Guelph Community Christian School has been blessed to have Hieke Klapwyk with us since 2003. Hieke was instrumental in developing and growing the “Seedlings” program, now known as JK, at GCCS. Throughout her time with the school, hundreds of children and families have experienced the gentle loving touch of Hieke. Her patience, creativity, and organization…

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As we approach the end of the school year, I have the privilege as the grade 8 teacher to write an article to celebrate the incredible group of young men and women that make up the GCCS graduating class of 2020. It is an honour to share about the blessing that these students have been…

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For our family, the COVID-19 isolation time has generally been positive. The kids have managed pretty well with the online learning with a fair bit of support from part-time teacher, and less than full-time engineer Jake (Joan has been very busy with COVID-related work in healthcare). It feels like a real blessing that the school…

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On Thursday the 12th, the horrible news interrupted my violin lesson: GCCS was closing its doors tight. A powerful virus was closing all doors across the province and we were ordered to stay home and visit no one. Ominously, Friday the 13th would be our first day off. šŸ™‚ It began as a new adventureā€¦…

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There are so many emotions connected with teaching remotely. Personally, the feeling that is consistent is missing the daily interactions with students. The students are my joy in teaching. While teaching from home, I find myself giggling as I read private and general comment questions from students. I can hear the studentsā€™ tone of voice…

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Guelph Community Christian School is a special place. We are first and foremost a school, however our philosophy on education takes us well beyond just being a school. We are a community. A community that believes that education is not the only thing that makes a school, a school. Let me explain I am presently…

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Therapy dog

November 16 marks a significant day in the GCCS calendar. This day marks the successful certification of our first four-legged staff member. Sydnie came to GCCS with very few skills. She still had to learn her ā€˜sitā€™ command, yet her demeanour promised that she was a good candidate to work as a therapy dog. Sydnie…

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Sensory Program Images

Guelph Community Christian School is dedicated to its mission to ā€œnurture, educate, and inspire students in Christ-centred learning and serving.ā€ The staff at G.C.C.S. understand that each student is uniquely created by God and may require different approaches than their peers to help them learn to the best of their abilities. Vice Principal of Learning,…

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Lauren Proper, a recent graduate of GCCS who is now in Grade 10 at J. F. Ross C.V.I. answered some of our questions on her experiences at GCCS and the transition to high school.Ā  After entering high school, what did you miss most about GCCS? After leaving Guelph Community Christian School (GCCS), I entered high…

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The Core French program at GCCS is a dynamic, active program that offers students meaningful context, continued support and personal application. Throughout a week, students receive anywhere from 120 ā€“ 160 minutes of French learning. So, you might be wondering what makes French at GCCS so unique and successful. First, passion drives me as a…

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