We are really excited to start another school year at London Christian High! By this point, we hope and pray that your student(s) are enjoying being back in a routine, meeting new people, and looking forward to a great year ahead.
Along those lines, here are some things that we are really looking forward to this coming year. Although this list is by no means exhaustive, hopefully it gives a broad sense for some of the really exciting things happening at London Christian High this year:
- In April, twelve of our grade eleven students will be traveling to Central America for six weeks to take part in our first ever International Block trip. Henry Lammers and his wife Yvonne will be leading the trip and we are really looking forward to seeing how God is going to work in all of the people involved to impact their lives and the lives of those around them.
- In May, our Choir plans to head to Chicago for a first of its kind trip to explore the Chicago music scene and take in some service and learning experiences along the way. If ever there was a time to be a part of the choir, this year would be it!
- Seussical, our mainstage musical theatre production, will be taking our school community by storm. It promises to be an over-the-top musical experience straight from the world of Dr. Seuss. Looks really great!
- There are, of course, many really exciting things happening in our classrooms, too many to list here in fact. All of our teachers are hard at work providing purposeful, authentic, rigorous learning experiences for our students and we can’t wait to share some of these with you at our Celebration of Learning (Dec. 18) near the end of the semester as well as in various other formats. Just a few things that have crossed my path recently include our brand new grade nine Integrated Tech class which is going to be working in conjunction with Urban Roots (www.urbanrootslondon.ca) on a produce box project. Also, our grade eleven World Religions/English class is planning to do some work better understanding our Indigenous neighbours via a visit with a residential school survivor in Brantford among other things. These are just two of many really awesome ideas floating around in our classes these days that are focused on understanding ourselves as shining the light of Christ in a broken world.
- After serving our entire student body lunch every day last week, Chris Chadwick, our new food service person is transitioning into a regular daily lunch service at our school. We are excited about this option for our students as we believe that food brings people from diverse backgrounds together around a common table. For more information check out Edsby https://sites.google.com/lchonline.ca/lch-food/home for food options and ordering.
- On October 4 we are really excited to host Brett Ullman (https://www.brettullman.com/) for an evening focused on teen lifestyle issues. Specifically, Brett will be talking about how to be a Christian teen in our wider culture today with a focus on some of the tension points that inevitably arise. Brett will speak to our student body earlier that day, and the evening portion is designed for parents. It is one of our ongoing priorities to partner with our parents in raising our teens, and this evening is a great opportunity for mutual conversation about issues that we all face. Hope to see you there!
There are many other things that we are excited about as we head into the coming school year, and we hope to see you at some of these events/opportunities!
We continue to welcome your prayers and support as we start another year. For those who may not be aware, there is a parent/guardian/wider supporter prayer team that meets at the school at 9am on the first Monday of the month to pray for the staff and students. If you are interested in this group, you are more than welcome to come anytime. Even if you cannot make it, we still welcome your prayers. Particularly at this point in the year, we welcome your prayers for all of our new families. There is a lot of transition for these families at this time, and it is certainly our hope and prayer that each student and family will be able to find a home here at London Christian High.
On behalf of the staff, we would like to wish you all a terrific new school year. If at any point you have questions, we are happy to talk (email, phone, in person, etc.).