By: Eruditeschool | February 25, 2019

It can be heart wrenching to watch children make mistakes.  Our instinct is to protect them.  However, valuable lessons are learned through failures as children gain confidence when they rebound and persevere. 


As educators at Erudite School, we provide a safe environment in which the students are not afraid to take risks.  When they err, it strengthens their learning and teaches them resilience.  The patience and trust that the teachers have in the children encourages them to be competent, independent and goal-oriented. 


Studies have proven that praising children for their efforts has a much more significant impact on their self-concepts than praising children for their academic achievements. Although effort doe...

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By: Eruditeschool | January 25, 2019

What is taught within the confines of a classroom at school should never be limited to
academics. In order to prepare the children for all that life offers, school environments strive to
enhance experiences of trust, respect, teamwork and creativity which leads to a healthy
self-concept. Once a child has the confidence to take risks and learn that mistakes are learning
experiences and not failures, he/she can fully embrace opportunities with enthusiasm and
inspiration. Along this journey, the child learns how to treat others the way he/she would like to
be treated establishing a compassionate and empathetic philosophy. It is the job of teachers to
demonstrate to the students:


  • that originality should be embraced and that it is ‘okay’ to be different...

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By: Eruditeschool | December 16, 2018

Food is our common ground.  A universal experience. 

  James Beard



On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the Grades Three and Five girls enjoyed an international food fest. As each of the students is working on a research project on a country of her choice, the meal consisted of dishes from the various countries.  On the menu was sushi, pizza, sausages with sauerkraut salad, butter cookies, apple strudel, Christmas cake and panettone.  Many thanks to the parents of the students for generously supporting the luncheon.

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By: Eruditeschool | December 09, 2018

There was plenty of Christmas cheer at our fourth annual Christmas celebration on Friday, December 7, 2018!  The delightful performances of the children in English, French and Russian provided great entertainment.  Many thanks to Miss Svetlana for coordinating the evening’s performances and to Miss Daria for her behind-the-scenes contribution.  Much gratitude to all of the parents for their support before, during and after the concert. 

 

We will post photos of that special evening shortly. 

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By: Eruditeschool | November 25, 2018

Throughout the school year, the school recognizes each child’s birthday by setting aside time at lunch to sing “Happy Birthday’ and present the child with a special gift chosen especially for him/her.  A lovely tradition!  

 

On Monday, the entire school was fortunate to be the audience for an interactive puppet show arranged by the parents of a JK child to mark their son’s birthday.  The two performers gave a lively presentation which delighted the students and staff.   We greatly appreciate the family kindly including us in the celebration of the birthday boy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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By: Eruditeschool | November 20, 2018

“Parental involvement in education is like the frosting on a cupcake.  It

  makes it complete and oh, so sweet.”


On November 8 and 9, parent-teacher conferences were scheduled following the distribution of Progress Reports.  It was wonderful to see so many parents in attendance.  It gave the teachers the opportunity to discuss the children’s progress and to obtain feedback from the parents. 

 

We were delighted to host a Parents Social meeting on Friday, November 16.  Thank you to all who attended.  It was an informal get-together filled with food, fun and laughter.  We hope to schedule more in the future.

 

With much appreciation, we would like to acknowledge the support from our parent g...

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By: Eruditeschool | November 07, 2018

“It’s never too early or too late to work towards being the healthiest you.”

 

On Monday and Tuesday of this past week, the children of Grades 1,3 and 5 visited Happy Nutrition.  Olga Glass, the owner, kindly agreed to host the children for seminars on Healthy Eating.  The students were active participants as Olga provided hands-on activities, videos and advice as to how to make good food choices. 

 

Both groups (Grade One and Grades Three/Five) prepared for the field trip by completing different tasks prior to the visits.  Olga extended these assignments through the posing of questions and encouraging the students to use this information to apply to their daily lives. 

 

We would like to extend our...

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By: Eruditeschool | October 23, 2018



Following a curriculum enables teachers to be efficient with time and focused on specific topics.  Effectively instructing students goes beyond the curriculum.  In many schools, teachers are asked to take upon subjects with which they are not familiar.  At Erudite School, teachers are selected because of their expertise in their respective fields.   The children reap the benefits of instructors who are passionate about their profession. 

 

Teaching is not all about what is written in a curriculum guide.  It encompasses so much more than that.  Teaching is about defining  students’ needs, appreciating the differences in learning styles,  encouraging children to take risks and motivating...

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By: Eruditeschool | October 14, 2018

“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”

When the children and I venture to the library every Wednesday, the walk to and fro is viewed as a learning opportunity. We observe the activities that unfold before us.

A couple of weeks ago, the Grade 3 and Grade 5 girls were returning to Erudite School from the library. As we were strolling along Bloor Street, we noticed a petite pink dog stroller so we stopped to take a look.  Inside was Izzy, short for Isabelle.  The kind owners asked if we would like to get to know Izzy better so they allowed each one of us to pet her.  Izzy’s ‘Mom and Dad’ struck up a conversation with the girls ...

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By: Eruditeschool | October 06, 2018

“Say yes to new adventures”

 

What an exciting time the past week has been for Erudite School!  We moved into our new home in Unit 216.  This location will enhance our current academic programmes and foster future growth.  We are most grateful to the wonderful parents who put forth so much time and effort into helping us make the physical transition.   The three grade groupings now possess a brighter and more spacious environment that will undoubtedly enhance their learning experiences. 


 

Casa Loma was the destination for our first field trip of the year on Friday, September 28, 2018.  Many thanks to the parent volunteers who accompanied us on this adventure.  The children and staff were ...

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