Global Citizenship in the Early Years

By Hiede Schmidt, Early Childhood Education Coordinator (PK/JK) At this time of year at TIS for the second year in a row, we have been blessed with a school wide Activist-in-Residence Program. This month, TIS welcomes Songqiao Yao along with Inspire Citizens to plan, motivate and celebrate the children’s learning…

Accommodating Students with Learning Differences

By Rovanna Bawden Every learner is different, and every learner has a specific way in which they learn. As a diverse school with a diverse student population, a number of our students require accommodations to support learning at some point during their time at school. Accommodations are available to all…

Grades vs. Feedback

By Lorne Schmidt, Secondary Principal Educational institutions have developed a well-established system for reporting academic achievement of students: the report card. Most schools no longer send home “cards”, but do send home reports at pre-planned intervals throughout the school year. Typically, this report lists the student’s class subjects along with…

It’s Tough to be New!

By Mary-Anne Jasinski, Elementary School Principal Every year we welcome new students and staff members to TIS as the school continues to grow and expand. This year alone we added over 225 new students from PK to Grade 12 and more than 30 new staff members to the TIS family!…

Choices for the Future

By Jody Hubert, Head of Academic Counselling & IB DP Coordinator One of the remarkable things about TIS is that students have a very wide variety of options that they can choose from. Whether it is ECA options, creative projects, or, in high school, course selections, our community gives students…
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