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With all of our students enjoying access to laptops and iPads, Kells Academy has long recognized the importance of integrating the latest technology into the learning experience. When used appropriately, technology is a powerful tool that can open students up to new ideas, make learning more engaging, and help them organize and review materials. At the same time, we recognize that as educators, we have a responsibility to teach our students how to use technology safely, particularly when it comes to online cybersafety.

Cybersafety is taken very seriously by both students and staff members at Kells. Here are three reasons why we promote online cybersecurity, and the ways we help our students stay safe in an increasingly digital world.

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At Kells Academy, we take great pride in the diversity of our school. Students travel from all over the world to join the Kells community, and our inclusive, multicultural environment allows students to broaden their knowledge of other cultures, share their perspectives and traditions with friends from different backgrounds, and ultimately, to develop a more international outlook on the world and become better global citizens.

One of the ways that we celebrate our diversity is with International Day, held this year on April 12th. International Day is an annual event where students come together to share their own cultures through food, dress, dance, and more.

Here’s a quick overview of this year’s recent International Day celebrations, and how they fit in with Kells Academy’s values of diversity and multiculturalism.

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Our Grade 10 students recently had the opportunity to learn all about Canada’s history, government, and judicial system with a two-day trip to historic Ottawa, Ontario—the nation’s capital and one of its largest cities. With stops including Parliament Hill, ByWard Market, and the Canadian War Museum, Kells Academy students had a busy trip full of sightseeing, fun activities, and educational tours.

Keep reading to learn more about the trip and what our students learned!

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Kells Academy is committed to helping students meet their potential, not only academically and socially, but also when it comes to their fitness and health. Along with a nutritious and balanced diet, an active lifestyle is an essential part of maintaining one’s physical and mental health. Despite this, according to Statistics Canada, only about 35% of 5-17 olds are getting their recommended daily hour of physical activity, and only around 1 in 5 adults meet their recommended 150 minutes of physical activity every week.

With all of this in mind, Kells Academy has made April all about health and fitness, with a month-long fitness challenge to help students, teachers, and staff meet their daily exercise goals and improve their physical and mental wellbeing! Read on to learn more about Kells Academy’s Healthy Lifestyle Challenge.

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Kells Academy students recently had an opportunity to show off their science and technology skills at the annual Hydro-Québec Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair, held at Concordia University’s downtown campus from Sunday, March 24th to Tuesday the 26th. This competition sees emerging scientists aged 13 to 20 sharing their passion for science and technology, presenting their original research in creative and accessible ways for science fair visitors.

With technology integrated into all aspects of our curriculum, and flexible science programs that allow students to learn at their own pace, Kells Academy ensures that students have a broad array of scientific and digital skills to apply to any challenges they may encounter. This year, the projects taken on by ambitious Kells students covered a wide variety of topics, from pinhole cameras, to water purification, to defending coastal areas from tidal waves.

Read on if you’d like to know more about the impressive and far-ranging research that Kells Academy students presented at this year’s Regional Science Fair.

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