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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.

In Everything Give Thanks

In Everything Give Thanks

In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, the Apostle Paul writes, “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” It is so striking that Paul simply says: No matter the situation, we are to find a reason to thank God.  In Romans 8:28, the Apostle...

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The Results Are In

The Results Are In

It is with excitement and enthusiasm that I am writing this! It is wonderful to be back in school, teaching face to face. As a teacher and a parent, distance learning is still a very clear memory, and I am thankful for the opportunity to teach my students in person as...

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Introducing Marc Mailhot

Introducing Marc Mailhot

We are very excited to take this opportunity to introduce another new staff member to our school community. Many of our parents may already know Marc Mailhot. For many years, Marc has served our school community as the Chair of the Board of Directors. Although we will...

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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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