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Growth Mindset & The Power of YET

At our last Home & School meeting, our grade 1&2 teacher, Ms. Laura Hill, spoke about encouraging a growth mindset in kids, based on psychologist Carol Dweck’s work. A growth mindset starts with understanding that our brain is like a muscle and just like...

Carmel New Church School & Terry Fox Run

One of the highlights of the year at Carmel New Church School in Kitchener comes near the end of September when the students take part in the Terry Fox Run. For those who do not know, Terry Fox was a young man from B.C. who lost a leg to cancer.  In 1980...

Interpreting Your Child’s Report Card & Taking Action

It’s that time of year again – report card time! One of the ways that Carmel New Church School differs from some other private Christian schools is our small class sizes, and this is obvious when we send home our report cards. To us, your child is not just a number in...

Cost-Effective and Educational March Break Ideas in Kitchener

Here are some suggestions for March Break activities for your family from the Carmel New Church School: At Home Organize scavenger hunts inside and out (add to the fun by having the children make up the list of items) Sort, order, sequence, and size with...

Helping Your Child Stay Focussed Until the End of the School Year

As the school year starts to wind down, it’s important to encourage children to stay focussed in order to complete academic tasks. With your support, your child will develop perseverance as well as a sense of accomplishment. Here are some helpful tips: Make sure your...

Learning about Discipline in the Context of Love

In case you missed it, earlier this month, we were fortunate enough to host Saul Fisher and Scott Daum as they discussed the developmental needs of children and the theological framework combined with several dos and don’ts to help parents engage and...