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Students Share Story Through Film

On May 29th, 2017 by Carla Alblas

On May 8th, 2017, we published an article on the High School Improv team at Toronto District Christian School, and the way that improv has changed the lives of students who have been involved in it. This week’s story continues that theme, with TD Christian’s Communications Technology teacher Tim Buwalda and ...

Student Carnival Supports Community Hospice

On May 15th, 2017 by Carla Alblas

“When my grandmother was sick, she stayed at the McNally Hospice,” shared Kaitlin, a grade 8 student at John Knox Christian School (JKCS) in Stoney Creek. “It meant a lot to me and to my family that there were people who took such good care of my grandmother. So I ...

Staff blogs

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Victoria Day Weekend and Hesed

On May 23rd, 2017 by Ray Hendriks

The May long weekend is now behind us.  It seems that the Victoria Day weekend comes at just the time many in education can use that extra day away.  Hopefully your weekend was a time of relaxation and enjoying family and creation. For me, the weekend was a lot of hard ...

Surrender: A Mother’s Day Reflection

On May 17th, 2017 by Judy Tomczak

When my body hit the floor hard, I knew instantly that I had done something terrible to myself. The commercial for the elderly went through my head “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”. Seriously, did this just happen? There I lay helpless and alone, limited by my sudden and ...

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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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HCS Amazed by Capital Campaign Success!

On May 26th, 2017 by Carla Alblas

Huron Christian School had a fundraising goal for their building expansion project – $3 million dollars. They expected their wider community would support the initiative, but they didn’t expect to blow past their goal only eight months into their 18-month campaign. HCS principal Nick Geleynse, who has been the principal at ...

LDCSS to host viewing of “Most Likely To Succeed”

On April 20th, 2017 by Carla Alblas

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE5XRrfetu4   London District Christian Secondary School will be hosting a screening of the documentary,  “Most Likely To Succeed” , at Fanshawe College in London next Thursday, April 27th, from 7:00-9:30PM. “Most Likely To Succeed”  is the best film ever done on the topic of school — both its past and its future. ...

Partner voices

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Digital Frontiers: Testing New Tech in the Christian Classroom

On May 12th, 2017 by Jennifer Neutel

Digital learning is the new normal for schools across Canada. Eighty percent of kids in kindergarten now use computers in the classroom. Roughly half of the student body comes to school with his or her own device; 96 percent of classrooms have computers. Teachers communicate with parents less on paper ...

Dreaming Big Dreams

On April 26th, 2017 by Diane Stronks

“I will pour out my Spirit on every kind of people: Your sons will prophesy, also your daughters; Your young men will see visions, your old men dream dreams. When the time comes, I’ll pour out my Spirit On those who serve me, men and women both, and they’ll prophesy.”  Acts 1:16b-18   For those of us who are getting older, ...