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In the News

List of 15 news stories.

  • Artwork on Full Display in the Junior School

    Ms. Jo-Anne Kuchmak had her students artwork out on full display for last week’s Open House and her classroom looked like a mini art museum! We encourage you to take the time to read the following descriptions and peruse the galleries to see what our budding artists have been up to as of late.
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  • Students Experience Stage Combat Workshop

    Last week, the Grade 11 History and Senior Drama classes participated in a stage combat workshop. The workshop, run by Daniel Levison and his assistant Michelle, utilized historically accurate weaponry and allowed students to create theatrical fighting sequences. Students were able to try on armour replicated from Roman soldiers and equipped with swords and shields previously used in the shooting of the movie Pompeii (2014), and reflected on the combat of ancient times, and challenged their physicality while building combat sequences.
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  • World Read Aloud Day: February 3

    This year, we will be celebrating World Read Aloud Day on Friday, February 3rd, between 2:30-3:15 pm. Junior students will be paired with Middle and Senior students and classes will meet in pre-determined locations to read aloud together.
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  • Canadian Senior & Intermediate Mathematics Contests

    Last November, we had 32 motivated students rise to the challenge of competing in either the Canadian Senior Mathematics Competition (CSMC) or the Canadian Intermediate Math Competition (CIMC). These are 2-hour contests requiring full solutions that provide students with opportunities to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of various mathematical topics.
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  • Scientists in School Inspire Grade 5s

    Last Friday, the Grade 5 students were visited by Scientists in School, a leading STEM organization that provides curriculum-aligned hands-on workshops. All students were able to explore a variety of experiments that connected to their new unit in Science, Matter. Students created different substances and explored differences in physical and chemical changes of state.

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  • Grade 1 Author Visit with Heather O'Connor

    Our Grade 1 students were filled with excitement to meet award-winning children’s author Heather O’Connor who visited our Junior School Library on Tuesday. Mrs. O’Connor’s picture book, Fast Friends, won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award and was a finalist for the Blue Spruce Award, the IODE Jean Throop Award, and the Shining Willow Award.
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  • Hannah Clarke '23 Commits to Play D1 Hockey

    Congratulations to Hannah Clarke ’23 who recently committed to play NCAA D1 Women’s Hockey for Providence College (@pcwhockey) in Rhode Island – starting in the 2024-2025 
    season!
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  • Update on Gen Z Committee Findings

    Last year, a committee of 15 teachers was formed to study Generation Z (born 1997-2012). The main objective of this committee was to create a set of recommendations concerning academics, literacy, student life and health and wellness. To come to these recommendations, the committee administered parent and student surveys, which totalled over a thousand responses and took part in professional development and outside research. Overall, this process proved very fruitful.
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  • CDS Brings Home Fulford Cup

    On Saturday, October 29th, four CDS students traveled to Royal St. George's College to participate in the prestigious Fulford Cup Debate Competition where they achieved great success.
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  • Field Simulation Creates Deeper Link to WWI Trench Experience

    For the past two weeks, the Grade 10 History classes undertook what has become an annual exercise at CDS, a two-day field experience to enhance their understanding of the efforts of soldiers in World War One. Mother Nature provided us with rain just in time, creating saturated ground in and around the constructed trench behind the tennis courts and track, adding an unexpected air of reality to the simulation!

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  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    At the Middle and Senior School assembly this week, students heard from Mr. Brent Johnston, Executive Director of Advancement, about his personal journey as an Indigenous person and the impact of Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
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  • Our Grads are Going Places!

    Although they will be Cyclones forever, we are excited that our grads are about to become Mustangs, Blue Devils, Thunderbirds, Bears, and Colonials at wonderful colleges and universities across Canada and beyond.
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  • A CDS Debater Wins Worlds For Fourth Time in Seven Years!

    A CDS debater made history once again last weekend at the 34th annual World Independent Debating and Public Speaking Championships (WIDPSC) hosted virtually by The Country Day School. As a finalist in all four of her events, Grade 12 student Maria Ivoditova captured the overall World Champion title, and was a Grand Finalist in Impromptu Speaking and Interpretive Reading.
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  • The CDS Honey Project: Student Design with Real-World Application

    Over the past several weeks, the Grade 12 Communications Technology class, taught by Ms. Weening and Ms. Stefanescu, was tasked with designing and branding what would become the CDS Honey Project. The five students in the class had the unique opportunity to experience working with a real client, Mr. MacMillan, in creating labels for 50 honey jars filled with honey harvested in the School’s apiary, an initiative spearheaded by Mr. MacMillan.
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  • Our Grads are Going Places!

    While they will always be Cyclones, our grads are about to become Gryphons, Golden Gaels, Lions, and Badgers (Brock and Wisconsin) at universities across Canada and abroad.

    Queen’s University has once again captured the hearts of the largest group of our graduating class with 11 of our best and brightest heading to Kingston. This year Wilfrid Laurier shares top destination status, followed closely by McMaster, Guelph, Western and University of Toronto. For the third year in a row St. Francis Xavier in Nova Scotia gets the furthest from CDS, while still in Canada award, followed closely by Mount Allison and Dalhousie.
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Land Acknowledgment

CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land.  CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands and waters for future generations.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220 

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Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.