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Feb 8, 2016

Deep Hopes

By | 2016-02-08T13:14:10+00:00 February 8, 2016|Custom-Fit Education, Elementary|

The BC government is rolling out a new (or revised) education plan. As a government-funded school, we are obligated to deliver education in line with the plan. As a Christian school, our first obligation is to be faithful to our mission. And so, on a professional development day earlier this year, we devoted time to work [...]

Dec 7, 2015

Good Learning Looks Like This

By | 2015-12-07T09:08:14+00:00 December 7, 2015|21st Century Learning, Elementary|

I can now legally drive any vehicle (except for a semi or a motorcycle)!  Let me tell you more…With more of our fleet of busses coming equipped with airbrakes, I wanted to make sure I could still take the preschoolers for their first school bus ride. I was ,therefore, encouraged to get my airbrake certification. Facing [...]

May 11, 2015

100 Chairs for Parents

By | 2015-05-11T09:03:30+00:00 May 11, 2015|21st Century Learning, Elementary, School Vision|

Remember Curriculum Chapels?For several years, each grade level needed to present something about what they had been learning about in class. With a mission statement that says, “all of life under God,” everything we do is worship. It made sense to do chapels in which our learning was presented as an offering of worship.One of [...]

Apr 13, 2015

Friends Without Borders

By | 2015-04-13T08:51:24+00:00 April 13, 2015|Elementary, Relationships, Secondary|

“There is not any language that can stop a friendship. What is worthy is the interest and willingness we all put in it.”     Elimilieth, grade 11 student at Centro de Fe Vida Nueva, Managua, Nicaragua. The words above were written in a card I received from a student, on the day the Nicaragua [...]

Jan 13, 2015

Honour Thy Mother-In-Law

By | 2015-01-13T07:23:22+00:00 January 13, 2015|Elementary, Relationships|

My mother-in-law passed away the Monday before Christmas holidays and so I was in Edmonton the last three days of school. She was 99 years old.  Up to the last week of her life my brother-in-law said he still couldn’t put anything over on her. She died peacefully and relatively free of pain, and had expressed a [...]

Dec 9, 2014

A Lesson, a Scare, and a Joy

By | 2014-12-09T07:16:47+00:00 December 9, 2014|Athletics, Elementary, Whole Child Education|

I was only able to see 3 1/2 of our Senior Boys Volleyball matches at the Single A Provincial Championships, though arguably the most important ones: the opener, the last round robin, the semi-final, and the final. Three events stood out for me: The lesson: In the match against Fernie, one of their players spiked [...]

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