OCS Kids Tell All

We love our students at Orangeville Christian School. But sometimes they don’t hold back. The truth has finally been exposed and we have the video proof.

Reading Buddies

Once a week, our junior and intermediate students read to their “buddies” in the kindergarten and primary grades.  Students in grades 7&8 read to students in grades 1&2 and students in grades 5&6 read to our kindergarten students.

Very special relationships are established during these reading periods.  These relationships continue in the hallways, on the playground and even extend beyond graduation. 

 

 

What books does Darian like to read 0:11

 

Joshua has Reading Buddies down to an art 0:17

 

Reading Buddies can be quite competitive 0:29

 

Julianna’s reading buddies wants her to be… 0:25

 

Who is Matthew’s reading buddy? 0:23

The Staff of OCS (Our Principal & Teachers)

Our principal, Rick Schenk, is passionate about glorifying and enjoying God in every area of his life.  For twenty four years, he has pursued excellence in Christian education both as a teacher and administrator. He thoroughly enjoys interacting with students in the classroom, gym and especially at recess times. Rick is looking forward to serving God by providing experienced leadership to Orangeville Christian School. Hear what our students have to say about our principal.

Since the school’s inception in 1979, there have been many changes. The one factor that remains the same is that the school has caring and fully certified teachers that have a passion for learning and for weaving their personal faith into the way they teach and the way they reach each individual child. Here, the students voice their opinions on their teachers.

 

Ms. Gronfors, Grade 1/2 Teacher 0:14

 

Mrs. VanDyk, Grade 8 Teacher 0:26

 

Mrs. Dykstra, Grade 3/4 Teacher 0:10

 

Ms. Dykstra, Grade 3/4 Teacher 0:10

 

Is our principal really…0:22

 

You won’t believe what Joshua thinks about our principal…0:11

 

Listen to Miki describe our principal 0:21

Recess at OCS

The school day at OCS includes three instructional blocks and two nutrition breaks.  Instead of two recesses and a lunch, our “Balanced School Day” groups the two recesses into one nutritional break and the traditional lunch becomes the second nutrition break. 

The nutritional breaks include recesses. The breaks are longer than regular recess which allows for longer play time and potential for extra-curricular activities to be offered during the school day.

 

Darian likes to be creative at recess 0:10

 

What Blayke likes to do at recess 0:13

 

Recess can also be very rewarding 0:10

 

Recess in Roxie’s mind 0:17

 

What Julianna really likes at recess 0:20

 

What does Kyle like to do at recess 0:08

 

What does Matthew really do at recess? 0:09

 

Is there a schedule to Noami’s recess 0:09

 

Miki plays what at recess? 0:09

Why do they choose OCS

Parents partner with OCS because they want to foster in their children a love of God, a love of learning, and a love of others.  OCS is a vibrant place where children are educated with Christian values in a private school environment. Hear why our students like OCS.

 

 

Hear Darian on why he likes OCS 0:18

 

What does Alexia focus on most at OCS? 0:14

 

See what Matthew really thinks of the people at OCS 0:12

 

Naomi’s mom has hopes 0:09

 

How many things do you do at OCS? 0:09

 

What does Miki like about OCS 0:20

 

What does Matthew think of the teachers 0:15

 

Tali describes the teachers of OCS? 0:12

Morning Meetings at OCS

A morning meeting is an engaging way to start each day, build a strong sense of community, and set children up for success socially and academically. Hear what our students say about their morning meetings at OCS. To learn more about Morning Meetings at OCS, download our eBook.

 

Joshua recounts his morning routine 0:22

 

Julianna describes morning meetings at OCS  0:41

 

Mornings are busy at OCS. Hear what Alexia has to say 0:41

 

What Ms. Gronfors does every day 0:15

 

What does Matthew’s class do every morning? 0:09

 

Kyle describes what morning meetings are 0:21

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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