Archive for Reach Sudbury School of Toronto

Discussion Meeting: Conflict Resolution with Empowered Kids April 6/11

We want our kids to be empowered.  We want our kids to be able to resolve conflicts.  Discuss the joys (and tribulations) of resolving conflicts with kids who have something to say. Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Time: 7-9 p.m. Location: 67 Pinebrook Ave (Victoria Park and Eglinton) RSVP: reachsudbury@gmail.com Directions from Victoria Park subway station:  http://tiny.cc/n8wph Directions from [...]

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Information Night, March 22, 2011

Becoming a Sudbury Student, becoming a Sudbury Family What does it take to become a Sudbury student? How can your family support your educational journey? What changes can you expect as you embark on your Sudbury experience? Discuss these ideas with people who successfully made the transition from homeschooling or traditional schooling to Sudbury education. Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Time: [...]

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General Discussion Group, Jan 26th

Topic: The role of parents in alternative education Parents play a BIG role in their kids’ educations. Discuss what parental involvement looks like, how it plays out, and when the kids decide enough is enough. Date: Jan 26/11 Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. Location: Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. with TTC directions from Main Station: tiny.cc/51uqx with follow-up on how parents can be involved [...]

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Information Meeting Jan 11: Trust in a Sudbury School

Come discuss ways in which trust is a part of Sudbury schools. Can you trust your child to direct her own education? Can your child trust that she’ll be respected and supported? Last month we discussed trust in general, and this month we’ll focus specifically on trust within Sudbury schools. Trust is a key issue – [...]

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Building a community at Reach

Thirteen people interested specifically in Reach Sudbury School met to discuss the current status of the school and to ask questions about school policies. We talked about the kinds of students we thought would be appropriate for the school, attendance policies, School Meeting, Judicial Committee, what we’re looking for in a site. I [...]

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He won’t bite the mailman: Sudbury kids and video games

Of what value are video games?  Sudbury parents sometimes worry about how much time their children spend playing videogames at school.  They wonder why they pay good money to have their children (especially boys) apparently squander their freedom on something the parents find to be so worthless.  They worry about the [...]

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Great Discussion on Monday and No Diploma, No Problem! on May 20

Monday’s monthly discussion night was a lively gathering from which no one seemed to want to leave. Three former Beach School students (including myself and my sister Frances, who is currently attending the original Sudbury Valley School) shared their experiences with a group who seemed quite interested. Dr Carlo Ricci (our group’s education consultant) was kind [...]

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Real Education for Real Teens

The impact of a Sudbury education on three local teens Come meet three Toronto teens who have had non-traditional educations. Sarah and Frances were homeschooled before entering The Beach School; Matt went to traditional public school. Sarah and Matt attended The Beach School for 4 years each, and Frances attended for 5 years. [...]

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Democratic Parenting? Free Kids?

Twelve people gathered at the home of Rika and Sarah Alvo for our second monthly discussion meeting.  Many live in the Beach and Riverdale neighbourhoods of Toronto, but we also had folks from North York and even Cambridge! Thank you for joining us and hope the time was worth your while. Everyone seemed to agree that the current public school [...]

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