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News Stories

What Can We Tell Our Children? 


On June 30th, 2015 by Laura Konyndyk

Children planting a new tree. Concept: new lifew, environmental conservation
In his well known book, Culture Making, Andy Crouch voices an important question about what Christians may or may not be known for outside of their own faith communities. “Why aren’t we known as creators?” he asks. “People who dare to think and do something that has never been thought or ...

Teaming up for Track and Field

On June 23rd, 2015 by Laura Konyndyk

Sack Races
For the last 15 years, faculty and staff at Calvin Christian School (CCS) in Hamilton have taken a distinct and creative approach to the traditional track and field day—so that both junior and senior students in their community benefit from the event. What sets the school’s track and field day ...

From our Schools

TDChristian Students Receive Vaughan ALIVE! Award

On June 10th, 2015 by OACS News

TDChristian Environmental Block Awards
Members of TDChristian’s Environmental Block (E-Block) program were recently named as recipients of the Vaughan Alive Award. On May 19th, students in the two credit Grade 10 program attended a Vaughan Council meeting, where schools, organizations and businesses were recognized for their contributions and achievements in goodwill, beautification, environmental, active ...

Trust the Process

On June 1st, 2015 by Heather Paton

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A blog from London Christian Elementary School parent, Heather Paton

Staff Blogs

Amazing Love

On June 5th, 2015 by Julius de Jager

June in an OACS elementary Christian school is typically chock full of activity. Teachers trying to get one last unit completed with the students. Coaches motivating athletes during hot and muggy field day practices. Baseball tournaments to organize and play. School trips. Graduation plans to be developed. Across our many ...

Beauty for Ashes

On April 21st, 2015 by Judy Tomczak

Beauty fot Ashes
It wasn’t without cost, doubt or questions in my mind like “should I”, “why” and “what if”, before I shared my story at the Jesus Is Enough Conference last weekend. At 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning I stood at the microphone and began the story I believed that God wanted ...

Keynote Summaries

Re-forming the Formers: Self-Examination for Teachers

On November 7th, 2014 by Laura Konyndyk

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The final lecture summary in our “Imagining the Kingdom” series has some valuable words of advice for any educator aspiring to be a teacher of virtue. What might attending to our own virtue formation really mean? And how can we best sustain one another in this ongoing project? We hope ...

Christian Schooling in a Secular Age: Reimagining Education as Mission

On October 28th, 2014 by Laura Konyndyk

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This week’s summary (number three of four) invites readers to think about the nature of our secular age, and the implications it has for the Christian school movement. Where do the “spiritual but not religious” fit in? How do we make sense of the spiritual longings that endure in our ...

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