Tag Archives: General Vanier

General Vanier: Log Bench Project

Last Thursday, Green Club had an exciting delivery at General Vanier: 6 large logs that will be used to create log benches for an outdoor classroom adjacent to the garden in front of the school. The logs were brought by … Continue reading

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Summer Garden Fun!

B.A.S.E. Daycare communities are still enjoying their gardens during the summer holidays. Parents and students are helping with garden maintenance, watering, weeding, planting and even harvesting fruits and veggies to throw into, say, a delicious salad! If you would like … Continue reading

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General Vanier: Students Learn How to Create a Vermicompost!

Ryan Oxley, B.A.S.E. Green Initiative Advisor A few weeks ago, General Vanier had a workshop from the Saint Leonard Eco-Quartier. The workshop was about worms and how they produce compost. The students learned about the biology of the worm and … Continue reading

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St. Monica and General Vanier B.A.S.E. Daycares: Budding Scientists Keep Calm and Experiment On!

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Curriculum Advisor With the help of Ms. Jodi, every week B.A.S.E. Daycare students at St. Monica Elementary and General Vanier Elementary become scientists. On Monday afternoon, Ms. Vera’s Pre-K class at St. Monica created fireworks in a … Continue reading

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General Vanier: Green Club Intergenerational Cooking Workshop

Ryan Oxley, B.A.S.E. Green Initiative Advisor This fall, students from General Vanier’s Green Club enjoyed a fun cooking experience with seniors from the local Saint Leonard area. Grade 4, 5 and 6 students interacted alongside seniors to make two flavours of … Continue reading

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General Vanier: Pollinator Hotels

Grade 4-5-6 students from General Vanier Elementary School discovered the importance of pollinators and the magic of the honeybee! It turns out that not all bugs are pests, and that some insects are essential in order for our gardens and … Continue reading

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B.A.S.E. Science Activities are Back!

The Budding Scientists at St. Gabriel, General Vanier, Pierre Elliott Trudeau and John Caboto Academy were all busy getting their hands dirty this past week. We learned how acids eat away at things and that bases are slippery and bitter. … Continue reading

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