Wondering about the benefits of IB?

Wondering about the benefits of IB?

With our new HFS Future Directions plan to apply to become an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme school, you may be wondering what all the fuss over IB is all about. Here’s an informative article by Montreal Families that shares the many benefits of the IB programme for your children.


January School Assembly

January School Assembly

So many wonderful things took place at our January school assembly. We presented Certificates of Distinction to the Grade 3 and 4 students who were recognized at BJEC’s Concours Jeunes Auteurs. We also learned about a fun new program at school – Pass on the Positivity. And as usual, our Grade 6 students performed a skit to introduce our Monthly Middah (value) for Shevat – humility.


World Scholar’s Cup

World Scholar’s Cup

We are so proud of some of our HFS graduates who participated in the Montreal Regionals of the World Scholars Cup in which seven private schools competed. Megan Edelstein won four silver medals and two gold medals individually and Omer Vered won three silver and three gold. As a team they came in 5th place overall qualifying them for the Global Competition (in Greece) this summer. Mazel tov!


Bat Mitzvah Girls MADA Visit

Bat Mitzvah Girls MADA Visit

As part of their learning, the Bat Mitzvah Girls group participated in a chesed day last week, visiting the MADA community center. The girls volunteered their time and helped organize meals for those in need.


Gr. 6 Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre Visit

Gr. 6 Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre Visit

As an enrichment of the Holocaust unit studied in class, the Grade 6 students visited the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre this week. It was a very impactful day for the students and helped to put into perspective what they’ve been learning about in class.


Gr. 4 Living Legacy

Gr. 4 Living Legacy

It’s been a super busy week for our Grade 4 students! Room 207 had their Cartoon Workshop, all Grade 4 had a workshop on Fossils and the grade participated in a Living Legacy Workshop. This hands-on activity allowed the students to weave their way through the Jewish calendar, understanding what makes it different, who made the calendar and why it is so important to have a...

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Gr. 3 Havdalah

Gr. 3 Havdalah

On Saturday, February 4, our Grade 3 students participated in their Havdalah Ceremony Chagigah. So engaging and experiential, this year’s format was very meaningful for students and parents. Mazel tov to all our families on this special occasion.


Gr. 2 Tu B’Shevat Planting

Gr. 2 Tu B’Shevat Planting

For the holiday of Tu B’Shevat, our Grade 2 students welcomed their parents in for an interactive activity. After a short performance, students showed their parents the tree research project they’d made and they each decorated their own pot and then planted. The amazing “Friendship” trees that students had made were also on display.


Kindergarten English Presentation

Kindergarten English Presentation

Our Kindergarten English students recently put on an outstanding performance for their parents, showcasing all that they learned in English class, including all about how the Braidy doll works. Enjoy this song… we sure did!


100 Days of Kindergarten

100 Days of Kindergarten

Friday, February 10 was the 100th Day of Kindergarten! Our Kindergarten students have been counting the days, learning about numbers and groups of 10 to make it to this special occasion. To celebrate, they paraded around the school, cheered on by the older grades, and then enjoyed some delicious cupcakes!



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