School turns its classes ‘upside down’

Vernon Christian School opens its doors for annual Showcase & Open House March 16

  • Mar. 12, 2017 8:00 a.m.


When you visit this year’s Showcase & Open House at Vernon Christian School you’ll be in for a real treat, as VCS has turned their school day “upside down” so you can come and experience a day at VCS from a front row seat or even a back one…if that’s more your speed.

“Consider it night-school,” said Corinne Remple, VCS communications manager. “We want to give our guests and parents a real learning experience, from preschool to Grade 12. So it’s business as usual, but at night.”

Remple said enrolment has climbed and inquiries continue to come in. Parents are noticing VCS and want to hear more about the educational program that places emphasis on service, personal accountability and achieving academic success.

“Even though VCS is nearing or reached capacity in many grades, meeting and hearing from parents who are considering our school gives us great insight and an added desire to look for opportunities to expand,” she said. “It’s a good place to be but we don’t want to lose sight of where we could and should go from here.”

This year’s showcase is not about razzle-dazzle but providing an up-close encounter in the classrooms and around the campus. It will provide the perfect opportunity to ask questions and receive first-hand information about the school and program highlights such as their middle school program that is geared to supporting the specific needs of Grade 7 to 9 students, an on-site preschool, drama and musical theatre program, apprenticeship and workplace experience and the outstanding tech ed facilities that students from Grades 5 to 12 get to explore.

“It’s a challenge to try and capture in just a few short sentences the life and light on our campus or to take and share in a photo an education plan that is changing lives and challenging young minds and hearts,” said Remple, “it’s really something we think inquiring parents and supporters of Christian education need to come and see for themselves.”

Inquiring parents, alumni and friends are welcome to drop by the VCS Showcase on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. to meet the staff, students and members of the school community. Also, staff from Sunnybrae, Eagle Bay and Faith Mission Camps will be on hand to share details about their 2017 summer programs and leadership opportunities.

VCS welcomes students from preschool to Grade 12 and is at 6890 Pleasant Valley Rd.

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