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This Week in Maple & Gillin

Kate Lane The beautiful fall weather continues to inspire our boarders to be active and outdoors. We love seeing their involvement in many after-school activities and interest in taking advantage of all that Ottawa has to offer. Please enjoy the pictures of our cross-country runners and zip-liners from their grade 11 phys ed class.   Over the long weekend...

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This Week in Matthews

Brian Storosko Last Thursday it was lovely afternoon to experience the fall colours for the House Run. Attached is a great picture of the colours in our courtyard at residence.   It has been great to see so much cocurricular involvement from our students in Matthews House. After academic classes, most of the boys are involved with 3 afternoons of cocurricular...

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This Week in Gillin & Maple

Audrey Wang Last Saturday, many of our boarders participated and volunteered at the International Walk held by the school; it was a wonderful experience that allows students to visit 17 embassies and talk to the ambassadors themselves. Following was the Gillin & Maple meeting on Sunday, where our lovely Boarding Council held an amazing small...

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This Week in Matthews

Brian Storosko We have had a busy week of helping others. Several of the grade 12 students were involved in running the Junior School activity day. As more students have been released from quarantine, we have had students helping each other move rooms and find their way around campus. There are some great photos of...

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This Week in Matthews

Mr. Brian Storosko Greetings All. This was a busy week at the school as there were many events related to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation including a formal ceremony with guests and elders from our local Indigenous community (Anishaabe) . Although we cannot yet have any visitors into Matthews’ House, the boys have...

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Gillin and Maple this week

Kate Lane Gillin and Maple Residences are beginning to feel back to their usual, energetic spaces over the past week – it has been so wonderful to see our students out and enjoying one another’s company, baking snacks, and embracing the slightly cooler weather to eat outside around the picnic tables. The two food trucks...

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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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