On Saturday afternoons, Boarding Advisors lead excursions off-campus to help students explore Toronto and their own interests while also connecting students to each other, our local community and Canadian culture. Students and staff experience local attractions such as museums, art galleries, nature trails or sporting events, and participate in community service activities.
On Sunday afternoons, Boarding Advisors offer on-campus activities to encourage students to take a break from their homework and try something new and fun such as hula dancing, origami or yoga. Creative pursuits help to calm busy minds and give perspective as we come to the end of a busy weekend.
On long weekends, Boarding Advisors partner with our University Counsellors to offer university campus visits to post-secondary institutions such as the University of Toronto, McGill University in Montreal and Queen’s University in Kingston. These day-trips are an invaluable way to experience university life and gain a better understanding of the best match when making post-secondary choices.
During the winter months, Branksome Hall partners with Snowhawks Ski and Snowboard School
to offer fun on the slopes of Blue Mountain, one hour north of Toronto, every Saturday or Sunday. Depending on age and ability level, students participate in lessons and free time with students from other local schools. Transportation to and from the mountain is included in this additional program.