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Principal’s Message


Welcome to the website of Oxford Reformed Christian School! We invite you to explore its features and learn more about our school.
Oxford Reformed Christian School is a parent-run school that provides a Christian education to over 300 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. We teach from a distinctly Reformed Christian perspective, and strive to prepare our students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and Biblical worldview that will allow them to excel in their future and live God-glorifying lives. The instruction provided is Christ-centered, teacher-directed, and child-oriented. To God be the honour!

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Background


Oxford Reformed Christian School was established in the spring of 2005 as a parent-run school. The school membership elected the first School Board in April 2005. Board members come from several Reformed churches.

The elected School Board began their work immediately, and in only a few months time, teachers were hired, curriculum was chosen, and with much reason for thanksgiving, the school opened its doors to 116 students on September 6, 2005.

On September 5, 2017, the school began its 13th year of operation with 330 students.

Writing

Statement of Purpose & Faith


Statement of Purpose:

Oxford Reformed Christian School purposes to provide an academic education that: glorifies God and is founded on Biblical truths; requires the integration of those truths into all areas of life; encourages the development of the whole person; and, nurtures students to be discerning and responsible citizens of the community.

Statement of Faith:

The basis of the ORCS Society is the Word of God as written in the Old and New Testaments.

The school also holds to the historic Reformed confessions: The Belgic Confession of Faith, the Canons of Dordt, and the Heidelberg Catechism.

On the first school day of each week, the students gather in the gymnasium to hear from various speakers
who bring a message about the yearly theme. Each month focuses on a portion of this theme.


2017-2018 THEME:   I AM Statements of Jesus

“I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me their is no Saviour.” (Isaiah 43:11)  

The almighty God of the universe calls Himself IAM. Exodus 3:14 says, “And god said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM”.  Moses had asked God what he should tell the people of Israel when they asked who sent him.  God answered, “Tell them that I AM hath sent me unto you.”  In the New Testament, the Lord Jesus reveals Himself as the divine “I AM” who was before Abraham (John 8:58).  At the same time He uses His “I AM” statements to show what He has come to be in a dark world of death and separation from God. In this theme, we study Jesus’ “I AM” statements to learn who God is in Christ and what grace we may receive from Him in order to be right with God, enjoy His blessings ourselves, and be a blessing in this world.


The I AM Statements

I am the Bread of Life
I am the Good Shepherd
I am the Door
I am the Light of the World
I am the Way
I am the Truth
I am the Life
I am the Resurrection and the Life
I am the True Vine
I am the Alpha and the Omega

You can find the list of each month’s theme and the entire year’s memory work here:

2017-2018 Monthly Themes & Memory Work


This Week’s Memory Work:

October 16, 2017

  • Psalter #55:2

The list of dates below is the 2017-2018 school calendar.

Please see the News & Events page for upcoming events such as fundraisers and tournaments.

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August 23 – September 1      Staff Days

September 5     First Day of Classes / Opening Program
September 29     RCSS Track & Field Day (gr.7-10)

October 9     Thanksgiving Day – no classes
Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 1     Parent-teacher interviews K-12

November 1, 2, 3     PA Day/PD Days
November 6     Mid-semester report cards Grades 9-12
November 24     First Term Report Cards – Grades K – 8

December 20     Christmas Program
December 25 – January 5     Christmas Holidays – no classes

January 8     Back to school
January 22 – 26     Final Exams Grades 9 – 12
January 25     High School Information Evening – gr.8 parents
January 29, 30     Semester Change Day – no classes for secondary
January 31     Semester 2 starts

February 16     RCSS P.D. Day
February 19     Family Day – no classes

March 2     Second Term Report Cards – Grades K – 8
March 6     Parent – Teacher Interviews K-8 (by request)
March 9 – 16     Spring Break
March 28     Parent-Teacher Interviews (gr.9-12)
March 29     Gr.10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test
March 30    Good Friday – no school

April 2    Easter Monday – no school
April 16
    Mid-semester report cards gr.9-12
April 9 – 13     CAT4 Testing
April 25     Grandparents & Seniors Afternoon
April 20     Gr. 9-12 Panorama of Learning Open House
April 27    PD Day

May 15 – 18     High school bus trips
May 21     Victoria Day – no classes

June 8     Activity Day K-8
June 14 – 20     Final Exams Grades 9 – 12
June 21     Grade 12 Graduation Dinner
June 22     Last Day of Classes K – 8
June 22     Closing Program & Graduation
June 25 – 27    Staff Days

Elementary                                                                                        

8:50 am – 10:35 am
Teaching Block 1

10:35 am-11:25 am
Nutrition Break & Recess

11:25 am – 1:05 pm
Teaching Block 2

1:05 pm – 1:53 pm
Nutrition Break & Recess

1:53 pm – 3:13 pm
Teaching Block 3

3:15 pm
Dismissal bell

3:18 pm
Final bell to be on the bus


Secondary

8:48 am – 9:02 am
Devotions

9:02 am – 10:20 am
Period 1

10:25 am – 11:45 am
Period 2

11:45 am – 12:38 pm
Lunch & Recess

12:38 pm – 1:53 pm
Period 3

1:58 pm – 3:15 pm
Period 4

3:15 pm
Dismissal bell

3:18 pm
Final bell to be on the bus


Tuition rates are paid per family, rather than per student.  The rate each family is charged is based on the oldest child in the family, and are paid over 12 months, beginning August 1st each year, by automatic withdrawal.
For the 2017/2018 school year, the tuition rates are as follows for families with their oldest child in:

  • Kindergarten:    $545/month = $6,540/year
  • Grade 1 to Grade 6:    $905/month = $10,860/year
  • Grade 7 to Grade 8:    $930/month = $11,160/year
  • Grade 9 to Grade 12:     $1,180/month = $14,160/year

If you are interested in enrolling your child(ren), please complete the Pre-enrolment form below, and submit to the office in person, by mail or email to secretary@orcschool.ca.  It will be given to the School Board for further review, after which you will be contacted.  The Board usually meets once a month.

Pre-enrolment Form

Pre-Enrolment Form

11th Annual

Oxford Reformed Christian School Golf Tournament & Dinner

Tournament was held at the Tillsonview Fairways,
Tillsonburg, Ontario

Dinner was held at Oxford Reformed Christian School,
Mt. Elgin, Ontario

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in and helped with this year’s tournament.

Approximately $79,000 was raised!

Watch for next year’s date and plan to attend!


We encourage you to support those who have supported ORCS

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

2016 Golf Tournament Sponsors Brochure


See the ongoing coverage of the Phase 2 addition here:

ORCS Phase 2 Addition Photo Album

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Aerial Fly-over


Enjoy this aerial fly-over created by a group of high school students.

CD Recordings


The ORCS Secondary choir has produced various musical CD’s over the years.

The new “BE STRONG IN THE LORD” CD has arrived!

Contact the office at secretary@orcschool.ca to purchase a copy for $20 each.

Song Titles:

1 – Soar on Wings like Eagles
2 – Searcher of the Hearts – Psalter 384
3 – The Ground
4 – Sweet Hour of Prayer
5 – Ubi Caritas
6 – Be Merciful unto Me, O God
7 – Rock of Ages
9 – Eatnemen Veulie
10 – Sing a Very Merry Tune
11 – Artza Alinu
12 – How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings
13 – Gloria in Excelsis (from Gloria)
14 – Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi (from Gloria)
15 – Quoniam Tu Solus Sanctus (from Gloria)
16 – Cum Sancto Spiritu (from Gloria)
17 – I Need Thee Ev’ry Hour
18 – A Festive Gloria
19 – The Word Was God
20 – Be Strong in the Lord
21 – Go Now in Love and Peace

Community Involvement/Hours Activity

Community Involvement/Hours
Activity Form

High school students use this form to submit their required 40 community hours for graduation

Emergency Medical Alert Form

Parents use this form to make the school faculty aware of their child’s special medical conditions

Pre-Enrolment Form

Families interested in enrolling their child(ren) at ORCS may use this form to begin the enrolment process

ORCS School Supply List

A list of supplies required per grade to start a new school year.

Uniform Order Form

Families order uniforms 3 times per year using this form which is sent home.  This is to give an idea of items and pricing.

Vehicle Permission Form

Vehicle Permission Form

High school students who bring a vehicle to school need to submit this form.

Voucher Order Form

Each month families may order a selection of gift cards for full face value. The school receive a percentage from the companies as a fundraiser for the school.