Middle school is an important period in a student’s academic journey as it lays the foundation for future success in high school and beyond. During this time, students are faced with new challenges and responsibilities, and it is essential for them to develop certain skills to ensure their academic success. Here are the top 10 skills middle schoolers should learn for school success.
Pink Shirt Day Fundraiser 2023 – Oak Learners
Pink Shirt Day is a day of awareness and inclusion that takes place annually in Canada to inform and take a stand against bullying. This year Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, February 22nd. At Oak Learners, we believe that it is important to take part in this day to promote kindness, acceptance, and to highlight the importance of inclusion and community.
2023 Top Choice Awards: Best Private School In Etobicoke
Oak Learners was voted Best Private School In Etobicoke in the 2023 Top Choice Awards.
Oak Learners Summer Camp 2023
Oak Learners Summer Camp overview. Spots are filling up quickly for our new 2023 Summer Camps and the time to act is now! We offer a unique summer camp experience designed to engage children and make them want to return year after year. Check out our new specialty camps!
Truth and Reconciliation – Orange Shirt Day
Truth and Reconciliation Day is approaching on September 30, to honor the Survivors of Residential Schools and the Native Community. Oak Learners is lucky to have a diverse group of dedicated teachers, including Doran Reed, who identifies as a Non-Status Metis. Doran...
Partner Showcase: Little Yogis
All of the benefits that yoga brings adults are amplified for children, which is why it’s important to introduce yoga to children during these impressionable years. Yoga encourages an acceptance of oneself that comforts them during times of self-doubt. It encourages a mindfulness that creates a positive outlook, increases confidence, and builds resilience tools that kids can use their entire lives.
Partner Showcase: A New Take on Outdoor Education with Larchwood Nature OT Programming
At Larchwood Nature OT we are developing courage, confidence, coordination and deep care for our precious environment in all of our clients. Nature offers many opportunities for supporting development of the mind, muscles, senses, and emotions.
Partner Showcase: Make Music Magical with Little Rebels and Oak Learners
If there’s one thing we love, it’s educational spaces that are totally aligned. The Little Rebels mandate and vision line up magically with the Oak Learners vision to inspire creativity, foster technique and encourage confidence.
More Than Just an Orange Shirt
n 1973, 6-year-old, Phyllis Webstad lived on the Dog Creek reserve and was sent to “The Mission”, a residential school. As she prepared to leave home, her grandmother managed to buy her a new outfit for her first day and Phyllis chose a bright and beautiful orange shirt. However, when she got to the residential school, they stripped her of all her clothes, and she never saw the orange shirt again.
Student Experience at Oak Learners
Oak Learners provides a learning environment for children that allows them to feel welcomed by the caring and loving teachers that are a part of the Oak Learners team! The teachers always create lesson plans that are adaptable and individualized, so they are able to...
COVID-19 Update from Oak Learners
Updated: March 17, 2020, 9:00am Dear Oak Learners Community, It is with a heavy heart that I follow-up my previous communication with a new announcement that Oak Learners will be closed for in-person programming until further notice. This announcement follows the...
Oak Learners director nominated for the 2020 Mompreneur Awards
Oak Learners Founder and Director, Kelly Farrell, is in the running for the 2020 Mompreneur Awards! Kelly has a passion for providing children with a unique and alternative learning environment.
Oak Learners Kindergarten Teacher Nominated for ECE of the Year by HiMama
Oak Learners’ Kindergarten teacher and Camp Director, Emma Van der Jagt was nominated for ECE of the Year on HiMama.com.
New Beginnings at Oak Learners
Recognizing the need for increased support for students experience difficulty in the school system, Oak Learners brings together professionals to provide an enriched and supportive learning environment for their students. On July 6th, 2017, Oak Learners launches...
Oak Learners is Moving! We’re expanding!
It is with great pride that we share our exciting news with you! Oak Learners is now a fully registered not-for-profit organization, enabling us to provide increased support and expanding programming to the vibrant families in and around our neighbourhood. We...