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This Week in Gillin

Ms. Kate LaneGillinites reveled in their four-day break last weekend, baking egg soufflés, pancakes and special Cadbury egg cookies to share with their housemates. And there was no shortage of chocolate bunnies to go around—thank you, Mr. Godkin!—with special surprises outside everyone’s doors on Sunday morning and an Easter egg hunt in the afternoon. Students...

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This Week in Matthews

Mr. Brian StoroskoLast weekend the boys were lucky to wake up to some chocolate Easter bunnies on Sunday morning, and later in the day they had a special Easter brunch followed by a more formal Easter dinner. The nice weather this week had the outdoor basketball courts full, students on the lawns, in the courtyard...

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This Week in Gillin

Ms. Kate LaneOn the verge of our Easter long weekend, we are looking forward to celebrating together as a very full residence, including Eflin and Gabby who completed their quarantine this week and upcoming weekend. We are thrilled to have everyone “out” at last! While the current status of Ottawa has resulted in much less...

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This Week in Matthews

Mr. Brian StoroskoAnother weekend and another cooking activity in Matthews. This time Jafaar has a group with him to learn to make falafels. Thanks to Ms. F for the oversight and incentive to keep on cooking! In some of the photos we have some students from the Heather Gillin Residence and the Matthews Residence who...

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This Week in Gillin

Ms. Kate LaneThe beautiful weather this past week has encouraged many of our girls to get outside whether it be for studying at our picnic table, exploring the walking paths in the neighbourhood, or shooting some hoops on our court next to residence. The girls have also kept busy in the evenings, playing board games,...

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This Week in Matthews

Mr. Brian StoroskoOur long weekend activities were cut last Friday, but the boys took advantage of their day to walk in the neighbourhood, play Pokemon Go, and socialize in the common room. It was nice to see some great integration and relationships building between the new arrivals and the “old boys”. A few of the...

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This Week in Gillin

Ms. Kate Lane“Just a typical evening in Gillin” is the caption for the pictures, below. As you can see, we love our fine foods and drinks (Starbucks and bubble tea top the list), cooking and, of course, studying… While the pandemic restrictions no doubt limit extra-curricular activities for our students, the girls are lucky to...

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This Week in Matthews

Mr. Brian StoroskoLast weekend was busy with many great activities. The Boarding activity (optional) was a trip to the trampoline park—a visit that really had its ups and downs! There was also student cooking and baking, an amazing educational poster was produced for the upper common room wall and the newly-added sports time was well...

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This Week in Gillin

Ms. Kate LaneMany of our girls enjoyed a true Canadian experience last Friday, when venturing out on a very cold, windy day to go dogsledding in Quebec with a beautiful pack of Huskies. Special thanks to Mr. Lavergne for organizing, and Ms. Kerr and Ms. Huang for attending— I think all involved had a wonderful...

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This Week in Matthews

Mr. Brian StoroskoSpring has arrived, the sun is out and the sap is starting to run in the Maple trees on campus. We are even hoping to boil our own sap to create our own Matthews House Maple syrup this weekend. Last weekend the boys had the opportunity to be busy with learning to make...

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