Refocusing on God

Dear Parents, Happy New Year! While the hope and excitement of a fresh start seems to be waning already with the return of remote learning and restrictions, it is increasingly clear that we need to look up and find our strength and joy in the Lord alone. Over these past few days, I have been…

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Unspeakable Joy

Dear Parents, Joy unspeakable Joy… this is what God offers us through the birth of His son Jesus. This is what we celebrate in this advent season. While a dictionary definition of joy is great pleasure, happiness or rejoicing, these all fall short of a Biblical definition, which focuses on an unchangeable state that is…

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The Gift of Shalom

Artistic rendering of the word Shalom

Dear Parents, What is it that our hearts and our world long for the most? Arguably peace or Shalom would top our list. In this 2nd week of Advent, we considered what the word Shalom means and some of its implications. While the word peace is often the translation for Shalom, the original Hebrew word…

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Jesus: A Seed of Hope

Colorful metal cutout of the word hope in a garden

Dear Parents, Almost on cue, the energy and excitement levels seemed to increase overnight with the arrival of December 1st. Even as we started our chapel this morning with our regular “Good Morning”, there was a noticeable difference in the volume of the students’ response. Something about the Christmas season sparks something in us. While…

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Who Do We Remember?

Dear Parents, Today is Remembrance Day and during today’s chapel, we chose to slow down to remember. This took the form of videos from our military who offered their thoughts on the significance of Remembrance Day. It included a choral reading of “In Flanders Fields” by our grade 8 class. We also paused to listen…

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Hospitality

Dear Parents, Last week, our staff had the opportunity to enjoy some time together as part of the Edvance Annual Gathering. The theme this year was on hospitality. Our guest speaker, Dr. David Smith from Calvin University, went through the Biblical basis for hospitality and reflected on its implications for our curriculum, classrooms, and our…

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Grade 8 Chapel

Quote that reads: God has not called me to be successfu. he has called me to be faithful. -Mother Teresa

This week at chapel, our grade 8 class challenged us to think about the difference between success and significance. They reminded us that success can often be fleeting and does not necessarily leave a lasting impact. On the other hand, those who live out a life of significance make a difference in the lives of…

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Leadership Retreat

Overhead image of hockley valley retreat.

Last week, our Admin team, (Mrs. Flokstra, Mrs. McGregor, and myself) had the privilege of attending the Edvance Fall Leadership Retreat held at Hockley Valley. The fall colours were on full display and we were able to observe God’s beautiful creation all around us. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect and have fellowship with…

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Join us for Thursday Morning Chapel

live chapel promotion

Our Thursday morning chapels are being live streamed every Thursday morning at 9 AM via Facebook live. You don’t need a Facebook account to log in. These chapels are available to the public. For your convenience we’ve posted the recordings below, but you can also review them and join the next one live. Just click…

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Home Learning

Dear Parents, I hope and pray that you are all doing well. We are certainly in uncharted territory, as we find ourselves navigating through very different realities than those we were used to just 10 days ago when we started March break. A lot has changed in terms of our mobility, finances, and other barriers…

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