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Kells Academy is committed to the positive development of our students. Our educational model emphasizes both continuing academic success and strong character development, but in order to achieve this, we also need dedicated teachers and staff to help our students realize their full potential.

One of our newest stars, Janice Ewanyshyn, recently arrived at Kells to take on the role of Middle School Coordinator. We sat down with Mrs. Ewanyshyn to talk about how her unique experience promises to continue enriching our students’ education.

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This past October, our middle school students boarded two buses and took off west to Wentworth, Québec, for a special overnight trip. They arrived at the appropriately named Camp du Bon Depart to participate in our annual Classe Nature, which focuses on building bonds among students through outdoor activities and challenges.

Promoting athletic participation and healthy competition are important aspects of the Kells experience, and we encourage our students to get involved and get active, whether that means joining one of our sports clubs or going for a walk and enjoying our natural surroundings. If you want to find out more about how we’re teaching students valuable life lessons and skills through outdoor activities, read on to hear about our Classe Nature trip.

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Field trips are an important part of the experience we try to create for students at Kells Academy. They offer a chance for them to have some fun, socialize with one another outside of a school setting and to experience some of Canada’s most interesting tourist attractions.

This October, the grade 9 class took an overnight trip to the historic and beautiful Quebec City. In an action-packed two days, our students took part in a number of exciting activities. Along the way, they learned about nature, history and even outer space! Keep reading to find out about some of the most memorable moments of this unforgettable experience.

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The transition from secondary school to university is a critical time in any young person’s education. As they prepare to take a more active role in their learning, they should have the freedom and support to explore new interests and cultivate a sense of independence, while still developing the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their postsecondary studies. Kells Academy’s Grade 12 program is designed to help students successfully navigate this important transitional period. We offer an online program delivered through a tutorial approach in a classroom setting. The combination of a high level of support, small class sizes, and access to all program materials online leaves students better prepared for admission to top universities. 

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At Kells Academy, technology is an essential part of our classrooms. Students each have access to an iPad, which they use to receive assignments, ask questions, collaborate with their classmates, and so much more. Along with Smartboards and iPads, teachers use a wealth of online applications like Pear Deck for interactive presentations, Go Formative for real time assessment and feedback, and Google Apps for Education which allows students and teachers to seamlessly share information, write notes, and work together.

We also know that an important part of using technology in the classroom is staying up to date with the latest changes. Technology is evolving and developing in new ways all the time, which is why Kells teachers participate in a continuous technology-training program. Our latest professional development focused on video creation to facilitate flipped classrooms which enable students to preview lesson content through a personalized video. This allows for maximum interaction between teachers and students during class time in order to provide support and feedback towards lessons and concepts.

Why make technology such an important part of education? Here are just some of the many essential benefits this approach offers.

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