Level III students from our Toronto campus set out to discover the cities of Paris and Barcelona accompanied by their history and geography teacher. The trip focused on geographical identity and how urban environments can actually shape a sense of collective identity, comparing the respective identities of Toronto, Paris and Barcelona.
Grade 7 students from our West Campus flew to Geneva, Switzerland for a 10-day trip to meet their exchange students from Institut Florimont, with whom they have been communicating throughout the year via emails or videoconferences.
Students at TFS across all grades and branches are encouraged to build their cultural intelligence (often referred to as CQ), defined as the ability to connect with people from other cultures and to collaborate effectively with them.
Recently, TFS celebrated “La Semaine de la francophonie.” This specially designated week acknowledges and honours the French language and many diverse cultures that make up the Francosphere, and takes place in countries around the world and across a number of Canadian provinces.
The original version of Le Malade Imaginaire was a three-act stage play written in prose and verse and performed at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris in 1673. A blend of satire and farce, the play deals with a range of themes including obscurantism, greed, quackery, gullibility and deception.
I was recently reminded of how much parents desire a window into their child’s school day. This is a familiar refrain, so much so that I can’t count how many times I’ve heard a parent say something along the lines of, “I wish I could have seen them, when they connected these concepts, when they solved that problem, when they passionately voiced their perspectives on those important topics.”
Grade 4 students studied the history of Tunisia for several weeks as part of a project to make Tunisian doors. With the help of their teacher, Ms. Sauvé, and their plastic arts teacher, Ms. Ben Ali, the students learned about Tunisian traditions.