Family Ties

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Family Ties

Deirdre Kinsella Biss

 

By Deirdre Kinsella Biss
Editor, Principal Connections

With the release of the latest issue of Principal Connections, Editor Deirdre Kinsella Biss provides a sneak preview of what you can expect in our magazine this month.


The “family” is truly our first place of learning. Our parents and guardians are our first teachers. They teach us about love and kindness, they develop our faith, they instil our values and guide our formation. Families are our personal centre. They are made from the heart. They come in all shapes and sizes, they are there to support us and help us grow.

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CPCO Conference 2017

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CPCO Conference 2017 highlights

By Jacob Chouinard

Photography by Eric Choi (Edge Imaging), Hannah Yakobi (CPCO) and Jacob Chouinard (CPCO)

Our 2017 Conference at the Delta Hotel was a great success. From insightful presentations to informative breakout sessions and participation in social media contests — it was a busy and engaging day.

Thank you to everyone who helped plan the event and to those who participated.

We also thank our sponsors and vendors, who supported the event and set up creative and informative booths for everyone to enjoy.

To view the full gallery of photos from the conference, please visit our Facebook page.

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Tech Talk: Find Your Muse

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Find Your Muse
Bringing meditation to your life and classrooms

 

By Ania Czupajlo
Art Director, Principal Connections


 

Meditation has been shown to help refocus and calm the brain, reduce stress, depression and anxiety, and improve overall well-being and quality of life.

However, in today’s fast-paced world you may feel there is not enough time to meditate, and if you do, how do you know you’re getting it right? And what if your mind starts wandering?

Fortunately, there are a number of helpful apps and tools that can make meditation easier.

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CPCO Conference 2017

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CPCO Conference 2017: what to expect

By Hannah Yakobi

Our annual conference is less than a month away!

This year, the event features an incredible line-up of keynote speakers and several excellent breakout sessions guided by industry leaders.

The Opening Keynote is by Bruce Rodrigues, Deputy Minister of Education. As an exemplary thought leader and role model for humble and merciful leadership in education, he will set the tone for this year’s conference theme: Walking Each Other Home. Recognizing the work that we do as leaders in Catholic Education can be all-consuming — especially in times of “initiative fatigue” — Bruce reminds us of the importance of support, stewardship, accompaniment and encounter, and our commitment to walking each other home. You can read more about his keynote on our website.

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The Circle of Wellness

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The Circle of Wellness

Deirdre Kinsella Biss

 

By Deirdre Kinsella Biss
Editor, Principal Connections

With the release of the latest issue of Principal Connections, Editor Deirdre Kinsella Biss provides a sneak preview of what you can expect in our magazine this month.


We begin this school year with the well-being of our students near and dear to our hearts and our practice. We know students need to have a positive sense of well-being, a strong sense of self, and a real sense of belonging in the world to help them learn, grow and thrive.

As Catholic leaders, we face the challenge of creating learning conditions within our schools that empower students to grow in a positive, holistic, healthy manner. Our school environments must be welcoming, safe and caring while being equitable, inclusive and respectful. We have a personal responsibility, as well as a role to play, in bringing this initiative to life in our Catholic schools.

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