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Canada’s Coolest School Trip

On February 13th, 2017 by Carla Alblas

Each time that one of the twenty-three students in grades seven and eight at Milton Christian School (MCS) finishes another drawing for their video project, they are one step closer to their dream coming true—a chance for their class to travel to Nova Scotia to explore the beautiful landscape and ...

A Wedding to Remember!

On February 6th, 2017 by Carla Alblas

Saturday night’s fundraising celebration at Immanuel Christian School (ICS) in Aylmer was themed, “A Wedding to Remember” and it certainly lived up to its title! Men sporting top hats and tuxedos posed for photographs with elegantly dressed ladies in a beautifully decorated gymnasium. And at least a dozen women pulled ...

Staff blogs

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Even On Days Like This …

On February 8th, 2017 by Stephanie Robinson

Yesterday was one of those days—a dark Monday morning when nothing seemed to go right. I stopped counting the number of kids with tears in their eyes, stories to tattle, and difficulties in the bathroom. These days happen to all of us—some years more than others—but it takes wisdom to ...

Bread and Wine

On February 6th, 2017 by Julius de Jager

I had the privilege of witnessing my grandson’s first participation in the Lord’s Supper in church recently. He joined me, my wife and his older brother in leaving our pew to file up to the elders serving the meal. The elders bent low to serve him, as he is only ...

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Multiplier

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Educational Assistants

On May 16th, 2016 by Carla Alblas

It has been said that a well-run school can function for a day or so without the principal, but if the educational assistant does not show up in a classroom for work, the day can go off the rails very quickly. An educational assistant (EA) is a paraeducator who supports the ...

Keynotes

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Leading with Love: Joanna Levy

On December 21st, 2016 by Carla Alblas

https://vimeo.com/196584675 As Joanna Levy began her keynote address to teachers and educational leaders, she emphasized the importance of the role of the teacher in giving her students the sense that the work they are doing in the classroom is not just work for another student, or for the teacher—they are being ...

Announcements

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Sharing Christmas through Song

On December 12th, 2016 by Carla Alblas

Students in the primary grades of John Knox Christian School (JKCS) in Stoney Creek had the opportunity to share the gift of music with members of the community this past week. The primary classes were thrilled to receive an invitation to sing a selection of Christmas songs at the Stoney ...

Hundreds Launch Ottawa Christian School Jubilee Celebration

On October 3rd, 2016 by Carla Alblas

Nearly 600 people gathered to kick off the 50th anniversary celebrations of Ottawa Christian School (OCS) on September 24th with a barbecue, party, and worship service. Alumni, past and current families, and school supporters came together to celebrate and give thanks for a half-century of quality Christian education in the ...

Partner voices

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Nominations for John Rozema Awards

On January 6th, 2017 by Beth Green

Only 25 days remaining! Do you know a Christian school teacher in Ontario whose excellent practice invests purpose, rigour, and service into the lives of children, school, and community? Nominating someone for a John Rozema Teaching Excellence Award is a gift to the whole Christian school community in Ontario, and gives ...

Emmanuel – God With Us!

On December 15th, 2016 by Diane Stronks

Over these last few weeks, as Christmas is upon us, I began to wonder why God would use a couple of teenagers to take care of his beloved Son, a helpless baby who could not protect himself. Think about it: God, the Creator of the Universe, entrusted these two young ...