Blyth Academy students, staff, and families have rallied in support of victims of the recent earthquakes and devastation in Türkiye and Syria. They have come together to collect essential items for donation and raised money for relief. Various campuses have collected and submitted donations to the Red Cross as well as AKUT, a voluntary, non-governmental organization involved in searching, assisting and rescuing.
This year, the students of Blyth Academy Mississauga formed a strong team of business-minded students committed to excelling and showcasing their passion, skills, and expertise in business fundamentals through DECA.
DECA is a co-curricular program that connects young business minded students through a series of competitions and challenges. Students are given the opportunity to compete in a sector of business that is of interest to them. The sectors include, marketing, accounting and finance, entrepreneurship, hospitality and tourism and business management.
"We are pleased to announce the partnership between Hockey Equality, the NHL, and Blyth Academy to provide scholarships to five excellent student-athletes at Blyth Academy Downsview Park for Elite Athletes,” says Pia Munther, Principal of Blyth Academy Downsview Park. “Hockey Equality works hard to create diversity in the game of hockey, which aligns with Blyth Academy’s values of equality and inclusion. These five students have been a welcome addition to our campus community.”
"There is nothing like having a student coming to thank you for who you are and what you do. There is a lot of planning and preparation that goes into teaching, so when you’re acknowledged by a student, especially, there’s nothing like it."
Blyth Academy has announced the return of its popular International Summers program for July 2023. They have partnered with Georgia Hardy Tours, a respected educational travel provider since 1987 to offer two summer credit programs to Greece/Italy and Costa Rica. The Blyth Academy International Summers program last ran in 2020, before the start of the pandemic. As the world returns to travel, Blyth Academy is reintroducing students to new and exciting opportunities abroad.
This week, our students and teachers are taking learning outdoors. November 3 is World Outdoor Classroom Day, celebrated across Globeducate schools as part of the Globeducate Outdoor Learning Community. This day connects students to nature, promotes community and culture, supports mindfulness, and facilitates relationships between students and the environment. At Blyth Academy, we have always embraced learning outdoors because we have seen first-hand how it can significantly improve the student experience.
Families often come to us and ask if we offer tutoring and it’s time to set the record straight. The short answer is no, we’re a high school that offers classes for credit. The long answer is a bit more complicated. Like traditional tutoring companies, we offer students the opportunity to work one-on-one with teachers in a subject that they need extra support or flexibility in. But this is where the similarities end because unlike traditional tutoring services, we offer this support through private courses, which allow students to earn a credit at the end.
Blyth Academy's Head of Guidance, Jessica Lewis, appeared on Toronto's Breakfast Television as a subject matter expert to discuss how students are struggling with mental health after being isolated during COVID, how to address the issue and what can be done to help.
The senior years of high school are tough. There is no way to sugar coat that. Throw in a global pandemic, economic meltdown and political turmoil and you have the makings for a chaotic academic and social year. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. We’ve compiled a list of some ways that you can create calm in those final, chaotic years of high school.
Our campuses are filled with energy and excitement for the start of a new school year. Classes are underway, student clubs are filling up, and friendships are being forged. Students, familiar and new, are already coming together to create the sense of community our campuses are known for. With the pandemic (almost) behind us, we’re reminded of how electric we can be when we are all together. We look forward to an enriched and positive school year.
Thirteen-year-old, Haneen Yousef, recently finished Grades 9 to 12 in less than a year, at her own pace, as a Blyth Academy Online student. This fall, she is heading to Concordia University to complete a bachelor’s degree in English as the youngest student on campus. In a recent article for CBC, Haneen and her mother, Doaa Abou Sharbin, talked about her accelerated path as a gifted child and how Blyth Academy Online offered her the flexibility to complete her high school diploma early.
Over the past decade, the role of a Guidance Counsellor has changed tremendously, even more so in the past few years, as our youth face new challenges throughout their educational journeys. For example, I started my role as a Guidance Counsellor, not realizing the impact I would have on my students and how my relationships with my students could be life changing.
Our Blyth Academy schools are fulfilling a group-wide commitment made by Globeducate in 2019 that all schools in the group would become Eco-Schools. Despite challenges raised by the pandemic, almost half of Globeducate schools are now Certified Eco Schools including all Blyth Academy campuses.
Ty Nelson, former student from Blyth Academy Downsview Park for Elite Athletics, was drafted by the Seattle Kraken 68th overall in the 2022 NHL Draft. As part of the Advanced Hockey Program at Blyth Academy Downsview Park from 2016-2020, Ty was able to focus on hockey training and academics, allowing him to exceed in both areas.
This year, Blyth Academy The Glebe was recognized by Globeducate as Canada’s Top School of the Year. This achievement is a testament to the dedication, talent and support of the amazing staff in Ottawa and the families who trust them to take care of their children every year.