Toronto, ON | Grades PS - 3 | Shortlist
The school environment is incredibly nurturing and extremely responsive. Communication with parents and children alike is open and efficient. Issues are dealt with fairly and expiditously. It really benefits from being a small school as the administration knows every child and their family very well. The school administrator is fantastic...and fun!
The school leadership and administration team is very easy to approach. There are various formal and informal communication channels for the parents to communicate with the school, including principle messages, weekly reminder, school blogs, emails, phone calls or simply drop off at the office. School environment is very positive with the right discipline in place.
The principal of the school, Marie Bates is a phenomenal woman. She has an eye for hiring incredible teachers and she believes so strongly in building our children's character. She has introduced a character trait each month, a Principals club where the kids support CGS' sister school in Uganda and a blog where parents can see what happened at the school that week. Marie and her staff are very approachable and want to work with parents to ensure we are providing the best support for kids.
Marie, the school's principal is one of the kindest most down to earth people I've ever met. She seems to truly have the students' best interest at heart. Marie is a parent herself so she has lots of wonderful wisdom to share with fellow parents if needed. She is also an excellent role model which is demonstrated in her work with the charitable organization "Children of Hope Uganda". The school does many fundraising events for this cause which I love since it teaches the students kindness, compassion and gratitude. The overall communication of the school is excellent. Kelly, who is head of admissions does an amazing job keeping parents informed of what is going on in the school with her weekly blogs and general information emails.