‘Buddy bench’ a safe space for students

A bright new bench in the playground outside Roden and Equinox elementary schools has a simple use, but magical powers. That’s what Mark Lasso, principal of Roden Public and Equinox Alternative, told a Nov. 17 assembly for the two schools, which share a single building near Gerrard Street East and Ashdale Avenue. At “magical powers,” […]

Equinox to expand outdoor learning

When kindergarten students learn early math at Equinox Holistic Alternative School, they might add two plus two acorns, or measure the width of a puddle. Equinox was the first public school in Canada to offer an outdoor kindergarten when it opened five years ago, in a building shared with Roden Public School near Gerrard and […]