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There are many different skills we learn in childhood that influence how we grow up, as well as how we function and operate as adults. One of the more important skills is reading comprehension, which helps improve our ability to understand the world around us, as well as our personal experience and success in it.

The primary goal of reading comprehension is to encourage students to find meaning, make new connections and explore the ideas they encounter in the texts they read. Without comprehension strategies, students would not derive more than a superficial understanding of texts,and couldn’t use the information they read to enrich their education, development and growth as individuals. If you want to give your child the opportunity to improve their reading comprehension, read on to find out how the specialized curriculum at Kells Academy can benefit them throughout these crucial years of their development and beyond.

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On December 7th, Kells Academy hosted our annual Invention Convention, which gives our students a chance to explore the more creative side of their educational curriculum. We aim to help students build connections between themselves and what they learn in and out of the classroom, and one of the best ways to do that is to encourage their pursuit of innovative thinking and problem-solving.

From designing a new play house with a candy cane theme to learning about the responsibilities of construction site safety, our students took this valuable opportunity to build their sense of creativity and innovation. If you’re interested in enriching your child’s education at Kells, read on to find out more about our special event that had students thinking outside the box.

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Our world moves at a fast pace, bringing along with it scientific advancements and technological progress that, while once a part of our wildest dreams, are now a reality. The future of math, science and technology promises to be bright and full of potential as we continue our way forward into an exciting new era of change and opportunity.

In order to prepare for that future, the leading minds of tomorrow first must discover the subjects and fields they are passionate about. Kells Academy strives to blend traditional methodology with contemporary practice to create a hands-on learning environment for our students, beginning with our elementary school. If you want to learn more about our cutting-edge approach, read on to find out how we’re getting our students interested in science.

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It’s important for schools to promote positive mental health in children from an early age. The classroom should be a place where young impressionable minds can find confidence, contentment and friendship so that they can develop into well-rounded, happy individuals.

This can be achieved to the promotion of self-expression, respect and generosity from elementary school onwards. At Kells Academy, we strive to do just that.

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Anyone can feel stressed or anxious at some point in their life, even children. The “always on” generation is growing up in a fast-paced world with ubiquitous technology and rising social and academic expectations. Anxiety is the most prevalent mental health issue among Canadian children, and parents who want to address concerns about their child’s well-being may not know where to begin or how to encourage a healthy dialogue.

At Kells Academy, we share the belief that investing in the future means investing in our children first. We recently hosted an interactive workshop with psychotherapist and educational consultant director Mona Segal to talk to parents about how to best address and manage anxiety in children. Read on to find out how Ms. Segal guided parents and staff through the right and wrong ways of addressing child anxiety.

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