Monday, 21 April 2014

Le concours d'art oratoire

Bravo à tous les élèves qui ont participé à la finale du concours d’art oratoire au niveau divisionaire! Voici la liste d’étudiants qui ont placé au niveau divisionnaire:

  • Dans la catégorie 5eet 6e Français de base: 2e place : Alexis C.- Le bonhomme de neige
  • Dans la catégorie 5e et 6e années Francophone: 1ère place: Ryan H. – Les frères lumière
  • Dans la catégorie 7ième et 8ième années Francophone : 1ère place: Joseph L. – Kurt Cobain
  • Dans la catégorie 7ième et 8ième années immersion précoce: 1ère place: Emma A.- Nellie McClung 2e place : Caleb R. – Les cryptides 3e place : Nicole R.- Les étudiants internationaux

Les élèves qui ont placé en 1ère place de chaque catégorie participeront au concours provincial le 3 mai à l’Université de St. Boniface. Bonne Chance !!!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Initiatives from the Safe School Committee

April is a busy month with many Safe Schools initiatives:

  • The first event is the DAY of PINK on Wednesday, April 9. Students and staff are encouraged to wear pink to support anti-bullying initiatives.
  • Throughout the month of April, grade six students will attend peer instructed sessions of the Red Cross Beyond the Hurt: Preventing Bullying and Harassment Program.
  • On April 15, 2014, several students will attend the Rockin' for Choices Concert at the MTS Centre.
  • On April 28 and 29th, all grade seven students are scheduled to attend a half-day Safe Teen presentation. For more information, visit

For addtional links, visit Safe Schools Manitoba at
Penny Roadley, Counsellor

Monday, 14 April 2014

Band News

Congratulations to the Grade 7 and Grade 8 Jazz Bands on their performance at the Brandon Jazz Festival. Mrs Berglund and Mr. Popiel would like to thank all students involved for their hard work in preparation for this special event. This event would not have been possible without the help from our volunteer chaperones. Your support is appreciated.
The Grade 7 Band will be performing at the Manitoba Band Association’s Level 1 Band Festival on Wednesday, April 30 at 11:40 a.m. The Festival is held at North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church (1315 Gateway Rd). Parents are welcome to attend. Information and permission slips will be sent home in the upcoming weeks.
Plans are under way for our annual Grade 8 band trip to the International Music Camp. This is a unique musical experience open to all Grade 8 band students in the division. This year’s event will take place from May 28-30. If there are any Grade 8 band students who would like to come but have not yet signed up, please see Mr. Popiel as soon as possible.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Art News

Our Grade 6 students are finishing designing their dream bedroom out of tissue paper based on the work of Vincent Van Gogh. The Grade 7 students have finished their Rangoli design project and are starting an Aboriginal Dot Art project. The Grade 8 students should be finishing up their animated character project. After Spring Break, they will be working with India Ink.
The next round of project due dates have been posted on the whiteboard in the art room.
Art camp is almost here! We will be leaving Monday, April 14th and returning Wednesday, April 16th. A letter has been given to each student attending showing departure time, final payment details, and a packing list.
Looking forward to the exciting time in Term 3!!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Choir News

Congratulations to Vocal Express on their wonderful performance at the Winnipeg Music Festival on March 7! Congrats also on earning a GOLD medal standing! At this festival, they sang challenging repertoire – “Exsultate Justi” and “The Water is Wide” - in two and three part harmony. The students had such great focus and remembered so many key elements that we had worked on. The adjudicator commented on their extremely musical phrasing, fantastic faces and energy, great attention to details, and wonderful vowel shaping. As a result of their performance, the students were invited to sing at the Winnipeg Music Festival Choral Excellence Concert, featuring the top choirs of this year’s festival! We enjoyed performing our selections again at this concert on March 19. The students were also awarded the Gertrude Lowery Memorial Trophy. This trophy is awarded for the most outstanding performance by a School Chorus, Grades 5 to 8. Way to go, singers! On March 21, the vocal jazz choir travelled to Brandon with the jazz bands for the Brandon Jazz Festival. The students sang “Breaking Up is Hard to Do”, “Fever”, and “Sway”. It was a real treat to sing on the Westman Auditorium stage and the adjudication was valuable. The audience enjoyed the selections (including choreography!) and gave the singers a standing ovation! The boys’ choir is preparing to sing as the guest choir at Sturgeon Heights’ Vocal Jazz Coffee house evening on Tuesday, April 22. With a successful festival season now over, we look forward to diving into some new repertoire and preparing for our final concert on Tuesday, May 27! Keep up the great work, singers!

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Bus Applications

Applications for transportation for the 2014-2015 school year are available in the school office. Please note: Grade 6’s who are currently riding the bus and not paying for a seat, upon entering grade 7 will now have to apply for a purchase seat. No guarantees are made if the application is received after April 30th or at the beginning of the new school year for purchase seats. Please return your applications, with post-dated cheques, to the office as soon as possible. Thank you.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Welcome to April

It never ceases to amaze us how quickly the school year goes by. It is hard to believe April is here. The school would like to thank all the families that came to our Student-Led Conferences in March. We had fantastic attendance and the feedback we have received has been very positive and much appreciated.

With the spring weather upon us we would like to send out a reminder to ensure the students dress according to the conditions. As a parent, I know that spring also brings evening soccer games, baseball games, football games and other outdoor pursuits. We ask that you continue to support your child’s academic growth by encouraging them to finish the year in a strong manner.

Upcoming this month at Golden Gate are badminton, outdoor track, ultimate, rugby, intramurals, drama practices, choral practices, band practices as well as our regular classroom activities. We continue to be a school that provides numerous opportunities to keep your children active and engaged during the school day and year.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the school.