Gr.3 Structure Study

On Friday, November 6th, the Grade 3’s participated in a dynamic, hands-on workshop at The Ontario Science Centre. As an introduction to our Science unit on “Structures”, the Grade 3’s investigated types of structures, elements of force and tension, as well as special shapes that increase the stability of various structures. The workshop was highly

Kindergarten to Willowgrove Farm

The JK/SK boys and girls had a beautiful day at Willowgrove Farm. They went for a tractor ride, picked a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch and even built a real Scarecrow! We weighed pumpkins and estimated pumpkin seeds. And did you know that pumpkins float! We ended our day having a picnic lunch and playing in the

From Ms. Hektor’s Desk

Gr.7 Trip The Grade 7 Trip to Ottawa has been confirmed.  Grade 7 parents, please note that the dates for the trip are:  Monday June 6 until Wednesday June 8th, 2016. Gr.5 and 6 to College Letters regarding the Grade 5 and 6 trip to Crestwood College on October 21st were sent home today.  Please note that

Gr.1 to Chudleigh’s

Last Friday the Grade Ones braved a cold and windy day and set off to Chudleigh’s. Did the weather stop us from having a fabulous time – never! With our wonderful parent volunteers, we jumped on a haystack, tasted apple cider, saw many farm animals, enjoyed our tractor ride through the orchard, picked the juiciest

Cooper’s Choir Camp

The Junior Choir and the Art Committee are very excited this year as we are doing a combined retreat at Camp Tawingo from Oct 16-18, 2015. Further information will be sent home next week with details of this annual trip. It is a fun and educational weekend away, full of music and art and a great

Roaming the ROM with Gr.5

On Friday, May 22nd the Grade 5 students at Crestwood School travelled to the Royal Ontario Museum. They examined artifacts, were told several legends and myths and were able to inspect mummies. To begin with, I will discuss some artifacts found in Room 6. There were many stations, so you couldn’t get around to all, but

Grade 3 Pioneering

As an extension to our unit on Pioneers this term, the Grade 3’s visited Black Creek Pioneer Village on May 28th appropriately dressed in pioneer clothing! We participated in two hands-on programs.  The first workshop was called Many Hands. We explored the lifestyles of the pioneers by using the tools, methods and recipes, which were commonplace on a

Terrific Times for Grade 4

The Grade 4’s visited Medieval Times on Wednesday. We first explored the front entrance and were granted a tour of their horse stable. We then entered the stadium where we were served a frosty beverage. Then the action got started. We saw horses doing tricks, knights battling for supremacy, other outside kingdoms attacking one another,

Gr.4 Explore ROM

Grade 4 classes spent the day at the Royal Ontario Museum investigating civilizations of the past and their relevance today. The grade 4’s were split into two smaller groups and were led through the exhibits by the ROM’s specialized staff. Highlights included a virtual tour of the inside of a tomb, an actual mummy, hieroglyphics,

Gr 2 visits MLAC!

The Grade Two Classes will be watching “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre. This show will be a preview to the novel study we will be completing in second term. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Flat Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – explores the globe and learns that

Grade 3 Visits Apple

Classes 3B and 3C visited the Apple Store at Sherway Gardens last week.  Both classes created posters that promote living and working in urban and rural communities.  They used Pages to create our fliers and we personalized our work with photos that we found on the internet.  Each student walked away with a groovy, yellow t-shirt

Gr. 5 Travel to Legislative Assembly of Ontario

The Grade 5 classes spent Thursday morning at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. They were able to participate in a mock debate and learn about the many responsibilities of the provincial government. They even got to meet the honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario.  Premier Wynne answered questions and shared some interesting information about the

3A Visits Apple

Class 3A visited the Apple Store at Sherway Gardens this week.  We created posters that promote living and working in urban and rural communities.  We used the Apple program Pages to create our fliers and we personalized our work with photos that we found on the internet.  Each student walked away with a groovy, yellow

Grade 2 to the Zoo!

The Grade Two classes will be participating in a full day workshop on simple classification of animals. We will be touring the zoo while identifying and describing major physical characteristics of different types of animals. We will learn to identify ways in which animals are helpful to, and ways in which they meet the needs

Grade One: Farms, Food and Field Trips

The Grade Ones were thrilled to hear that they will be going on their first field trip of the year to Chudleigh’s Farm in Milton. This trip ties in nicely with their Science curriculum as they are now discussing the characteristics and needs of living things such as animals and plants on the farm, eggs

Gr.3 to MLAC

After braving the icy walk up to Glendon to meet our bus, the Grade 3’s had a fantastic trip to the Mississauga Living Arts Centre! We participated in a drama workshop with an instructor who was an actor herself. The kids warmed up their bodies, voices, and imaginations by moving as different plants and animals

Gr.6 to CWHM

The Grade 6 students travelled to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum near Hamilton on December 3rd. They learned about the concept of lift, gravity, thrust and drag. Museum aircraft are viewed to show the principles of aerodynamics. Also the principles of roll, pitch and yaw are introduced to expand the concept of flight into the

Grade 5’s to Provincial Legislature

On Friday, November 1st, many of my Grade 5 friends and I travelled to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. It was so much fun! We learned about how Ontario bills are passed and made into laws. It was very interesting! We were able to debate about whether it should be a law for Crestwood School

Spirit Point

From Sept 12-14 the Grade 7’s at Crestwood PreparatoryCollege participated in their first adventure as a combined grade when they travelled to Spirit Point Wilderness Camp in Trout Creek, Ontario. The students immersed themselves in new lifeskills and refreshed some old ones while making new friendships and continuingold ones. From raft building to firestarting and

Students enthralled by “Prisoner of Tehran”

Yesterday, students journeyed to the Theatre Passe Muraille to see Prisoner of Tehran. It was one of those eye-opening days, I think, for many of the students participating. The play, and the workshop in the morning, led them to a place where they realized that their lives as young people are exceptional when compared to

Noor Cultural Centre Visit

On Friday, April 13, Mr. Hawkins’ World Religions 11 class and many members of Mr. Masters’ YARRD club visited the Noor Cultural Centre, an Islamic mosque and community centre on Noor Drive, just a few minutes from Crestwood. This is the third year that we have visited them, and we were once again embraced by

Music trip to NYC

The Grade 11-12 Concert Band will be going to New York City on Wednesday, April 11-15 to participate in a Music Competition with schools from both the US and Canada. The bus will be departing the school at 5:30 am sharp on April 11.

Grade 7 and 8 Trips

This is a reminder to all parents of grade 7 and 8 students to sign up for the annual trip to Niagara Falls (grade 7) and Ottawa (grade 8) if you haven’t done so already. For students, these trips offer a fantastic opportunity for experiential learning, as we explore some of Canada’s history, geography and

Working Wonders at We Day

Any artist could host a concert at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto to perform a good show. But only Me to We can host a show that gives its audience the encouragement and passion to change the world. The fifth annual We Day Toronto was a show to remember and members of the Crestwood

Duke of Edinburgh – Lake Temagami Trip

On September 20th, students from grade 10 and 11 along with 2 teachers, Mr. Douglas and Ms. Peters, ventured off into the wilds of Temagami. This is a beautiful region about an hour north of North Bay. These 19 brave souls, seeking to achieve their bronze or silver levels for the Duke of Edinburgh program,

Spirit Point

The grade 9 students travelled up to Algonquin Park last week to embark on an outdoor education field trip. We arrived at Spirit Point Wilderness Academy and Camp on Wednesday September 8, excited for our upcoming adventure. Our first day was an exciting day of rock climbing, high ropes and trust initiatives, hiking, canoeing and