Educating and equipping discerning disciples of Jesus Christ for restorative work in His kingdom
Cedars Christian School is accepting applications for Assistant Principal(s) to serve as part of an administration team for the 2019/20 school year and beyond. Depending on experience, this position may be filled as one full-time Assistant Principal role or as two part-time elementary and high school Vice Principal roles. Job descriptions for part-time roles are linked below.
Interested persons are invited to forward their resumé/CV, personal statement of faith, and references to Shane Nelson, our school Principal.
Closing Date: January 25, 2019
The Ministry of Education released the final details regarding the new BC Graduation Program that will be fully implemented for current grade 10-12 students beginning in 2019/20. Parents are encouraged to read through the Parent Guide that has been made available by the Ministry. We will be sharing details with high school students and parents in February, as part of our course survey and selection process. Stay tuned!
We are pleased to announce two Tech Talks coming up in the new year. Navigating the use of technology and social media is, arguably, one of the most difficult aspects of family life today. To help educate and equip students, staff, and parents in our community around this topic, we have organized student and parent presentations by guest speakers in January and February.
On January 9th and 10th, we have partnered with Immaculate Conception Elementary to bring The White Hatter to Prince George to speak on Internet Safety and Digital Literacy. We will host the following presentations:
- Parent Presentation – Wednesday, January 9th at 7pm
- Student Presentations (Grades 4/5, 6/7, and 8-12) – Thursday, January 10th
Secondly, Pastor Andrew (Christian Reformed Church) has agreed to lead a discussion of some of the principles in Andy Crouch’s book, The TechWise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in its Proper Place, with staff and parents on Thursday, Feb 28th at 7pm. Crouch’s book takes the discussion beyond the “dos and don’ts” about technology and social media to address deeper questions of: “Who do we want to be as a family?” and “How does our use of a particular technology move us closer or farther away from that goal?”. At this event, we will give away free copies of Crouch’s book to anyone who commits to reading it with a goal to apply some of its principles in their own families. In fact, interested staff and parents can come by Mr. Nelson’s office this week for a copy if they would like to tackle it over the Christmas break.
The Board is excited to announce that Shane Nelson has accepted our offer for the position of Lead Principal. He has done a fantastic job in the Acting Lead Principal position and we are grateful for the way he stepped in when Curtis had to step away from work. The hiring committee spent many hours in prayer, discussion, interviews with various candidates, reference checks, and reading staff feedback, and we are grateful for God’s leading. It is a blessing to see the very strong staff support for Shane as he continues in this role.
Cedars Christian School Board of Directors
Please note that any donations to Cedars that you wish to have count for the 2018 tax year must be post-marked as Dec. 31, 2018 or earlier. Anything post-marked after Dec. 31 will be applied to the 2019 year. Remember that donations can also be made online by Dec. 31 on our payment page.
Appointment lists for each class were sent home earlier this week. If you need to change your appointment time(s), please contact the office at 250-564-0707.
Please note the following correction to our posted school calendar related to high school on December 3, 2018:
8:30am – A Block
10:00am – B Block
11:30am – High School Dismissal
Parent Teacher interviews will take place in the foyer between 2-5pm and between 6-7:30pm. There are no set appointments; however, our part-time teachers may only be available for one of these time windows.
For the first time in its history, Cedars hosted a Senior Boys provincial championship this past weekend. Twelve teams converged on CNC and treated fans to three days of quality volleyball. When the dust settled Vernon Christian School walked away with the gold medal, defeating Credo Christian School (Langley) 3-0 before 200+ fans. Vernon did not lose a set all weekend and showed a dominant and balanced team that truly deserved to win. In the bronze medal match, Centennial Christian School (Terrace) defeated Kelowna Christian School 3-0 as well.
Our Cedars Eagles went into the tournament ranked 9th of the 12 teams and after a slow start on Thursday, they went on to win their last two matches on Friday to qualify for the medal round. While they lost their quarterfinal match to Credo, they turned around and defeated St. Andrews (Victoria) to advance to the 5th place match. However, they lost to Mount Sentinel (Castlegar) to wind up 6th overall. Coach Roland Rempel was very pleased with the team’s final placing, especially rising 3 places, the biggest leap of all the teams. To top it off, Joel Nelson was selected as a Second Team All-star.
The tournament could not have gone as smoothly as it did without the participation of over 60 student, staff, parent and community volunteers! The scorekeepers and lines-people were lauded by the officials for the quality of their work. They also were wowed by the food and service in the Hospitality Room provided by Brenda Willmann and her team of parents. There was never a lack of food and the hot meals were greatly appreciated. And the same can be said for the banquet. Heather Wilson, Jeff Ludditt and Tina’s Catering provided great fun and food for everyone – no one went home disappointed or hungry!
A special thanks to Chris Leboe who not only designed, maintained and updated the website daily, but provided incredible live streaming of every match. Family and friends back home praised the quality of the video and expressed appreciation for being able to watch the games since they couldn’t be there in person. Mr. Leboe also took time to take great photos, along with Prince George ambassador extraordinaire, Chuck Chin. Check out our Facebook page!
The tournament was enthusiastically supported by incredible community sponsors: Glacier Toyota, Ridgeline Roofing/Pay it Forward, Defau Network Systems, HDFX, Rebecca Worthington/Team Powerhouse Realty, DWB Consulting Services, Volleyball BC, Van Horlicks, Prince George Weight Loss and Wellness Inc., and Jason LeBlond/Third Avenue Law
Finally, thanks to the organizing committee (Janice Giesbrecht, Coleen Hein, Chris Leboe, Shane Nelson, Dave Rowland, Steve Wilson) who started planning last spring. To see the idea become a reality was a blessing to witness as was seeing so many in the community support the venture.
We are pleased to announce that we have hired one of our Cedars’ parents, Katie Gamble, into the role of Library Technician on a part-time basis for the remainder of this year. Welcome to the Cedars Staff, Katie!