Cairn Compass / NACE Notes
We love to celebrate the great work and learning that takes place at our schools. That's why, four times a year, we distribute news and views from our schools. It is packed with information about what our students have been up to, student work, and ongoing initiatives.

Cairn Compass

Fall, 2023 - You are Not Normal!
Winter, 2024 -
Spring, 2024 -
Summer 2024 - 

Fall, 2022 - Inviting
Winter, 2023 - Nurturing
Spring, 2023 - Empowering
Summer 2023 - Transforming

Fall 2021 - Better Together
Spring 2022 - Emerging
Spring2 2022 - Re(Connecting)
Summer 2022 - Celebrate!

Fall, 2020 - Prepared for the Adventure
Winter, 2021 - Finding our Way
Spring, 2021 - Learning with Grit and Grace
Summer 2021 - A Year Forged in Character

Fall, 2019 - New Look, New Name, Same Direction
Winter, 2020 - Schools of Belonging
Spring, 2020 - Well, this is different!
Summer, 2020 - What happened here?

NACE Notes
Fall, 2018 - Inspiring
Winter, 2019 - Inspiring Love
Spring, 2019 - Inspiring Learning
Summer, 2019 - Inspiring Leadership

Fall, 2017 - Instructional Excellence
Winter, 2018 - Culture and Character
Spring, 2018 - Relationships
Summer, 2018 - Beautiful Work

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School day Schedule
Smithville Stoney Creek
School Office opens 8:15 a.m. 8:15 a.m.
Student Drop off/ Bus arrival 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
School Day begins 8:40 a.m. 8:40 a.m.
Nutrition and Activity Break #1 10:20 - 11:00 a.m 10:40 - 11:15 a.m.
Nutrition and Activity Break #2 12:50 - 1:35 p.m. 1:05 - 1:45 p.m.
School Day ends 3:20 p.m. 3:20 p.m.
Student Pickup / Bus Leave 3:25 p.m. 3:25 p.m.
School Office closes 3:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m.

Work with us!

Cairn lists teaching related openings at the Edvance Christian Schools Job Board:

Cairn Christian School is always looking for great people as we grow and inspire students to love, learn, and lead together in God's world!  Are you someone who models our community character traits, desiring to make a difference in the lives of our students?  The following positions are always open for application:

  • Guest Teachers and para-educators - Certified teachers and gifted educational support staff who can capably pick up where our regular staff leave off for a day or two, and continue the program for our students, minimizing disruption to their learning.  You are highly adaptable, intensely relational, and committed to our school’s mission!
  • Guest or regular bus drivers - you will complete our reliable and friendly team to transport students to and from school each day! (Class B licence, vulnerable sector check, and a clean driving abstract required)

If interested, or needing more information, please contact Kevin Huinink at or at 519-546-9159

TRIP stands for Tuition Reduction Incentive Program 
Once you have registered with the program you may purchase vouchers or gift cards from our wide variety of suppliers. You pay face value for these cards, so if you pay $25, you receive a card or voucher worth $25. There is no cost to you! These orders are filled by the school which purchases in large volume and receives a percentage discount. We split the discount in two ways - a portion goes to our NACE Bursary program, and the balance goes towards reducing your tuition for the following year. Check out the order form for more details and to see what a great selection of stores and suppliers have signed on to our program!

Ongoing Fundraising

MABEL LABELS All your orders can be placed online through the Mabel Label's website.  Search for Cairn Christian School.

Paper order forms for December 2023:  Short Form    Long Form