About

Wallaceburg Christian School

Our Mission

At Wallaceburg Christian School, we strive to see students discover Christ in all areas of learning, develop their God-given talents and dedicate their lives to Christ’s service.

Providing an Environment for Our Students to Grow & Excel in Christ.

WCS exists to provide Quality, Biblically-based Christian Education. We continue to do this by providing skilled and caring educators, partnering with church and parents, in the development of the whole child: body, mind, and spirit.

Our Vision

Wallaceburg Christian School will work in unison with the home and church to carry out our vision. Our rich heritage has exceeded 50 years and will continue to exist through God’s faithfulness.

It is our vision to see students discover God’s world through an exemplary curriculum where learning and Christ meet. We are committed to see students develop their God-given gifts through their academics, extra-curricular activities, and school events. Through intentional partnerships with our community, we will inspire students to dedicate their lives to Christ’s service.

Our History

Wallaceburg Christian School began as a collaborative dream 65 years ago between two like-minded groups of parents, one in Wallaceburg and one in Dresden, who desired to have their children’s education match their Christian faith and worldview.

 Ten years later, after much preparation and fundraising, a two-room school was opened in 1961 with 65 students attending.  Within a few years the building’s size was doubled to four classrooms and in 1993 two more classrooms were added.  

The school, started by families, remains very family-oriented.  The students interact across the grades both inside and outside the classroom.

 WCS is also very involved and supported by the community.  Re:find Charity Thrift Shoppe is owned and operated by the school as a way to not only raise funds for school needs but also to infuse money back into local organizations within Chatham-Kent.  

WCS is a grade JK-8, inter-denominational school, located in Wallaceburg, Ontario.

 

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Testimonials

What Parents are Saying

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.

The results have been amazing and we have remained fully committed to Wallaceburg Christian School.

Our oldest children have grown up, and they also see the importance of a solid Christian belief . We continually thank the Lord for the blessings and opportunity he has given us through Christian education.

Wayne & Martha Hooyer

Parents of WCS for 18 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.

Brian Anderson

Parent of WCS for 9 years

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!

Thank you!!!

Fred & Valerie Kraayenbrink

Parent of WCS

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Our Teachers

 

Mr. Matt Charron

Mr. Matt Charron

Grade 7/8 / Admin Team

Mrs. Becky Mclachlin

Mrs. Becky Mclachlin

Grade 5/6

Mrs. Season Hoogstad

Mrs. Season Hoogstad

Grade 3/4 / Admin Team

Mrs. Melanie VanderHeide

Mrs. Melanie VanderHeide

Grade 1/2

Mrs. Liz Lammers

Mrs. Liz Lammers

JK/SK (W & F)

Mrs. Shelly Dejong

Mrs. Shelly Dejong

JK/SK (M, T, & T)

Ms. Christine Feddes

Ms. Christine Feddes

Resource, Principal Relief, Prep Time

Mrs. Deb Highfield

Mrs. Deb Highfield

Education Assistant

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Office Staff

 

Laurie Hooyer

Laurie Hooyer

Administrative Assistant

Leslie Boswell

Leslie Boswell

Bookkeeper

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your school's hours?

Classes begin at 8:45 am and dismissal is at 3:25 pm.

Does WCS provide busing?

WCS provides bus service for out of town families, at an extra cost, for those families who desire it. While we try to be flexible with the bus routes we cannot guarantee front door pick up.

Is WCS associated with a particular church or denomination?

No. WCS is a non-denominational Christian school with over 10 churches represented.

Can I apply for financial aid?

We want to help any families who want to attend Christian school. We are able to support a Tuition Assistance Fund from donations and church support. We strive to provide financial assistance when needed. Contact the school for more information.

Does WCS have extracurricular activities?

Extracurricular activities abound at WCS!  Our sports teams are involved in soccer, cross-country, volleyball, basketball, badminton, hockey, and track & field tournaments. Classes enjoy serving in our community by helping out at Re:find, delivering flowers to our neighbors, caroling, hosting food & clothing drives, serving at local soup kitchens, and singing at long term care homes - just to name a few!  Our student council, A-Team, plans monthly school-wide activities for the student population whether it be Wear Your PJs to School Day, Winter Fun Day, or Christmas dress-up days.  For those avid readers, we also participate in a yearly Battle of the Books competition.  There are many ways for your child to be an active part of the WCS family!

What curriculum does WCS use?

WCS has a rigorous curriculum review policy that cycles through every 7 years.   In doing so, we assure that the curriculum being used in each classroom is up-to-date with Ontario Ministry of Education requirements and matches with our mission statement.  Please see our curriculum tab for specific publishing companies used for each subject.

How does WCS curriculum compare with Ontario Public or Separate Schools?
The curriculum taught at WCS meets and often exceeds the expectations laid out by the Ministry of Education.  Curriculum is delivered and reviewed in various forms in order to meet the individual learning styles of each student in the classroom and always taught from a Christian perspective.