario Museum investigating civilizations of the past and their relevance today. The grade 4’s were split into two smaller groups and were led through the exhibits by the ROM’s specialized staff. Highlights included a virtual tour of the inside of a tomb, an actual mummy, hieroglyphics,
The Grade Two Classes will be watching “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre. This show will be a preview to the novel study we will be completing in second term. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Flat Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – explores the globe and learns that
Classes 3B and 3C visited the Apple Store at Sherway Gardens last week. Both classes created posters that promote living and working in urban and rural communities. They used Pages to create our fliers and we personalized our work with photos that we found on the internet. Each student walked away with a groovy, yellow t-shirt
The Grade 5 classes spent Thursday morning at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. They were able to participate in a mock debate and learn about the many responsibilities of the provincial government. They even got to meet the honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario. Premier Wynne answered questions and shared some interesting information about the
Class 3A visited the Apple Store at Sherway Gardens this week. We created posters that promote living and working in urban and rural communities. We used the Apple program Pages to create our fliers and we personalized our work with photos that we found on the internet. Each student walked away with a groovy, yellow
The Grade Two classes will be participating in a full day workshop on simple classification of animals. We will be touring the zoo while identifying and describing major physical characteristics of different types of animals. We will learn to identify ways in which animals are helpful to, and ways in which they meet the needs
The Grade Ones were thrilled to hear that they will be going on their first field trip of the year to Chudleigh’s Farm in Milton. This trip ties in nicely with their Science curriculum as they are now discussing the characteristics and needs of living things such as animals and plants on the farm, eggs
After braving the icy walk up to Glendon to meet our bus, the Grade 3’s had a fantastic trip to the Mississauga Living Arts Centre! We participated in a drama workshop with an instructor who was an actor herself. The kids warmed up their bodies, voices, and imaginations by moving as different plants and animals
The Grade 6 students travelled to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum near Hamilton on December 3rd. They learned about the concept of lift, gravity, thrust and drag. Museum aircraft are viewed to show the principles of aerodynamics. Also the principles of roll, pitch and yaw are introduced to expand the concept of flight into the
On Friday, November 1st, many of my Grade 5 friends and I travelled to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. It was so much fun! We learned about how Ontario bills are passed and made into laws. It was very interesting! We were able to debate about whether it should be a law for Crestwood School
From Sept 12-14 the Grade 7’s at Crestwood PreparatoryCollege participated in their first adventure as a combined grade when they travelled to Spirit Point Wilderness Camp in Trout Creek, Ontario. The students immersed themselves in new lifeskills and refreshed some old ones while making new friendships and continuingold ones. From raft building to firestarting and
Yesterday, students journeyed to the Theatre Passe Muraille to see Prisoner of Tehran. It was one of those eye-opening days, I think, for many of the students participating. The play, and the workshop in the morning, led them to a place where they realized that their lives as young people are exceptional when compared to
On Friday, April 13, Mr. Hawkins’ World Religions 11 class and many members of Mr. Masters’ YARRD club visited the Noor Cultural Centre, an Islamic mosque and community centre on Noor Drive, just a few minutes from Crestwood. This is the third year that we have visited them, and we were once again embraced by
The members of Senior Concert Band distinguished themselves at a band competition in New York City April 11-15 by scoring high marks at the festival and obtaining a rating of Excellent and a trophy for their performance. We are very proud of their accomplishment.
The Grade 11-12 Concert Band will be going to New York City on Wednesday, April 11-15 to participate in a Music Competition with schools from both the US and Canada. The bus will be departing the school at 5:30 am sharp on April 11.
On Tuesday, our grade 8 scientists traveled to the Ontario Science Center. From learning about the life and work of Leonardo Da Vinci, exploring strengths of various structures, to experimenting Newton’s three laws, our scientists sure had a fun day filling their craniums this week! Check out our Flickr account for pictures!
This is a reminder to all parents of grade 7 and 8 students to sign up for the annual trip to Niagara Falls (grade 7) and Ottawa (grade 8) if you haven’t done so already. For students, these trips offer a fantastic opportunity for experiential learning, as we explore some of Canada’s history, geography and
Any artist could host a concert at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto to perform a good show. But only Me to We can host a show that gives its audience the encouragement and passion to change the world. The fifth annual We Day Toronto was a show to remember and members of the Crestwood
On September 20th, students from grade 10 and 11 along with 2 teachers, Mr. Douglas and Ms. Peters, ventured off into the wilds of Temagami. This is a beautiful region about an hour north of North Bay. These 19 brave souls, seeking to achieve their bronze or silver levels for the Duke of Edinburgh program,
The grade 9 students travelled up to Algonquin Park last week to embark on an outdoor education field trip. We arrived at Spirit Point Wilderness Academy and Camp on Wednesday September 8, excited for our upcoming adventure. Our first day was an exciting day of rock climbing, high ropes and trust initiatives, hiking, canoeing and