Extra-Curricular Programs and Events

At Edward Murphy we are proud of the fact that our children do much more than simply attend classes, they learn by participating in the community and so much more.


Speaking and Writing

Every 6 weeks, students in each of our classes are selected to present in front of their peers and parents, an original piece of writing.  It is an occasion that allows our diverse students to shine and showcase their writing talent and develop their oratory skills.  It is an activity that develops confidence in our students and we are very proud of their work.

Math Club

Art, Music and Drama

Heart of the City Piano Program

Edward Murphy School is privileged to be involved with the Heart of the City Piano Program. Participating students are selected by school staff based on need and enthusiasm. Students receive weekly 30 minute private lessons with McGill volunteer teachers during lunch hour or after school. At the end of each session a recital takes place at the McGill Strathcona Music Building.



Variety Show





Fun 15


Physical Education and Health

G.M.A.A Sports Participation

Specialized Winter Activities

Social and Cultural

peer mediation

social media awareness

UnitÉ sans violence

Edward Murphy School in partnership with the Montreal Police Department encourages students in grades 4, 5 and 6 to make a commitment to reject violence and express themselves through the "Unité sans violence" (Non-Violence Squad) program.

The members of the Unité sans violence are ambassadors for non-violence in their schools, and they make a commitment to meet with other students to talk about the program. They wear special t-shirts and hand out reward vouchers to students whose behaviour promotes peace. Each voucher shows the name of the person whose behaviour is being rewarded, a summary of their actions, and the name of the Non-Violence Squad member who issued the voucher. 

School-Wide Events

  • Bazaar
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Music Concert
  • Science Fair
  • Terry Fox Walk
  • Variety Show
  • Walk to School and Bike Safety
  • Winter Carnival

Literacy Activities

  • Annual book fairs
  • Daily Five
  • Daily Play
  • Mini Treasures
  • My Voice in the World
  • Speaking and Writing
  • Storytelling Competition
  • Sound Prints
  • Visiting authors and storytellers

Family Activities

  • Family Day
  • Family Halloween Activity Evening
  • I Read to you, You Read to Me
  • Kinderfest
  • Spend the Day with Your Child

Field Trips

  • Biodome
  • Montreal Science Centre / IMAX
  • Classe Blanche (Winter Sports Camp)