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Core Values: Perseverance

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been ...

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Systems of Support

What is the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Model? A Multi-Tiered System of Supports is an educational framework focused on data-driven decisions where students are supported in academic, social and emotional, behavioural, and sensory domains based on strength and area of need. The focus in Tier 1 is for the classroom teacher to provide u...

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What Does Student Support Do?

 Roles & Responsibilities for Student Support at KCS Let's clear some things up!  Our Student Support team is made up of a fantastic group of educators, let's lay out the roles and responsibilities within the student support framework and how it serves the KCS community. Director of Student Support Services Student Support Teache...

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Meet the Student Support Team!

Let us introduce you! In order to serve our wonderful community better, we would like to introduce the amazing group of educators who help build up our student support team. Each team member shares a little about themselves, what they love about their role at KCS and how our core value of perseverance relates to their role within our school.&n...

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Our First Provincial Championship

 November 27th, 1999 Kelowna Christian School finally has a banner claiming the school a provincial championship on the gym wall. The tiny private school was crowned the volleyball single-A boys Saturday night when they capped a season that will surely be immortalized in the school's annuals. - Excerpt from the Daily Courier from the week of N...

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Alumni Update: Kristin Edstrom '98

  • Alumni
WHAT YEAR DID YOU GRADUATE FROM KCS?  1998 (oh man that makes me feel old!).  It was the last year where the whole school K-12 was still on one campus at Gordon! WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW?  I am currently and first and foremost a mom to Lily (grade 5 KCS) and Stella (grade 1 KCS). I also have a private practice as a Registered Clin...

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Core Values: Excellence

EXCELLENCE "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters"  Colossians 3:23 In grade 1, my daughter came home and informed me that she had a new favourite Bible Verse. Her teacher Mrs. Hildebrandt had taught them about Colossians 3:23 and how it was our job as followers of Jesus to do everythin...

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Inspiring a Love for Reading in Your Kids

 I am a self-professed book lover. Secretly, I would love to find a job where they paid me to read all day. Reading takes me to places I will never go and puts me in the minds of characters I would have trouble understanding otherwise. Reading didn't always come easily for me; I was a late starter in my reading journey and spent more time in t...

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WHY CHRISTIAN EDUCATION?

 SUMMER MUSINGS Not surprisingly, as Head of School, I frequently get asked the question: "Why KCS?"Often the question is posed in the context of a conversation with a potential family. Really it's a version of the broader question of "Why this school?" - as opposed to "that" school. Mostly commonly (at least in my conversations) "that" school...

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Teaching Principles

 Kelowna Christian exists to educate and inspire our students so that they can be effective, active and engaged servants of Jesus - both in their life at school and in their lives beyond school. How does our mission meet the classroom and the broader educational life of the school?The KCS Design Principles for Teaching and Learning are simple ...

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