A Day in the Life
Each day at CHS is a flurry of activities – from classes and special speakers to sports, drama performances and clubs – it’s hard to pack it all in! While there isn’t “typical CHS day”, these images tell the story of a day at Crofton House, revealing a school in constant motion.
Grade 11 girls depart for a week of Outdoor Education at Cheakamus Centre in Squamish, BC.
The day starts with an early morning cross-country practice for this group of Junior School students.
Senior School girls begin their day at orchestra practice before class.
Teachers get coffee and students order breakfast at the Grab-and-Go, fuelling up for the day ahead.
Senior School students continue to arrive on campus, bringing the School to life.
The arriving Junior School families bring even more energy to the campus.
Parents of kindergarten students join in activities until the morning bell goes, as part of the Early Childhood Education Centre’s ‘soft start’.
Senior School girls prepare to head to their first class of the day.
As classes begin in the Senior School, this group gathers around a Harkness table and prepares for a lively discussion about Othello during an English class.
Students in Grades 1–7 start this school day in their weekly assembly.
Girls enjoy class in the dedicated Junior School Music Room.
Senior School students meet in Advisory three mornings a week. This small group of girls, and their Advisory teacher, stay together from Grade 8 to 12, providing familiarity and support.
Junior School girls head into the Mini Woods – everyone’s favourite place on campus – to play at break.
After break, Grade 6 girls work together to figure out a solution in science class.
Senior School students are hard at work in the science lab.
Senior School girls fill their plates before sitting down with friends and teachers in Manrell Hall as part of the Community Dining Program.
Kindergarten girls enjoy lunch in their Early Childhood Education Centre classrooms.
Teachers and students enjoying eating together in Manrell Hall during Junior School lunchtime.
Senior School students head back to class after lunch break.
Kindergarten girls enjoying time playing outside after they have finished eating.
Back in class, a teacher and Senior School students share a laugh during English.
Junior School students start to collaborate on a design project in the Makerspace.
Grade 8 students participate in a blanket exercise representing the thousands of Indigenous children across Canada who were unwillingly taken from their homes and families and placed in residential schools.
Grade 7 students work together in class.
A teacher moves a Senior School class outside, taking advantage of an outdoor space on campus to extend the classroom.
Students participate in a writing session led by Writer-in-Residence Linda Sue Park.
Two students catch up in the Senior School library after school.
Junior School volleyball players practise in Chan Hall, the Junior School gym.
Students participate in Clay Creations, a popular Junior School after-school club, in the Art Studio.
Girls rehearse for an upcoming Grade 8–9 production in the Drama Studio.
The senior field hockey team plays on Kent Field.
Parents socialize as they create crafts to be sold in the Makers’ Market at the Winter Bazaar, raising funds for local charity.
This day at Crofton House ends with parents on campus for a presentation about complex issues and opportunities facing growing girls.
“I have discovered an authentic curiosity within me, and I really think about how things impact people.”
Lauren ’20 | CHS Student