Kindergarten

The Kindergarten program at OCS aims to instill a love of learning through a combination of direct instruction and learning through play.

Kindergarten

The Kindergarten Division at Orangeville Christian School (OCS) includes Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK).

The Kindergarten program at OCS aims to instill a love of learning through a combination of direct instruction and learning through play.

We seek to give our students the tools they need to prepare them for the transition to Grade One, while also respecting the unique way God has created young children. Our classrooms are places rich in print, literature, music, art and many hands-on activities. We work to develop an atmosphere in which we follow Jesus’ example of servant-hearted love by growing the social skills needed to become active members of our classroom and school community.

Our Kindergarten is a place of active, playful learning. Our students are introduced to the building blocks of reading through phonemic awareness instruction, guided reading, and authentic writing activities. Numeracy skills are developed through learning with hands-on materials. Through inquiry and instruction in Creation Studies, we point our students’ eyes to our amazing God.

Kim Schenk

SK TEACHER (BA, BCED, CSTC) (3 DAYS PER WEEK)

Kim Schenk is a dynamic elementary educator who joins our team with a wide range of teaching experience. She is a wife and mother of four who is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus and developing fundamental life skills, character, and a love for learning in all students under her care. In her spare time, she loves to walk her dog “Copper”, bike, read, garden, and spend time with her family.

Ann VanHarten

JK TEACHER (BA, BED, OCT) (3 DAYS PER WEEK)

While I was still in high school, God impressed on me the desire to become a teacher. I followed His leading and became even more sure of my calling as I taught in Lethbridge, Alberta and Smithers, British Columbia for seven years. After the birth of our first child, I assumed that I would be a stay at home mom for the rest of my life but God had other plans. I became the Kindergarten teacher at OCS and have truly enjoyed all the years I have been here. I love children and I love being able to teach at a school where God comes first and we can speak freely about what He has done for us. I am very grateful that God has given me the opportunity to teach for as long as I have.

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