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CommUNITY De-Pave: From Parking Lot to Paradise

On April 29th, 2016 by Carla Alblas

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  There was a song written in the 1970s that talks about paving paradise to put up a parking lot. Students at Unity Christian High School (UCHS) in Barrie spent this past Earth Day doing exactly the opposite.  Parents, students, and community members gathered together in the high school parking lot ...

HCS Flash Mob shares Easter Message with Surrounding Communities

On April 25th, 2016 by Carla Alblas

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Over a hundred and forty students from Huron Christian School (HCS) in Clinton piled onto buses this past month, heading to three neighbouring communities to share an exciting message with as many people as they could—that Jesus is alive. Staff and students at HCS found empty streets and parking lots in ...

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The CBC Was My Inspiration

On April 27th, 2016 by Julius de Jager

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One never knows where inspiration will come to us from in our busy lives.  One Sunday, my wife and I were traveling to Toronto after church to visit my daughter and her family.  I tuned into CBC and caught the morning program “The 180 ” with Jim Brown. He shared ...

Strengthening the Soul of your Leadership

On March 29th, 2016 by Ray Hendriks

  Earlier this month, an abscess discovered in a most inconvenient spot brought the busy schedule of my life to a very quick halt.  Being unable to sit, unable to stand, and unable to lie in any position comfortably for more than a few minutes will drive even the most stubborn ...

School snapshots

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Students at JCCS in the News!

On April 13th, 2016 by Carla Alblas

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Students at Jarvis Community Christian School decided to celebrate their 100th day in class, recently, by helping others. As a school community, they wanted to do something that would benefit the local community, and also to invest in something that would have a global effect as well. Their goal was ...

New Roads Ahead for Milton Christian School

On March 21st, 2016 by Carla Alblas

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Milton Christian School (MCS) had some very exciting news to share with their community last month. As of March 15th, 2016, they are the new owners of a property at 7419 Tremaine Road in Milton, where they plan to build a permanent new school facility. In just under four months, the ...

Partner voices

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Hospitality as Vision

On April 14th, 2016 by Diane Stronks

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“The hallmark of a healthy society has always been measured by how it cares for the disadvantaged.” —  Joni Eareckson Tada One of the dilemmas that we face in Christian schools is how to create communities of learning that are hospitable and welcoming to all types of families and students. Issues ...

Meaningful Work

On March 30th, 2016 by Diane Stronks

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Years ago, I wrote a paper on the amazing educator, Maria Montessori. She was a woman who established schools in the midst of Italian ghettos, where she discovered that young children love to do the same kinds of work as adults. She taught them to clean, to prepare food, to ...

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