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This week in Gillin

Ms. Kate Lane As our numbers dwindle, the final group of seven are making the most of their last days in residence. This past week saw more (friendly) water-fights, a much-loved “slip ‘n slide”, frozen treats, morning workouts with Mr. Lockett-Smith, bike rides to Parliament and even a river walk with shoreline clean up. While...

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Slipping & Sliding into Summer

David OkpoThe slip and slide honestly was one of the best improvised activities I’ve had at boarding this year, especially for someone who is boxed up in his room 24/7. It took a couple of students and teachers to set it up with a bunch of random objects but we really did make it work....

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Tie-Dye Madness!

Fryderyk JanowskiOn Sunday, the boarders participated in a tie-dye activity where they were able to create cool designs on things like scrunchies and T-shirts. I had a great time participating in the activity, and It was great to finally learn how to tie-dye. I managed to make two awesome rainbow spiral designs that really weren’t...

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This Week in Matthews

Mr. Brian StoroskoDespite classes ending and having the feeling of summer upon us, some of our boys have been able to remain very busy. This past week, in the warm weather, we have had water gun fights, water hose squirting, and an amazing slip’n slide on the small hill beside the Gillin residence. Although many...

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This week in Gillin

Ms. Kate LaneWith the final day of classes upon us, the 15 boarders we have left in Gillin celebrate their accomplishments this year, while reflecting on the many unique circumstances and challenges of attending school halfway across the world for many. They all seem quite proud of their accomplishments, and I continue to be impressed...

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This Week in Matthews

Mr. Brian StoroskoThe final week of classes has now come and gone and we can say the academic pressure has waned for the boys in Matthews House. Last week, the boys had an amazing weekend in residence with a combination of optional and a few mandatory activities. On Friday night, all Grade 9 and 10...

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This Week in Matthews

Mr. Brian StoroskoThis week it was great to see some of our students stepping forward and presenting to others online. Edward shared his calligraphy skills and Jafaar gave a passionate Slam Poetry performance. Nicola took advantage of a volunteer opportunity and helped the families in Matthews House with a flower-planting activity. Classes will be soon...

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This Week in Gillin

Ms. Kate LaneDuring Arts and Internationalism Week, we had a lot to celebrate within our very diverse and talented Gillin family. I continue to be impressed and inspired by our passionate group of Gillinites. We had Nazifa and Eva He hosting the Voices of Asian Heritage panel last week which had an exceptional turnout and...

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This Week in Matthews

Mr. Brian StoroskoThis week in residence we had a few boys move out, and as pictured in the background of one of the photos there are many donation boxes on hand which will help to ease the packing load. For those returning, many items can be left and stored in our residence. There was a...

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This Week in Gillin

Ms. Kate LaneWhat a beautiful week to be in Ottawa! We saw many back-to-back bright, sunny days and reached 30 degrees this Wednesday—the warmth and sunshine feels amazing and provided the extra encouragement some of our students needed to get outside and active, or even just outside for afternoon classes, or to read a book...

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