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Collaborations

With the new year in full swing, the Literacy Committee is excited to share our new focus goals. We are collaborating with the Virtues Committee to introduce reading and writing activities that revolve around the virtues at our school. For this Term, students can enjoy word work activities (in the library and during literacy cafes)

Boys & Girls Group

At Almadina, we realize the importance of developing social and academic skills. This Winter Term, two students from each of the five grade one classes, were able to participate in a Boys & Girls Group during lunch recess. They learned various social and emotional strategies that will help them along their journey through the years!

Seasonal Changes

Learning about seasons in grade one is always an exciting time as students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of different learning activities; some of which include unique artwork! Have a look at the pictures to see how grade ones (Mrs. Pollett’s Class, Ms. Khandani’s Class, Ms. Lee’s Class, Ms. Aftab’s Class and

For Pita’s Sake

Last Term, at Almadina, the grade one classes had a special visit from the Byblos Bakery. “Almost 25 years ago, Byblos started introducing pita bread in school classrooms. By visiting classrooms and showing kids how to use pita bread to create a quick meal or snack, kids learned that pita could be a fun and

Grade Three Scientists in School

In November the grade three students had the experience of being “kid geologists” during their Don’t Take Rocks For Granite in class science field trip. They identified the unique properties of rocks and minerals. With their amazing scientific knowledge, they even identified a mystery mineral! They explored the formation of volcanic igneous rocks and created

Terry Fox Run and Fundraiser

Almadina’s Terry Fox run and fundraiser was a great success this year! During the month of September, our school’s goal was for each student to donate at least a townie towards cancer research. On September 28, Almadina students and staff participated in our annual Terry Fox run. Everyone showed incredible pride and perseverance! Our school

Orange Shirt Day

On Monday, October 1st the students and staff at Almadina Mountain View Elementary Campus celebrated their very first Orange Shirt Day. It was great to see so many of our students and staff wearing orange on this important date. Our students were encouraged to use their conscience to understand the message of how “Every Child

Virtues Celebration

At the end of May, we had our Virtues Celebration Assembly. It was beautifully planned and prepared for by our Virtues Committee (Mr. Goodman, Mrs. Haziri, Mrs. Bhaidani, Mrs. Pollett, Mrs. Dhanaraj, Mr. Cooper, Mrs. Roshan, Mrs. Ferrario and WEP) and was enthusiastically executed with the help of our virtue stars, our staff, our administration,

Zoo & Blocks – Grade 1

Zoo & Blocks - Grade One Field Trips: The grade one students at Almadina have had an amazing year learning about the needs of plants and animals. In celebration of this Unit, the grade one students visited the Zoo and had the opportunity to see, learn and enjoy the animals in their habitats. You can