May Appreciations

Date: April 27, 2018 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: News Bits

DEBATE COMPETITION

Our Grade five and six children participated in the debate at our school on April 17th. Each class was represented by four students.

Mr. Birch Cole, Emma, Caitlyn, and Kayla
Ms. Pare Tara, Thomas, Andrea, and Krystal
Ms. Engelhardt Danika, Angelica, Mathew, and Zachary
Mr. Schultz Grace, Alex, Feris, and Brooklyn
Ms. Fama Esha, Coralie, Brycen, and Victoria
Mr. Everson Blessing, Gabrielle, Sofia, and Rylan

The teams did a great job presenting their arguments. The All-stars went on to represent our school at the School Board Competition.

Team 1 Emma, Victoria, Cole, and Krystal (Alternate: Brycen)
Team 2 Caitlyn, Brooklyn, Alex, and Andrea, (Alternate: Angelica)

VISITING ARTIST

Greater Gatineau School is very lucky to have Artist Marc Walter work with our school once again. Marc is an award winning, local environmental artist from Wakefield, Quebec. Last year he helped us build a wonderful, willow branch structure in our yard. This year he has been working with our students as an Artist in Residence, through a Ministry Culture Grant. Marc has worked here for 7 weeks with all classes, to plan, design, paint, and soon install an outdoor classroom space at the front of the school. This colourful and creative space will be constructed of wooden beams and planks. Our students and staff are looking forward to working on the last phase of construction in May! It will be a welcome spot to work out -of -doors.