We are proud of every single GAA Highlander. This new feature will highlight some of our Highlanders and celebrate their acheivements both in and out of school.
Meet Sarah Gallagher.
Grade 8 student and recent two time Canadian Junior Golf Association tournament winner!
Sarah picked up a golf club at age 4 and began to play competitively only 2 years ago. “I love the challenge and the mental part of the game,” says Sarah.
Over the summer, Sarah played in 14 tournaments and has 2 more tournaments on the horizon before the end of the year. She will also be competing in the CJGA World Jr. Golf Challenge in December.
“GAA helps me to focus on the game. There’s not a lot of drama at school so when I leave school, I am already calm. I’m not thinking about what’s going on at school. I can focus on the hole and my game”.
When things don’t go as planned in her game Sarah’s strategy is “to forget the last hole, don’t think about the score and move on. You can’t be perfect. That’s the game!”
When the snow covers the golf greens, you’ll find Sarah ski racing. “My parents are either stressed for 5 hours (watching me golf) or 1 minute (watching me race)”.
As for the future, Sarah will be attending Dr. Frank J. Hayden Secondrary School for grade 9 continuing her golf training through their Sports Programme.
She hopes to earn a scholarship to a Division 1 school like Stanford. “I just need to work hard and keep my grades up,”says Sarah.
We have no doubt we will be seeing Sarah in the LPGA in the near future!
To read more about Sarah in the news, click here
September 13 was Mindfulness Day. While we continue to pursue a programme that is rigourous and challenging and pushes our students to improve and be creative and explore their passion, that’s only part of the equation.
In addition to learning to think critically about academic achievements, we also want them to think critically about how they are learning as well as to be mindful of their well being.
What does Health and Wellness look like at GAA?
- Physical Education classes 3 times a week
- 3 breaks a day to get outside and be active
- Daily physical acitvities (DPA) built into classroom lessons
- Classical music during test periods
- Quiet reading time
- Morning walks
- Ergonomic, active chairs in the M.A.C.
- Recess Yoga Club, Skip Team, Friday Fitness Crew
- Before School Intramurals
- After School Tennis Programme, the Running Experience
The list goes on.
While we recognize that academic achievement is important, we want our students to feel empowered to live healthy, balanced lives.
June was bittersweet! We were so proud to see our Grade 8s graduate but at the same time sad to see them go! But where did they go?
Here’s a look at our 2016-2017 graduating class and where they went. Our graduates leave Glenn Arbour Academy with a strong academic foundation and are equipped with the tools to be successul High School Students and contributors to their respective communities.
- Appleby College
- Dr. Frank J. Hayden Secondary School
- Nelson High School
- King’s Christian Collegiate
- Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School
- St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School
- Etobicoke School of the Arts
We wish them a successful High School career and beyond and welcome them back as active members of our alumni!
Glenn Arbour Academy Supports the Terry Fox Foundation!
GAA kicked off our Terry Fox Fundraising campaign on Friday with a presentation from the Terry Fox Foundation. Help us reach our fundraising goal and support an excellent organization!
Please click here to donate!
“International Dot Day is a celebration of creativity inspired by The Dot written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. It is a day to think about ways in which we can use our special talents to make the world a better place”
GAA celebrated Dot Day on September 15 in true “Dot Day Style” with each class showing off their unique talents and creativity!
Click here for the video.