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Ontario Christian High School Choral Festival Celebrates 40th Anniversary

On May 23rd, 2016 by Carla Alblas

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Over 250 students from OACS high schools across Ontario gathered at Redeemer University College this past weekend to participate in the 40th annual Ontario Christian High School Choral Festival. This year’s festival was a two-day event comprising of many new opportunities for students to celebrate worship through the gift of ...

Students at RCHS walk “the Ugandan Mile”

On May 16th, 2016 by Carla Alblas

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There is a well-known proverb that states: “to understand a man, you’ve got to walk a mile in his shoes.” Students at Redeemer Christian High School (RCHS) in Ottawa participated in a 30-hour weekend event recently which they dubbed “The Ugandan Mile”, designed for students to walk a metaphorical mile in ...

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My Warbler Surprise

On May 18th, 2016 by Julius de Jager

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Last Sunday morning I decided to wander into my back yard for a few moments before attending church. I was standing quietly on my deck and enjoying how the garden perennials were beginning to emerge.  The hostas were pointing up in thick pencil-like shoots, and little white flowers were popping ...

A Look Back: 20 Years of Finances at the OACS

On May 6th, 2016 by Audrey Roorda

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While sitting at my computer recently, waiting for some information to load on the screen, I began to reflect back on how things have changed in the OACS finance department over the past 20 years. I started working for the OACS in 1995, after spending eleven years working for a trucking ...

School snapshots

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CCS Choir Takes Home Silver in National MusicFest

On May 13th, 2016 by Carla Alblas

Congratulations to the Senior Choir from Calvin Christian School (CCS) in Hamilton, as they achieved a silver award in the National MusicFest held in Ottawa on May 11, 2016. The choir qualified for the national festival by receiving a gold standard at the 2016 Golden Horseshoe Music Festival held in ...

WCS Students Host Mother’s Day Tea

On May 9th, 2016 by Carla Alblas

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  Rather than making gifts and taking them home to give their moms on Mother’s Day, the Junior Kindergarten class at Woodstock Christian School decided to host a Mother’s Day Tea this year. Invitations were sent home asking moms to come into the school this past Thursday afternoon, and the children were ...

Partner voices

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Journey into Educator Growth: Assessment and Evaluation

On May 25th, 2016 by Diane Stronks

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“Well done, thou good and faithful servant!” With those words, the servant who doubled his talents was greeted by the master of the household. Don’t we all long to hear those words said about us? We may not admit it, but encouragement for a job well done feels really good. We may ...

Hope

On May 2nd, 2016 by Diane Stronks

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about my grandmother who taught me about engagement and meaningful work. She died when I was only twelve. What I remember most vividly about her funeral and the wake afterward was the seemingly endless stories that were told about her. I remember being astonished ...

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