November 2011 News and Events
Bulkley Valley Christian School Renovations
After more than a year of planning and preparation, BVCS in Smithers started the school year as a unified preschool to Grade 12 campus at its renovated and expanded facilities which formerly served as its secondary campus. More than 230 students enjoy being in a building which houses a new art room, a second computer lab, and a redesigned lower level for preschool to Grade 6.
Vernon Christian School has installed a loft in their Kindergarten classroom. This exciting addition not only adds more area to the room, but also brings other educational benefits including honing gross motor skills on the stairs and experiencing a bird’s-eye perspective of the rest of the room. The loft sits over the sunken reading corner, which has become an intimate space of bookshelves and tiered listening levels.
The Falcon Cafe at Surrey Christian School’s secondary campus provides an opportunity for students to learn and practice leadership and entrepreneurial skills, to help each other make wise food choices, to provide funding for the athletics programs and to continue the support of Global Partners in Sierra Leone and Honduras.
Each fall, Vancouver Christian School honours the memory of Terry Fox and his coast to coast fund-raising campaign for cancer research with an event that uses the collective running capacity of the entire school community. On an 800-metre track set out around the school building, this year’s students ran an astonishing 1,555 laps, or 1,244,000 metres, for a grand total equivalent of 29.6 marathons!
This NCS Grade 5-6 computer class looks forward to becoming expert computer users. In the lower grades, Northside students are introduced to keyboarding skills for note taking and preparing assignments. In Grade 7, 8, and 9, the students take courses in Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel.