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The Hands and Feet of Jesus

On January 22nd, 2018 by Marie Cooper

Community Christian School (CCS) kindergarten teacher Mary Ruth Downs decided the school’s 65 students should wear matching fleece scarves for the 2016 Christmas musical. Parent volunteers at the Metcalfe school created the scarves by cutting bolts of fleece fabric into strips. Wanting to put the scarves to good use once ...

Every GrandPal is a story

On January 15th, 2018 by Jennifer Neutel

On the first day of the school year one of Kristie Walraven’s students asked if the class would participate in GrandPals again. The intergenerational program is growing in interest, and its creators received the 2017 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching. “The students love this program,” Mrs. Walraven says. ...

Ornament fundraiser blesses families

On December 18th, 2017 by Jennifer Neutel

Rhema Christian School families participated in an ornament fundraiser with Under One Sun—an organization that seeks to restore dignity for Haitian families through artistry. The connection between Rhema and Under One Sun, both located in Peterborough, formed through the school’s office administrator Katie Lingard. Ms. Lingard works part-time for each and ...


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From 2017 to 2018

On January 3rd, 2018 by Ray Hendriks

As I reflect back on 2017, there are a number of things that have stood out … Last year gave the OACS community many stories of excellence, innovation and community. Check them out again at There were also the great stories shared in edCommons groups and community gatherings of God’s ...

Treasures of the heart

On December 19th, 2017 by Ray Hendriks

As I begin writing this blog, large snow-flakes are gently falling; the ground is already covered, glistening with the covering of the freshly fallen white snow. Our street is one of those where almost every house has some display of Christmas lights. Because I have “a bit” of the Santa ...

A Teacher’s Report Card

On November 23rd, 2017 by Chris van Donkelaar

Last night my daughter, Elise, came home with her report card from her first term in Grade One. She very much enjoyed the experience, and afterwards got to work creating her own report card for her teacher … The reminded me about something special in Christian education.

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