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Christian school grows because of new mission

On October 23rd, 2017 by Jennifer Neutel

When principal Jason Schouten answered the phone one day, the person on the line said, “I’m calling because I hear you are a school that cares about students.” This is one example of how St. Thomas Community Christian School’s (STCCS) new mission statement and strategic plan is rippling into the ...

Growing a high school in PEI

On October 10th, 2017 by Jennifer Neutel

Since changing high schools to attend Immanuel Christian School (ICS), Grade 11 student Maddie says she feels happier and enjoys being in class. Maddie started this year at her previous school, and after thinking about the new ICS high school decided to try it out for a day. That day ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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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