Health & Wellness at CDS

At CDS, we endeavour to help our students find balance in their lives. To this end, in addition to challenging and inspiring the students in our care academically, another goal for us as educators is to help them be healthy in mind and body.

In order to live a well-balanced life, there are many factors to be considered:
  • Exercise
  • Sleep
  • Nutrition
  • Lifestyle choices
  • Coping and resilience skills
  • Achieving one’s own balance among sometimes competing academic, extra-curricular, family, spiritual, and leisure activities (which should include both social and alone time)
Some students seek our support daily, some weekly and others choose only to seek us out during stressful times. There are also many students who choose to navigate their time in the School independently, but we are happy to offer any assistance needed.

Our counsellors are committed to helping students find the support they need so they are best able to achieve both personal and academic goals. We believe that it is important that students learn how to be their own advocates, and we will work with them to develop this lifelong skill.

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School Nurse

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  • Teresa Khaja

    Teresa Khaja

    Teresa Khaja joined CDS as our School Nurse in September 2022. She brings 25 years of paediatric health care experience to this position, including most recently the RSV Co-ordinator, Neonatal Clinic Lead at Humber River Hospital, and Paediatric Outpatient Clinic. Nurse Teresa is registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Health & Wellness Advisory Team

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  • Brian Beech

    Brian Beech

    Brian Beech PhD, RSW is a Psychotherapist/Social Worker, certified forest therapy guide, and member of the CDS Health and Wellness Advisory Team. For the past 31 years he has provided counselling and psychotherapy to adults, adolescents and children as a social worker in Newmarket. For 15 years he worked with Kinark Child and Family Services in Aurora as both a clinical consultant and social worker. Brian was also a sessional instructor and lecturer at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Social Work from 2003-2018.
  • Brynie Lacob

    Brynie Lacob

    Brynie Lacob is a Registered Psychotherapist and Personal & Family Therapist, and member of the CDS Health and Wellness Advisory Team. She has 17 years of experience programming, implementing, and teaching social skills to school-aged students at the Dunblaine School in Toronto. She worked extensively with individual students and parents. She participated in numerous parent meetings and presentations. Brynie has been in private practice for eight years. She is a member of CRPO and is a Family Professional with Collaborative Law Toronto. She works with individuals, couples and families.
"It really takes a village to nurture a child into a confident, ambitious and inspired graduate. Engaging and innovative teachers, peers who support and learn from each other, guidance counselors who listen and problem solve, and staff who create a safe and welcoming environment. It all comes together here in this school. The Country Day School is that village in the best possible way."
— Randee Sorbo, Past CDS Parent

Land Acknowledgment

The Country Day School wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. Our nearest Indigenous Nations are now the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Chippewas of Georgina Island. The Dish with One Spoon Wampum covenant is often cited as an example of the shared responsibility for caring for these lands among the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples who would call these their traditional territories. CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection to this land can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for the land and waters for future generations.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220

Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.