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.
GAA’s Parent Teacher Association (GAAPTA) is a big part of the GAA community! Every year we look forward to welcoming new families to GAAPTA! Want to have as much fun at GAA as your children? Come and be part of GAAPTA!