As a youngster I remember clearly my parents urging me to "go play outside"! My father chided that sitting in front of the "idiot box" was liable to turn my brain to mush. I suspect my mother simply wanted the house quiet. It was a different era, of course... Click here to keep reading.
We are collecting donations for this year's 'Coat for Kids' drive until Thursday, December 11th. Please consider donating your gently worn garments, footwear, toys, lunch kits, formal wear, bikes, jewelry, small appliances and linens or blankets to the drive. All donations can be made to the white storage pod located in the back parking lot across from the Cafeteria loading area.
I wanted to inform everyone as to how our students did on our first ever IB Diploma and Course results. These were our first IB exams – scored externally and internationally, worth up to 80% of the student grades, and analyzed internationally. Click here to read more
Some parents have approached me with a concern about international students at our school, and have shared their perception that we have significantly increasing numbers of international students, notably from Asia. I actually got a call from a local journalist to ask me some questions about this, which had been told to him by a few people as though it were news. We do not keep any numbers by ethnicity normally – we care about ability and character. But I found this interesting, so I decided to investigate.... Click here to read more.
I have been talking a bit with parents in the school about the nature of the education that their children are receiving at the school. They have pointed out that their children could go to another school, and get higher grades with less work. I can only agree. But, in our school, we are most interested in learning, learning that is complex, and challenging, and rewarding... Click here to read more.
Imagine this: In just a few years, your child has graduated and gone to university. After a few weeks, you get a phone call, and your child tells you that this university is hard, so hard, with difficult assignments and a huge reading list... and that their roommate does not know how to clean up, and that it is really difficult to see a Professor... Click here to read more.