Education for Life

Additional Programs

At Cambridge Christian School, our goal is to instruct and give opportunities to educate the whole child. This means that our education goes beyond the doors of the classroom and the instructional program.

 

Co-curricular events give opportunities for students to excel in their own personal God-given talents. They build confidence and community, while providing lasting memories. Our students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 celebrate their gifts of drama, art, music, creative writing, and athletics in a variety of ways. The following list outlines some activities that we use to promote education beyond the walls of our classrooms:

  • Musical and Drama performances: We have two performances a year; the Christmas Program and Spring Musical where students are given the opportunity to share their gifts in drama and singing.
  • Athletics: Sports at CCS include cross-country running, soccer, volleyball, basketball, hockey, baseball, track and field. Our school competes against other Christian schools in this area. All classes from SK to Grade 8 have several sessions of skating at a local arena in the month of December.
  • Senior Choir: Students in grades 5 to 8 are invited to audition for choir. Music selection in 2 to 3 parts challenges them to improve vocal and harmonic skills. The choir may preform at various festivals and concerts.
  • Praise Team: Students in grades 7 and 8 are encouraged to be part of a praise team where they can use their musical gifts to lead in worship at various events and in our church communities.
  • School Families: Every year the students are divided into groups or families and several times through-out the year they meet for different activities. This allows the students to build cross-grade relationships and the older students have an opportunity to develop leadership skills.
  • Reading Buddies: Older students are paired with younger students to spend time reading, working on projects and helping with computers.
  • Battle of the Books: Students join either a Junior or Intermediate grade team, read an assigned number of books, then compete against other Christian schools.
  • Service projects: Students participate in various service projects including singing in retirement homes, spring clean-up, leaf raking, baking for our community helpers, and working at the Ontario Christian Gleaners facility.
  • Class Trips: Trips are tied in with our curriculum and are very exciting events. Some places we visit are The Guelph Arboretum, Westfield Heritage Village, The ROM, an apple orchard, Police Safety Village, Mountsberg Conservation Area, The Warplane Museum, Fort George, Brock’s Monument and the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. Our overnight trips are for the Intermediate classes with Grade 7 camping at Fair Glen and Grade 8 travelling to Ottawa and Montreal.
  • Chapel and Assemblies: Chapels are held regularly. They include a variety of items such as singing, prayer, devotionals and videos. This is a time when we can worship God as a school family. Larger assemblies are held for special speakers, holiday celebrations and to open and close the school year. Parents are always welcome to join our school community at these times.
  • Music Lessons: Piano, violin, and voice lessons are available for students during the school day with qualified instructors.
  • After School Care: Supervision is provided until 5:30 PM for an additional fee.

Testimonial 2

We have been involved for many years at Cambridge Christian School. Our youngest is now in Grade 4. My husband and I see the benefits of Christian education and are in awe of what our daughter is learning both spiritually and academically. The teachers and staff go above and beyond to accommodate. We have been blessed to have our daughter at Cambridge Christian School.

Jean Verwey