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School grows in enrolment and diversity

On May 22nd, 2018 by Jennifer Neutel

Ottawa Christian School (OCS) is seeing an increase in enrolment, with many of the new families moving into the area looking for a Christian education. Patricia González shares her family’s story of moving back to Canada after four years overseas, and how they moved to Barrhaven because they wanted to send ...

Science challenge brings schools together

On May 7th, 2018 by Jennifer Neutel

Students from seven Christian schools competed in the inaugural Bluewater Christian Science Challenge this year providing an opportunity to put fluid power in the spotlight and give students a hands-on learning experience. Students from London Christian Academy, Strathroy Community Christian School, Immanuel Christian School in Aylmer, St. Thomas Community Christian ...

Grade 4 class sends evacuation backpacks

On April 23rd, 2018 by Jennifer Neutel

As students of St. Andrew’s Elementary School in the Kashechewan First Nation community are experiencing their annual evacuation due to risk of flooding, the Grade 4 students each received a special evacuation backpack from the Grade 4 class at Beacon Christian School. With an April 19 evacuation date, the northern Ontario ...


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Building Belonging: The Christ-Centred Educational Services Standard

On March 5th, 2018 by Sara Pot

Last month, I offered a list of questions for schools to consider related to the inclusive vision of belonging. You can find those questions here. These questions were meant to serve as points to ponder for schools as they either begin the conversation about an inclusive vision of belonging or ...

An Inclusive Vision of Belonging

On January 24th, 2018 by Sara Pot

Happy New Year. Back in September, I wrote about the definition and practice of community ( Schools were just starting their new year, and I was just starting to get to know the stories from several of your communities.  I appreciate the time and the trust given with stories to me ...

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 ...

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