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History in the Making

On March 27th, 2017 by Carla Alblas

History moved from past to present at Brantford Christian School (BCS) recently, as students hosted a History Fair Open House to showcase the research they had done on important people and events in Canada’s past. “When I walked into the gym, I felt like I’d walked into a museum made by ...

Schools Helping Schools

On March 27th, 2017 by Jenna Cottrill

For two weeks every February, Woodland Christian High School (WCS) holds a Special Emphasis Week (SEW) to support a local or international charity. This year, they chose EduDeo Ministries. Woodland’s focus this year was to raise funds for the training of a teacher facilitator in Nicaragua.  Teacher facilitators provide teacher ...

Staff blogs

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Turning Toward Jerusalem as Lent Begins

On February 27th, 2017 by Ray Hendriks

I have traveled often with my father-in-law. In fact, we have been to both the east and the west coasts together.  These journeys have been leisurely ones—we would not hurry anywhere, enjoying the sights and sounds and people of the places we would visit.   He laughed, however, when we would ...

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 ...

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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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Art Cafe at ACCS!

On March 7th, 2017 by Carla Alblas

The grade 7/8 students at Alliston Community Christian School hosted their school’s first Art Cafe last week. They invited the community to come and enjoy various art projects created by the students, from Junior Kindergarten all the way up to grade 8. The gallery featured foil embossed pictures, primary colour-splatter paintings, ...

Debt Free Kids!

On February 21st, 2017 by Carla Alblas

Partner voices

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A Peculiar People

On February 27th, 2017 by Diane Stronks

“The primary goal of Christian education is the formation of a peculiar people—a people who desire the Kingdom of God.”   James K.A. Smith   As I reflect on almost 40 years in Christian education, I am extremely grateful for the conversations/practices that our Christian schools are continuing to have.  The never-ending struggle ...

Advice for Betsy DeVos From Canada

On February 24th, 2017 by Beth Green

Good Public Education Doesn’t Require Uniformity The newly confirmed U.S. secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, will take office during a tumultuous time in American education. As a school-choice advocate, she is well-positioned to put her stamp on the expansion of charter schools and other effective—but often controversial—education reforms. DeVos has invested ...