Nancy’s Note 15/06/2022

Time to Create and Dream We all need empty hours in our lives or we will have no time to create or dream. — Robert Coles This is the final Choosing Times of the 2021-2022 year. And what a year it’s been! All of our students, staff members, and families have shown tremendous resilience in the face of challenge. I … Read More

Nancy’s Note 06/06/2022

35 Prince Arthur is For Lease! It’s Time to Move Home! As we near the end of the school year, I find myself marveling at the fact that we have managed to navigate the last 2 years so well despite the many challenges of COVID and being off-site. Many parents have said to me that our teachers make it look … Read More

Nancy’s Note 01/06/2022

The Mabin School 2022-2023 Staff List – Part 2 As we mentioned last week, this is the time of year when we start to finalize our plans for staffing. While there are sometimes last minute changes, this is our best estimate of what our faculty will look like heading into the 2022-2023 school year. To support our vision of modeling … Read More

Nancy’s Note: 05/25/2022

Faculty 2022-2023 Every year around this time, we let you know our plans for staffing in the upcoming year. Making these decisions is a lengthy process which involves surveying the staff, determining students’ needs, and devising a model that allows for collaboration, innovation, support, and enrichment at all levels. Inevitably there are life events which have an impact on our … Read More

Nancy’s Note 05/18/2022

Nancy’s Notes: Building Up to September This week has been inspiring. Watching students share their learning with parents during Student-Led Conferences makes my heart swell. Monday, unprompted, an SK boy asked me, “Nancy, why doesn’t The Mabin School have more grades? People love The Mabin School and it only goes to Grade 6. Why can’t it go further?” This week … Read More

Nancy’s Note 05/11/2022

Life After Mabin We are very proud to announce that all of our Grade 6s have been accepted into wonderful schools for Grade 7, including Greenwood College, Rosedale Day School, Royal St. George’s College, and Toronto Prep. Several of our families have opted to send their children to their local public school as well. Typically, we hear glowing reports of … Read More

Nancy’s Notes 05/04/2022

Spring has Sprung! May is an exciting time of year at The Mabin School. Over the next few weeks, we have many important events planned: -On Friday, May 6, in honour of Children’s Mental Health Week, a Mindfulness and Mental Health Integration for all students -During the week of May 16, our students are conducting their Student-Led Conferences. If you … Read More

Nancy’s Notes 04/27/2022

Summer E-Learning @ Mabin Most summers, we offer a summer camp for the last 2 weeks of June. This year, during the last 2 weeks of June, we will be packing up 24 Spadina Rd and 35 Prince Arthur and getting ready to move back home to 50 Poplar Plains Rd. for September. Unfortunately, we cannot make summer camp work … Read More

Nancy’s Notes 04/20/2022

SAVE THE DATES: Student-led Conferences are Coming One of the long-standing traditions at The Mabin School is Student-Led Conferences (SLCs). This coming together of students and parents is an essential part of our learning process. Students set goals in the first term and collect evidence of learning throughout the year. At the Student-Led Conference, they share their learning with the … Read More

Nancy’s Notes 04/13/2022

Build Update Those of you who drive up Poplar Plains Road will have noticed that the build is progressing nicely, and we are looking forward to being back at our original site in September, 2022. Now that the walls of the addition have gone up, it is easier to visualize how beautiful our new Community Learning Lab will be, and … Read More