VCS secondary vice-principal Mel Armanini enjoys the antics of VCS middle schoolers Brad Cramer

VCS secondary vice-principal Mel Armanini enjoys the antics of VCS middle schoolers Brad Cramer

Showcase highlights learning in action

Vernon Christian School holds an open house that is mixed with a learning exhibition on March 9

Vernon Christian School is opening its doors wide and inviting you to come and see its learning in action at the upcoming Showcase on Wednesday.

“It’s a bit like an open house mixed with a learning exhibition and crossed with a campus-wide party,” said Corinne Remple, director of communications and development. “Think interactive displays, exhibits and hands-on activities all demonstrated by our students and staff.”

From preschool to Grade 12, the campus will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. for inquiring parents and their kids to drop in. Children and their parents will be pleased to learn that VCS has arranged to have its preschool open earlier at 4 .p.m., just for them.

“Knowing that an earlier bedtime is crucial for these little ones, we really wanted to go the extra mile so they could come and check things out, too,” said Remple. “Our preschool staff are really looking forward to meeting guests and will no doubt have something special planned.

“Our campus is unique in the way we can easily adapt to the specific program and educational needs of different age groups. It wasn’t that long ago when we added a preschool for three- and four-year-olds to our campus in response to requests from the community.”

Secondary campus vice-principal Mel Armanini said having a separate middle school program is a distinctive feature of VCS.

“Within our secondary campus we intentionally created a tailored program to support the learning, emotional and spiritual needs of the dynamic group of students known as middle schoolers,” she said. “We recognize that the transition from elementary to secondary is a leap. Our program serves as a bridge to best support students at this stage of learning.

“Our parents greatly appreciate the care and attention their middle schoolers receive at VCS.”

Meet and mingle with the students, parents and staff that make up the VCS community, and treat yourself to some desserts and coffee supplied by Ratio Coffee & Pastry.

“It’s an informative night that provides the perfect opportunity to see learning in action at VCS,” said Armanini. “Make plans to attend the event.”

Vernon Christian School is at 6890 Pleasant Valley Rd. Please visit www.vcs.ca for more details or call 250-545-7345.