2012 – 2013
- Our students in grades 1 - 8 enjoyed their annual Gatineau hike on
September 26th. They did the challenging Luskville Falls Trail. Many
parents and younger siblings were able to join in and even some of
last year's grade 8 grads came along!
- The SK students made a trek out to the Jack Pine Trail in September
and thoroughly enjoyed feeding the chickadees!
- An invigorating Soccer tournament was held between our students and
those of Maryvale Academy on October 12th. It was a great success and
will hopefully be repeated! Only a few weeks later, our students met
again for our annual Cross-Country Meet on October 24th.
- The Grades 1-2 class visited the Museum of Nature on October 16th and
heard a talk on plants. They started some seed experiments that
continued into the classroom.
- The St. Timothy's School community enjoyed a wonderful Ceili on
October 19th, with live music and a caller. The younger children
especially seemed to enjoy spinning each other around!
- The grades 7/8 class went on a science field trip on October 22nd as
part of their study of geology. They visited several unique rock
formations in and just outside of Ottawa and were accompanied by a
couple of local geologists who shared their passion for rocks and
- Our school's first Silent Auction on November 10th was a success;
many wonderful items were donated to help raise funds for the school.
- The annual Advent concert on December 20th was a wonderful time of
singing and praying together as we anticipated the birth of Christ. It
was also an opportunity to showcase the students' beautiful choral
performance, led by Maestro Uwe Lieflander, to hear poetry
recitations, and to see the grades 5/6 Art display.
- The grades 5/6 class visited the Wild Bird Centre on January 14th to
enhance their bird unit in Science class.
- The SK class had the opportunity to go to the National Arts Centre
for the performance of "Music Under a Midnight Moon" on January 14th.
They were able identify many of the instruments being played due to
the time spent listening to beautiful classical music in class.
- Weekly swimming lessons have begun for all students, from December to
April. Also the grades 3 - 8 are enjoying weekly trips to the local
2011 – 2012
- The 5/6 class visited a medical laboratory at the University of Ottawa to help wrap up their year-long work on human anatomy.
- The annual Track Meet with Maryvale Academy was again a great success.
- The 3/4 class visited the Museum of Civilization to help wrap up their study of the explorers.
- Many of our students saw the ballet Snow White, a production that two of our own students performed in.
- Our Grade 7-8 class had an informative visit to Parliament Hill as
part of their Civics class. They met with a Cabinet Minister who
answered their questions (and who in turn was impressed with how
knowledgeable they already were!) and then sat in on Question Period.
- The school's annual social for parents and staff, "A Classical
Evening at the Improv" was another great success. Live guitar and
Broadway music, original poetry, readings from well-loved authors and
skits entertained those on hand.
- St. Timothy's 7th Annual Skip-a-thon raised approximately $3000 for
the orphanages in Malawi.
- The grades 1-2 class had a busy couple of days in May, first visiting
the Museum of Science and Technology for a workshop on astronomy to
complement their unit on the planets and stars in Science class; they
then visited the Canada Museum of Agriculture for the Sheep-shearing
- The SKs visited Gatineau Parc and enjoyed the sights of Spring - new
buds, light breeezes on a sunny day and trilliums covering the earth.
- The SKs held an art show for their parents and the rest of the
school. All enjoyed seeing the beautiful and creative work they have
been doing with their teacher this year.
- The grades 5 - 8 have been busy working on their play for the end-of-
year concert: this year it is the Greek tragedy "Antigone." Along with
the rest of the school they are busy preparing many pieces of English
and French poetry, Latin recitations, and beautiful pieces of choral
- The grades 1/2 class recently visited the Canada Agriculture Museum
and attended a workshop entitled "A Pioneer Winter." This fit in well
with the unit on Pioneer life that the students are doing in History.
- The SKs - Grade 2's had a field trip to the outdoor rink at Ben
- Our entire school had a wonderful time at our second annual Mid-
Winter Festival. All the students and even the staff joined in the fun
of dressing up in costumes representing a wide variety of literary
characters, historical figures, and bible heroes. Parents and guests
helped to guess who each person was as he/she recited lines from their
character. Little Red Riding Hood, Captain Morgan, Laura Secord,
Penelope, Tintin and Aragorn are just some of the crew that made their
- The grades 3 - 8 have been enjoying skating at a local outdoor rink on Tuesday afternoons as part of their physical education program.
- All students in grades 1-8 participated in a spelling bee as part of the preparations for the annual Canspell competition.
- The grades 5-8 are participating in an engineering challenge sponsored by the National Research Council and coordinated by one of our parents. Many of our other parents and staff who are engineers are coming out of the woodwork to help guide our eager students!The grades 3-4 class enjoyed a visit to the Museum of Nature to
complete a science unit on minerals and rocks. They also had a special
class visit by two geologists.
- The grades 5-6 class have been studying human anatomy, aided by real
chicken feet to study tendons and a pig's stomach to learn amore about
our own digestive system. Our grades 7-8 have been conducting simple
science experiments at home and at school as they learn the scientific
- The SK class paid a visit to the St. Maurice Seniors to join in their
- Swimming lessons have begun at two neighbouhood pools and our
students, as well as some of their younger siblings, are enjoying the
time in the water every Friday afternoon.
- Our SK class has been on a hike to the Jack Pine trail and visited
the Butterfly exhibit at Carleton University.
- The grades 1-8 thoroughly enjoyed their annual Gatineau hike, with
the older students doing a longer, more difficult trail.
- The grades 3-4 class did some baking and then took it on a visit with
the Seniors group we have befriended. Students and seniors alike
enjoyed spending time together decorating pumpkins.
- The St.Timothy's Annual Fall Ceili was another smashing success!
Families, staff and friends enjoyed learning the steps to dances with
a caller and all to live music provided by some of our own school
parents andy by students of Augustine College. It was great fun to
watch people aged two to seventy-two join in the fun!
- The school's running club was very active this Fall with most of the
grades 3-8 students involved. Their hard work culminated in a school-
wide cross-country meet with another school, where our students did
very well, taking first place in half of the events.
2010 – 2011
- An entertaining Ceili was enjoyed by our school families ands guests
- The grades 5 - 8 students enjoyed hosting a lovely tea for a local
seniors group that we have ties with. The kindergarten students
recited some of their poetry for them
- All our students in grades 1 - 8 were fortunate to go on a hike to
the Gatineaus in September, and then to the National Arts Centre to
see the Nutcracker in December
- Several of our students participated in a lovely Christmas concert in
December with the Sacred Music Society and the Sparrows' Choir, which
included selections from Handel's Messiah. The concert was directed
by our music teacher, Maestro Uwe Lieflander.
- Our grade 5 students have begun a writing exchange with a group of
students in Brooklyn, NY.
- Some of our students participated in an after-school running club in
the Fall. Our grades 3- 8 are enjoying skating in a local park on
Monday afternoons as part of their physical education classes, and all
our students from SK - grade 8 are enrolled in swimming lessons every
Friday afternoon until April.
- The SK class visited the National Arts Centre in January for an
exciting performance of "Rhythm and Shoes." The students enjoyed
clapping, tapping and singing to the music.
- The entire school (including teachers!) participated in the First
Annual St. Timothy's Mid-Winter's Festival in February. Everyone
dressed up as their favourite literary or historical character and
then recited a few words or lines on stage. Many parents were in
attendance and enjoyed themselves as they tried to guess who the
- The grades 3 - 8 students enjoyed a lunchtime organ recital of some
of Bach's greatest pieces, at St. Andrews Church, downtown. They were
then privileged to be given a "tour" of the organ and its impressive
- Skipping has begun in earnest at St. Timothy's, as students prepare
for an April competition and for the school's annual skip-a-thon, to
raise money for orphanages in Malawi.
- Science classes have been particularly interesting in the last few
weeks: the SKs have been observing cherry tree branches, in water,
start to blossom in their class to study the coming of Spring; the
1/2 class visited the Museum of Nature as part of their Bird Unit; the
3/4 class dissected some fish after visiting a local fishmonger; and
the 5 - 8 class dissected owl pellets and studied the skeletal remains
of rodents contained therein.
- Our Annual "Classical Evening at the Improv" was a great success. An
evening for staff, parents and volunteers, it is a coffee house with a
twist and we were all entertained by each other's poetry readings,
story-telling, singing and acting.
- The grade 1-2 class visited the Seniors group we have become friends
with, and had a great time building and flying paper airplanes with
- The school's Running Club is back up and "running" for all students
in grades 3 to 8.
- The Sixth Annual Skip-a-thon was a great success, raising over $2500
for the orphans in Malawi.
- The SKs went on a Spring ramble through Gatineau Park.
- All our students enjoyed a full day at the Patrick Farm by
Spencerville: bugs, water and mud on a sunny, breezy Spring day!
- The grades 5-8 students performed the original play "So You Think You
Are a Monarch?", written by our very own drama teacher, Mrs. Karen
Walker. Visits from, among others, Galadriel, King Arthur, Prince
Caspian and Darth Vader kept us all entertained!
- Our First (and hopefully Annual) Track and Field Day with Maryvale
Academy was a great success.