February 2016 News and Events
Happy 60th Anniversary
Two more of our SCSBC member schools have reached the 60th anniversary milestone this year, a major accomplishment that reflects the dedication and commitment of a multitude of faithful staff members, parents and supporters.
John Knox has commemorated the year with three events, a barbecue in September, a Winterfest carnival on January 30, and a chapel in the spring. Current staff and students are excited to share this milestone with alumni, former staff, and supporters. Contact the school for more details.
Langley Christian School has two 60th events coming up in the spring. On Friday, May 13, the adults’ evening program and dessert buffet will be an opportunity to mingle with special guests including past principals, staff and alumni families. On Saturday, May 14, well-wishers can bring the kids and enjoy a free, family-friendly event. The schedule of activities will be on the school website.
These two schools join Vancouver Christian (1949), Abbotsford Christian (1953), and Delta Christian (1954) in celebrating the six-decade achievement.
Introduction to Robotics
Kelowna Christian School has introduced an open sourced project “MeArm” to their IT11/12 course which provides an introduction to robotics. Students learn electrical circuitry, and programming within the Arduino IDE and microcontroller. This hands on project has provided many learning opportunities and excitement for the students as they build, wire and program a functional robotic arm.
Surrey Christian School was presented with two Fraser Valley Commercial Building Awards for the design of the primary building. The first was an award of excellence in the Community Institutional category and the second was top prize overall which was the Judges’ Choice for best entry overall. Witmar Able, the primary architect, from KMBR, and Evelyn Bouwman were there to proudly receive these awards. “Surrey Christian School is an excellent example of a 21st century learning environment, of how a building’s aesthetic can enhance the quality of experience and comfort, while being beautifully functional,” Awards coordinator Mark MacDonald announced at the event. “The building focuses on occupant health and well-being and utilized healthy building materials, an abundance of natural light, and the visible presence of wood.”