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At Kells Academy, we believe that our students should have the chance to pursue the subjects and areas that spark their curiosity and personal interests, including STEM fields like mathematics and computing. Every student has their own unique passions, talents, and learning style, and we want to provide them the opportunity to develop their skills, as well as participate in a little healthy competition from time to time.

Each year, the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) at the University of Waterloo designs and administers internationally-recognized Mathematics and Computing Contests to high school students around the world. The CEMC is Canada’s largest outreach organization and seeks to inspire the next generation of young learners across the globe to become more involved and passionate about mathematics and computer science. A select group of Kells students recently participated in the first round of contests and put their minds to the test as they took on the Mathematics and Computing competition.

If you want to find out how this year’s contests challenged our students’ STEM skills, read on to learn more.

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As we wait for the last few weeks of winter to pass, the talented students at Kells Academy are already busy at work on 2019’s annual spring concert. Each year, this event brings together hard-working teachers, proud families, and students eager to take to the stage and showcase their musical abilities with singing, dancing, and a variety of instruments. It’s always a great way to get the Kells community together, while teaching students the value of collaboration and creativity and giving them an opportunity to develop their performance skills and self-confidence.

With this year’s Beatles theme, it’s sure to be an exciting, fun-filled show for everyone involved, and one that will leave a lasting impression for years to come.

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For over a decade, the World Scholar’s Cup has been bringing students together from all over the globe. It’s a competition designed to celebrate the joy of learning, stimulating students to achieve new heights while also offering a fun and truly memorable experience. Since its humble beginnings, the World Scholar’s Cup has grown into an international phenomenon that draws in thousands of students from over 100 different regions.

The theme this year was ‘A World on the Margins.’ Students Hai Minh, Carolyn, and Katie represented Kells Academy at the Montreal Round of the World Scholar’s Cup, which took place from January 18-19 at St. George's School. Our team placed second overall, with Hai Minh, Carolyn, and Katie earning over 30 medals!

Read on to learn more about how our students shone at the 2019 Montreal Round of the World Scholar’s Cup. 

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At Kells Academy, we recognize the important role that digital technology has come to play in almost every aspect of our daily lives. This is one of the reasons why Kells places such a strong emphasis on teaching students how to make use of the newest cutting-edge technology to research, collaborate, create, and more.

Students at Kells learn how to develop advanced audio/video presentations, blogs, and web pages, while learning through interactive lessons on their iPads, and using online tools to work together on group projects. Technology is integrated into students’ learning all across the curriculum, allowing them to see how digital tools can be used to solve problems across a variety of domains, and to continually develop their technological skills.

At the 2019 Kells Science Fair, these skills were on full display as students shared a range of fascinating and impressive projects, including their own mobile apps and smart appliances. Here are a couple of the high-tech highlights showing off our students’ digital abilities.

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Each year, our science fair gives students a chance to flex their creative muscles and curious minds by planning, designing and presenting their unique projects and experiments. Kells Academy focuses on cultivating the interests of our students in the subjects they’re passionate about and participating in a science fair allows them to get up close and personal with their projects, and provides our community with an opportunity to come together to celebrate their innovative, original creations.

This year’s experiments covered a wide range of topics, from how Coke affects our teeth to edible water bottles and smart fire detectors to air pollution’s impact on our water. Our students brought their passion and their science smarts to the forefront and impressed everyone with their boundless creativity. If you’re interested in learning more about what makes our scientific superstars and their creations so special, read on to find out what this year’s science fair had in store for the Kells community.

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