KEEPING P.A.C.E. | DECEMBER 2019

KEEPING P.A.C.E. | DECEMBER 2019

KEEPING P.A.C.E. | DECEMBER 2019

THE PACE OF THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

This month’s learning experience was a celebration of science! 

Grades 4 and 5 students immersed themselves in a 2-day Science Odyssey enrichment opportunity where their finished products were judged by high school students and faculty. Our grade 4s explored the human body by creating either a working model of the circulatory or digestive systems or creating a life sized representation of the human body and its parts. 

Grade 5s dove into the scientific method. They chose a topic of interest from Biology, Chemistry, Engineering or Computer Science. Within their chosen discipline, they either designed and implemented an experiment or created a working model in order to gain insights into the life of a scientist. They truly became young experts in the field!

Grade 7 students created their own experimental procedure to identify unknown substances. Given a variety of scientific equipment, they applied their problem solving skills and the scientific method in order to accomplish this task.

Grade 8 students followed the scientific method and observed the properties of acids and bases in an exciting chemistry lab, including how they react to a variety of indicators.

THE PACE OF HIGHER LEVEL THINKING AND PERSONAL GROWTH

Students expanded their higher level thinking this month with Robotics VEX IQ. Some of our grade 5 and 6 students were tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.  Students learned to work cooperatively with each other and with teams from other schools in the spirit of friendly, but high-level competition.

Grades 9 to 12 participated in the Canadian National Mathematics League contests. These contests gave students an enriched educational opportunity to participate in an academically-oriented activity, while also gaining recognition for mathematical achievement.

THE PACE OF ARTS

Grades 1 to 4 took their learning experiences to Casa Loma. They participated in Casa Loma’s holiday event with a teacher-guided tour of the castle, exploring its unique architecture along with the festive garden decorations. Students visited Santa’s reindeer, a bouncy castle, an arts and crafts centre and a magician. They wrapped up this exciting field trip with a nutcracker skating show.

Students and faculty concluded the 2019 school year with our Winter Music Festival. They enjoyed the instrumental and vocal sounds of holiday favorites and melodious concert pieces performed by the P.A.C.E. Concert Band (conducted by Mr. de Lara) and the P.A.C.E. Choir (conducted by Ms. Fuller).

THE PACE OF ATHLETICS

This month our grades 1-2 hit the gym with an omega versus delta intramural game.

SETTING THE PACE FOR JANUARY 2020

Following winter break, students will kick off 2020 with a variety of high powered learning events. Mark your calendars!

  • January 11: Robotics EDR
  • January 12: Robotics IQ 
  • January 13: U20 Boys Basketball at Toronto Waldorf School 
  • January 31: Festival of Words Performance 

Happy New Year to our P.A.C.E. community! We look forward to seeing our students and faculty on January 6th when classes resume.

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BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE

BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE

BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE

BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE

“At P.A.C.E. we strive to provide your child with a high-powered learning program that aims to challenge them, motivate them and unleash their true potential.”

The Academy for Gifted Children – P.A.C.E. (Programming for Academic and Creative Excellence) is a non-denominational, co-educational private day school devoted entirely to meeting the needs of identified intellectually gifted students in grades 1-12.

Our fully accredited program provides a differentiated curriculum built on greater depth and breadth of instruction using methodologies specific to gifted education. The primary goal at P.A.C.E. is to find and enhance the abilities of our students, while simultaneously addressing their social and emotional needs.

P.A.C.E. is based on the premise that gifted children need high-powered learning experiences to challenge their minds and ensure intellectual growth and achievement. Alongside our academic disciplines, P.A.C.E. students excel through their experiences with dynamic field studies, a competitive fine arts program and a comprehensive athletic program.

Beyond our tailored curriculum, our students engage in a plethora of national and international competitions. These opportunities serve as catalysts to the pursuit and achievement of our students’ future goals and successes.  P.A.C.E. has ranked nationally in math, science and Robotics as well as both creative and expository writing competitions.

P.A.C.E. 2018-2019 ACHIEVEMENT HIGHLIGHTS

FINE ARTS

  • Award of Excellence for Script Writing, Set, Costume and Media Design
  • Award of Merit for Musical Composition and Performance
  • Cosmo Music Award


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Award of Distinction for the Canadian Computing Competition
  • First in the Avogadro Exam
  • Performance with Distinction for the Chem 13 News Exam (2 recipients)

WRITING COMPOSITION

  • First in both junior and intermediate branch winners for the Royal Canadian Legion Literary Competition’s Poetry Contest
  • First in both intermediate and senior branch winners for the Royal Canadian Legion Literary Competition’s Essay Contest
  • GOLD for the Royal Commonwealth International Essay Competition (3 Junior Award recipients)


MATHEMATICS

  • First in Region for the Canadian National Mathematics League (Grade 6)
  • Distinction for the Canadian Intermediate Mathematics Contest and Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest (4 recipients for each)
  • Gold (Hypatia) for the University of Waterloo Contests


ABOVE AND BEYOND

  • Insignia of the Lieutenant Governor Community Volunteer Award
  • Governor General’s Academic Bronze Medal
  • Second in the Region for Junior Reach for the Top

ATHLETICS

  • First in the Under 14 Boys Division for the SSAF Elementary Cross-Country SSAF Championships
  • First in the Under 10 running long jump for the SSAF U10 Track and Field Meet
  • First in the SSAF Under 20 Track and Field Meet

Full Listing of P.A.C.E.’s Achievements 2018-2019

SCHOLARSHIPS RECEIVED TO DATE: $3,032,960 

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