Where students are challenged to meet their potential

FSL Class Brings in Guest Speaker

          As a part of their French as a Second Language (FSL) class, The Element students listened to a French Guest Speaker, Loic Martin, on his experience growing up in Benin. Loic, who teaches ukelele to the Upper Elementary students at OMS Montessori, shared some of the culture and traditions from his birth […]


African Art and Culture

  As a part of our session study on Africa, an artist from Sudan, Hamid Ayoub, was a guest in our classroom periodically over the course of four weeks. Hamid led the students in art workshops on designing masks and acrylic painting. He also led a workshop on drumming. Throughout his authentic lessons to the […]


Micro-Economies Craft Fair

                                                    During the second last week of school before the holidays, the micro-economies held a “Holiday Bazaar” to sell the goods they made over the fall term. They marketed the […]


Students Donate $132 to Canadian Cancer Society

Our students recently donated $132 to the Canadian Cancer Society. The money was raised during their spirit week, which included: moustache Monday, twinsy Tuesday, wacky Wednesday, twilight Thursday, and frightful Friday (which fell on Halloween). Spirit week was initiated and executed by several Grade 8 students who decided it would cost $1 a day to […]


Guitar Lessons at The Element

At The Element, the extracurricular is the curricular. Every Monday students look forward to their guitar lessons with Ben Russell from Band Coach, whose slogan is “Make Music. Have Fun!” The class is broken into four different levels – beginner, intermediate, intermediate-advanced and advanced. Students are asked to submit songs that they would like to […]


Alumna from The Element makes headlines

Alumna Morgana McKenzie and her filmmaking work are featured on a five-page spread in the current issue of Ottawa Family Living magazine. The editor of the magazine, Pam Dillion, volunteered (via Twitter) to help carry equipment on a shoot day and then asked to write a story on Morgana a few weeks later. You can […]


I spy with my little eye….

I spy with my little eye three snow covered students from The Element… Can you spot them? Almost every day students at The Element spend time outside; this helps students to stay focused in class and helps them to develop an appreciation of the outdoors regardless of the weather. And their appreciation shows… On the […]


Mayor and MP join The Element on Universal Children’s Day


November Newsletter

Interested in what’s happening in The Element these days? Find out in the November Newsletter: The Element, November 2014


School Director Becomes Chair of CCMA Board

Pat Gere, School Director at OMS Montessori, is now Chair of the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA), after sitting on the Board for the past four years. Pat, with CCMA, are in communication with the Ministry of Education, Early Childhood branch, to address Bill 10. CCMA is committed to working with the Ontario Ministry […]