Wow! It’s hard to believe that school is starting in a week and a half! The staff have been working hard getting their classrooms ready and excitement is in the air. We are looking forward to being part of what God has in store for Orangeville Christian School this coming year!

Our theme for the 2023-2024 school year is Same God: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.  We are excited to celebrate God’s faithfulness as a school community!  Our theme verse is:
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
and faithful in all he does.
Psalm 145:13

The best part of being a principal is interacting with the students and building into their lives! I am really looking forward to eating lunch with a different student every day this year. Every morning, I will be picking a student’s name out of a box and that student will get to each lunch with me in my office. I may even have a few treats stashed away to share with them!

OCS Teachers

One thing that we have struggled with as a smaller school is making time available for teachers to collaborate with each other. We are starting a new initiative this year! Every Thursday morning, the teachers will be starting the day with 45 minutes of incredibly valuable collaboration time. In order to make this possible, the students will have an additional 20 minutes outside to get some physical exercise and interact with their peers.

OCS Community

An important part of being a student at Orangeville Christian School is having the opportunity to be a light for Christ in our community. Every class will be taking part in a Community Service Project this year. Last year, the students collected socks for Family Transition Place, made cards to thank the Dufferin snow plow drivers, visited the elderly at the Avalon Long Term Care Home, collected food for the Food Bank, helped sort food at the Food Bank, and did some spring cleaning around Orangeville.

OCS School

You may have driven by recently and noticed a beautiful addition on our school property! We are very thankful that a family at OCS has allowed us to use this trailer free of charge until the expansion is complete! What a blessing! We are hoping that the trailer will be ready for student use early in the New Year. In September 2024, we will need another classroom as we will be moving to all single grades. In the meantime, we are excited to be able to use this trailer already this year as we can always use more space.

Orangeville Christian School continues to grow! We are excited to welcome 21 new families to our school community. As we continue to grow, the need for more space increases as well! The Board of Directors is in the preliminary stages of looking into a four classroom plus washroom expansion. It is definitely an exciting time to be part of the leadership at OCS!

As we reflect on God’s faithfulness to OCS and we look ahead to our 44th year of service to Him, let’s keep this amazing school in our prayers! Please pray for our new students and staff, that they may feel welcome and embraced in this community. Pray that God will work powerfully through the students and teachers that come through our doors as well as the plans and activities laid out for this coming year.

He (Christ) is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Colossians 1:17

In Christ,

Jenny Bakker

Jenny Bakker
Interim 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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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