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Orangeville Christian School is a private, independent Christian School serving Shelburne, Caledon, Grand Valley and Orangeville as well as rural Dufferin County.

Selecting Great Staff

Selecting Great Staff

We are extremely excited to welcome Julie Scrivens and Mans Eisen to the Orangeville Christian School (OCS) teaching staff and school community. When we select new staff members, we are searching for team players that are humble, hungry and smart. Both Julie and Mans...

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Saying Goodbye to Mrs. Van Dyk

Saying Goodbye to Mrs. Van Dyk

Our entire school community would like to thank Mrs. Gabrielle Van Dyk for her many years of service at Orangeville Christian School. Since September 2011, Gabrielle has taught in various classrooms and at various teaching percentages. From part-time maternity...

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A Legacy of Learning: Mrs. Ann Van Harten

A Legacy of Learning: Mrs. Ann Van Harten

Imagine twenty-three uninterrupted years of attending Orangeville Christian School. This thought is bound to bring a variety of responses ranging from a nervous twitch, to a gleam in the eye, and for one special teacher, a song on the lips. Mrs. Ann Van Harten has...

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A Letter from the Resource Teacher

A Letter from the Resource Teacher

As a Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT), the thought of 'school at home' brought a lot of uncertainty and felt overwhelming when I first realized that this was our new reality. How do we meet the differing needs of so many students? How do we keep our students...

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A Virtual Open House

A Virtual Open House

As our present circumstances of social distancing and self-isolation continue, it is becoming more and more clear that things will not go back to normal. In fact, there is a general expectation that things will be very different in the future, and that the future will...

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The Importance of the Cross in Education

The Importance of the Cross in Education

Sometimes we are so focused on our current circumstances that we lose sight of what is most important. While some of our neighbours, friends and family focus their attention on Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs, God’s people prayerfully reflect on the importance of...

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Unique and independent – just like your child.

Unique and independent – just like your child.

Recently, the independent school movement has been featured by local and national news outlets. Educational leaders, like Deani Van Pelt, President of the Edvance Christian Schools Association (www.edvance.ca), have been invited to discuss why Ontario parents are...

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Introducing Our New OCS Sports Name & Logo

Introducing Our New OCS Sports Name & Logo

A SPORTS TEAM NAME & LOGO CREATED BY OUR COMMUNITY To commemorate our 40th anniversary, our support community and board of directors have voted on the school’s first sports team name – the Orangeville Warriors. The selection of our new sports name is the result of a...

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An Early Christmas Present

An Early Christmas Present

The students and staff at Orangeville Christian School received an early Christmas present this week. Our grade 7 & 8 students gathered all their books, supplies and indoor shoes and moved from the school gymnasium and computer room to their newly completed portables...

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