Coach's Corner - Spring Sports

I hope you all had a relaxing Spring Break. Spring sports are fully underway and games start this week for both Ultimate and Badminton, while the first track and field meet will start next week. For all players, please remember to get your contracts and fees in by this week or you will not be able to participate in further extra curricular activities.

Students have been informed and are included on the designated teams that they will be participating on. All information about games and practices will be posted on the classroom. Please also download the VCS app for up to date information.

We will need volunteers to drive to away games. The best part about this is that you will be able to cheer on your child and team at their games! Please email Anne Lam <alam@vancs.org> if you are able to or reply on the app once it is posted. Thanks!

High School

VCS Phoenix Ultimate (Seniors) - aw6n1b0
VCS Phoenix Ultimate (Juniors) - xn1y3u4
VCS Phoenix Sr. Badminton - 9y5zlme
VCS Phoenix Jr. Badminton BLUE - 2qadkq
VCS Phoenix Jr. Badminton WHITE - 9kdmuee
VCS Phoenix Jr. Badminton GREY - pxeczx
VCS Phoenix Running Club / T&F / XC - r4ge4ym

Gr 4 - 7 - CESS Championship Dates & Contacts

There will be team selections for each sport because of the high interest. More details to follow once we start each sport. We are currently in the process for Gr 6&7 badminton.

Gr 6&7 ONLY - VCS Phoenix Badminton

(Wednesday, April 17 @ VCS - Miss. Padgett <dpadgett@vancs.org>)

Gr 4 to 7 - Swangard Tournament

(Tuesday, May 28 - Mrs. Drennan <@vancs.org>)

Gr 6&7 ONLY - VCS Phoenix Softball

(Wednesday, June 5 - Mrs. Drennan <jdrennan@vancs.org>)

Gr 6&7 ONLY - VCS Phoenix Ultimate

(Tuesday, June 4 - Gr 6s & Thursday, June 6 - Gr 7s) - Mrs. Drennan <jdrennan@vancs.org>

SMASH VOLLEYBALL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

VCS Discount Code - VCS-HENRY

Registration is also open for Smash Volleyball camps (August 12-16). Go to the Smash Volleyball instagram page to see Smash programs in action.  

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High School Corner

UBC Physics Olympics

Just before PEAK Week, on Saturday, March 9, Mrs. Yang’s Science 10 Honours students participated in the UBC Physics Olympics.  Every year, teams from high schools across British Columbia compete in six science events.

Our girls worked hard to solve a difficult problem: making a Rube Goldberg machine that is able to deliver a sugar cube into a coffee cup in an extraordinarily complicated way.

Our boys worked hard to build an accurate mechanical clock without a power source.

Experiences like these are foundation to help spark interest and motivation as our students continue on in subjects like math, science, and engineering. A big thank you to Mrs. Yang for her leadership and dedication in making opportunities like these available to our high school students!

Intercultural Learning Trip to Costa Rica

During Spring Break, from March 16 to 27, a team of grades 10 to 12 students spent time learning, serving, and leading in Costa Rica.  Through this intercultural learning experience, the team of students were immersed in a different culture and grew in their understanding of their own strengths, and needs.  We believe that this cross cultural learning and outreach experience has broadened their global understanding and has been a catalyst in their own faith journeys. We are appreciative of all the work that Mrs. Gonzalez has put into this trip. Thank you also to Mrs. Hsieh, Mr. Hsieh, and Ms. Arevalo for leading the team.

 

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Updates and Announcements

VCS Welcomes 10,000 New Students: All the way from New Zealand, we welcome our lovely new sweet bees!  The bee hive will be stored on our rooftop in a secure location and will be managed by Ms Chou and Mrs. Yang and the HS Bee Club.  However, we expect that all students will be eventually introduced to our new friends!

Lost and Found: The VCS Lost and Found is overflowing. Please come look for any items that your family is missing. All items will be donated if not picked up by Friday.

Attendance: If your child  will be absent from school for any reason, please email your child’s teacher and the office at attendance@vancs.org.

 

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Middle School Matters

Our middle school students are very excited to launch their first annual Young Entrepreneurs Market on Tuesday, April 16th at 11:00 am. Young Entrepreneurs is an educational program that helps students develop an entrepreneurial mindset. They have fun gaining real-life career experience by exploring the world of business.

As they build their own independent business ventures, they set and achieve goals, acquire confidence and develop practical life skills. They will put their plans into action at the Market, where they interact with customers and earn money. They will donate all the profits to charity minus any loans they may have had to take out with their parents.

Over the next two weeks, the VCS community will notice posters going up around the school advertising a variety of products that will be available for purchase. You can start thinking about gifts you'd like to purchase for Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day or perhaps another special occasion which is coming up.

We are inviting classes as well as staff and parents to come and visit the Market on that day between 11 am and 4 pm. Students will have their products set up in various locations around the school including the middle school classrooms, lobby and rooftop terrace. All of the proceeds from the Market will go to the charity, Project Samuel, to help rebuild the roof on a school in Zambia as well as add new windows and update the building. This is an amazing opportunity for our students to learn some wonderful skills while also demonstrating Christ's love as compassionate kingdom ambassadors!  

 

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Lead Principal's Corner

We trust you have had a refreshing time away! Please read the following for some important updates!

  • The Building - A lot has been going on during the past few months! DGS, our construction company, spent a good deal of Spring Break working on deficiencies and Belfor, the restoration company, is about to install the new lower gym floor; the gym should be available by the end of April. Last fall, we ordered new playground equipment for the back and this was delayed by several issues; drainage and cold weather. We are hoping to see this installed in the near future. We have outfitted two classrooms with new furniture recently.

  • Teaching Staff for next year—We are in the midst of hiring for next year and are grateful that our staff turnover remains low and that God has already brought us some wonderful new teachers. We will have some staffing announcements to make in the near future.

  • Planning for next year—the most significant changes will be in our Middle School as we revamp the program for Grades 6-8 and hire new staff. Please stay tuned for specific information regarding this!

  • Parking and driving around the neighbourhood—We ask all our parents to continue to follow the rules of the school and to exercise patience. We are so grateful that almost all of you are able and willing to follow the rules. All parents should be signing up for traffic supervision on Sign Up Genius. Please remember not to park in front of the short stretch of Worthington between Mons and Falaise during peak hours. For HS parents: please drop your children off outside the grid during peak times: it took me 5 minutes to walk from Walmart to the school; give your children 10 minutes and they will easily make it on time.

  • After school safety— For the next week or so, administrators will be looking at our playground at about 3:45 to see if all K-5 students are picked up by 3:30 or are directly supervised by their parents.  So far this week, very few are left after 3:45. However, one third grader did tell me his parents were coming at 4:00. Parents are reminded that no staff supervision is provided by the school before 8:30 or after 3:30 on the playgrounds.

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Potential Employment Opportunities for 2019 - 2020

Vancouver Christian School, a diverse urban K-12 learning community has potential openings in the following areas:
Elementary and Middle School Openings (K - Grade 8)

  • Early Primary (K - Grade 3):  F/T and P/T

  • Grade 2:  one year F/T maternity leave  

  • Intermediate (Grades 4 - 5):  P/T

  • Intermediate/Middle School (Grades 6 - 8):  French and PHE F/T or P/T

  • Middle School (Grades 6 - 8): Christian Studies P/T

  • Middle School - Grade 7 and 8:  F/T and P/T Humanities focus

  • Learning Resource Teacher Elementary - Grades 3 - 8:  P/T or F/T

High School Openings (Grades 9-12)

  • Resource Teacher:  Specializing in educating students with exceptionalities, such as students with developmental disabilities, emotional or behavioural disorders, learning disabilities.

  • French Teacher:  P/T or F/T

  • Mandarin Teacher: P/T or F/T

  • Chemistry/Biology:  P/T or F/T

  • Marketing Teacher: P/T or F/T

  • PHE Teacher: P/T

VCS offers a competitive compensation package with an out-of-province relocation stipend.  Please email your resume, teaching certification, statement of faith, philosophy of Christian education to the following person(s).

  • Elementary and Middle School Openings:  Ellen Freestone, Lead Principal (efreestone@vancouverchristian.org)

  • High School Openings:  Grace Voo, High School Principal (gvoo@vancouverchristian.org) with a cc to Ellen Freestone, Lead Principal (efreestone@vancouverchristian.org)


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