From the Principal
I can’t believe day 100 has come and gone! We are moving into the final portion of the school year.
February and March are always incredibly busy months as we have compressed time with students due to Winter and March Breaks. In February, we’ve had a number of great projects and activities that our GSTS staff have spearheaded for our students.
The ski club wrapped up with it’s trip to the mountains. A big thank you to Mr. Grainger and the other staff members who made this club a huge success. I know after picking up the students on their Canyon trip how much they love being out on the hills. Basketball season also wraps up in February/March for our teams with some playing in their season ending tournaments. Regardless of how our teams do [It’s so nice that they’ve been winning :)], it’s been amazing seeing how much our students love this game! They’ve really come together! Thank you to all the coaches who have been giving up their time to support these students (sometimes 3 x/week). Mr. Reitsma always impresses and took our students to the cross-country ski loppet. The team represent GSTS well and we are so proud.
Our GSTS Science Fair is on March 2 and we have over 45 projects in each the morning and afternoon sessions! We cannot wait to see the discovery and inquiry that our students have embarked on! Also, on March 9, we have the GSTS Pink Day! All students are encouraged to wear a pink shirt in support of kindness and anti-bullying awareness. We are proud to have Pink Day founder, Travis Price, coming and having a presentation for our Grade 6-8 students.
With report cards coming out this month, it is incredibly important to touch base with your child’s teachers as we head into the final three months of school. This is a great time to focus on successes and look at ways to support student struggles. Parent Teacher Conferences are on March 23. As parents, we also recognize that you too may be looking for support. To meet this demand, we’ve created and are soft-launching our GSTS Parent Hub. This is a site designed specifically with parents in mind and we will continue to build it. If you have any ideas for support - please do not hesitate to contact us. The website address is
Wishing you all the best.