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Branksome's IB Conference a Big Hit
August 13, 2015
​This July, we hosted IB@BH, Branksome’s school’s annual conference for educators to share ideas and learn new ways of teaching the IB curriculum.This year’s conference welcomed 228 attendees and 25...
Family Formal Whirls in New Tradition
July 24, 2015
Branksome student Astrid Ling had always looked forward to the Father-Daughter dance. She was in Grade 7 and beginning her first year in the Middle School. But on the night of the dance, Astrid...
Listen With Your Heart and Brain
July 17, 2015
​When the teacher asks her students to “listen with your heart and brain,” she is talking about social thinking. Social thinking is an important part of learning, and Junior School teachers Danielle...
Wearable Technology in the Classroom
June 12, 2015
With creative projects that included hair accessories, backpack pins, wrist cuffs for biking at night, and a dog collar for the Chow family dog, the Grade 7 MYP Design class was all about innovation!...
New Club Brings Global Awareness and Leadership Opportunities
June 11, 2015
​Branksome is known for its many clubs—from knitting to animal rights, there is something for everyone. This year, the Middle School students started a new club to highlight global issues and help...
A Cultural Connection
June 3, 2015
Writing beautiful calligraphy, giving an impromptu speech and creating traditional Chinese paintings were just some of the unique talents showcased at the recent 15th Chinese Arts & Literary Contest...
Where There's a Well, There's a Waterwheel
May 25, 2015
Imagine stepping off a plane, head-loading your 40lb suitcase and then making a two- to three-kilometre walk home. Now imagine doing it several times a day, every day. "That's a reality for millions...
Girls Address Global Issues
May 4, 2015
Jane Marshall, faculty advisor for the Global Ideas Institute, promotes global mindedness every day, coaching girls to find creative solutions to real-world issues.  “The Institute is the brainchild...
For the Love of Books
April 16, 2015
Question: What is the name of the teacher who drives the Magic School Bus?Recently, a group of Branksome girls met in the R. Samuel McLaughlin Resource Centre to answer questions, like the one...
Solving Math Puzzles One Slice of Pi(zza) at a Time
April 8, 2015
What could be more fun than solving math problems and eating pizza? Students from a number of different independent schools came to Branksome recently to attend Problems and Pi(zza), a fun event...

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