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Olivet School

   
279 Burnhamthorpe Road, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9B 1Z6

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Curriculum:
Traditional
Grades (Gender):
Preschool to 5 (Coed)
Tuition:
$605 to 10,150/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
Varies
Enrolment:
Day: Varies (Gr. PS - 5)

School Address
279 Burnhamthorpe Road, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9B 1Z6

About this school:

highlights

Olivet School offers a caring environment, small class sizes and a rich academic program taught with a foundation in character education based on Christian values that make sense. If you have been looking for elementary education combining top-quality teaching with special attention to not only the academic, but also the emotional, social, physical and spiritual development of your child, then you will love Olivet School! — Visit school website





The Our Kids review of Olivet School

our takeOlivet was established in 1893, though through moves and development, the school doesn’t reflect its age. Nevertheless, there is a continuity which, if less overt, remains within the life of the school.  The academic program is strong, though families most typically turn to Olivet due an appreciation of the context that the school provides, including an attention to spiritual and personal growth. The aim of the school is to provide a foundation for life, and for learning after the children go on to other schools after grade 5. The property accesses green space, and it provides the classroom, in a sense, to learn about the environment and environmental stewardship. Parental involvement in all aspects of the life of the school is very high, a function perhaps of the school’s size. All of that combines to create a community atmosphere that extends beyond the classroom, and beyond the walls of the school. The ideal student is one who will thrive in a challenging, close-knit academic environment.



Principal's Message

principal

Gabriele Pulpan, Principal

At Olivet New Church School we are proud of the quality education we can offer your children. Because of our smaller class sizes, our students are more easily given the opportunity to reach their full potential. They are encouraged to work hard and be respectful of others, thereby developing superior academic skills, solid character traits and the spiritual groundwork that will last a lifetime.


Academics


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional


What Olivet School says: Caring Atmosphere Promoting Personal Growth The caring educational atmosphere is a vital part of learning at the primary levels. Achieved through attentive, loving teaching, small class sizes, and firm standards of behaviour our hope is to give young children the experience of a gentle extension of the home. This atmosphere provides them with the predictability and stability to form a base of confidence, honesty and considerate behaviour as they grow into adulthood. Learning Current Curriculum Integrated with Religious Values Christian values and standards of behaviour and philosophy are woven into everything we do at Olivet. Our teachers choose to make their careers at Olivet because they love the opportunities to engage students with important religious questions while pursuing studies in today’s Ontario curriculum. Through this enriched approach to curriculum Olivet is a leader in character development; the kind which guides a student through his or her whole life.

  • Approach:
    Focus Religious-based
    Academic Christian

    If you want to learn more about faith-based education, check out our comprehensive guide.
    If you want to learn more about Christian education, check out our comprehensive guide.


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Traditional Math

      Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  


    • What Olivet School says: This information is not currently available.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.


    Early Reading Balanced Literacy

      Balanced reading programs are typically Whole Language programs with supplementary phonics training. This training might be incidental, or it might take the form of mini-lessons.
      Learn about the different early reading approaches  


    • What Olivet School says: This information is not currently available.

    • DIBELS Testing: This school does not use DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

    • What Olivet School says: This information is not currently available.


    Writing Equal balance

      Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.
      Learn about the different writing approaches  


    • What Olivet School says: This information is not currently available.


    Science Equal Balance

      Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.
      Learn about the different science approaches  


    • Teaching approach: This information is not currently available.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Ecology
      Geology
      Meteorology
      Physics
      Physiology
      Zoology
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature Traditional

      In traditional literature programs students focus on decoding the mechanics of texts: plot, characterization, and themes. These texts tend to include a balance of contemporary and “classic” literature. When studying a past work, students investigate its historical context -- but only insofar as this adds understanding to the work itself. Past works are therefore studied “on their own terms”, and not merely as historical artifacts to be deconstructed: traditional literature programs are firmly rooted in the humanities, and carry the belief that great literature can reveal fundamental and universal truths about the human condition. These programs emphasize class discussions and critical essay writing, and aim to develop in students critical thinking, communication skills, and a cultivated taste and ethos.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  


    • What Olivet School says: This information is not currently available.


    Social Studies Core Knowledge

      Usually focused on teaching history and geography at an early age, the core knowledge approach uses story, drama, reading, and discussion to teach about significant people, places, and events. Breadth of content and knowledge is emphasized. The curriculum is often organized according to the underlying logic of the content: history might be taught sequentially, for example (as students move through the grades).
      Learn about the different social studies approaches  


    • What Olivet School says: This information is not currently available.


    Foreign Languages Equal Balance

      These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  


    • What Olivet School says: French is introduced from preschool onward. Our program is built around the acclaimed AIM method which moves students rapidly into conversational French rather than just filling out worksheets and conjugating verbs. The students learn gestures to reinforce new vocabulary and build towards performing a French play at the end of the year. This program produces amazing results; one of the most important being that students enjoy, rather than dread their language classes.

    • Languages Offered: • French


    Fine Arts Creative

      Creative arts programs are studio-driven. While historical works and movements may still be taught to add context to the program, students mainly engage in making art (visual, musical, theatrical, etc). The goal is use the actual practice of art to help educate students’ emotions, cognition, and ethos.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  


    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

      Expressive
      Disciplined
    • What Olivet School says: The Olivet music program starts in preschool and lays a solid foundation of delight as well as competency in music. Starting from basic songs, rhymes and percussion instruments at the younger levels and working towards reading, writing and performing music on a range of Orff instruments, Olivet students receive an inspiring, creative and thorough background in music. Our two yearly whole school concerts are a highlight for parents and extended families. Drama and dance are integrated into our French and music programs for the students in Grades 1 to 5, in our French Show in the spring and musical production near the end of the school year. Dance is further supplemented as part of the physical education program. In the Kindergarten class students memorize and perform poems and short skits throughout the school year for the rest of the school.


    Computers and Technology Medium integration

      Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  


    • What Olivet School says: In the upper grades students are provided with a laptop to be used in school for preparing reports, research and other class work, as deemed appropriate by the teacher. In the lower classes, classrooms have laptops that are used by the students when appropriate, for educational software, typing practice, etc.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Olivet School says: Students are introduced to age appropriate physical activities as per the Ontario Curriculum. At Olivet School we introduce students to a wide range of games and sports, develop coordination; ball skills and fitness; instill qualities of teamwork and perseverance; and include lots of fun. Our emphasis is on participation, skill development and enjoyment rather than competition.


    Religious Education
    • Approach to teaching religious and secular curricula

      Completely segregated
      Mostly segregated
      Completely integrated
      Mostly integrated
      Not applicable
    • Approach to teaching religion

      Scripture as literal
      Scripture as interpretive
    • What Olivet School says: Scripture Studies begins in grade three, supplementing morning worship and Bible verse memorization which take place in the younger classrooms. Our studies have an academic component, considering the scope of impact the Bible has on history, given it is the most widely published, translated and distributed book in the world. We take a systematic and detailed exploration of the text, bringing it alive with skits and projects. But the Bible is also a religious text and so we work with students to read it in an applied fashion. In this case, our guiding question becomes “how does each story help us become better people in our lives today?” In Matthew 22.26-40, Jesus said that the two great commandments, on which all of scripture hangs, are to “love the Lord above all and the neighbour as ourselves” – these two commandments provide the lens for our applied reading of the Bible.


    Sex and Health Education Doesn’t follow Ontario curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education:
    Topics We begin covering this topic at: Begins in Ontario
    Body parts JK Gr. 1
    Nutrition JK Gr. 1
    Human development Gr. 5 Gr. 1
    Puberty Gr. 5 Gr. 4
    Sexual health and hygiene Gr. 5 Gr. 4
    Reproduction Gr. 4 Gr. 5
    Pregnancy Gr. 5 Gr. 7
    Sexually transmitted infections Gr. 5 Gr. 7
    Sex and decision-making Gr. 5 Gr. 7
    Contraception Gr. 8
    Consent Gr. 3 Gr. 9
    Sexual orientation Gr. 8
    Gender identity Gr. 8
    Misconceptions relating to sexuality Gr. 10
    Relationships and intimacy Gr. 5 Gr. 8
    Bias and stereotyping about sex Gr. 12
    Sexual harassment Gr. 9
    Body image issues JK Gr. 7
    Mental illness Gr. 11
    Social justice and diversity JK

    What Olivet School says: We have a \'healthy body, healthy mind\' approach to the human body and its various functions and this message is conveyed to the students in all subject areas. Kindness toward all our fellow humans is encouraged at all age levels. Using proper names for body parts is part of any conversation that might be initiated by the children. Many health topics are gently integrated into other subject areas; in Bible Study for example, at the grade three level, we might talk about the pregnancy of Mary, mother of Jesus and how she may have felt taking a long journey carrying a child in her womb. More detailed study of human reproduction is undertaken at the grade five level, when the students have reached some level of maturity.

    Approach:
    Mostly value-neutral

    By and large, we teach sex education free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. We try not to impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on our students when teaching sex and related issues.


    Fairly value-based

    Sex education is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues.

    Traditional

    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.

    69 % of Our Kids' schools use a traditional approach for sex and health education

    Progressive

    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.


    What Olivet School says: We encourage kindness and acceptance of our fellow human beings. We also encourage an attitude of self-respect, making healthy choices and the development of sound judgement in all areas of life.



    Preschool/K Curriculum Play-based

    • Play-based
    • Montessori
    • Waldorf
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Academic

    Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.

    If you want to learn more about preschool education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also read our in-depth answers to important preschool questions: What is preschool? What are the main preschool programs? What are the main pros and cons of preschool? What do children learn in preschool? How much does preschool cost?  What makes for a great preschool?

    What Olivet School says: Kindergarten is treated as a transition year to the formal education process. The children work on number, colour, shape and language skills, these are balanced with lots of attention on social development among peers and teachers. We introduce foundational ethical ideas: helpfulness, teamwork, caring for the environment, respectfulness and safety. Kindergarteners are taught about heaven, the presence of a loving Creator, and the constant care He provides through angels and parents. Kindergarten is the time to instill a delight in learning. Making school fun is achieved through tons of movement, excursions to the creek, building, creating, telling stories and singing.


    Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What Olivet School says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


    Academic Culture Supportive

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

    What Olivet School says: This information is not currently available.


    Developmental Priorities Spiritual, Balanced

    Primary Developmental Priority: Spiritual
    Individuals with inner resourcefulness, strong faith, and respect for God or a higher power.

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Balanced
    Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

    What Olivet School says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support High

    High

    Olivet School provides a high degree of support for special needs students.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
    • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
      Support Type = offered
      Accommodations
      Modifications
      Extra support
    • What Olivet School says: Exceptional children who are able to play and learn alongside typical children are accommodated in a variety of ways at Olivet. More serious learning or behavioural difficulties are best addressed in an educational facility specifically suited to the child's needs.

    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      Learning disabilities
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
      Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
      Dyscalculia
      Dysgraphia
      Language Processing Disorder
      Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
      Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
      Developmental
      Autism
      Asperger's Syndrome
      Down syndrome
      Intellectual disability
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Physical
      Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
      Blindness
      Deafness
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Multiple physical
    • Forms of support delivery:
      Support Type = offered
      A regular class with indirect support
      A regular class with resource assistance
      A regular class with withdrawal assistance
      A special education class with partial integration
      A full-time special education class
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Psychotherapy
      Speech-language therapy
    • What Olivet School says: Exceptional children who are able to play and learn alongside typical children are accommodated in a variety of ways at Olivet. More serious learning or behavioural difficulties are best addressed in an educational facility specifically suited to the child's needs.


    Gifted Learner Support In-class adaptations

    Dedicated gifted programs:

    Program = offered
    Full-time gifted program (parallel to rest of school)
    Part-time gifted program (pull-out; parallel to rest of class)

    Curriculum delivery: Enrichment (The main focus is on enrichment. This means that while students may work at a marginally quicker pace than public school peers, the primary aim is to study subject in broader and deeper ways.)

    In-class adaptations:
    Practice = offered
    Custom subject enrichment (special arrangement)
    Custom curriculum compacting (special arrangement)
    Guided independent study (custom gifted arrangement)
    Cyber-learning opportunities (custom gifted arrangement)
    Formalized peer coaching opportunities (specifically for gifted learners to coach others)
    Custom subject acceleration (special arrangement)
    Career exploration (custom gifted arrangement)
    Project-based learning (custom gifted arrangement)
    Mentorships (custom gifted arrangement)

    What Olivet School says: This information is not currently available.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

    Homework Policy

    In grade 5, Olivet School students perform an average of 45 mins of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
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    Olivet School 0 mins0 mins0 mins30 mins30 mins30 mins45 mins45 mins
    Site Average2 mins5 mins7 mins16 mins18 mins24 mins29 mins34 mins

    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Lettered or numbered grades3 to 5
    Prose (narrative)-based feedbackJK to 5
    Academic achievement reportingJK to 5
    Habits and behaviour reportingJK to 5
    Parent-teacher meetingsJK to 5

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

     GradesPSJKSK12345
    Non-lunch recessFrequency 1/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day
    Location Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside
    Amount 0 35 35 35 35 35 35 35
    Lunch recessAmount 30 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

    What Olivet School says: The teachers frequently take advantage of good weather opportunities to either extend recess or take their class outdoors for extra outdoor play as a break after some extended seat work. During inclement weather, the classes use the gym for unscheduled extra play time; skipping, ball play or using scooter boards.

    Non-lunch recesses: All of this school’s non-lunch recesses take place between classes or academic periods.


    Extracurriculars

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    What Olivet School says:
    • Olivet School periodically will offer Broader Horizons classes for the students after school. These extracurricular classes are made possible by our parent and school community volunteers. Parents and school community members will often share with the students their own professional backgrounds and favourite hobbies by offering classes that reflect these. Past Broader Horizons classes have included crafts, baking, crocheting and quilting.

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs offered: None


    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    Day Day (Half day)
     
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    Day$10,150
    Day (Half day)$605$4,160$5,990


    Discounts

    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    2nd child (sibling)Day10%
    3rd child (sibling)Day15%


    Need-based financial aid

    Grade range that need-based aid is offered: JK to 5
    Percentage of grade-eligible students receiving financial aid25%
    Average aid package size$0
    Percentage of total enrollment on financial aid14%
    Total aid available$0

    Application Deadline:
    Rolling deadline Repeats annually

    More information:
    http://olivetschool.ca/admissions/tuition-and-financial-aid/

    Application Details:

    Parents requesting need-based financial aid will be required to complete a Financial Aid Application Form and submit it to the school along with their completed registration. The Financial Aid Application will request financial information, such as household totals for income, expenses, assets and liabilities for the calendar year along with any other relevant information.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment Varies
    Average enrollment per gradeVaries
    Average class sizeVaries
    Gender (grades)Preschool to 5 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution:

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    Day Enrollment2053532542

    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewNS - 5
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling


    What Olivet School says:

    1. Tour: Complete a school tour and classroom visit.

    2. Interview: Parents/Guardians meet with the principal.

    3. Records: Provide the school with copies of student’s two most recent report cards and assessment materials (if applicable).

    4. Teacher assessment: Student meets with classroom teacher individually or joins the classroom for the morning. (Not required for preschool).

    5. Register: Upon receipt of an acceptance letter, complete registration form and pay $150 non-refundable deposit.



    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    95%

    Type of student Olivet School is looking for: Olivet School looks for families who appreciate what Olivet School has to offer them and their child. Parents, students and Olivet School teachers love the Olivet School community for its caring, home-like quality, very small class sizes and its rich academic program taught with a foundation in Christian values. If you've been looking for elementary education which combines the strength of top quality teaching with the individual attention and opportunities of a personalized learning community, then you too will love Olivet School!



    Student Entry Points

    Student TypePSJKSK12345
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    10 - 20 (100%)3 - 5 (95%)3 - 5 (95%)3 - 5 (95%)3 - 5 (95%)3 - 5 (95%)3 - 5 (95%)3 - 5 (95%)

    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    Olivet is a true hidden gem!

    Olivet is a true hidden gem right in our neighbourhood.  I enrolled my son in the playschool program after befriending a staff member and we’ve been there ever since!

    The small classroom numbers not only lend themselves to better learning but also create the opportunity for more frequent and spur-of-the-moment school trips...something that’s not possible in larger schools or classrooms.

    Our children skip into school every day and come home with endless stories of their busy days…..enrolling them in Olivet is one of the best decisions we’ve ever made!  We’ll be forever grateful to Olivet and its entire staff!"

    ...



    Skating

    As part of the Physical Education program, at Olivet School, we take advantage of Canada's cold winters to take the students skating once a week. Skating is a great form of exercise and is a lot of fun!

    The students break in to groups of interest. With one side of the ice of course being dedicated to hockey and the other side games that improve skating skills. Students who need more assistance with their skating get some one on one time with the teachers to help improve their abilities.

    For all of Olivet’s Physical Education classes, be it on the ice rink or the soccer field, the emphasis is placed on participation, skill development and enjoyment rather than competition. So that each student graduates with the abilities and experience to flourish in a wide range of sports.

    ...



    Pioneer Village

    This spring the students in Grade 3 and 4 had the opportunity to go to Black Creek Pioneer Village. They dressed in period clothing and spent their day as pioneer children would have. The students have been learning about pioneer life in class and this was a perfect way to finish off the unit.

    They went to the school house where they had to bow or curtsy to the teacher at the beginning of school, as well as sing the National Anthem. In class they practiced handwriting on a slate board, had a spelling bee, played with pioneer toys and learned that proper posture was practiced by girls and boys.

    During this trip the students also visited the general store, Half Way House Inn, Stong family house, doctor’s house and the workshop.

    Other headlights of the trip included carting and spinning wool that was then used in the loom for weaving. The students learned an authentic dance from pioneer times. The children enjoyed dressing up in period clothing and imagining they were back in the 1800's.

    At Olivet School, fieldtrips are an important part of the learning process. Lessons taught in class are supplemented through frequent trips. Fieldtrips in the past have included live theater, the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Royal Winter Fair, Harbourfront Centre, apple picking, Science Centre, Young People’s Theatre, Toronto Island and much more.

    ...



    Stone Carving

    The stone carver, Sandy Cline, came to Olivet School to teach the students in grades 3-6 how to sculpt stone. Each student started out with a roughly cut piece of stone. They had to file, shape, sand, and smooth it to look like a loon. The students found this made a lot of dust! The students polished and washed their carvings in water to remove excess dust. The carvings were then sanded in the water with fine sandpaper. The carvings were heated and then beeswax was melted onto them. The wax was cooled in water and the students buffed the wax to a shine.

    The students were very happy with the end result and each student had their own carved loon to take home! ...



    The French Show

    Every spring the grade one through six students star in the French Show that is done entirely in French! This year each class performed a play that was followed by a song and dance number.

    The night was started by all the students singing the “Bonjour” song, which is a song the grade one through four students sing to begin each French class. The Kindergarteners in the audience were also welcome to join in and sing the welcome song.
    The first performers were the Primary class. They performed a puppet show about a cat who was looking for a home. After the puppet show they took a bow and then danced and sang about the cat who had found his home.

    Next the Junior Room students took the stage and performed a skit about a girl named Marie from Quebec who was trying to visit her friend Pierre in France and all her adventures along the way.

    Finally the grade five and six class performed their welcome rap, because when you get to upper grades you no longer sing the “Bonjour” song. Their play was Louis la Grenouille. It is about a frog who loves rock music and is lonely, one day he comes across a magic lamp and rubs it. A genie appears and tells Louis to look in the woods for a friend. Louis meets several potential friends but they did not appreciate his love of rock music. Finally Louis finds a girl grenouille (frog) who also loves rock music and they live happily ever after.

    The students sang their goodbye song and all enjoyed refreshments after the show. ...



    Marathon Practice

    As part of the Spring PE program at the Olivet New Church School the grades one through six will be participating in our second annual Olivet Fun Run! All the children will be running in Body Break, PE class as well as Wednesday recesses in order to accumulate as many kilometers possible. These will be put toward their own marathon. Each child will be recording their distance on the chart located at the school entrance. Then on May 5th, 2013 some of our students will compete in the last two kilometres of the Mississauga Marathon. ...



    In the News

    News

    October 11, 2017 - Terry Fox Run

    Fundraising goals exceeded! ...



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