How we see Bond Academy
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How Bond Academy sees itself
"Bond promotes the academic, social & character development of our students within a challenging & supportive learning environment, using an enriched ministry-approved curriculum. Facilities include a professional stage, double gym, cafeteria, library, computer labs & a wireless campus. Fees include full-day Montessori Casa, Kindergarten, Early Start Literacy, Numeracy, French, Daily Physical Education, Swimming & Before & After school programs."
"We set high personal & academic standards for our students. We believe that with positive support and direction. students will rise to the challenge of high expectations. Our students are recognized & respected as unique individuals, & their successes reflect our own dedication to providing high quality. well-rounded education. At Bond Academy, we remain committed to our students, our parents, & our philosophy. Simply put education at Bond is Beyond the Books and its Education as it Should be."
"Parents find that Bond promotes the academic, social, physical, & character development of our students by providing them with a challenging & supportive learning environment. Our students are recognized and respected as unique individuals, & their successes reflect our own dedication to providing high-quality, well-rounded education. We believe that a partnership of families is critical to maximizing the success of our students. Education that is beyond the books, Education as it should be."
"One of the things families find surprising about Bond is that not only does Bond have a sense of community, but it is also Its own community. An extended family, where everyone feels welcome. Bond has a culture that builds a child beyond academics, hence beyond the books. We emphasise that education is building future members of society, to be stronger, diverse, considerate, respectfully, caring, and knowledgeable which encourages lifelong learning."
"The development of Learning Skills & Work Habits is also an integral part of the
student’s overall learning environment & achievement. As well as a variety of after-school clubs, competitive sports teams, cultural events, individual counselling, and academic guidance.
"Education as it should be” and a healthy active lifestyle are the foundations of Bond Academy. We strive to encourage our students to reach their full potential by developing into kind, caring and active members of our society."
"Bond has been providing educational programs since 1978. Our campus covers 10,800 m2 with more than 40 classrooms. A variety of after-school clubs, Competitive sports teams & SSAF members, Cultural events, individual counselling, and academic guidance. The development of Learning Skills & Work Habits is also an integral part of the learning environment. Students are given opportunities to demonstrate their achievements through, Knowledge & Understanding, Thinking, Communication & Applications."
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How people from the school’s community see Bond Academy
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Phil Davies, Secondary School Principal
As Principal of the Bond Academy Secondary program, I would like to thank our entire school community for working together to create an incredible in-class and remote learning experience for our students. The 2022-21023 academic year has been challenging for staff, students and parents due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, Bond was able to create an engaging and user-friendly online program through the integration of Zoom and Moodle software.
Our BP1 Basketball program continues to flourish under the leadership of its Director, Wayne Dawkins. The program has grown from 18 to 40 students and now includes a girl's team. Bond is also a member of the SSAF where we complete in U16 and U20 Girls and Boys sports including basketball, soccer, volleyball, badminton, flag football and floor hockey.
Bond's AP program which includes Calculus, Chemistry and Physics courses, also continues this year, as we look forward to providing more course offerings in the near future. We are also an accredited AP testing centre for all AP courses.
Bond provides an inclusive atmosphere that caters to all learning styles, while promoting the acquisition of the 21st-century competencies that our students require, such as collaboration, critical thinking, digital literacy and social responsibility, in order to be prepared for their future vocations. Our students routinely have opportunities to develop these skills in our extracurricular clubs, which also support their holistic growth through community involvement and fundraising for local charities.
Bond delivers "education as it should be" as demonstrated each year by our student’s academic success and social responsibility.
Most big schools provide your extroverted child with plenty of social opportunities and the ability to interact with different peer groups with a wide range of personalities, interests, values, etc. A larger student population and more extracurriculars—including activities like team sports, arts programs, and debate—will give them a broader scope of opportunities to participate in events that scratch their interpersonal itch. “This may also give them the opportunity to hone certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students.”
Make sure any prospective school, no matter what size, provides the right social environment to help your child feel at home, make friends, and develop confidence. This is especially important at big schools, which are sometimes more socially overwhelming and challenging for an introvert to find their bearings in. Of course, “Because larger schools usually have a more diverse student population, introverted kids are more likely to find a small group of people like them, a peer group they can relate to and find acceptance from,” says Dona Matthews, Toronto-based education consultant and co-author (with Joanne Foster) of Beyond Intelligence.
Bigger schools often have a broader scope of extracurricular activities, which is another way to help your child meet the right group of friends. “This may also give them the opportunity to develop certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students. Remember, though, each child is different—so what works for one may not work for another.”
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