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TCS Students Win Engineering Hackathon

On February 1st, 2016 by Carla Alblas

A few of the parents in the nearby stands cheered or shouted words of encouragement, while others watched quietly, nervously fidgeting or excitedly chewing nails from the sidelines. No, it wasn’t a sporting event that had their sons and daughters engaged in competition this past Saturday afternoon at McMaster University in ...

From Idea to Reality: Smithville Grade 9 Geography Project

On January 25th, 2016 by Carla Alblas

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When Grade 12 student Alex Boekestyn trains for cross-country along the South Creek Trail, next to Smithville Christian High School, he is literally running on top of the final product of his Grade 9 Geography project. Starting at the Wade Street walking bridge, the South Creek trail meanders along the Twenty Mile Creek ...

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Telling the Stories

On January 27th, 2016 by Ray Hendriks

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  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 I love the Old Testament stories about the whining of the Israelites. Time and again they witness the faithfulness of ...

The “Anything” Prayer

On January 25th, 2016 by Samantha Bevaart

    Recently I had the privilege of leading the OACS team in our Monday morning staff devotions. During our time together, I touched briefly on a book I’ve studied called Anything: the prayer that unlocked my God and my Soul, by author Jennie Allen. Jennie has also written the popular Bible ...

School snapshots

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Woodland Students Travel to DR for Service Trip

On February 5th, 2016 by Carla Alblas

Fifteen grade twelve students from Woodland Christian High School left last week to serve alongside NEXO ministries of Waterloo in the Dominican Republic. Since their arrival to the DR on Monday, students have been involved in many different areas of service among churches, hospitals, shelters, and schools. Team members were prepared ...

Spirit Days at Knox Christian School

On February 3rd, 2016 by Carla Alblas

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  It was “Pajama Day” at Knox Christian School last Wednesday–which meant that students didn’t even have to get changed when they rolled out of bed that day! Pajama Day is one of the Spirit Days that Student Council students organize each month, to engage students across all the grade levels. The ...

Partner voices

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Student Agency

On January 28th, 2016 by Diane Stronks

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All the best research in organizations, families, schools and generally in people’s psychological health seems to suggest that agency, or having a say in what is going on or in what affects you, is extremely important. It is extremely important to their overall health and well-being for people to feel ...

Image Bearers

On January 19th, 2016 by Diane Stronks

What are the stories that students today dream about? What fascinates them? Who do they pretend to be? What are the ...


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