The size of the student body lends itself to a ‘family’ atmosphere where students are all known by name by each teacher and administrative faculty. This culture of community is contributed to by many groups, including our parents, staff, faculty, and our students. OCS’s faculty and teachers intentionally work to collaborate in supporting the children’s learning process. We believe that a healthy, trusting home/school relationship enhances and even speeds the growth of each child.
At Oakville Christian School, students develop relationships with their peers and with older and younger students in the school. Through reading buddy and computer buddy programs, our Grade 5 students encourage the progress of our Kindergarten and Grade 1 students. At the Grade 7 and 8 level, students are eligible to take on leadership roles through coaching junior and intramural sports teams. The school has a staff/student Service Council and an active Student Council, with representatives from Grades 5-8.
Students express very positive feelings toward Oakville Christian School. The University of Waterloo conducted a survey of OCS students from Grades 5-8. According to the survey, students expressed a sense of connection as they conveyed a feeling of attachment to their school and clearly communicated that they consider their teachers to be supportive. Over 90% of our students feel part of OCS and sense that teachers treat them fairly and more than 95% of our students feel safe at OCS.
Oakville Christian School Service Council is a group of dedicated children in grades 5-8 who, under teacher supervision, volunteer their time in order to raise awareness of community and worldwide issues. The Service Council provides opportunity to develop Christian character in each of our students, as they are encouraged to give action to their faith and to make a difference in the lives of others. Service Council initiatives provide all students with opportunities to serve others throughout the year.
The OCS Student Council is a group of dedicated children in grades 4-8 who, under teacher supervision, volunteer their time for the benefit of the students and staff of the school. Fellow students and teachers nominate council members to participate for each school year. Members of the OCS Student Council are expected to be role models for their fellow students using respectful behaviour in the classroom and on the playground, along with the maintenance of their school work.
Our parents enjoy being part of our community and being a part of their children’s education. Research shows that when parents are involved in their children’s education, children achieve better results. At Oakville Christian School, we encourage parents to actively participate in their child’s learning experience. We welcome parents to volunteer in the classroom, according to their talents and area of expertise. For the safety of our students, all of our volunteers have completed police checks.
Our emphasis upon academic excellence ensures that Oakville Christian School students leave Grade 8 with a solid foundation for success in their high school studies. Student’s success is supported by excellent study skills and homework habits. Exam preparation in Grades 7 and 8 equips our students for their Grade 9 experience.
Our students go on to succeed in public, separate, and independent secondary schools. Our annual graduate survey indicates that students from Oakville Christian School adapt well both academically and socially in their Grade 9 year. Feedback from our graduate survey enables our staff to constantly improve our program to meet the needs of our students. Our alumni frequently come back to visit, with very positive memories of their years at Oakville Christian School.
OCS has served the community for over 25 years. We are always interested in hearing from former students and friends of OCS. Please Contact Us to update your information and join our growing alumni database.