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Virtual School Tours

Posted on February 2 2021

Looking for a safe and caring environment? Want smaller class sizes and individualized student learning? Contact the school for a private tour at your convenience. Menno Simons Christian School "Integrating…

Meet the Valiant Mrs. Vienneau!

Posted on September 5 2021

We are excited to have Mrs. Vienneau as the new principal of MSCS. Are you curious to learn more about her? Well here are all the things that you wanted to know! What is your role at Menno (in your own…

Have a good summer!

Posted on June 30 2021

It's summertime! We hope that families can get some quality time together and that they will be refreshed come September 1, 2021. In the meantime, if you are looking for some summer reading and want to…

Something Other Than God

Posted on May 15 2021

My final blog is one more nag for us to choose right relationships over being right as our philosophical ‘global positioning system.’  Menno gets it and you do too. I spent a few years putting my…

How to Teach

Posted on March 12 2021

The activities or ‘how to teach’ part of MSCS’s mission includes making choices of strategies, tactics, logistics and relationship-builders that serve the interests of young people in their developing…

Sounds like Menno Simons to me. What about you?

Posted on January 20 2021

To keep Jesus at the centre of our faith, right relationships the centre of our lives, and justice at the centre of our work. The Mayflower Family Centre was a church of England run mission in the heart…

What's in store for 2021?

Posted on January 7 2021

I will continue to offer food for thought in my monthly messages, and invite you to take up conversations with me over 2021. I will stay with Menno Simon’s theme of the kingdom of God, following our…

2020

What?

Posted on October 28 2020

Menno Simons Christian School is onto something important. The mission statement uses different language than one might normally read in school documents that use ‘Christian’ as their defining adjective.…

Why Menno?

Posted on September 30 2020

The aim of education is to teach a few powerful ideas that explain and encompass everything.                                                                        …

We Are Ready for the 2020/21 School Year!

Posted on August 20 2020

I trust that you have had a good and restful summer. We are just weeks away from school start up.  We will be returning to school in September and though the circumstances are different than they were…

Giving the Gift of Education

Posted on June 30 2020

Check out our Summer Newsletter! Our feature article is on one of our most beloved teachers - Sandy Karg. Additional features are our Grade 9 Grad spread and thoughts from Principal Potvin and Vice Principal…

The Kingdom of God

Posted on May 11 2020

In Jesus we have been given a living illustration of how to be in the world.  Let’s be clear though, we are not called to become more like Jesus; we are called to become like our true selves. And,…

What is the Meaning of Life?

Posted on April 27 2020

This opportunity to work closely, directly and intentionally with your child may not come again, with all of these wonderful possibilities for your child’s psychological and spiritual formation. Let…

Teach them to Remember

Posted on April 4 2020

‘As a child I was told that grandfather spent an hour every day and evening listening to God. So, when I came suddenly upon my grandfather one day seated motionless in his armchair with closed eyes,…

Finding the Way

Posted on March 30 2020

Maybe this time of uncertainty will give us exactly what we have been looking for all along. Maybe we are on our way to the best places we once knew -- peace, trust, real community and practices of kindness…

Walk Each Other Home

Posted on March 17 2020

How often in the last week have you heard this, “We are living in crazy times.” I guess we are. I have lived and worked in some crazy places during crazy times, perhaps not exactly like these times…

Pop in and meet Mr Potvin!

Posted on February 5 2020

Tell us a little bit about your educational experience "I have been very fortunate and really quite blessed to have worked in education in many different countries and in various roles, from program designer,…

A New Day!

Posted on January 8 2020

Welcome back to the new year, the new decade, and the new arrival of daylight! As we emerge from our winter of cold and darkness, we are reminded of the new creation that comes with the year roll-over,…

2019

The Shining Light

Posted on December 4 2019

December. The shortest daylight month of the year. A time where we feel the cold and the dark pressing in on us. But we are also reminded of a shining light - the Star of Bethlehem - that is arriving…

School Happenings!

Posted on November 4 2019

It was an amazing week at Menno as we hosted our annual Penny Carnival to raise funds for Friends of Mennonite Centre Ukraine. Tickets were sold in bunches of 8 for $2 and kids were given the opportunity…

Thanksgiving to God

Posted on October 23 2019

As we move into October and through the time of Thanksgiving, I am reminded of what an amazing country it is we live in, and how blessed we are. The right to vote freely in a federal election; the ability…

The Delightful Mrs Deren

Posted on October 8 2019

Menno is pleased to welcome Mrs Deren to our community. She walks around with a kind smile that is delightful to see! What is your role at Menno?  I am an Educational Assistant!  Why did you come to…

The Wonderful Miss Welsh

Posted on September 25 2019

Menno is pleased to welcome Miss Welsh to our community. You can always see her in the halls with a smile and a calm patient demeanor.  What is your role at Menno?  I am an Educational Assistant! …

Too Cool for School!

Posted on September 20 2019

Today we had a "Menno Fashion Show" hosted by our esteemed Turkey Man and Duck Girl. Our teachers showcased the hottest looks at Menno for our students and families. I think it's safe to say that Menno…

City on a Hill

Posted on August 30 2019

Welcome Back! 1 Peter 4, V 8-11: "Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place…

Summer Reading?

Posted on July 14 2019

Featuring news articles from many of our students, grade 9 graduate memoirs and a feature article on Marvin Grasmeyer, one of the veterans of Menno Simons Christian School! Perfect for some lazy-day,…

That's a Wrap!

Posted on June 25 2019

Wow, 2018/2019 has flown by and what a phenomenal year!  It is incredible to think of all the great things our students have been a part of, the wonderful experiences with staff, and the hard work that…

Excellent

Posted on June 13 2019

Philippians 1:9-10 says “And this I pray, that your love may abound (i.e., excel) still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in…

Kind

Posted on May 29 2019

Ephesians 4:32   “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.”  (NASB) To be “kind” is to show a sweet and generous temperament;…

Aspires

Posted on May 15 2019

Philippians 3:14 the Apostle Paul says, “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Paul compares his Christian life to pressing onward to the goal so as…

Mentor

Posted on April 25 2019

We at Menno Simons Christian School believe that it is our personal opportunity to live as “an example.” This phrase in its original form meant “a pattern.” Timothy’s life was to be a pattern…

Encourager

Posted on April 10 2019

When we choose to ENCOURAGE someone we are positioning ourselves to provide them with support.  Our encouragement potentially gives them hope for future success in their lives.                     …

Christ-like

Posted on March 19 2019

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.”  Ephesians…

Acceptance

Posted on March 7 2019

“Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.”  Romans 15:7 (NASB) This verse gives us a summary of the marks which should characterize Menno Simons Christian…

Enthusiasm

Posted on February 12 2019

The Cambridge dictionary defines enthusiasm as, “a feeling of energetic interest in a particular subject or activity and an eagerness to be involved in it.” At Menno Simons Christian School when we…

MSCS Winter 2018/2019 Newsletter

Posted on February 6 2019

Check out our latest newsletter with a feature on our Jr High Teacher, Amy Stephenson as well as articles from students and our cover story "The Krahn Chronicles" MSCS Winter 2018/2019 Newsletter 

Participants

Posted on January 23 2019

As a student at Menno Simons Christian School we have to ask ‘How often do we merely “hear” an instruction with no intention of obeying it?’ Let’s pretend that you are in class at Menno.  The…

A fresh look...

Posted on January 9 2019

As we celebrate our 35th year we are excited to present a logo refresh that captures all the qualities of Menno.  The Cross The Cross of Jesus Christ is the foundation of who we are as Christians. It…