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Resolutions: Light in that Mesopelagic Zone
  • 2021
  • Community
  • Leadership
  • Primary
by J. Christine Greenberg, Primary Principal

The start of each new year offers a feeling of hope for a fresh start. Many strive to make positive changes to their lives through goal setting. In fact, the setting of new year’s resolutions is an age-old custom with its roots going as far back as 4,000 years ago to ancient Babylon.

Changing the way we think about Maths
  • 2021
  • Primary
  • Teachers
Kelly Dunn, Grade 4 Teacher & Math Teacher Coordinator

Many enjoy solving puzzles like Sudoku, chess, board games, and other maths-related games. Yet mathematics, a core subject at schools which involves logic, reasoning, critical thinking and tenacity - all skills required when solving puzzles, is frequently cited as one of the most hated subjects in schools.

The Ace of Agency: Cultivating an entrepreneurial spirit in education
  • 2021
  • Leadership
  • Middle School
  • Primary
J Christine Greenberg, Primary and Middle School Principal

From bake sales to dog treats, empowering our students to have agency and create, sell and serve to customers teaches invaluable, lifelong lessons that are so much more than the lemonade stand. 

What Good is Gratitude?
  • 2021
  • Leadership
Dan Blurton, THS Managing Director

Giving thanks and expressing gratitude is one of the oldest concepts in human society. When practiced consistently, this quality generates an upward spiral of positive emotions and improved relationships. This in turn leads to greater overall well-being by focusing on the things in life that we value, that is in our control, and contributes to the betterment of our community.

Blurring the Boundaries
  • 2021
  • High School
  • STEAM
High School STEAM Team

An important differentiator of THS High School is its emphasis on students developing 21st century skills which will better prepare them for college and beyond through a curriculum that focuses on rigor, relevance and relationships. 

The high school’s annual STEAM week serves as a great showcase of this innovative “learning by doing and communicating” approach which crosses the five disciplines and fosters an inclusive learning environment.
 

Organic Learning Opportunities
  • 2021
  • Teachers
Natalie Mierczak, THS Primary and Middle School Vice Principal

What can you learn from a garden? Planning, planting and tending to a growing garden requires a wide variety of skills from all domains of development and learning that engages the whole person.

A Multicultural World: Stories from Asia
  • 2021
  • Community
Julia Besnard, THS Librarian

Asia is the world’s largest and most diverse continent. A geographical area spanning almost a third of the world’s total land area and home to most of the world’s human population. Yet, the region’s very diverse cultures, ethnicities and histories - from Nepal to Yemen, Mongolia to Armenia - are wholly underrepresented in children’s literature.