Kendellhurst Academy in Mississauga believes learning should reach beyond the walls of a classroom.
That's why Kendellhurst students are regularly given the opportunity to see new things while experiencing the hands-on learning that they might not receive in a traditional classroom setting.
For example, the students recently visited Casa Loma, an architectural landmark in Toronto. However, what the children also learned is the historical significance of the site — it was inhabited by Lady Mary Pellatt, the founder of Girl Guides in Canada. Her goodwill during the First World War meant toys, books, clothing, candles and other items were regularly sent to Belgium through the organization. The children also learned about her husband, Sir Henry Pellatt (a knight), who led Canadian militia in the Second Boer War between England and South Africa from 1899 to 1902. These facts and other related information from that time period help students understand Canada's early development and connection to the world.
A cross-curricular learning approach means the students will develop in multiple disciplines with each outing. One example is the school's classroom hatchery program that allows the Grade 1 to 4 students to grow fish from eggs to fry in a controlled environment, after which the students trek outdoors to release them into a river that feeds the lake. Throughout the process, the children learn about the biology of the fish, their natural habitat, the area's geography and history, and the human impact on the environment through deforestation and other practices. They also learn the important benefits of building community connections through engagement.
These enriching experiences are on top of the school's organized summer camps and other extra-curricular activities designed to build knowledge and character.
To find out more about programs offered at Kendellhurst's campuses in Mississauga and Oakville (offering preschool or grade school education), as well as the educational summer camps, call 905-813-8000 or send an email. You can also get updates by liking the academy's Facebook page.