Congratulations to Niket Sampalli, who has received offers of admission and Major Entrance Scholarships from McGill, McMaster, Queen's, Western, U of Toronto and Dalhousie. His options include highly selective programs such as Health Sciences at McMaster and Biological and Biomedical Sciences at McGill. We are very proud of you Niket, and can't wait to see where you go next.
Congratulations to Danica, Ashton, Anjali, Hannah and Aisha! You were wonderful Armbrae ambassadors at the Virtual Global Amazing Shake this week.
The Ron Clark Academy (RCA) experience coordinator, Nadia Chochol, reached out to Mrs. Buchanan to commend all the Armbrae participants, "The [Armbrae students] were phenomenal and [RCA] is thrilled they participated".
Danica made it all the way to the penultimate round finishing the competition in 5th place. In the finals Friday night, Danica won the "outstanding impression" award. Mr. Ron Clark was so impressed by Danica he called her himself Friday afternoon and offered her an all expenses paid trip to compete in the 2021 Amazing Shake competition in Atlanta, Georgia. Next year, RCA is expanding to include Grade 9 so the Amazing Shake competition will be open to Grade 9 students for the first time! Congratulations, Danica! We are so proud.
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Congratulations to Head Boy Matt Croft, who will be studying Engineering and joining the Swim Team at UNB next year.Click here to view the UNB press release.
Congratulations to Ms. Jenny Edwards and Ms. Charity Buchanan, who have been accepted into the the Master of Education Program, Early Elementary Pedagogy cohort, at St. Francis Xavier University. We are excited for all they will learn and bring back to Armbrae!
Armbrae Academy student Jessica Dean is headed to UNB this fall to begin her studies in Engineering with the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship.
Jessica is one of only 100 students chosen from across Canada this year to receive the scholarships for undergraduate education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). There were 1500 nominations for the scholarships in 2020, out of a pool of over 300,000 candidates across Canada. The winners are selected for their outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements.
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Last week was a fun filled and exciting week at Armbrae. On Wednesday, the entire school dressed in warm clothes and went on field trips. Primary - Grade 3 had a great time at Hatfield Farm and Grades 4 - 12 had a blast on the slopes at Martock. Thanks to Student Council for all their hard work organizing these events!
I had the pleasure of sitting in on a Grade Five math class this week as they were learning about fractions, percent and decimals. I was very impressed with how engaged the class was and how they used the Show Me app on the iPads to demonstrate their understanding to Mrs. McCormick. Keep up the great work, Grade Five!
The Junior School was treated to some fun science experiments this week by several of our Senior School Students. On Tuesday, Jessica, Jing Su and Ecem demonstrated two experiments for Preschool to Grade Three. They made elephant toothpaste and they turned a liquid into a solid! On Wednesday, Senior School students created a Science Olympics for Grades 4-6! The students were divided into house teams. Then they had to go to stations to make the best gondola, the tallest structure and they had to design a boat that would hold the most pennies.
Last Thursday, we presented our first Be Kind, Work Hard awards at a special assembly in the AARC. Recipients include Hazel Shaw and Hannah Roop (Junior School), Sam Ross and Sophie Pomeroy (Middle School), Ben Houlihan and Jing Su Gilmour (Upper School) and Jelisa Rushton (Teacher). These students (and teacher) have consistently demonstrated the values of kindness and hard work, and we are so proud to celebrate them.