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Encouraging a Growth Mindset in You & Your Child

Our previous blog about the power of YET discussed two different mindsets, Fixed & Growth, and what impacts it can have on your child. This time, we go into a few ways that you, as a parent, can encourage a growth mindset in your child.   Before we get to that,...

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...