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/ ABOUT SOUTH SIDE

Welcome to South Side. Thank you for taking a few minutes to learn a little about who we are and a bit of all that the South Side community offers. We welcome you to come and visit us when the hallways and classrooms bustle with our preschool through second grade children going about the business of learning about God’s beautiful world while discovering and following His will in their lives.

South Side has been described by many as a children’s garden. What a beautiful metaphor. The children in our garden are lovingly enriched, patiently tended, appreciated and pointed always to their heavenly Father. Our staff is eager and equipped to meet each student where he or she is and to grow them into a deep and faith-filled relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Just like gardening can be messy, learning can be too. Together we learn about one another and discover how we can best meet the needs of each unique child. Children spend much of their time at South Side engaged in enriching learning experiences as well as developing their skills in a workshop model with teachers serving as coaches and encouragers. As you peruse through the pictures and pages here, you will find that it is our humble honor to pray daily with and for each child, to partner with parents, and to walk, one hand in your child’s and the other in God’s, as we grow, develop and learn together.

Mr. Tim Howell, Principal

SOUTH SIDE ELEMENTARY
913 Pine Ave
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 820-3535
ss@hollandchristian.org

“I like that all the teachers are very nice and helpful and I never feel like I don’t belong there.”

-Maxwell Machiela ’23

/ NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

South Side/Pine Ridge May Newsletter

HAPPY SPRING, Sun is shining, birds are chirping and buds are appearing–Spring is in the air! As seasons change, it is always the tangible reminder that we serve such an amazing Creator who has planned such artistry for His creation. This time of year we also are able to get outside a lot more both… Read More: South Side/Pine Ridge May Newsletter

South Side/Pine Ridge March Newsletter

Dear Parents, It has been a true joy getting to know your children at South Side and Pine Ridge. Smiles and laughter fill the halls as we continue to celebrate each day of learning together. At South Side, we kicked off March with our Reading Blizzard. Students and teachers came dressed in their cozies along… Read More: South Side/Pine Ridge March Newsletter

SS/PR February Newsletter

We just celebrated 100 days, with more gratitude than we have probably ever felt on this day, our 100th day of in-person education! Going into this year we didn’t really know what to expect. God has been faithful and we are so grateful HC elementary schools have been allowed to be together to learn, laugh… Read More: SS/PR February Newsletter