News

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Harvesting summer’s fundraising efforts

On September 25th, 2017 by Jennifer Neutel

We’re excited to welcome back Jennifer Neutel as our OACS Community Journalist for the 2017/18 school year. Jennifer worked with the News Service between 2007 and 2012, bringing her expertise and experience as a journalist to our stories. Since then, Jennifer has continued to write professional articles, and is a ...

Summer PD Empowers Growth for Educators

On September 4th, 2017 by Carla Alblas

The summer months not only give students a break from the daily routines of packed lunches, school buses, and learning adventures in and out of the classroom, but they also provide a season for educators to enjoy a break from the previous months of planning, teaching, and coaching—a time of refreshment ...

Blogs

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A Season of Change: Saying Farewell as OACS Community Journalist

On September 24th, 2017 by Carla Alblas

At certain moments in our lives, we find ourselves taking the time to prepare for a new season—perhaps “winterizing” a summer cottage or covering vulnerable plants before the first snow flakes fall. At other times a new season hits unexpectedly, like the onset of an early spring thaw that interrupts ...

On Being in Community

On September 12th, 2017 by Sara Pot

At Beacon Christian School in St. Catharines, Ontario, students have the opportunity to learn about Georges Seurat and Pointilism in their art classes. The hallway walls are soon covered with the students’ colourful illustrations. Upon close inspection, each masterpiece displays a multitude of dots or bits of colour, covering the ...

Bulletins

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What’s So Great About Canada, Eh?

On July 4th, 2017 by Carla Alblas

In honour of Canada Day, and the country’s 150th anniversary celebrations this year, leadership students at Belleville Christian School put together a production called, “What’s So Great About Canada, Eh?”, highlighted in the following video:  

What Makes Canada Special?

On June 27th, 2017 by Carla Alblas

Staff and students at Orillia Christian School put together a video of their recent celebrations of Canada 150. As students celebrated our country’s anniversary, and enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors, they were asked to reflect on several questions about Canada, including, “Why do you love Canada?”, “One day, where ...

Partners

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Award Recognizes Ontario Teachers For Excellence in Education

On June 20th, 2017 by Daniel Proussalidis

Five Ontario teachers are the latest recipients of the John Rozema Awards for Teacher Excellence. Now in their second year, the Rozema Awards recognize teachers who surpass expectations in their work at Christian schools in Ontario. Michael Van Pelt, President and CEO of Cardus, and Dr. Beth Green, Education Program Director ...

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 ...

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