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  • Carolyn Mak, Director of Well-Being and School Counselling

    Mental Health Matters: Branksome Hall Screens Angst

    Branksome Hall has always worked to destigmatize conversations surrounding mental health, which is crucial for effective learning and overall well-being. As part of Branksome’s Well-Being Speaker Series, and thanks to the Class of ’86 Mental Health Initiative–a fund that allocates resources towards the well-being of our community–the school was able to secure the rights to the award-winning documentary Angst.
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  • Anna, Fatima, Grace and Olivia

    The Road to Worlds in South Africa: Branksome and the GAP School

    Branksome Hall and the Get Ahead Project (GAP) School in Queenstown, South Africa have been in a close partnership for the past 20 years. From the exchange program that has fostered life-long friendships between students, to the fundraising support carried out by the Branksome community every year, our two schools have always been close. This year, the partnership grew even stronger as our students came together for one of the most important competitions in the world.
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  • Scholastic Art and Writing Award Recipients

    Record-Setting Creativity By Branksome Students at Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    From painting a masterpiece in the art studio to running weekly clubs, creativity gives students the ability to do incredible things both inside and outside of the classroom. In January 2023, four Senior School students saw their creative efforts recognized for one of the most prestigious awards in North America. 
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  • Angie Tang conducting the Branksome Hall Concert Band

    Concert and Grades 9/10 Bands Strike Gold

    On Monday, February 13, 2023, the Branksome Hall Concert Band and the Grades 9/10 Class Band both won gold at the Ontario Band Association’s 21st annual Provincial Festival. Both groups are now invited to Nationals (MusicFest Canada) taking place from May 15-20, 2023. In addition, the Concert Band received the OBA Ensemble Award for “Brass Excellence.”
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  • Martin Luther King III speaks at WAC 2023 as the closing keynote

    We Can All Effect Change: WAC 2023

    On Thursday, February 9, 2023, hundreds of secondary students, teachers and staff from across the GTA—as well as a global audience who joined virtually—attended the 40th annual World Affairs Conference (WAC), co-hosted by Branksome Hall and Upper Canada College. The theme of the conference was “Hybrid Thinking,” a call to strategize ways to work towards a better future.
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  • 2022-25 Strategy Refresh

    2022–25 Strategy Refresh

    We are proud to share the refresh of Branksome Hall's current strategy, which was first released in 2014. Our updated school strategy builds on the strengths we have honed over our 120-year history, positioning us to thrive in today’s exciting and complex context. Grounded in our core values—sense of community, inclusiveness, creativity and making a difference—we are dedicated to developing a new generation of student and employee leaders with the skills, insight and commitment to shape a better future in an uncertain world. Explore the strategy here.
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  • Meet Justin Zuber, the Facilities Manager who oversees maintenance at Branksome Hall.

    Building up Branksome: Meet Facilities Manager Justin Zuber

    There are many characteristics that make Branksome Hall the institution that it is today, including its supportive teachers and staff, inclusive environment and the incredible facilities that the community enjoys every day. With such a big campus, it takes an incredible team of individuals to keep Branksome running smoothly. 
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Land Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge this land on which Branksome operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and go to school on this land.
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