Apr 19, 2021

BEING SCHOOLED

By |2021-04-20T21:15:06-07:00April 19, 2021|, , |

BY DARREN SPYKSMA, GRADE 7 TEACHER Unless you are a professional athlete, pop star, or Pokémon champion, the students in grade 7 aren’t that interested in your title. After six and a half years as Director of Learning for the Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia, I am using my professional leave to fill [...]

Mar 9, 2021

WORD OF THE YEAR

By |2021-03-09T09:20:47-08:00March 9, 2021|, |

I’m not exactly a courageous person. I distinctly remember the fear that crawled up my spine when my mom asked me to get something from the basement as a kid. Our below-ground “dungeon” was unfinished, sported a low ceiling, limited lighting, only two half windows, and a number of resident spiders who felt right at [...]

Mar 8, 2021

KINDNESS NINJAS

By |2021-03-08T14:10:17-08:00March 8, 2021|, |

BY EVANGELINE STEWART, GRADE 3 TEACHER “It’s ninja time!” “Let’s see some kicks and hi-yas!” Words I never thought I would hear or say while teaching grade 3. February 22-26 was kindness week at the elementary campus. A week where classes were invited to show random acts of kindness to others, participate in pink shirt [...]

Nov 30, 2020

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTER F

By |2020-11-30T16:39:14-08:00November 30, 2020|, |

BY SHERRY JENSEN, EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT “Guys! Guess what happened today!” I said to my housemates as we gathered in the kitchen for dinner. “I was in the photocopy room with one of the kindergarten teachers, and she found out I have a frog puppet so she invited me to come to her class to [...]

Oct 5, 2020

HINDSIGHT IS 2020

By |2020-10-07T22:14:17-07:00October 5, 2020|, |

BY BRIAN KONING, DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT What a year it's been, “covidly” speaking. We’ll never look at the expression, “Hindsight is 20/20” the same way again. We experienced a shut-down of our society requiring us to re-think how we communicate, teach, worship, and gather together. That re-thinking process continues to re-shape how we approach teaching [...]

Sep 21, 2020

WHEN YOUR BOAT IS ROCKED

By |2020-09-21T14:37:49-07:00September 21, 2020|, |

Ask any student who’s been on the SALTS grade 8 sailing trip, they’ll talk for hours about their five days aboard a tall ship in the Salish sea; hauling the sails, taking the wheel, and singing their hearts out at the evening “mug up.” Some of them might also tell you about seasickness. That Queasy [...]

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