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31
Mar

April in Ottawa

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With the start of spring finally arriving, and the weather warming, Ottawa is starting to come to life as it always does this time of year. The days get longer, the sun shines brighter, and everyone’s mood is enhanced as the anticipation of hot weather grows shorter. Here are some fun events for you and your […]

24
Mar

Thoughts on Education: Spring Fever

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As a child, I am sure that I was one of those students who exhibited symptoms of the notorious Spring Fever. Although I enjoyed going to school and showed a great sense of curiosity, I could hardly wait to engage in active, outdoor play for as many hours of the day as possible – baseball, […]

3
Mar

Thoughts on Education: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

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In the middle of the twentieth century, a few scientists began to discover that humans have a third drive (the first two are those of satisfying biological needs and response to rewards and punishments). That third drive is the need to satisfy internal motivations for what we do. The three essential components of a system […]

27
Oct

Thoughts on Education: Field Trips

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Dear Parents, At this time, children have now settled into classroom routines, and OMS Montessori teachers are beginning to introduce the first ‘Going-outs’ of the school year. Montessori was a proponent of field trips for elementary-aged children, viewing these outings as necessary extensions of the classroom. Based on her observations, children at the second plane […]

28
Jan

50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Ways Enrolment Campaign Launched at OMS Montessori

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OMS Montessori is pleased to announce the launch of a 50 day enrolment campaign: 50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Ways. The campaign will serve to celebrate OMS Montessori’s 50 year history in the City of Ottawa, and to demonstrate what makes OMS Montessori Ottawa’s premiere Montessori institution. OMS Montessori began as Ottawa’s first Montessori school, […]

26
Nov

Get out there and do it!

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Alumna student, Chloé Goodfellow, has fond memories of the “experimental” Grades 7 and 8 program she was a part of over a decade ago. “Looking back, it was an amazing experience…” she said. “…it was such a small close knit group with high levels of customized individualized learning.” She vividly remembers developing different business ideas […]

25
Nov

Universal Children’s Day at The Element

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On Universal Children’s Day Upper Elementary students from OMS Montessori visited The Element to celebrate the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. A group of Element students prepared a presentation for the day, which talked about what the rights of the child and why these are important. Students then presented the Declaration […]

21
Oct

Parent Library

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Last weekend, Pat Gere, School Director, and Pat Garneau, Director of the English Program, attended a CCMA Administrator’s retreat in Toronto. Dr. Michael Thompson, a world renowned clinical psychologist, author of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys and Homesick and Happy: How Time Away From Parents Can Help A Child Grow, presented at […]

14
Oct

Treasure Hunters and Other Cool Professions

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Juliana Neufeld may have only attended OMS Montessori until elementary school, but she remembers it vividly. “I remember the visceral, hands on play and learning activities. The smell and feel of the beeswax we would play with during story time, learning to hammer nails into wooden stumps, and trading stickers with friends at lunch time,” […]

13
Oct

Pumpkin Run

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              Our Elementary students participated in the Pumpkin Run on Thursday, October 8th. The Pumpkin Run, an Ottawa Independent Schools Athletic Association cross country running meet, is a non-competitive cross-country run that supports health and happiness. Our students ran between 1.5 to 3 kilometres, depending on age and everyone went […]