Wayne & Martha Hooyer
of WCS for 18 years
Christian education has been part of our lives for a very long time. Already back in 1989, when our oldest son was ready for kindergarten, we knew the importance of Christian education. We knew that a Christian school would teach our children the meaning of their beliefs and build on what is taught at home and at church. Since children are so impressionable we knew of the need for a solid base in their Christian faith. We do not believe in letting a public system teach them 185 days a year from a secular point of view.
When our youngest is done high school, it will be in the year 2012 – 23 years of Christian education. Continually, we have seen the full potential of their gifts and the tools they received to guide them for the rest of their lives. What a small price to pay for them to be bright lights in a dark world.
have been amazing and we have remained fully committed to Wallaceburg
children have grown up, and they also see the importance of a solid
belief . We continually thank the Lord for the blessings and opportunity he has given us
through Christian education.
of WCS for 9 years
As I consider our children’s years at WCS and the foundation they have laid for the future, I am deeply impressed with the quality and stature of our teachers and staff. Our teachers are committed to their student’s well-being. This commitment could be seen by the phone calls and notes we received through the years. In fact, they were so committed to our children that one day we arrived at the school to have 3 teachers lined up waiting to talk to us about our little angels.
This caring spirit of our teachers and principal demonstrated itself in the academic realm – whenever our children needed help, the teachers would find creative ways to continue their education; it showed itself in the social realms – school can be a cruel place for some children, yet I witnessed our teachers coming behind those who struggled to guide them through the difficulties of relationships; and it revealed itself most importantly in the spiritual realm – our teachers not only spoke about Jesus Christ, but they lived their relationship to Him before my children. They also demonstrated a great concern for our kids and their relationship to Christ, spurring them on in their faith.
I believe our wonderful teachers have provided a great foundation for our children as they begin the next phase of their schooling...these are things that few in the public system are getting today. So instead of complaining or grumbling about the education your child has received, recognize the great gift God has given this school and say thanks to God and the teachers for what they have done.
Fred & Valerie Kraayenbrink
Year Parents of WCS
Wallaceburg Christian School! That says it all!! Before Fred and I began having children, we both decided that we would send them to the Wallaceburg Christian School.
When our family began to grow, Russell would be the first to go to the school.
Well....what a blessing Mrs. Lammers, along with the other teachers, principal and parents, have been as our family goes through cancer treatments in London for Russell. As he undergoes treatments we have to be so cautious with Russell’s health and immune system (virus, bruising, sun exposure, etc). I feel so relieved knowing Mrs. Lammers, along with others in school, are always sensitive and attentive to Russell. He can just be a little boy.
This journey is life changing, but knowing Russell is getting a Christian education, getting the love, support and prayers our family needs on a daily basis, is such a blessing.
Hearing Russell sing songs about Jesus, sharing stories about all his friends and knowing Mrs. Lammers surrounds Russell with her kindness and compassion eases my heart.
We look forward to sending Brayden and Colin to the school, making more memories in the future.
We have FAITH for our children’s future. That’s Wallaceburg Christian School!
of WCS for 9 years
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Christian School is a “good” thing. We are so thankful
to God for the
privilege of allowing our children to attend this school. This verse is a very fitting reminder that as we love Him, He will allow all things to work for our good. This would include things taught in this school.
were entrusted with children, I claimed Deuteronomy 6:4-9 as a theme
passage to raise my children. God placed an urgency in my heart to
invest in my children godly values, Christian upbringing, moral &
spiritual truths. Although I personally do not believe that it is
the school’s responsibility to train my children spiritually,
I did want a school that would reinforce the values and spiritual
truths we are seeking at home to “impress” upon
our children. The idea of “impress” in Deuteronomy 6 means to stamp deeply on the mind, to affect the emotions of or to influence favourably. Because of this urgency, I sensed particularly in a society that does not show absolute truth or morals, standards and discipline, Wallaceburg Christian School was the obvious choice.
to share one story that I recently heard coming out of a public school
Brantford. A teacher in a kindergarten class was going through the alphabet and asking for words that began with a specific letter. The letter was “G.” A child, raised in a Christian home, put up his hand and said “God.” The teacher quickly retaliated with “Shhhh, we don’t use that word here.” How sad to think that a child cannot even speak the name of God in a public school!
when we gather on the cement pad outside the school and we sing choruses,
read Scripture, pray together, and commit the entire year to glorify
God, I’m overwhelmed with emotion of how privileged we are as
a school community to do this. I have often wondered if this privilege
will ever be taken away from us. How thankful we
need to be to enjoy the freedom we have.
the great Christian atmosphere in our school, we are privileged to
academic standards, parental involvement in all activities and aspects of our school and wonderful teachers.
I heard an illustration that has stuck with me. When an RCMP officer
is being trained to identify a counterfeit bill, he never actually
sees a false bill, only a genuine Canadian bill! The reason: if they
know what a legitimate bill looks like, then they will be able to
identify a false one. I see Christian education in the same way. If
our children are grounded in the truths of God’s Word in a loving,
caring community, then one day when they do face the onslaught of
the secular world and all its values, they will be able to distinguish
truth from falsehood. Not that we can “shelter” our children
from all the evils
of this dark world, but that we can train them to be ambassadors for Christ.
So if you ask me why my children go to WCS, it’s because I believe our school is doing an excellent job of reinforcing Biblical truths in an educational setting, as an arm of the Christian home.