God’s faithfulness to our school community continues to inform, inspire, and delight our hearts and minds. The Board of Directors, school administration, teachers, support staff, students and parents are continually amazed by God’s providential care of Orangeville Christian School (OCS) through the faithful partnership of our support community, not only over the past eight months, but over the last 40 years.

Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided; Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me! Thomas O. Chisholm

The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic did not stop the work at OCS, and it did not change our mission to nurture children through a quality, Christ-centred education.

God’s Faithfulness Displayed

God’s providential care is clearly displayed in the following events:

  • Our parents, teachers and students were involved in “at home learning” during the mandatory school closure period (March 12-June 19). Our teachers skillfully navigated the steep learning curve that accompanied this transition, and with our parents as partners, our combined efforts proved to be successful. The success of our efforts was confirmed as our fall testing results are all in the same range or above what they have been over the past three years.
  • The OCS Safe Re-Opening Plan, outlining the details of our commitment to providing our students with an in-class, everyday education with maximum class sizes of 16, was shared with our school community on July 2. Our plan required a creative use of our school facilities and included the use of our two new portables, the gymnasium and every other space available.
  • We welcomed 84 families (including 25 new families) and 152 students (including 36 new students) to Orangeville Christian School. In addition to our new families and students, we have a list of families and students who are waiting to join us once our maximum class sizes increase.
  • Our record-breaking student population will require a strategic and visionary plan for the future. More details about the road ahead will be coming in 2021.

God’s Financial Blessings

God’s providential care is also clearly displayed in the financial updates below:

  • Tuition revenue for the 2020-2021 School Year is at an all-time high.
  • The staffing load required to maintain our small class sizes is also at an all-time high.
  • This difference has resulted in a strain on our budget, and we greatly value your prayers and financial contributions to close the gap.

A Vision Worthy of Your Support

The OCS Annual Fund Drive is your opportunity to make a difference, to accomplish something great, and to leave a legacy. Your donation is an investment in the training of the next generation of Christian leaders; leaders who will walk into the future armed with character, wisdom, and a Christian worldview.

That is a vision worth celebrating, but one that we cannot accomplish alone. We need our donors! Will you partner with us in our mission? We invite you to join us in this work.

Advancing God’s Kingdom

Our school theme this year is “Your Kingdom Come” based on Matthew 6:10: “Your Kingdom Come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” The kingdom of God is the rule and reign of God, and, although it is already present in the world, it is not yet full and perfect. It is a tremendous blessing that God has called us to be His instruments as He advances His Kingdom. Fulfilling our calling to be God’s instruments in this world is not an individual endeavour but a communal activity.

Please join with us in praying “Thy Kingdom Come” as we submit more and more to God’s will and await the consummation of His Kingdom at His second coming.

Would you invest in OCS today?

We ask that you consider OCS when making your year-end donations. Without the spiritual and financial support of our school community, we would not be able to continue our work. Make this the day that you decide to partner with us.

Two easy ways for you to financially support Orangeville Christian School (OCS):

  1. Send an email transfer to bookkeeper@orangevillechristianschool.com.
  2. Donate now by selecting the following link.

Two easy ways for you to let others know about Orangeville Christian School (OCS):

  1. Forward this email to family or friends, and ask them to complete the following form to receive important announcements and updates.
  2. Provide the school office with the addresses of supportive family and friends, and we will be happy to reach out to them.

Blessings,

Rick Schenk

Rick Schenk
Principal
Orangeville Christian School

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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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February 9, 2023
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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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Sunny G
February 7, 2020
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Skye W
April 11, 2019

Been here, great place. I recommend it.

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December 1, 2017
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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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Siobhan Bell
August 12, 2017

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

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Reg Walker
April 19, 2017

Great facilities