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Escape Rooms in Gillin and Matthews House

Caleb HailemariamOn the first night of the long weekend, the other boarders and I went to an escape room together. Each residence was separated into three groups of 5-6 people and we were all put into three different rooms where we had to solve different kinds of puzzles to either find an item or exit...

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Fun with Earth Studies

Emma Tam and Sophia NicolelaOn Friday, we went to Quebec to do Earth Studies. We got to hike around the woods and learned many things about the earth and survival. Once we got to a clearing, we were separated into groups and were taught how to build a safe and controlled fire. Then we cooked...

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Scavenger Hunt Ottawa!

Mohammad GhazOn Sunday, boarding students took part in a scavenger hunt in the downtown area around and in the Rideau Centre. Students were given a set of things to find and photograph with their groups and send to the residence staff including colours of the rainbow, the “AWATTO” sign, Maman the spider, and others. After...

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Weekend Carnival

Mr. Peter HarrisThere is a great saying in Canada, “Make hay while the sun shines.” In short, it means to take advantage of the good days while you have them. Our Ashbury boarding council certainly did that this weekend when they organized a wonderful outdoor carnival to celebrate the warm weather. Students played sports, socialized,...

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This Week in Gillin

Ms. Kate LaneThe incredible weather this past week has resulted in some exceptional outdoor activities for our boarders. Each day, Gillinites were encouraged to get outside for a walk, run, or simply enjoy their final co-curricular meeting of the season. I am so proud of our many girls who took up a new sport or...

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This Week in Matthews

Mr. Brian StoroskoWe have been blessed with extraordinary weather since last weekend the boys have been taking advantage of being outside shooting basket balls or being on the soccer field. With all the activity often comes bigger appetites. Your boys are treated to some outstanding meals and also some outstanding snacks (see photo). If your...

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Virtual Murder Mystery Boarding Activity

Jafaar HussienWe are living in unprecedented times and it has been a rough adjustment for everyone. From the older seniors to the younger grades that are new to Ashbury, there is a lot of stress in the air. To relieve some stress and have some fun, Ms. Fitzpatrick and Ms. Huang organized a fun virtual...

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This Week in Gillin

Ms. Kate LaneFrom snowfall to spring-like temperatures, our international boarders are certainly getting to experience what a true Canadian fall feels like! While experiencing our culture, we are avidly encouraging our students to present about their own. With many boarders still residing at home, this presents a unique opportunity to showcase local cuisine, homes, environments...

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The Week in Matthews

Mr. Brian StoroskoThe boys are feeling the pressures of increased academic workload with many assignments and tests occurring. In terms of support, we have a math tutor available online for the residential students Wednesday nights from 7:30–8:30 p.m. If you were not aware, the boys have homework time on Wednesdays from 1–3 p.m. and open...

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