Serving While Learning | London Christian Elementary School
London Christian Elementary School: 202 Clarke Road, London, ON, N5W 5E4   |   Phone: 519.455.0360   |   Email: info@londonchristian.ca
School Life

Peacemakers

In the Bible, Jesus says, "Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they will be called children of God".  At LCES, our students are trained in conflict management, problem solving techniques, and ways to build positive relationships.  Our Grade 3, 4 and 5 students participate in the Peacemaker program. Students in Grade 3 are trained in the fall and begin participating in January. They continue serving our school through Grade 4 and 5.  At each second nutrition break recess, two students are outdoors to help bring peace to our playground. They solve conflicts, help students work together, and work through minor disputes.  Through Peacemakers, students gain invaluable skills in how to work together with their classmates and peers.

At LCES, we also educate students with Second Step, a new curriculum developed by the Committee for Children (www.cfchildren.org). Through Second Step, we seek to foster the social and emotional development, safety, and well-being of children through education. This can take place through role plays, class discussions and interactive activities. Lessons include topics such as anger management, impulse control, bullying, problem solving and positive communication skills.
 

Leaders in Training (Student's Council)

Grade 7 and 8 students are invited to participate at "Leaders in Training" (LITs). This is a unique opportunity for students who are interested in extra curricular activities and would like to develop their leadership abilities. It seeks to provide students with an opportunity to serve the student body, to use their "voice", to develop leadership abilities, to build community, and to be a positive role models for discipleship in and outside of school.

Components

  • School spirit – providing opportunities for the student population
  • School service – serving the LCES school building and community
  • Leadership development – building leaderships skills
  • Community service – partnering with a local organization, blessing/thanking our community leaders

"Leader in Training” responsibilities

  • Be a good representative of LCES
  • Participate and guide each Student Council sponsored activity
  • Serve as a positive role model to students
  • Attend meetings regularly
  • Contribute to discussions relevant to our goals
  • Represent the LCES student community when communicating needs
  • Promote school spirit among students
  • Do an equitable share of work on events and projects
  • Encourage participation from students
  • Provide leadership by directing and coordinating school activities 
 

Service Projects

Through service projects, London Christian Elementary School students learn the joy of sharing and the responsibility we all have to help those in need. We try to minister to others in various ways such as singing in nursing homes, collecting food for the homeless, filling Christmas boxes for needy children, and collecting mittens for the those in our own community. We are open to service opportunities which teach our students to serve God with their heart, soul and hands.
 
We have two major goals in our Student Service Projects:
  • In a world of me-centric culture, model for our students that it really isn't really first about us, but rather God, others, self is how we should live our life. 
  • To encourage children to recognize that not everyone locally or internationally lives like they do, and that blessing others is part of the way we serve God. 
Here are a few of the projects we have participated in:
  • Compassion Canada
  • London Area Food Bank
  • Rotholme Women's Shelter
  • Ark Aid
  • London Mission Services
  • Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
  • Cheshire Homes
  • Teen Challenge Farm
  • Athletes in Action
  • Women's Community House
  • Worldwide Christian Schools
  • IN Network
  • Free the Children & Me to We
  • The Water Project
Each year we pick an organization to partner with to raise awareness and support for various needs all around our world.  Through these opportunities, the students and parent community have put their faith into action in amazing ways!