Raising Monarchs

Oak Learners founder, Kelly Farrell, first experienced the magic of raising monarchs as a student in Second Grade. Her teacher at the time, Ms. Thoeny, raised Monarchs in her classroom each year, introducing her students to the magical life cycle and migratory journey...

A Natural Way to Learn

“Let Nature be your teacher.” – William Wordsworth   If I told you that we made Dandelion Playdoh today, you may well wonder what it had to do with the curriculum, but in fact it was one of the best learning experiences for students and teachers alike! For the...

Mimico Tulip Festival 2019 and the Oak Learners Tulip

May 28, 2019 marked the 17th Annual Mimico Village Tulip Festival. This was the fourth year that Oak Learners had the honour of participating in the festival and the second year that our students participated in the Mimico Village Street Art Project. The...
Written by: Kelly Letros – Behaviour Therapist During spring break, I was enthused to spend my week with children who had registered for a week-long camp program. Daily, they were running to and fro through the corridors of the centre, from one pre-planned activity to another. It was delightful to
Education, Healthy Living
We live in a changing world, where it is becoming ever-important to take steps towards conserving the Earth’s resources for generations to come. At our school, environmental awareness has always been a priority for both staff and students alike. Through participation in global events such as Earth Hour and Earth
Education, Events, Healthy Living
Enjoy these highlights from our 2018 March Break Camp at Oak Learners! Our campers explored so many exciting things this week, including endangered animals, music from around the world, handmade snacks and treats and so many wonderful walks through our neighbourhood. March Break Camp 2018 / Google Photos
School Life
  Written by: Kelly Letros – Behaviour Therapist It started in a small Canadian community with two teenagers standing up for a boy getting mocked for wearing a pink shirt. Pink Shirt Day this year is on Feb 28th. It is now celebrated in countries around the world, seeking to
School Life
On February 24, 2018, a pair of Grade 6 students from Oak Learners walked in solidarity with thousands of people across Canada to raise money and awareness for the homeless as part of the Coldest Night of the Year. Amelie and Daniela became very passionate about helping this vulnerable sector of
Unique Learning Styles Howard Gardner coined the term Multiple Intelligences first in 1983 to describe the evident fact that there are many different ways that people learn. Some people learn from listening, some from watching and others from doing. People also have different ways to express what they have learned:
Please join us for our Grand Opening Celebration, to be held on October 3rd at 6:30pm at Oak Learners, located at 394 Royal York Road. We want to recognize the efforts of so many people who have contributed to the expansion and new home of Oak Learners. Sperry Bilyea, founder
Our Fall programs kicked off this week and our new centre is full of life, love and music! Children in our Day School began exploring Healthy Bodies and came up with some fantastic questions they wonder about our bodies. They also took a trip to Mimico Library and learned how
Anxiety is one of the fastest growing concerns among school-aged children and youth in the school system these days. Many teachers and parents agree that children are under increasing pressure to perform in the classroom to keep up with standardized curriculum, all while having their time spent outside or in
Events, Programming
Throughout the summer Oak Learners offered a unique camp experience designed to engage naturally inquisitive and active children. Themes throughout the summer included Maker Mania, Canada 150, Aboriginal Art Around the World, Junior Scientists and Music, Movement and Make-Believe. Each week highlighted a topic children investigated through hands-on activities and
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