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
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...
Introducing the Branksome Business Review
April 1, 2015
Congratulations to the Senior School students who recently launched the Branksome Business Review, an online publication that focusses on informing the community about business initiatives on a local,...
Everyone Learns in Their Own, Unique Way
March 30, 2015
can transform an individual’s educational experience, speaker Elisa Blasi
recently told Branksome’s Senior School students involved with Learning Strategies.Elisa
shared her personal...
A Great Winter Athletics Season
March 26, 2015
You may call it a coincidence and some may think of it as karma. At Branksome, it was noticeable that at the same time that we opened the Athletics and Wellness Centre—this winter athletics season—all...
'Silver Plus' for Fine Music
February 24, 2015
Our music students have been having a lot of fun lately, as well as winning awards and accolades. After a wonderful performance at the Ontario Band Association Concert Band Festival in Thornhill, the...
Follow Your Brain's Unique Map
February 18, 2015
Most people would agree that each of us learns differently, and there is no single formula that works for everyone. Branksome Hall’s Learning Strategies teachers understand this crucial concept and...
Snowden: Hero or Traitor?
February 10, 2015
Whistleblower or blowhard? Mother Teresa or Adolf Hitler? Champion of civil rights or villain? Or, does the truth about Edward Snowden rest somewhere in the area between these extremes? Such burning...
Opening Closed Doors: An Evening with Dr. Lisa Damour
February 9, 2015
"Do you want me to help you or do you just want to rant?" That was one suggestion Dr. Lisa Damour shared with Branksome parents when communicating with a frustrated child. The 90-minute presentation...