September 2016 News and Events
Bulkley Valley Christian School ProD
Recognizing that the new BC Ed Plan requires understanding of Aboriginal content and perspectives, staff of Bulkley Valley Christian School in Smithers spent a day learning about their Wet’suwet’en neighbours. More importantly, staff were motivated by a sense of biblical justice and reconciliation with the Aboriginal community that is based on humility. The Blanket exercise was an especially moving demonstration of the effects of colonization. Hearing first hand from Aboriginal speakers of the effects of the loss of their culture, then taking a field trip to traditional Wet’suwet’en territory with a local anthropologist provided a shared experience that will help shape the implementation of the new curriculum at BVCS.
Coach of the Year from Abbotsford Christian School
The 2015/16 BC School Sports Provincial Coach of the Year Award went to Jack Boersma who has been a teacher at Abbotsford Christian School for 36 years. This award honours a teacher who has made an outstanding contribution over an extended period of time to coaching athletic programs in the secondary schools of British Columbia. Jack is recognized for his strong character and values as well as for leading excellent programs. Jack uses his gifts and talents to benefit students, the school community and the athletic community in BC. He promotes the philosophy of fair play and sportsmanship, and uses athletics to help grow, build, and mold young men and women.
Constitution and Bylaws Webcast
SCSBC introduced the Constitution and Bylaws Revision Guide last year at the Leadership Conference. As the new Societies Act of BC comes into effect, this document has been a support to our member school societies as well as other socieities in the province. In this photo, Ken Volkenant, SCSBC board member and lawyer, presents a webcast on the topic to the Associate Member Group of FISA schools.
SCSBC staff members met with a group of educators and consultants from the Netherlands in May, 2016. This group was on an exploratory tour for their project to research what they term as “entrepreneurial education” – a competency-based approach to learning.