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Keynote Summaries

Christian Schools Canada Conference 2016

This year’s conference was hosted at the The Banff Centre, nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Christian educational leaders from across the nation came together for a rich time of keynote messages, workshops, discussions and worship that strengthened and inspired.

News stories

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2016 Special Education and Library Conferences

On October 17th, 2016 by Carla Alblas

  Twenty-five librarians and almost a hundred Special Education teachers from Christian schools across the province gathered at the Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre last week to participate in one of two engaging events hosted there—the OACS Library Conference and the OACS Special Education Conference. Both events presented opportunities for attendees to ...

Teaching Digital Citizenship at GCCS!

On October 11th, 2016 by Carla Alblas

There has been an exponential growth in the advancement of educational technology over the past few years. While many of us can remember filling in worksheets at our desk as our teacher demonstrated the work using an overhead projector, many students in elementary schools now carry cell phones and tablets ...

Staff blogs

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Holding Fast to God

On September 1st, 2016 by Ray Hendriks

The journey of another school year is upon us.  Already, teachers and administrators are engaged in preparations, and on Tuesday morning they will welcome students and parents with great excitement.  As we embark on the 2016-2017 school year, I’d like to share a story from the book of Joshua. Joshua 22:5 ...


On August 24th, 2016 by Julius de Jager

  While listening to the latest CD from the Mars Hill Audio Journal, I heard a reference to an African proverb that caught my attention. It read, “I am because we are”. I have since learned that this proverb is called Ubuntu and its full description is better stated as “I ...

School snapshots

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Hundreds Launch Ottawa Christian School Jubilee Celebration

On October 3rd, 2016 by Carla Alblas

Nearly 600 people gathered to kick off the 50th anniversary celebrations of Ottawa Christian School (OCS) on September 24th with a barbecue, party, and worship service. Alumni, past and current families, and school supporters came together to celebrate and give thanks for a half-century of quality Christian education in the ...

Trenton Christian School Kicks Off 60th Year!

On September 12th, 2016 by Carla Alblas

On Friday, September 9th, 2016,  Trenton Christian School kicked off their 60th Anniversary year with their annual school BBQ.  There were over 250 people in attendance, varying in age from 3 months to 80+.  Everyone enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs prepared by the school Board, and there were bouncy castles ...

Partner voices

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Leading with Love: Celebrations of Learning

On October 19th, 2016 by Diane Stronks

The mark of a true community and healthy relationships is the ability to celebrate the beauty and strength of others. We honour who God has created us to be when we help each other to develop our strengths and gifts. Scripture tells many stories of people who were called to ...

Cardus Education Survey 2016

On October 11th, 2016 by Beth Green

  Cardus Education Survey 2016 Available Now | October 11, 2016 HAMILTON, October 11, 2016—As debate rages across North America over the role of independent schools within public education systems, we at Cardus have released our 4th national education survey. The 2016 Cardus Education Survey confirmed findings from 2012 that undermine the stereotype ...

The Multiplier

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Educational Assistants

On May 16th, 2016 by Carla Alblas

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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 ...


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