Our afterschool program offers GMS students a wide variety of exciting learning opportunities at the end of the formal school day. Students may select programming that meets their individual interests and expands their horizons.
After School Enrichment
Grades 1 to 6
Experts instruct individual classes ranging from chess, cartooning, and animation to creative cooking. Classes will run from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., with extended care available from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m.
Please see below examples of our after school programming:
Discover the excitement of learning song and dance routines through the music and choreography of favourite Broadway classic and modern musicals!
Surrender to the sounds of this beguiling instrument everyone wants to play–the ukulele! Learn how to play chords and accompany yourself on sing-alongs.
Stitch your way through easy-to-accomplish projects. No need to buy blankets, scarves or placemats. Just whip them up with needles, yarn and thread!
Pom-Pom & Textile Art
Unleash your creativity! Make cool arts and crafts projects — from pom-pom animals to free-standing motifs, beading and mixed-media appliques — in this multi-faceted workshop!
Comic Book Illustrations
Design your own comic book! This course will teach you how to draw comics and anime – creating all your favourite characters from Spiderman to Wolverine, using easy step-by- step techniques. Just bring along your ideas and make them come alive!
Transform your socks into snakes, cats, rabbits, monkeys or monsters! Students will be introduced to sewing techniques that work magic! As students develop their talents, projects will become progressively more advanced.
Explore the 3-D world of sculpting. Experiment with different types of sculptures using a variety of media: clay, cardboard, sticks, plasticine and paper maché. Create freestanding sculptures, low and high relief mobiles, object sculptures and anything else you can imagine.
Drawing and Painting
Got a passion for art? Then this is the course for you! Drawing is the basis for many art forms. Discover your hidden talents in the exploration of perspective, geometric structure, drop lines, layout shading, line work, rule of three, proportion and texture! Transform your artwork with watercolours and turn them into visual masterpieces!
Tap into your inner storyteller and create your own cartoon stories under the guidance of an accomplished animator and illustrator. Dream up cartoon characters, imagery and narratives for a variety of formats, including storyboards, animation flip books and trading cards!
Get involved in one of Canada’s most popular sports – soccer! Learn the rules of the game, increase skill levels, create friendships with teammates and, most important, have fun playing this exciting sport.
For the cooking novice or aficionado, our cooking classes will delight everyone’s gastronomic senses! You will cover the basics, gain culinary expertise for a lifetime and have a grand time creating delicious chefs d’oeuvre!
The game of kings! Learn new chess strategies, tactics and rules, and study chess games, openings and puzzles! Our chess expert will upgrade your chess skills through personal instruction and cooperative play.
“We must support as much as possible the child’s desires for activity: not wait on him, but educate him to be independent.”
Dr. Maria Montessori