He s a totally different person. He s into his schoolwork. It s absolutely great to see. Father of a Grade 8 student, wrapping up his first year in private school
Every family has a different reason for considering a private school education, but nearly all agree that private schools provide their children with: More emphasis on specialties like art, music and athletics Students who attend private schools can be more academically challenged, exposed to clearer value systems, given greater access to teachers, and may simply feel safer. Some features parents look for when they turn to the private system include: A specific educational approach, such as or A program for children who are, have, or require a special schedule due to, or. Who chooses private school education? Families who choose the private education system tend to be concerned with the development and all-round character building of their children.
Studies show that families of all sizes and ethnic backgrounds have turned to the private system. Although the notion remains that private school families are very wealthy, studies show that children from both ends of the income distribution attend private schools; 29 percent of children who attend private schools are from families with incomes below $50,000, while 26 percent are from families with at least twice as much income. Statistics Canada, July 4, 2001 In May 2007, The Fraser Institute conducted a study into the reasons parents choose private schools. The report, Ontario s Private Schools: Who Chooses Them and Why? is based on a survey of 919 Ontario households with children attending private schools. To read the full report, visit If you have been to school camps as a kid, you know it is the way to go. It is a great part of growing up and what you learn at these camps sticks with you as an adult.
However, if you have never been to a school camp, you will be unaware of how they can benefit your kids. The Christian Youth Camps hosts school camps at Melbourne city, Yarra Valley, Gippsland, and three different locations on Phillip Island Here are 5 reasons why you should send your kids to our school camps. Living in Diversity and Socialising When children go to our camps, they meet people they might not meet in day-to-day life. They learn how to make friends and learn about teamwork. With everyday activities at the camps, they come to befriend and team up with unlikely companions, thereby going out of their comfort zones to interact. Living in our camps means living a close community. When kids share chores, they learn to settle differences, team up and work for a cause Learning Resilience The healthy and nurturing environment provided at our camps helps in developing a certain level of resilience.
Children learn to try new things without grumbling, to get back up when they fail and to treat every failed attempt as a stepping-stone to improvement. In the course of the camp, they come to accomplish feats they did not think they were capable of achieving. Becoming Independent and Making Decisions With parents and teachers helping kids at every move in life, children never really learn how to make a decision. At our school camps, children figure out how to make important decisions, caring for others and thinking like a leader. Our camps give them the freedom to make decisions in a controlled environment. This minimises risks, but also allows them to see a completely new side of themselves that they did not know existed Unplug Technology and Develop Useful Skills In a world filled with digital media, it is really difficult to put down your phone and do something useful.
At Christian Youth Camps, we make an effort to separate children from technology and offer them opportunities to connect with themselves and nature. At our school camps, children learn skills that come handy even as adults and many end up with hobbies, like painting and athletics that stay with the kids for the rest of their lives. Basically, our school camps open up a world beyond technology and Internet. Make Life Long Friends School camps are a place where kids make friends with other kids who have the same interests. Living in close proximity allows children to get to know each other very well. Free from social and academic pressure, kids let down their hair in our school camps to socialise and learn true meaning of friendship.