Field trips are an enhancement to our curriculum and are regarded as an important part of the learning experience. At Dunrae Gardens, we complement classroom education by taking all students on several field trips during the school year. These outings are intended to promote an appreciation of culture, the environment, or physical fitness. A new calendar of field trips is developed each year. Field trips may include those to the theater, to the symphony, to the apple orchard and to provincial parks and nature centres. Skating at the local arena is also one of our favourite Dunrae Gardens traditions. Beyond their educational benefits, these outings create opportunities to foster whenever possible, cross-grade bonds of friendship and mutual respect.
Organized by the Dunrae Gardens Dunrae Gardens Family Association, the Extra-Curricular Activities (E.C.A.) program offers a wide range of after-school activities. These fall into the general categories of sports, science, and art. Reasonably priced and generally running from 3:35 to 4:30 p.m. daily, there are multiple options to choose from each day. Activities may include soccer, hip hop, karate, chess, Mad Science, Animal Kingdom, theatre, arts and crafts, ballet, and KidChef. Every child has different interests; therefore, we strive to cater to all interests.
In addition, the Dunrae Gardens Family Association hosts a yearly Fun Fair, Scholastic Book Fairs, including a 2-4-1 and a used book fair to promote literacy. They also organizes t-shirt sales, a used uniform sale, calendar sales, a service for parents to purchase school supplies, monthly pizza days and much more.