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Momala Harris Blog Image
11/09/20
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Momala Harris

She is the first Indian-American, the first Black and the first female to be elected Vice President of the United States. She is the daughter of Dr. Shayamala Gopalan from India and Dr. James Harris from Jamaica.  She is Kamala Devi Harris, aka “Momala”. There are many facets that make up the totality of Kamala […]

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Trafalgar Castle in the Fall
10/12/20
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We Need the Bad to See the Good

Thanksgiving this year was different in a number of ways. Our very small gathering opted for baked salmon instead of roast turkey, we couldn’t visit Grandma because long-term care homes in Ontario are closed to visitors for the foreseeable future, and FaceTime kisses instead of in-person hugs were how we celebrated the First Birthday of […]

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Trafalgar Prefect Installation 2020 Blog Post
10/05/20
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Dear Trafalgar Castle School Prefects of 2020-2021

Today, we come together to celebrate the installation of our 2020-2021 Prefects, a group that has already this year, both collectively and individually, demonstrated why they were chosen to fulfill this important role. This ceremony is a time to affirm our school’s commitment to leadership – a commitment to leadership by young women and for […]

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09/21/20
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Let the Marathon Begin!

It’s been a rollercoaster of emotion and a marathon of preparation since we said farewell to our students in March and welcomed them back this month.  The Lower School students joined us on campus on September 9th, and any sense of tentative caution on their part quickly gave way to happy skipping through the halls […]

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05/21/20
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What We Give

In the midst of the pandemic madness that encircles our lives, I find myself asking the question: “What would Winston do?” I’m referring, of course, to Winston Churchill. There are countless world leaders, past and present, who I could call upon as my muse, but there’s something about Churchill’s British sensibility of “stay calm and […]

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05/11/20
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Honouring our Mother

In this time of COVID-19, many celebrated Mother’s Day across North America with feelings of love, gratitude and deep reflection. Some felt the warm embrace of a mother at home. For many, the poor substitute of a virtual hug fed hopes of a promised embrace in the weeks ahead. For others, the memory of a […]

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05/05/20
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A Wild Ride to Safety

As dog owners, our daily routine is pretty set, even more so in this period of COVID-19 induced isolation. Every morning, I let Haddie and Hugo out for a run in the field. They wait impatiently as I open the door and vibrate in anticipation as I walk to the back gate. The minute the […]

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04/27/20
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Together Apart

I miss my mom. Like many families in Ontario with loved ones in long-term care homes, we’ve been unable to visit her for many weeks. As if that weren’t challenging enough, her telephone stopped working and it will require a visit from a repair person. (That’s not happening.) A cell phone isn’t a viable option […]

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04/20/20
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The Wisdom to Know the Difference

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. The Serenity Prayer. I’ve been leaning on it a lot these days as I try my best to support our community in the here and now while preparing for the […]

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04/14/20
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The Blessings of Bread

My daughter, having spread her wings and moved out on her own, is back home again, electing to self-isolate with more space, a fully stocked fridge, and the benefit of our school’s beautiful and open campus. (I guess living in a castle beats the 8-by-10-foot bedroom in her Toronto apartment.) My husband and I are […]

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