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In our Schools

Christian Schools Rally around Loyola

On April 21st, 2015 by Laura Konyndyk

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What can an Ontario-based Christian education organization, like the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools, bring to the national sphere of faith and politics? The OACS’s involvement in the Loyola High School court case demonstrates a number of ways in which a spirit of collaboration and a willingness to thoughtfully enter ...

Online Audiences Cheer Thanks to HDCH Students

On April 8th, 2015 by Laura Konyndyk

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When driving to the big game just isn’t an option, a laptop, an internet connection, and a lunch break may allow for the next best thing: virtual participation. During this year’s OFSAA girls’ A volleyball championships—an event hosted by Hamilton District Christian High School—family members and friends could watch their favourite ...

In the Classroom

Fractured Fairy Tales

On April 22nd, 2015 by Carla Alblas

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“I’m just a kid….how can I write a story?” Students in the grades 5 and 6 classes at Milton Christian School were faced with this driving question recently in their Literature class. Their task was to create and publish a new version of an old favorite – to modernize or put ...

Art and Andy at SCCS



On April 17th, 2015 by Laura Konyndyk

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Through his collaborations with nature, British artist Andy Goldsworthy has produced spiral shaped rock formations on the beach, life-sized nests in the woods, and many other dazzling outdoor sculptures—most of which decay into their surroundings over time. Recently, students at Strathroy Community Christian School (SCCS) were invited to make their ...

Staff Blogs

Beauty for Ashes

On April 21st, 2015 by Judy Tomczak

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It wasn’t without cost, doubt or questions in my mind like “should I”, “why” and “what if”, before I shared my story at the Jesus Is Enough Conference last weekend. At 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning I stood at the microphone and began the story I believed that God wanted ...

Four Board Meetings and an Anniversary

On April 17th, 2015 by Ray Hendriks

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When I left the role of principal a number of years ago, I remember many conflicting emotions over the change in positions. I acknowledge however that one thing I knew I was not going to miss was the myriad of meetings with board, committees, parents, staff and whatever else draws ...

Keynote Summaries

Re-forming the Formers: Self-Examination for Teachers

On November 7th, 2014 by Laura Konyndyk

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The final lecture summary in our “Imagining the Kingdom” series has some valuable words of advice for any educator aspiring to be a teacher of virtue. What might attending to our own virtue formation really mean? And how can we best sustain one another in this ongoing project? We hope ...

Christian Schooling in a Secular Age: Reimagining Education as Mission

On October 28th, 2014 by Laura Konyndyk

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This week’s summary (number three of four) invites readers to think about the nature of our secular age, and the implications it has for the Christian school movement. Where do the “spiritual but not religious” fit in? How do we make sense of the spiritual longings that endure in our ...

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