It was encouraging to attend the Christian Principals Association of BC Spring Conference in Whistler, May 1 to May 3. We were challenged and inspired by Shane Claiborne, the speaker, to live radically just as Christ did.
· How can we create our school to be an inclusive environment where Jesus is felt?
· How can we be an embodiment of God’s love? ...where the Word becomes flesh?
· Let’s not move away from pain - but let’s try to interact with that suffering in a meaningful way…
· Are we connecting our deepest passions as educators to the world’s deepest pains?
Local Immersion Learning Experiences: The local immersion learning experiences of the Grade 11’s during PEAK Week have been eye-opening, memorable, and transformative, and we want to thank the VCS community for your support, contributions, and prayers. The Grade 11 students from VCS as well as those from JKCS have been greatly impacted by the organizations that hosted and blessed us (New Beginnings Baptist Church and its Say Yes and Food Bank programs in East Vancouver; First Christian Reformed Church and its refugee support ministry in East Vancouver; Surrey Urban Mission in Surrey; Jacob’s Well in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside; A Rocha and its environmental stewardship in Surrey). The students have also made lasting friendships with the neighbours, children, and staff from these various ministries.
The VCS/JKCS Grade 11 students have been sharing testimonies of the ways the Spirit is present in these communities and the powerful ways in which God has been speaking into their lives through these experiences. In their PEAK Week teams, students have presented at two high school chapels at VCS and one at JKCS. We are grateful for the opportunity to debrief, reflect, and share about God’s goodness and healing with the school communities and look forward to continuing to do so through conversations at home and with friends, speaking at church fellowships, and through a final project for Career Life Education/Connection class.
In addition, as a follow up to PEAK Week and continuing partnership with the ministries/organizations our student teams have visited, students are returning to their host locations for two more ministry opportunities. Since each location has different schedules and programs, teams will visit outside of school hours, and will determine together with their teacher leaders the best dates and times (which will be communicated to parents). One team has already served at New Beginnings’ food bank event and Say Yes program for a day and another team joined Jacob’s Well’s Wednesday community worship night. More opportunities for all the teams to return will come soon. Grade 11 students are excused from classes on Friday, May 31, in lieu of the time outside of school spent at their respective ministries/organizations. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Ho at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grade 12 Graduation Banquet
Friday, May 31, 2019
Hilton Hotel near Metrotown
Tickets: $80 per person; $50 per child 4-10 years old.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Contact Hannah C for tickets:
Grade 12 Graduation Ceremony
Monday, June 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Michael J Fox Theatre
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Contact Hannah Chan for tickets: