Whenever I am distracted or tired or not focused, and I write the date, the year I write is 1968.  I’ve asked around, and a lot of people my age do the same thing.  And that’s because everything - everything - happened in 1968, especially if you are American: Martin Lu...

This year, Grade Two students held their annual International Fair based on their unit on culture. This unit was designed to introduce students to a plethora of cultures and customs around the world, helping them to appreciate diversity. We studied the culinary arts, l...

Choices can be very difficult to make.  In fact, you’ve probably experienced that difficulty yourself as you were trying to select one flavor of ice cream from the 120 options available to you during your last trip to Baskin Robbins: non-dairy vegan chocolate chip cook...

One evening, in the fall of 2019, the school’s executive team sat down to discuss what a school should be. It’s a question we had asked ourselves before but this time was different. A year earlier, our re-accreditation process (our “WASC Self-Study”) had found that 98...

May 29, 2020

Going virtual certainly did not limit the creativity of our students and teachers. From creating beautiful indoor flower gardens out of paper to fashioning wearable art from metal to producing stop-motion animation movies, it was a hive of activity and buzz from Prep t...

What a year it’s been for teens at THS. With protest-fuelled school disruptions peppering the start of the school year, to switching full-time to VC@T for almost four months because of the Covid-19 outbreak, our high schoolers have had to roll with the punches, and the...

I’m not going to lie. When the idea of creating a virtual sports week was broached, I was skeptical to say the least. The challenges were not simply just in timing or logistics alone, but really the question I kept asking myself was: how could we possibly transfer our...

“Poetry aims in every possible way to reaffirm the world that we actually inhabit, in all its vital, messy, beautiful, tragic reality. It is not so much the case that poetry makes nothing happen as that it attempts to reveal what is already happening, to offer a contex...

I have not had an active teaching role in the classroom for two and a half years since becoming Vice-Principal and oh, how I miss it! VC@T, THS’s virtual school platform, provided me with just the excuse I needed to go back to being part of teaching and learning throug...

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“Why can’t you be more like your brother/sister?”

Some of us may have heard comments like this in the past as children. Perhaps we may even have thought or uttered it to our own children. While the times and what we know reg...

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