Category Archives: Guidance Programme

Upcoming Parenting Workshops

Join the Lower School Counsellors for a 4-week series on Positive Parenting (Positive Discipline). Sessions will cover the following topics: November 23 A New Look at Misbehavior and The Mistaken Goals of Misbehavior November 30 Logical Consequences, Punishment, Natural Consequences, … Continue reading

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Counseling Workshops

Upcoming Parenting Workshops 1.Monday, September 21 8:15- 9:15am in the LLAC Lobby Positive Discipline (Positive Parenting) #2 for all Lower School Parents and/ or people involved in raising your child (this includes helpers. In this workshop we will review last … Continue reading

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Digital Identity

This week I joined the grade 6 students as they explored their use of the Internet and how their online behaviour is related to their own online identity. The focus of the lesson was to begin formulating a plan of action for; … Continue reading

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Positive Parenting Workshops #3 and #4

Please join us for the upcoming Positive Parenting Workshops #3 and #4 Positive Parenting Workshop #3 Please join Michele Moskowitz and Lolita Schmalenberg as they welcome Clinical Psychologist Dr. Kate Threlfall from the Southside Family Health Centre. Dr. Threlfall will offer … Continue reading

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How Playing can help a child engage and cultivate friendships

Re-engage with your inner child  and recall how  important play used to be to you.   Over the years, as we mature, we forget the creativity that is in all us and how it was ignited through playing.  Do you … Continue reading

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Big Brothers / Big Sister’s Peer Mentoring at CDNIS

The Big Brother / Big Sister program matches G11 & 12 students with students G3 – 6 in a one-on-one relationships to provide guidance. Through this special relationship, peer mentors provide advice and support and serve as role models for … Continue reading

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New Student Pizza Lunch

What’s a great way to make friends? By breaking bread together and sharing stories… or in this case- PIZZA! All new students in grades 1 – 6 are warmly invited to join Lolita Schmalenberg and Michele Moskowitz for the New … Continue reading

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Moving on Up!

Transitions can bring both feelings of excitement and trepidation for a student but when that transition is a move to the next division in the school these feelings are often shared by both parents and child. With this in mind … Continue reading

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Save the Date for Michael Thompson at CDNIS

March 17 and March 18 Michael Thompson, Ph.D. is a consultant, author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist for the Belmont Hill School and has worked in more than 500 schools as well as … Continue reading

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Mind Up

Ms. Wilde and I are finishing up a 15 week Mind Up Pilot Program in Grade 2. What is Mind Up ? It is a program implemented in the classrooms that promotes and develops attention to oneself and others. I … Continue reading

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