Category 'General News'

14
Apr

Author and Illustrator Visits OMS Montessori

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          Éric Péladeau, a successful writer of over a dozen books and illustrator of more than fifty books for various publishers, visited our Francophone program. Éric talked to the students about how he finds inspiration and how his stories come to life.

13
Mar

OMS Montessori receives Top Montessori School of 2015 in Ottawa

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OMS Montessori received the following letter from the President of Top Choice Awards, Inc: “Top Choice Awards is honoured to announce that OMS Montessori has been voted Top Montessori School of 2015 in the City of Ottawa. The results were collected during the proprietary Top Choice Awards 2015 Survey, which asked respondents to nominate their Top […]

5
Feb

La semaine de la francophonie: Le francais… un monde à découvrir

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La semaine de la francophonie was a lot of fun and the fast-paced activities (and hot chocolate) kept us warm! The week started with baking “en francais” with the delicious aroma of crepes, donuts and other pastries spreading throughout the hallway. Throughout the week, students worked on their “Passeport de la francophonie”: Elementary students received […]

30
Jan

Casa Students Go Skating

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                              The older Casa students have started their weekly skating trips to a public skating rink. This outing is a lot of fun for the students but it is also a way for the young child to experience the responsibilities of […]

26
Jan

Technology at OMS

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Every year we have three Professional Development Days during the school year. This is an opportunity for teachers to attend external conferences on a variety of topics or for OMS to host internal presentations and guest speakers. During the P.D. Day last Friday, technology was the focus. Teaching staff met to discuss technology at OMS […]

4
Dec

Living Our Vision

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At OMS, our vision is a peaceful, global community where individuals are joyfully engaged in contributing to the well being of all life. But this isn’t something we just post on our school wall or publish in our parent handbook. Instead, you can observe students, staff and parents living our vision, each and every day. […]

24
Nov

Mayor and MP join OMS on Universal Children’s Day

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                “Children are the future of the world, we are the future of the world,” Grade 7 student Adel Manji confidently declared to his schoolmates in the presence of Mayor Jim Watson and MP David McGuinty on Universal Children’s Day, Thursday, November 20. These powerful words were the […]

19
Nov

OMS School Director Becomes Chair of CCMA Board

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Pat Gere, School Director at OMS Montessori, is now Chair of the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA), after sitting on the Board for the past four years. Pat, with CCMA, are in communication with the Ministry of Education, Early Childhood branch, to address Bill 10. CCMA is committed to working with the Ontario Ministry […]

17
Nov

OMS Donates Montessori Materials

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OMS Montessori recently donated Montessori materials to Lekol Sen Trinite in Haiti. Pam, a representative from the Montessori school in Haiti, came to visit OMS. During her visit, she picked up a hockey bag full of Montessori materials and visited students to show them pictures and answer questions. In the picture, one student shows off […]

14
Nov

Science At OMS Montessori

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By: Pat Garneau, Director of the English Program I have heard over the years that some parents, particularly at the higher levels, believe we don’t do enough science in Montessori.  This has always surprised me since science is a very important part of our Montessori training and in my frequent walkabouts around the school, I […]