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  • Stomp Out Bullying

    Brenda Neuts, the mother of Myles and Dane wanted to treat her boys to lunch at McDonald's on her day off from work. Instead, she decided to make her way home from the supermarket to pack away her perishable goods. Upon arriving home, she started to unpack her groceries when the telephone rang. It would…

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  • Summer Reading Challenge

    By the time this article goes to print, your child will probably uttered the following statement a dozen times by now…”I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” Our children look forward to summer vacation as early as June 1st. But, by July 1st, they miss everything about school. Well almost everything. They certainly don’t miss the…

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  • Students and Stress

    Stress is a term that we hear more and more often. Unfortunately, stress is not limited to adults. Students and children can also become victims of stress. Students spend quite a bit of their day at schools and as a result, teachers and staff may observe certain behaviours that may suggest your child is stressed.…

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  • Sex Ed in Schools

    It is the hope of this educator that the safety, health (physical and mental), and well-being of all students are being addressed in rich and dignified ways that not only honours and is sensitive to parental concerns, but ultimately prepares and equips our students for an ever changing world of tomorrow. It is as an…

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  • The Math Problem

    Many have noticed a shift in the math system. There seem to be a difference with math compared to ten years ago. There is more of an emphasis on problem-solving through a collaborative method, group work and inquiry based which means that students are allowed to ask questions and the opportunities to discover solutions instead…

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  • Grooming Children in School

    I believe that health should be discussed in schools to children of all ages, even as young as toddlers. Learning about personal hygiene and the consequences of consuming too much junk food can benefit children as they age and can help them to pave a healthier lifestyle for their own children someday. It's a cycle…

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  • Keeping Mentally Busy

    Let’s face it, children always look forward to the holidays. Whether it’s the summer, winter, spring break, Thanksgiving, etc. Children can’t seem to get enough time away from school. I was the same. I am sure we all were. School can be an intensive experience for children. Breaks are worked into the academic calendar for…

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  • Music in School: How Soon is too Soon?

    “I don’t want my child to start a class in music when music is something she may never use in her adult life. I’ve heard that music is good for the logical side of the brain and I am not debating this, but I also know adults who have never learnt to play a musical…

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  • Being Proactive in your Child’s Academic Life

    Another school year is well underway and while our children may have already adjusted to their new teachers and schedules, it does not mean that our jobs as parents have gotten easier. If anything, this is a crucial time to be proactive in our children’s academic life since this is the beginning of school. With…

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  • Molding Little Readers

    “I hate reading!” This is perhaps one of the most painful lines a parent will hear. But it does not have to be the case. There are ways to encourage our little ones to want and enjoy reading. We do not need the experts to tell us that reading is important. However, some tips to…

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