News & Views

Hieke Klapwyk, Beloved JK Teacher, Begins a New Chapter

Jun 4, 2020

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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Celebrating our Graduating Class of 2020!

Jun 4, 2020

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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The Pandemic from the Parents’ Perspective

Jun 4, 2020

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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Isolation and Education From a Student’s Point of View

Jun 4, 2020

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. 🙂 It began as a new adventure……

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A Teacher’s Experience Juggling COVID and Classes

Jun 4, 2020

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 students’ tone of voice…

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