Each year, Blyth Academy takes flight on our March Break Abroad and International Summers programs that are built and exclusively tailored for our students and staff. The transformative element of waking up in a new destination gives students the power to seize each day as a new adventure with new sites to see and experiences to have.
Blyth Academy is proud to announce its renewed partnership with the prestigious Toronto Football Club (TFC) to provide three talented athletes with full scholarships to attend Blyth Academy. This collaboration aims to support and nurture the educational and athletic aspirations of young players, offering them a unique opportunity to excel both on the field and in the classroom.
The first week of school can be an exciting and nerve-wracking time for students of all ages. Whether starting a new grade or entering a brand-new school, the unknown can trigger feelings of anxiety and stress. Understanding and addressing these first-week nerves is essential for a smooth transition and a successful start to the academic year. By implementing a few strategies, students can navigate the first week with confidence, resilience, and a sense of excitement for the journey ahead.
Homeschooling has become an increasingly popular choice for parents seeking alternative educational options for their children. With the rise of technology and the internet, the integration of online courses has further revolutionized homeschooling.
As both a teacher and Guidance Counsellor, Ms. Kitchen supports our students both in the classroom and across campus as they navigate their individual pathways in education. Outside of school, Ms. Kitchen enjoys travelling with her husband and 2 children and being a dog Mom to her French Bulldog, Diesel.
In Florence we continued our journey to discover the best of Tuscan culture. We started out last week with a trip to Pisa, about an hour from Florence on the high-speed train. Students were successfully able to stop the leaning tower from falling, marvelled at the Pisa Cathedral and enjoyed a lovely garden lunch. A number of students opted to stay back and complete essays and ISPs.
We left Rome and made our way through the lush hills of Tuscany towards the medieval hill town of San Gimignano, surrounded by fortified walls and full of small winding cobblestone streets. It is famous for saffron, Vernaccia wine, and beautiful vistas.
We checked out of our hotel in Fira, Santorini and traveled by plane to Rome, arriving in the evening around 6 pm, and were immediately struck by the heat - so different from Greece, which was more of a dry heat. Rome is humid!
We arrived safely in Rome last night and have settled in. So let me update you on our last 3 days in Greece having left the island of Paros for the island of Santorini. Santorini was simply stunning and a big hit with our students!
Our first island stop of the trip was Paros, located in the central Aegean Sea. This charming island's historic towns are the perfect backdrop to our studies, while the unique culture and rich traditions are visible as we explore as a group.
Our International Summers trip is off to Europe! We arrived in Athens on Saturday evening and quickly got everyone settled in their rooms. We met at the rooftop restaurant which had panorama views of Athens including views of the Acropolis.
As part of our preparation for the 2023-24 academic year, we are excited to introduce new Heads of Department for mathematics, science, and English. In addition, we are introducing a Head of Department for instruction, assessment, and evaluation across all subjects.These leaders bring a wealth of knowledge to their respective fields and are instrumental in facilitating the growth and success of our students and staff.
Did you know that every student learns differently? Some students are auditory learners, meaning they learn best by listening to information. Others are visual learners and need to see information to understand it. And still, others are kinesthetic learners, which means they need hands-on experiences to grasp concepts.
A group of senior students from Blyth Academy Etobicoke and Burlington campuses were proud to travel and participate in the 7th annual Globeducate MUN event, held in Nice, France and co-hosted by ISN Nice and Mougins British International School.