March 8

Stuffy Toss Tomorrow!

Hi all,

just a reminder that at the end of tomorrow’s chapel, we will have our annual “stuffy toss”! This coincides with the unveiling of our next chapel theme word, “Incredible Companion!”

So bring your special friend who has been with you through thick and thin, also known as your favourite stuffy! (But don’t wear your pajamas.)

February 19

Happy Family Day!

Dear 3N Families,

my warmest wishes to all of you. How blessed are we to have a day set aside just to be together!  I hope you all had a restful weekend.

Yesterday, my family celebrated my sister’s birthday by cooking a fancy meal together, with prepped ingredients and recipes ordered online. It was delicious. Today, I had a mountain of dim sum today with my grandparents and cousins.

Here are some photos from past field trips for you to enjoy.

And from our Old Testament Activities trip courtesy of our grade 11s:

Apologies that I don’t have great photos of all our kids for each event. Thank you to everyone who shared their photos with me already. If you still have some, please pass those along so they can either be included in our school yearbook or in our blog for parents who may not have access to the photos shared via Whatsapp.

January 18

Special Event (updated with photos)

Today, during lunchtime, the Grade Threes participated in an experiential activity. They were divided into 3 different groups:

  • The Blue Group was served pizza and juice. They sat at tables and were allowed to have seconds. They were also invited to line up first.
  • The Yellow Group was given water and rice with meat. They sat on chairs and were served second.
  • The Red group was only given rice. They sat on the floor and if they were thirsty, they were asked to walk to the water fountain. They were not allowed seconds.

The room was silent and the students were encouraged to write down what they were observing, wondering and feeling. When we discussed what happened back in the classroom, the one word that summed up the event was “unfair”.

We discussed how their experience is similar to the real world. What students experienced for 30 minutes is what some people feel their whole lives. There are people in the world with more than enough (abundance), some people with just enough (surviving), and people in the world who never have enough (scarcity). We made connections to our learning with fractions: just like our class has 25 equal parts to make up 1 whole, the world has 7 billion equal parts that make up 1 world. And, even though there is enough food in the world for everyone to have enough, most of the world never has enough because the world’s resources are not shared equally.

We will continue talking about these themes of abundance and scarcity this term, and connecting it to God’s heart for us and for others. Please continue this conversation with your child at home. Thank you for your support!

If you have any questions, please send me an email!

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One of our parent volunteers was able to take some superb photos from our special activity last week. Thanks and credit to her! Here are some of my personal favourites:

A pizza devouring machine, a studious student, and an onlooking fellow pizza lover wanting a piece of the action! All in one photo.

January 8

One Spirit

Dear parents,

Happy New Year!

Thank you for entrusting your beautiful children into my care for 6 precious hours a day.  I have thoroughly enjoyed their smiles and thoughts today. I must say you are all doing incredible jobs as parents. Parenting is a labor of love that never ceases to both inspire and “floor” me.  I have really appreciated the gracious gifts I’ve received from you through your kids already. I was told I am very lucky to have this group of students and their moms and dads and after looking at the “parent availability” excel sheet that Mrs. Ng left for me I wholeheartedly agree.

Just wanted to say a quick hello before the week gets too far ahead of me. My name is Nick.  I am a “freshly” trained teacher from UBC, and was greatly blessed for several years through the RCS community as an EA in the past. The kids call me Mr. Agon. Perhaps our kids can tell you a little more about me until we can meet in person.

My hope is that we, at school, and you, at home, would all experience God’s great care and wisdom as “one body” during our time at RCS.

Please keep an eye out for our first newsletter of 2019. Looking forward to all the Father has in store for us!

 

November 10

Science Project!

This week students brought in household materials from home to create their own floater in class. Everyone was focused and determined to create someone that would stay buoyant in water! We will be testing these floaters out next week! Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, here are some photos of the creative process!

Have a wonderful long weekend!

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