Grade 7 & 8 Retreat: Playing to Learn

  Because they are pretend, games have potential for creating safe space in which important learning can occur. While on their day retreat at Hidden Acres Camp, the grade 7 and 8 students joined in simulation games with Katie Gingerich of The Ripple Effect Education (Centre for Peace Advancement, Conrad Grebel College). The grade 8 […]

Posted on: October 11th, 2017
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You can support Rockway Students with a Sweet Treat!

Andrea Parsons (neé Schlegel), Class of ’95, and her franchise, Marble Slab Creamery (Waterloo – University), is helping Rockway mark National Family Week (the week before Thanksgiving) with special in-store Marble Slab Creamery coupons that give your family a sweet deal on ice-cream cones and cakes (just in time for Thanksgiving!). $5 from every coupon will come back […]

Posted on: October 2nd, 2017
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A Few Tips for Rockway…

We received a message from a new Rockway parent that told a truly heartwarming story about the start of the school year. Here is what it read: My daughter Kate started at Rockway in Grade 7 this year.  I asked a grade 10 student (Rebecca MacNeil) if she had any advice to share with a […]

Posted on: September 25th, 2017
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Spiritual Emphasis Week 2017: Changing the way we view racism

September 26 – 28th will be Spiritual Emphasis Week at Rockway, this year, with a focus on racism. We are very excited to welcome Dr. Drew Hart, professor of theology, author and activist, as our guest speaker. Hart teaches at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and is in demand as a keynote speaker, where his […]

Posted on: September 15th, 2017
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Off to a Great Start…

One of the many things I value about teaching at Rockway is how we do beginnings. The start of a school year can be tumultuous, however Rockway is very intentional about giving both their teachers and students a solid start – grounding us in our mission, and providing us with the tools we need to […]

Posted on: September 9th, 2017
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Trust for the Journey: Chapel theme 2017

Rockway students, faculty and staff gather twice a week for chapels. These community gatherings give shape to the core of our school’s identity and mission to “form faith and build character.” Chapels create the opportunity for teachers, students, alumni and guests to reflect on their faith journeys, how they see the world, and their place […]

Posted on: August 18th, 2017
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Our New Website is Here!

Our website has gotten a makeover. The redesigned site sports a new look, is more mobile-friendly, and separates out information intended for current students and future students. Introducing myRockway The biggest change for current students and their parents is a new section just for you: myRockway. Look for the link in the top-right corner. It contains everything you need to know, […]

Posted on: July 26th, 2017
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Senior Graduation 2017

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces; I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther King Jr. This was the graduation theme for the Rockway Graduating Class of 2017 which took place on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Sixty-seven graduates walked the stage and received their Ontario Secondary School […]

Posted on: July 5th, 2017
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Congratulations, Grade 8 Grads!

Sparkle and dash hit the Rockway halls on June 15th, as our grade 8 students arrived dressed to impress and ready for their ride to Crossroads Restaurant in Elmira aboard our shiny yellow limousine. There, they dined with teachers and principal, in celebration of their successful grade 8 year. After many trips to the buffet […]

Posted on: June 28th, 2017
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