February Events at School

Date: January 29, 2019 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: Upcoming Events


February is Bus Safety Month.  The theme will be “My Bus Driver, My Super Hero”.

Trainers will be visiting our school in February and meeting with all grade levels to discuss bus safety rules and procedures. The presentation will review: safety practices, bus evacuation, and bullying and teasing prevention.

As well, our school will be participating in the School Bus Safety Contest.

Classes will be choosing from one of the following choices:

  1. Banner
  2. PowerPoint/slide show
  3. Video (skit, puppet show, instructional video, movie trailer, etc.)

Each school will submit their winning class projects to the Western Quebec School Board and three finalists will be chosen from all the schools across the board and the class from the winning school will receive one (1) free local trip (maximum $250.00) provided by the bus companies.


From February 4th to the 6th the Grade 5 classes will be snowshoeing and building snow shelters in a nearby reserve. Students will take a short hike from the school to the reserve.

This is a hands-on study where the students will learn how to build a Quinzee (snow shelter) and other winter skills to use in the outdoors.

The outdoor education specialist, Alan Earwaker, will be joining us for these activities.


On February 4th the grade 6 classes will participate.

The grade 6 students will be having a guest from The Canadian Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity visit our classrooms.

This guest will facilitate a workshop for each of the three grade 6 classes on anti-bullying. The workshop will explore and define: diverse families, discrimination, sexism, racism, homophobia, and transphobia in an age appropriate and interactive manner. We are excited to have this opportunity as the workshop aligns well with WQSB’s policy on Anti-Discrimination and Gender Identity.


Monday, February 4th, to Friday, February 8th, is Staff  Appreciation Week.  Students are asked to remember to appreciate their teachers and staff at Greater Gatineau School.


On Friday, February 8th we will be celebrating the 100th Day of school.   Kindergarten and Cycle 1 teachers will be doing activities with their students.