It Takes a Village to Raise a Child!

It Takes a Village! As you know, one of our priorities as a school is to build community. There are several events and opportunities coming up over the next few months that I want to draw your attention to, as each will contribute to building our community in a different, specific way. Our final Moms of the World Unite Dinner … Read More

Mutually Beneficial Partnerships

Engage the Larger Community through Mutually Beneficial Partnerships One of the goals of our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan (The World Needs More Mabin) is building community. Specifically, we want to “engage the larger community through mutually beneficial partnerships.” Next week, we plan to have our first Moms of the World Unite Dinner at Rose Avenue Public School. Rose Avenue and Mabin … Read More

Strategic Plan is to Model Excellence in Progressive Education

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye Believe it or not, this is the time of year where we begin planning some of the nitty gritty details for the next school year. Now that re-enrollment is done, and we know who are students will be, we can start planning the specifics of staffing and scheduling. One of the goals of our … Read More

The Four Tendencies

The Four Tendencies

The Four Tendencies: How Does Personality Play a Role in Learning? Tipped off by one of our fabulous Mabin moms (Aleksandra Pikula, Luka’s mom in Grade 2), Lisa Campbell, Michelle Barchuk and I marched down to Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto last night for their Women and Leadership Speaker Series. Gretchen Rubin was speaking about her … Read More

Parenting is Tricky — Believe Me, I Know!

Parenting is Tricky — Believe Me, I Know! One of the ways we are Building Community at The Mabin School is by offering all kinds of opportunities for parents to meet other parents. After all, parenting can be lonely! And even those of us who deal with children every day in our work lives have a different challenge when the … Read More

What does Professional Development look like at Mabin?

drum circle, PD

Mabin Professional Development Ever wonder what we do on that Monday back after the Winter Break? Let me tell you a bit about what the Mabin staff did on Monday to get ready for the new term. We started our day in a community circle. Ian taught us how to play a Samba on various instruments, including our voices, and the whole staff made … Read More

Breakfast with the Chair

Breakfast with the Chair! Last year, when we were creating our Strategic Plan collaboratively with all of you, it became apparent that people wanted to know more about our Board of Directors and how the Board works. With this in mind, Jeremy Creed has planned a special “breakfast with the Chair” for next Wednesday, November 22 at 8:00 am in … Read More

“Parenting for Resilience and the Power of Risk”

Last Wednesday, thanks to our Parents’ Association, we were fortunate to have Dr. Jean Clinton speak to us about Parenting for Resilience and the Power of Risk. Dr. Clinton is a world-renowned Child Psychiatrist who advises our Premier and the Minister of Education on the intersection of Children’s Mental Health and Education. Dr. Clinton is also an advisor to The … Read More

Pump It Up!

The Mabin School is committed to modelling excellence in progressive, coeducational, elementary education. This school year alone, visitors from Chile, Denmark, New Zealand, Australia have already to come and see us at work. Our excellence depends on a constant renewal of resources to support the innovative teaching and learning happening at our school. This renewal of resources cannot happen without … Read More