September 2013 News and Events
Bill de Jager, of the Society of Christian Schools in BC, presented principal, Karl Boehmer, with a 25th school anniversary commemorative certificate and frame, during Penticton Christian School’s gala event, held at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. This year, the school is celebrating twenty-five years of providing fully accredited Christian education to students in Kindergarten to Grade12.
Teachers’ Professional Development
Teachers from SCSBC schools and more distant points were involved in professional development through Trinity Western University’s Summer Institute for Teachers this summer. Top: SCSBC’s executive director, Henry Contant, taught School Leadership and Supervision .
Bottom: Curriculum and Pedagogy: Teaching Biblical Studies was taught by Johanna Campbell. In Victoria and Richmond, onsite courses were presented by Elaine Brouwer, Regional Coordinator of NorthWest Christian Schools International.
This July marked the 13th annual Educators Leadership Development Institute, held at Cedar Springs Christian Retreat in Sumas, Washington, where nineteen teachers spent a week exploring God’s call to leadership in our Christian schools. Participants studied with experienced administrators from Christian Schools International, Calvin College and Christian Schools Canada as they examined how their interests, abilities and gifts in administration align with the many facets of school leadership. The next ELDI on the west coast is planned for July, 7-11, 2014.