Where students are challenged to meet their potential

Lunch in the Forest

            Our students recently built a makeshift shelter over several lunch breaks. The shelter was built at a nearby park, where our students spend at least 45 minutes everyday. The park has a variety of different spaces that our students love to explore, including a small forest.


Beyond the Food Guide

                              Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, it can be fun! Rebecca Noseworthy, a food-based Registered Dietitian located in Newfoundland, Skpyed students at The Element to kick-start the classes Cooking Program. Rebecca led the class through a nutrition […]


Business at The Element

Why work at Tim Horton’s all summer when you can get money from the government of Ontario to use towards the business of your choice? This is the question students were asked last week when Nader, founder of Young Stars Soccer Academy, a not-for-profit organization offering elite soccer training for beginners, visited the business class at The Element. […]


Le Jour Des Franco-Ontarien

Students from The Element proudly accepted the task to raise the Franco-Ontarian flag on Le Jour Des Franco-Ontarien!


Odyssey Trip Highlights

By Robyn McGowan, Grade 8 Student at The Element  The Odyssey Trip is a great experience for anyone, it is a great way to create new friendships and team building. In 2013 I went on my first Odyssey Trip, and I made new friends. This year, 2014, I accomplished many new things: I sterned everyday, […]


Green thumbs

Our garden is growing! Last year we had vegetables growing in 3 raised planters and we have added an additional 3 planters and taken over a large section of space nearby. After adding a layer of topsoil, students planted a number of vegetables that will be ready for harvest in September. Students planted onions, leeks, […]


Micro-Economies Profit: $2400

The students were responsible for creating and running a business in groups of 4-7, and as the year comes to a close, The Element micro-economies have over $2400 profit to show for their hard work. The students had the choice of what they would like to do with this profit.  They decided the money would […]


Jam session

Every Monday since September Element students have been learning guitar with Ben Russell who is a part of the group Bluestone. The class performed in front of the younger students last week to show off their hard work… The Element students started their show with the catchy Bruno Mars hit “The Lazy Song” before moving […]


City Study: Question Period at The House of Commons

What does a city need to function? This is the question students set out to explore in their final Humanities session for this year. To answer this abstract question, students were asked to plan a trip into the city to observe a function of Ottawa. The goal of the session was to explore what we […]


Spaghetti Dinner

A micro-economy group invited parents and students to a pizza dinner on Thursday, May 29. The events group put together the homemade pizza dinner entirely on their own and transformed their classroom into a restaurant. The Italian dish was served with salad and orangina with homemade pie for dessert. While the turnout was smaller than […]