Mabin’s 35 Anniversary

Our annual event roster saw the return of many favourite Mabin traditions, namely the Annual BBQ, Skate Day, Movie Night and The Annual Book Exchange. These events are consistently well attended and supported strongly by our parent and staff volunteers. The current events at our school are fantastic, but we always welcome new opportunities for inclusion, community building and fun! … Read More

More Visitors from Abroad

In June, we had a contingent of 32 educators from a province in South Korea visit. They were astounded by the quality of the students’ work, and their ability to ask questions and solve problems. This year, we have had visitors from China, Denmark, and Finland as well. Our visitors always comment on how articulate, polite, and friendly our students are, … Read More

Our New Storyteller-in-Residence

Next year Mabin will have a resident storyteller on Friday mornings. Dan Yashinsky is a storyteller, writer, and teacher.  He founded 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling in l978, which turned into the world’s longest-running storytelling series.  He has been a storyteller-in-residence at Toronto Public Library, Queen’s University Education Department, UNICEF Canada, The Stop Community Food Centre, Institute for Child Study, and Baycrest … Read More

Graduating Class 2017

Mabin Graduation Ceremony Recently, I experienced my first Mabin graduation ceremony. What a proud moment that was. Although I have only known these young men and women for a year now, they have impressed me as a remarkably cohesive and compassionate group, and exemplify the principles of changemaking: empathy, leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving. As I reflect on my own first … Read More