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Friday, July 21, 2017

Gratitude, Perseverance & Resilience

BY KATHY MCDONALD  The graduation season is here so I would like to offer some thoughts on graduating and the next steps. As the parent...

Be an Agent For Change

BY KATHY MCDONALD  This weekend has truly been edifying for me and I would like to share some of the messages that resonated with me....

I Am Amazing

There. I said it. I am amazing. These are the words I wish we would encourage our young people to say every day. We...

Exams, Sleep and Stress

BY KATHY MCDONALD Have you tried talking to an IB student lately? I would not recommend it as most of them are in the throes of...

The Man in the Arena

BY KATHY MCDONALD  On April 15th I had the pleasure of attending the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation Awards and Scholarships, followed by the...

Bullying

BY KATHY MCDONALD  After receiving an email from a grade six student regarding bullying on April 11th, I decided to rewrite my column. This is...

Parent Power

BY KATHY MCDONALD  The United Achievers’ Club of Brampton applied and received a grant to host a Parent Symposium geared primarily towards the Caribbean and...

Reflections of Black History Month

BY KATHY MCDONALD  Black History month is now over and as I reflect on the flurry of activities that occurred to celebrate the history and...

Jean Augustine S.S. Set to Open September 2016

BY KATHY MCDONALD  February is a busy month filled with many holidays and celebrations. There is Valentine’s Day, Family Day, Chinese New Year and Black...

Success for the Caribbean and Black Student

BY KATHY MCDONALD  The Commission on Systemic Racism in the Ontario Criminal Justice System was established in 1992. The commission’s study examined the practice, procedures...

Professional Development

The Power of Words

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON Sometimes we dismiss or discredit the power of words as hocus pocus. But the recent celebration of Father’s Day underscored to me...

How to Manage Use of Our Time Effectively and Prioritize the Important Over the...

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON It seems nearly impossible these days to manage the use of our time effectively so that the things that matter most get...

How to Clarify What Is My Purpose

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON Clarifying ‘what is my purpose’ is one of the biggest contentions people grapple with. If you’ve ever thought about this, you can probably...