Before March break, a number of Armbrae students from Grades 3 to 9 participated in the annual Independent School Swim Meet at the Canada Games Pool. Armbrae was a small team in terms of numbers, but was exceptionally strong in terms of performances. The team placed second overall and in the picture to your right you can see a number of the team members and their ribbons. Well done to all our swimmers for representing Armbrae so fantastically well.
On Sunday, March 18th, nineteen Armbrae Junior School students participated in the Kangaroo Math Competition at Dalhousie University. This is a national math competition that is meant to challenge the strongest mathematicians across the country. Results will not be released for a few weeks, but those nineteen students must be congratulated for their participation in the event. Armbrae had more students participating than any other school in Nova Scotia. It is great to see so many boys and girls enjoying their math!
The Primary and Grade 9 classes have been collaborating on a story writing project. A Primary and Grade 9 student pair up and work together on creating the story, with the Primary student responsible for significant portions of the plot and story line and the Grade 9 student responsible for the written portion. Maybe we have a future Robert Munch in the making!
Armbrae Academy had some amazing success last weekend at Provincial Robotics Competition.The RoboBits team, consisting of eight Grade 5 students, won a trophy for finishing second in the Robot Game, the day's marquee event. The Dragonites, a team of Grade 6-8 students, finished third in the Robot Game, close on the RoboBits' heels. The Dragonites also won the Innovation Solution category for their project, gaining an invitation to compete in the FLL Global Innovation Award competition, and won the trophy for placing second overall, gaining an invitation to compete at the LEGOLAND International Open in Carlsberg, California. Well done to both teams!
Armbrae alum Ben Walls ('17) has been named Individual Male Rower of the Year at the annual Row Nova Scotia Awards Banquet.
Ben is in his first year of studies at the University of Victoria, where he is a member of the men's varsity rowing team. Great work Wallsy - we're proud of you!
Sam M. (Gr. 8) participated in the Cadet Provincial Biathlon Championships in Brookvale, PEI the weekend of January 26-28.
After only a few months in the sport, he won Gold for the 1.8km and Bronze for the 2.11km in the Junior Boys division.
Great work Sam - we look forward to hearing about your success as you continue to pursue this challenging event!
Last weekend the school hosted another successful Armbrae Academy Invitational Debate Tournament.
There was so much support for this event within the student body - with volunteers from many grades helping with timing, scoring, and other tasks.
Congratulations to all involved, especially second place winners, Noah and Tessa. Also a very sincere thank you to Mr. Nick Szymanis, for all his amazing work with our Debate Club.
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist, Charles M. Schulz in his comic strips, Peanuts. With classic characters like Snoopy, Peppermint Patty and Schroeder you will be transported back to your childhood as you watch our talented Armbrae Drama students bring larger than life characters to the stage.
The show opens February 1 at Armbrae Academy. It will run Thursday to Saturday starting at 7:00pm each night. Admission is $10 per person. We hope to see you there!
Congratulations to the Junior Girls' Basketball team, who are the ACIS B Division Champions!