Birds, Bats and Biodiversity

On Thursday, October the 18th the Grade Two classes traveled to the R.O.M to explore the variety of animals on our amazing planet! We visited the hands-on biodiversity, and birds galleries , and experienced a real bat cave. Through close observation, questioning and discussion we discovered what makes each group of animals distinct. The dinosaur

Gr.6’s Conquer Kortright!

  On Thursday, October 20, 2022, all the Crestwood Grade 6 students went to the Kortright Centre to learn about biodiversity. We visited a pond habitat, and we caught multiple salamanders, tadpoles, fairy shrimp, and snails. In the forest habitat, we looked for black maple leaves and rolled over dead logs to find more salamanders and

Kyle Lockyer ’07

Since graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2011, Kyle started his career in the CPG industry. After a successful stint working with Coca-Cola and KIND in NYC, he took his skill set to help Enterprise CarShare enter the car-sharing industry and take on Boston-based ZipCar. He was tasked with acquiring car-sharing companies across Canada and

Indigenous Canadian Music

  The junior students are learning about Indigenous Canadian Music. Check out Laura Niquay (video below), who is a singer songwriter from Wemotaci, Quebec. She was nominated for the 2021 Polaris Music Prize. The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit Canadian music award that celebrates creativity and diversity. We also listened to music from the 2014 and 2015 winners


  Dear Parents, It’s been a fun, jam packed month at Crestwood School! Students and teachers have settled in beautifully to our Crestwood routines and expectations. We have loved seeing students engaged in their learning, socializing at recess and participating in new experiences. This past week was filled with special events! We had our first

A Word from CPC’s Coach Ro Russell

Greetings Crestwood Community: I’m writing this opening message to you all regarding racism, discrimination, police brutality and Crestwood.  Being a black man and basketball coach I have to, like all other black people,  experience racism, discrimination, police brutality almost everyday our my life. Our race has had to deal with this elephant in the room,

The Grade 11 Biology Trip

Our grade 11 biology students recently spent a week at the Huntsman Marine Science Center in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. The research facility, located at the mouth of Fundy Bay, is the perfect place to study incredibly diverse ecosystems that thrive among the highest and most powerful tides in the world. Here, our young biologists explored the many marine

The Grade 11 Biology Trip

Our Grade 11 Biology students spent last week at the Huntsman Marine Science Center in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Located at the mouth of Fundy Bay, the research center has the unique opportunity to study incredibly diverse ecosystems that thrive among the highest and most powerful tides in the world. Here, our young biologists explored

Conservation @Kortright

The grade 6’s braved the rain yesterday for a great afternoon trip to the Kortright Centre for Conservation.  Students learned about some of Ontario’s invasive species (like the Emerald Ash Borer), how scientists classify organisms (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species), Ontario’s turtle and snake population (and were able to pet a snake!), and

Shulman, Saul

Born in the small town of Klimontov, Poland in 1938, Saul was only an infant when Europe transformed into a war zone. He was born into a loving family: his father was a banker, his mother was a homemaker, and he had two older brothers. Saul remembers very little of this briefly relatively peaceful life

Eco Warriors Invade the ROM

For all the hard work done by the Eco Team this year, Crestwood School treated them to a morning at the ROM. The team has been hauling recycling and meeting at lunch times to discuss and plan a greener school all year long. We thought this warranted a reward. On May 1st, Mme. Martin, Ms.

Boothe, Shaun

Shaun Boothe is a fixture in the Toronto hip hop community, one we have been proud to host a number of times at Crestwood.  He first visited The CHC classes in 2011, where he showed Mr. Masters’ and Mr. Hawkins’ classes an alternative approach to modern history, using hip hop as a means to teach

Grade 11 Biology Trip

Next week, the grade 11 biology students will be headed to St. Andrews, New Brunswick for a 4-day field work and research trip.  They will get the opportunity to study the effect of tides on the diversity of life in the intertidal zones, examine invertebrate behaviour, classify various species, dig for various marine worm species,

Wasserman, Sally

Sally Wasserman is the only child survivor of the Dambrowa ghetto, which was located in southern Poland, not too far from Auschwitz-Birkenau. When her family was forced into the ghetto, her mother encountered Mr. Turken, a man who did work for the authorities in the ghetto. He and his wife agreed to take Sally in

Bohm, Hedy

Hedy Bohm grew up in prewar Romania, in a region that later came under Hungarian control. As the war escalated, she and her family increasingly came under the influence of the Nazis, and the family was deported to Auschwitz in the summer of 1944. Hedy was able to survive Auschwitz-Birkenau for three months; at that

Singh Nagra, Pardeep

Pardeep Singh Nagra is a Canadian athlete and human rights activist. He came to speak to Mr. Masters’ History 10 class in the spring of 2010 and again in 2011, which he followed up with an interview by student representatives from the YARRD club. Pardeep’s story is an inspirational one; he came to Canada from

Fahmy, Charazad

Crestwood has been very fortunate to build a partnership with the Noor Cultural Centre in the last few years. Kassim Ebrahim and Samira Khanji have welcomed us and have taught Crestwood students some very important lessons about Islam and tolerance and diversity. We visit each year, and members of the Noor community generously have shared

Eisen, Max

Max Eisen was born in Hungary, where he remembers his prewar life in positive terms.   When the war reached Hungary in 1944, Max and his family were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where most of the family was murdered.  Max survived the initial selection along with his father and uncle, but only Max was able to survive

Multicultural Day

On February 10th, 2012 the students in the grade 9 Geography of Canada course will in participating in Crestwood’s annual Multicultural Day celebration. This event allows for students to expand upon their understanding of the variety of cultures that have come together to help create the diversity that makes Canada so unique. Please come by

Crestwood Goes Green

Crestwood School is a Gold Certified Eco School. Through the Ontario Eco Schools program students learn the importance of energy conservation, waste diversion, gardening and biodiversity. The school community works together to perform energy and waste audits, greening projects and composting. Crestwood School has a dedicated Eco Team made up of Grade 3 to 6