Kitchener Waterloo Christian School Society advances dynamic, excellent Christ-centered education through unconstrained facilities, exceptional programs, and extensive resources that cultivate responsive disciples of Christ.
Serving God by Serving Others – Dana Marie’s story
Dana Marie, an award-winning Christian singer/songwriter, graduated from Laurentian Hills Christian School (LHCS) in 2003. The caring staff and community here at LHCS taught her important lessons about doing the best you can with what’s in your hand, whether that involves picking up garbage, building relationships through the Learning Buddies program, or performing at a small venue. “It’s not about me,” she states. “It’s about serving God, and serving people around you.”
As a Compassion Canada artist, Dana has also had the opportunity to make a difference in the global community, a privilege she shared at LHCS through class service projects. Trips to visit inmates at a women’s correctional facility became something she did on her own time as an adult, leading worship. It wasn’t just a school project that she finished and then forgot about. These women made an impact on her life, just as she did on theirs. “Music is just the tool that I use, to be able to bless my neighbour,” Dana humbly explains.
It is LHCS’ desire to develop students and graduates who interact within the world God created with creativity, curiosity and confidence. To engage with their communities by being compassionate communicators who value others’ contributions. To flourish in their Christian walk by bringing hope and reflecting God’s grace to those they meet.
It’s not only graduates who are making a difference in their world. Students currently enrolled at LHCS are learning how even a small gesture of help and love can positively influence another person’s life.
Last year, the Grade 4 class partnered with the organization One4Another. Owen Bax, a Grade 4 student, along with his class, was given an opportunity to share the gospel and God’s love by creating Christmas cards and collecting shoes and clothing for children in Uganda. “I feel bad that they don’t have money, so it felt good to help them,” he said. Owen received a video of the child reading his card, and many of the students received cards in return from the children in Uganda. “Owen has a heart for telling others about Jesus and the cross,” his mother says.
One student can make a huge difference in another person’s life, both in their local and global community. We look with confidence at our world in all its diversity through a biblical lens and help students discover their role in it.
All funds donated go towards making Christian education a reality for children whose parents would otherwise have trouble affording tuition.
LHCS is operated by the Kitchener Waterloo Christian School Society, a non-profit organization that founded Laurentian Hills Christian School in 1967. Families who desire to send their children to our school, and find paying tuition to be a challenge, can apply for some tuition relief from our Tuition Assistance Fund.