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Keep on truckin’

Summer doesn’t mean putting learning on hold                                                      When the final class bell rings, how do you convince your kids not to shelve their schoolbooks for the summer? “Make it fun,” says Madghis Madi, manager of Scholars in Barrhaven and […]

Jon Willing graduated from Grand River Collegiate Institute in Kitchener in 1997. Photo Courtesy Jon Willing

Back in the day

Columnist Jon Willing notes major differences between current school protocols and the ones he experienced as a student   With the arrival of a new school year, it has struck me that it’s been almost 25 years since I graduated […]

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I’m with them

Membership in organizations and clubs often teach kids just as much as official school activities     When we think about learning, we may think about classrooms. But just as much of the childhood learning experience happens outside those four […]

It’s OK to be excited—and nervous—for summer camp!

By Dovercourt Recreation Centre With just two months to go, we are feeling all the possible feelings about summer camp—excitement, anticipation, and apprehension—to name a few. With lots of questions lingering and very few answers, we know that many families […]