Parents are a vital part of our school,…
Celebrating the work our pastors do.
Enjoy a social night out!
Bowling to raise money for our school!…
Students praying around the flagpole for our world…
Staying in tune with technology.
Servant Team members serving breakfast at Kerr St.…
Enjoy a morning on the course with friends.…
Leadership training is an important part of education…
In our well-equipped science lab.
Grandparents and people like grandparents visit.
Wow. That was quite impressive! My wife and I spent this past Wednesday evening on a date. But that wasn’t the impressive part. We decided to spend our date time at the school’s Celebration of Missions event held in our gymnasium.
While I don’t usually disclose what my wife and I talk about on our dates, I do feel the need for you to have a front-row seat to some of our conversation about this great event. What follows is some of our conversation.
“These children are excited about helping others. There is passion in this gymnasium. These students are so cute. It is great to see the students being the hands and feet of Jesus to others. There are many different charities represented here. The life lessons learned through this process are many. The students are even practicing math as they figure out the change they need to give to me. This is such a great community builder!”
I am sorry if you missed it. You would have come away inspired! If you would like a glimpse of the event, watch this week’s video in which I stand in the gym giving you an idea of the event’s energy. In addition, you will meet two of of younger participants and find out how they have tried to bless others in near and distant lands.
I am so pleased that we are encouraging our students to shine the light and love of Jesus to others. Thank you for joining us in that journey!
Mr. G. PetrusmaPrincipal
I am going to be a first-time grandparent, the Lord willing, at the beginning of November. Words cannot describe the feelings that rush through my spine as I mentally picture holding a miracle in my arms. My life will be changed forever, and I am looking forward to it!
There is a Bible passage from Psalm 139 that unpacks the “miracle” more fully: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful. I know that full well” (vs. 14).
Know that we want to treat your child with that sense of awe, wonder and uniqueness. NO other child like yours. Our educational perspective includes differentiated instruction. It is designed to challenge and educationally encourage all students to reach their potential and use their God-given gifts well.
Check out this week’s video in which I stand in our grade 2 class and share with the viewer how the structure of the room allows for the growth and development of each student. The physical setup of that classroom is a reflection of the teacher’s decisions to ensure that differentiation is implemented well.
May you be energized knowing that we are caring for the learning needs of your child well and that our teachers view your child as a “one-of-a-kind!”
Why do you invite people to your home for a visit? The reasons could be many. I am related to them. I would like to get to know them better. They have been long-time friends. I work with them. I want to show them where I live. Our children are good friends.
We have an event coming soon in which we invite our JKCS families and supporters to join in a time of celebration. At 7:00 pm on Friday, November 18; we are inviting as many people as possible to our Celebration Dinner held at Le Dome Banquet Hall in Oakville.
Why are we doing that? The reasons are many. To celebrate our school. To get to know some of our teachers’ journeys better. To eat supper together. To have fun as we try to outbid another in the silent auction. To financially support our bursary program. To receive the school’s “hot off the presses” Journey newsletter. To be thankful to God for our school community.
Check out this week’s video for an encouragement and strategy from Mrs. Paula Stubbert, the organizer of this great event. You won’t be disappointed. You will come away with a great sense of appreciation for this place!
I find that the older I become, the more I look at life differently. People matter more and things matter less. Sleep is treasured and so are great conversations. Peace, wisdom, discernment, contentment, and love trump conflict, materialism, hurried interactions, and shallow thinking.
While I cannot brag that the Lord has given me all those positive traits at this stage in my life, I can tell you that I do think about what matters most. How about you? Where are you at?
Thanksgiving time is such an important time for Christians. It is a time in which we in a very deliberate manner pause to give thanks to the Lord for His sovereignty and His provision. Psalm 107:1 instructs us to “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.” It helps to slow life down and notice the Lord at work. Join me in “counting our blessings!”
I am thankful for the fact that the Lord has all things in the palm of His hand. I am thankful for the tremendous teachers and employees who work in this school. I am thankful for the energy and vitality that exists in our students. I am thankful for the supportive families that litter our JKCS landscape. I am thankful for my wife and children.
In this week’s video blog, you will receive a good idea of what some of our young students are thankful for. My hope and prayer is that you will be blessed by their spontaneity and thankfulness! May they highlight for you through their young eyes the necessity of giving thanks. Blessed Thanksgiving to each one of you!
Our graduate profile identifies what we as a school would like to see in our students by the time they graduate from our school. There are five areas to which we pay attention: Christian worldview, excellent academics, fruit of the spirit character traits, leadership and service, and 21st century learning skills.
This week has been a significant week in the pursuit of our goal to challenge our students to become servant leaders. Our grade 8 students went to Ontario Pioneer Camp and they were challenged to set goals and think about being leaders in our school.
While that grade 8 experience was happening, our grade 6 and 7 students experienced a program here in our school called “Light Up Your World.” It is also designed to have our students think about who they have created to be and how they are going to let their light shine here on earth. Check out this week’s video to receive a first-hand glimpse of a portion of the Grade 6 and 7 student experience.
"...Whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant…” (Matthew 20:26) gives our students a great understanding of what it means to be a servant leader. If you are a parent of a students in grades 6-8, please talk to them about their experiences this past week, how the Lord is calling them into leadership, and what that leadership looks like in their lives.
We look forward to catching a glimpse of how the Lord will use our senior students this year in the life of our school. Thank you for being an encouraging cheerleader!
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