Category Archives: Principal Connections

Serve. Advocate. Lead.

Serve. Advocate. Lead.

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.


This edition of Principal Connections takes an in-depth look at the Support Services that the Catholic Principals’ Council | Ontario (CPCO) offers to its membership. The term “Support Services” is built around two key words. The “Support” part of the title highlights ways that we help our members grow and develop. The “Service” part of the title speaks to the set of services we have developed to assist our colleagues professionally. 

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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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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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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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Tabbie Silver Award 2017

Tabbies Awards

Principal Connections’ Collaborative Professionalism issue wins a Tabbie Silver Award

By Jacob Chouinard
Photography by Hannah Yakobi and courtesy of the TABPI website


CPCO is delighted to receive an award for one of the recent issues of our magazine! This award was presented for our Collaborative Professionalism issue that was released in fall 2016, following a large rebranding strategy. Principal Connections has won awards throughout the years, but this is the first Tabbie award the magazine has received.

Tabbie Award

The Tabbie Awards have been around for over two decades, and are sponsored by Trade Association Business Publications International. The 2017 Tabbie Awards featured more than 400 entries, with nominations from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Singapore and South Africa.

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