Classroom Culture

OCS is committed to creating a school culture where everyone – children, students, staff, parents and the community – feels welcome, safe and respected.

Classroom Culture

Orangeville Christian School is committed to creating a school culture where everyone – children, students, staff, parents and the community – feels welcome, safe and respected.

Orangeville Christian School - Classroom CultureIt is very important that each student at OCS treat others at the school, including students, teachers, staff, and parents, with consideration and respect.

Student Code of Conduct

As a Christian school community, we want our behaviour and conduct to be guided by Jesus’ command to love God above all and our neighbours as ourselves. Specifically, students are reminded to follow the Student Code of Conduct.

My Relationship with God

  • I will speak of God in respectful ways.
  • I will respect Bible reading, prayer, sharing and other habits that build relationship with God.
  • I will respect myself because God created me in His image.

My Relationship with Those in Authority

  • I will be respectful in my speech and conduct.
  • I will be obedient to those in authority over me.
  • I will not condone disrespect displayed by others to those in authority.

My Relationship to Others

  • I will be respectful of others and I will not engage in bullying actively or as a bystander.
  • I will address everyone properly and not resort to name calling, swearing or dirty language towards others.
  • I will respect everyone’s property and use it only with permission.
  • I will encourage everyone to feel included.
  • I will respect everyone’s person and remember, “no touching except for helping.”
  • I will learn to apologize when I fail and seek God’s strength to continue building a community of love and respect.

My Relationship to School Property

  • I will respect school property. This includes furniture, books, equipment and building.
  • I will report any damage done and volunteer to pay for damages if I am responsible.
  • I will accept responsibility for the cleanliness of the school and grounds.

Our goal is to create a safe and supportive school culture in which students can focus on learning and building Christian character.

Responsive Classroom

Orangeville Christian School is also committed to creating a culture that is best described as “responsive”. Our teachers have completed training in the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching.

Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching that focuses on four key domains:

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Engaging Academics: Teachers create learning tasks that are active, interactive, appropriately challenging, purposeful, and connected to students’ interests.

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Positive Community: Teachers nurture a sense of belonging, significance, and emotional safety so that students feel comfortable taking risks and working with a variety of peers.

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Effective Management: Teachers create a calm, orderly environment that promotes autonomy and allows students to focus on learning.

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Developmental Awareness: Teacher use knowledge of child development, along with observations of students, to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment.

For more information, watch the following one-minute overview: https://youtu.be/mhV6AcBxeBc or visit the Responsive Classroom website: www.responsiveclassroom.org.

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Alyssa Edward
February 22, 2023

OCS has been fantastic for our family and our children. Our kids are learning so much, and they feel safe in an amazing school environment.

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Beth Amy
February 13, 2023

Our kids love OCS and we really appreciate how personable and community oriented the school is. Our son struggled with being behind in some classes and within a week of starting they had identified and set him up with an in school tutor and it made a massive difference.

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Christine Kennedy
February 12, 2023

We are thrilled with OCS. The environment, the classroom, the content, and the experiences they provide demonstrate a deep care and love for each and every student. Truly so thankful for how they are equipping and building up the next generation.

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Becky Prins
February 10, 2023

We feel incredibly blessed to have an option like OCS for our children to attend! Teachers are amazing, and while always striving to provide excellent academic challenges and incorporate new experiences, they also actually care about my kids. They encourage, correct, and connect with love and intentionality. The facilities are awesome as well and we are especially excited about this year's school play! Thank you for all you do OCS!

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Julia G
February 10, 2023

OCS is everything a school should be, and so much more. Their priority is the wellbeing of the students and this is evident in how the students are nurtured and cared for. OCS offers rich programming and curriculum to ensure that the needs of all students are met. The educators are extremely knowledgeable and work tirelessly for the benefit of all students. I am impressed daily by how happy my daughter is to attend school and the depth of knowledge and quality of work that she brings home. OCS is not only preparing students to be higher level thinkers and problem solvers, it is instilling core values of kindess and empathy within it's students. I cannot imagine a better place for my daughter to embark on her educational journey.

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Cheryl Birch
February 9, 2023

We have had students enrolled at OCS from 2015 to 2023. Every single year we have been so thankful to have fabulous and approachable teachers. We're so appreciative of the affirmation of identity and God's love that our kids receive at OCS. We have found the math curriculum and individual monitoring of academic progress to be much improved at OCS from what we experienced in the public school system. The sports and music programs are excellent. We have greatly enjoyed the love of reading developed by the Battle of the Books club, and other initiatives at OCS, that we feel have given our kids an advantage in their preparation for high school.

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Wayne Johnson
February 9, 2023

We, as a family, had no problem posting a review for OCS!!! Our journey there began in September/2014 when our grandson was enrolled in JK. His experience there was positive in every aspect…academically, socially and spiritually. Eventually, Wayne began working there in a maintenance position and Judy as both an EA and supply teacher. Although we have both retired, Wayne continues to volunteer on the maintenance committee and Judy as supply. We plan to continue supporting OCS to the best of our abilities in the future!!!

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Suzy Koolen
February 9, 2023

My daughter loves OCS. The staff and fellow students have been very welcoming as she joined half way through the year. My daughter is finally receiving a quality education. Highly recommend!

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Steve Koolen
February 9, 2023

Very friendly and welcoming staff and students. Small class sizes for better learning. My daughter was miserable at her old school, and is now back to her happy self at Orangeville Christian School.

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Erika F
February 9, 2023

OCS has been incredible for our 3 children who started this year. I couldn’t be happier with our experience. The teachers are caring and attentive and take the time to get to know each student individually. The academic program has been challenging and rewarding and we have seen so much growth in all our children. The environment feels safe and is community based and the school offers a wide range of activities for the children and their families. Overall, I am extremely impressed by the commitment to excellence that is evident at this school and would highly recommend it to other parents.

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Robyn Johnstone
October 7, 2020

OCS is more than just a school, it is a community and a family where parents truly are partners in the education of their children! We feel truly blessed to have our two children here! The teachers are amazing and the facility itself is top notch!

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April 11, 2019

Been here, great place. I recommend it.

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Jackie Tucker
September 13, 2017

Great school, teachers very intuitive of the students, great one on one time.

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August 12, 2017

Excellent teachers, caring and supportive school family. Top notch academics!

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Reg Walker
April 19, 2017

Great facilities