The students and staff at Orangeville Christian School continue to marvel at God’s “showers of blessing” to our school community.

The well-known saying, “April showers bring May flowers” can also be applied to the exceptional growth we are experiencing for the upcoming school year. God is directing more and more families to join OCS, and our Board of Directors has already officially welcomed eighteen new families, including thirty-nine new students, to join us in September 2021 – and it is only the end of April! To date, this brings our total number of families to 96 and our student enrolment to 186 for the 2021-22 school year.

As our school continues to grow, planning for next year and beyond is well underway. Options for next year include renovations to our current school building or renting instructional space in our local community. As always, our plans will be guided by our mission “to nurture our students through quality, Christ-centred learning within a caring environment”.

Our plans for the future will be guided by our vision “to achieve growth by providing children with excellent innovative programs by partnering with our local communities”. Due to the fact that our school community is growing, and over 20 years have passed since OCS launched a capital campaign, many in our community are convinced it is time to launch another one.

A successful capital campaign is a result of careful planning, qualifying data and consultation with the appropriate experts. The best tool to plan for a capital campaign is a Feasibility Planning Study that will ensure that we are heading in the right direction for success.

A Feasibility Planning Study will determine our community’s understanding and buy-in of what we are proposing to do, the available leadership, the capacity to give, and the best overall timing for a campaign launch. It will identify potential donors and volunteers, funding opportunities and gifts-in-kind, as well as other possible partnerships. It will review past fundraising endeavours, identify our strengths and opportunities to build upon, and address any challenges we may encounter along the way. In the end, a comprehensive study will provide us with a clear roadmap and realistic expectations to guide a campaign.

We are blessed to have the services of Influencing Generations for Christ www.gen4christ.com
(IGC), a firm specializing in supporting independent schools, to undertake a Feasibility Planning Study of a proposed expansion project. Shaun Alspach and Rob Waller have already been blessed by meeting online with many of our school supporters, and now, an online survey is being shared with many more people from our school community. The information and insight gathered from these sources will be reflected in the Feasibility Planning Study Report that will be presented to the Board of Directors at their May meeting.

Please continue to pray for God’s “showers of blessing” and for wisdom as we consider the results of the Feasibility Planning Study.

We would like to thank everyone for taking the time to participate in planning for the future of our school.

Blessings,

Rick Schenk

Rick Schenk
Principal
Orangeville Christian School

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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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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

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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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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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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April 19, 2017

Great facilities