Harley News One of the most significant changes in schools in the past ten years has been an increased awareness of student mental health and wellness needs. Harley has long endeavored to promote student wellness, and in the past several years, we have [...]
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Harley News There are several types of empathy: emotional empathy, when you feel an emotional pull; cognitive empathy, when you think about how someone might feel; and applied empathy, acting in a compassionate way toward someone else. As parents, we want to encourage [...]
Harley News One of our Primary classes started a new unit, sink and float, this fall. This particular exploration involved the scientific skills of prediction, observation, and investigation (to name just a few). by Beth Bailey and Meredith Cavallaro, [...]
Harley News "Rights and Responsibilities" is a modern-day take on civics and a required class for all Grade 9 students. On a rainy Friday, November 3rd, the Trimester I Rights & Responsibilities class (required for all Grade 9 students) [...]
Harley News Motor skill development is an important part of our Primary classrooms. Motor Skill Development in Action By Meredith Cavallaro, Primary faculty Note: Our Primary classes combine Kindergarten and Grade 1 to offer students continuity during a [...]
Harley News Today, there is growing awareness of the need for children to take risks in play as well as to conduct play in natural settings. Outdoor play and learning has been part of Harley since our very beginning. [...]
Harley News Punkin’ Chunkin’ is a fun-filled, shared learning experience that challenges our Grade 4 students to design and build their own pumpkin-launching mechanism. Developed four years ago, the project culminates in an outdoor (weather permitting) test launch where [...]
Harley News Kids Afield is a weekly outdoor expedition that gives our Kindergarten students a chance to engage with nature through the lens of a digital camera. Season to season, in sunshine or snow, the children explore the Harley campus and document their discoveries. [...]
Harley News Parent Council Co-Chair, Diana Palotas, shares tips for parents to prepare for the coming school year. by Diana Palotas, Parent Council Co-Chair I hate to see summer vacation end. I like that the kids can be off schedule [...]
Biomimicry Global Design Challenge: The Harley School’s Biomimicry Club Places Third with huMANGROVE
Harley News The Upper School Biomimicry Club at The Harley School recently earned third place in the Biomimicry Institute’s national Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge. The design concept competition encourages young people to develop bio-inspired solutions to real-world sustainability problems. Working in teams with an [...]