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This Week in Gillin & Maple

Kate Lane While returning to campus has posed some tumultuous times, the Gillinites and Maple residents who are back are certainly grateful to have one another’s company and the positive support that go along with our boarding community. It has been wonderful to see a handful of students taking advantage of the fresh snow and...

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This Week in Gillin

Emily Hickson As we welcome 2022 and all the changes that it brings, Heather Gillin students and staff are ready and willing to face these new challenges. For some of our students, this is their first experience with virtual learning in the Boarding Community, while others are veterans of multiple lockdowns. Either way our students...

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This Week in Gillin & Maple

Kate LaneAs we embark on the December break, it is truly hard to believe about a third of the school year has passed. The past night saw our boarders depart every couple hours from 2 am straight through until now and, as busy as this is, makes us grateful that so many can fly home...

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This Week in Matthews

Mr. Brian Storosko So much was happening last weekend in the boarding residences. On Friday more than 10 students from the residences participated in Stay Up Ottawa which was an awareness raiser and fundraiser for unfortunate youth who have to live on the streets. Our students pitched tents, then spent the evening outside watching presentations, then...

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This Week in Gillin & Maple

Kate Lane For the ten Gillin students who participated in the Sleep Out for Youth, it was a fabulous community-building opportunity, along with developing outdoor-education experience while building a tent, dressing appropriately for the cold, damp weather, and embracing sleeping outside surrounded only by sleeping bag and thin plastic shield. All boarders were then treated to...

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Upcoming Events for our Boarding Community

Mr. Eric Lavergne This week is HALLOWEEN! For many of our boarding students, this will be their first Halloween experience. Our students will be participating in many great activities such as pumpkin carving, scary movie night and a trip to Saunders Farm for Fright Fest. If all goes well, they might even receive candy on...

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Gillin this Week

Ms. Kate Lane Although we regularly hear of the many challenges this pandemic has posed, it’s also important to reflect upon some of the opportunities this new environment has created. Last week, we enjoyed another fabulous Cultural Presentation from our steadfast Boarding Captain, Mia, and were able to share this event, along with general greetings...

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Dog Sledding and Snowshoeing in Quebec

Dana KatsayOn Friday, we went dog-sledding and snowshoeing. We took turns dog-sledding in pairs; one person was the driver and the other was the passenger. We drove the dog-sleds through a forest with a beautiful view. It was a really cold day! It made me happy to see dogs, enjoy being outside and it was...

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Interview with Grade 8 student, Dylan Li

Congratulations, Dylan, on this tremendous success! The Junior School students, teachers and I are really proud of you. Could you please provide us with more details about FLL? First Lego League (FLL) is a global organization, representing 88 countries. The mission of FLL is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and...

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Senior School Closing Ceremony

Watch a livestream of the Senior School closing celebration by clicking here! A recording of the event will also be available next week.