Friday, October 3, 2008

WE'RE MOVING!!!

...to a new school, that is! After 32 years, CCS London will have a new location in Lambeth. A school came up for sale there, just right for our needs, and at the right price, and last night the membership voted in favour of purchasing this building! This is an exciting time for our school, there will be lots of changes ahead, and lots of WORK!!
Here's a few pictures of the new facility:

Front of the building - now owned by Faith Community Christian School. Sadly, their society dissolved last April, and the building has been empty since then. Many supplies are still there, there is even a fully stocked kindergarten classroom!

A couple of the classrooms. Everything is included in the sale price! Even the computers...
And A GYM!!! With a STAGE!! We can put on our plays in our own facility now!!!
This is the auditorium, currently rented by a church.
There is also a nice staff room, a main office, principals office, plenty of washrooms, a tiny but functional kitchen, etc etc etc....

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Exciting Times for the London School Society!! Wow!! what an upgrade to what you are currently using. Hopefully all will work out, (selling the present propery, fixing up the new property) and who knows... maybe a good location to mave your church to as well??
Herman

Anonymous said...

Yea!! I wish we were there to share in this time! I hope all goes well with the whole process.

Suzanne

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is REALLY COOL!! It looks like it's in retty good shape. How exciting for the school!! May God bless the rest of the process.

Alicia

Lisa said...

Well, it needs such things as new heating system (to replace the ancient boiler), new roof and new windows... but once those are done, we won't have to worry about them again for a long time. Otherwise, everything needs a good cleaning and a coat of paint... good thing we've got lots of volunteer labour around!

John Harsevoort said...

This place looks amazing! I remember going through the process here in Hamilton and how stressfull it can be on the membership, but in the end, after a lot of God's blessings and a lot of hard (but fun) work, we are all enjoying a school which suits our needs perfectly. We pray that this holds true for you guys as well. Praise God for providing once again!
John

Lisa said...

You're right, John, we feel that God has provided this opportunity for us. There was another group that had an offer on this building, but it didn't go through, just in time for our Board to put in an offer. We could never build a school for the price they are asking for this one, so definitely seeing God's providence at work.

Stuart said...

So you guys will have an actual gym, not just the basement? One in which the ceiling is high enough to do actual sport-like activities? What poles will the kids use to block during dodge-ball?

Looks good. How many classrooms does the new school have?

Lisa said...

Yes, an actual for real gym, that we can do actual for real sports in! Did you see all the basketball nets? And mats?
So no more near concussions from kids hitting that dumb pole!
There are 6 classrooms (!), but one of those needs to be used as a library. Still plenty of room, the classrooms are good sized with lots of storage. Most have a sink/counter at the back, which is handy!

JVD said...

Is London school growing and now outgrown the old school?? I have such great memories of the place.. yes, especially the basement and those poles.. lol

Lisa said...

Jocelin, London school IS growing, and we hope to encourage more growth by having a larger and more suitable facility.
However, more immediately, our present school is pretty much falling down around us, or will be soon, if we don't put a lot of money into it. We don't want to do this because the areas around us are now being developed.
Remember that big field? It is now being turned into a subdivision, so there will be backyards coming right up to our fence line. We'd rather move before that happens....
We just heard today that our offer has been accepted, so this school will become reality! We get possession the end of November.
Now to sell our property....