October 2015

Grade 11 Students Visit Victoria

On October 21st, the grade eleven students had the opportunity to visit Victoria and experience our history at the B.C. Royal Museum, as well as witness a heated debate in the Victoria Legislature with our province’s very own Premier Christy Clark. It was truly a fun and educational experience for everyone who attended.

 – “It was really interesting to get a tour of the Legislature and watch the government in action.”

 – “We enjoyed being able to explore Victoria and to see our province’s government buildings.”

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Outdoor Ed Hikes Elk Mountain and Garibaldi

The Outdoor Ed class enjoyed a beautiful Day hike up Elk Mountain in Chilliwack two weeks ago.  Highlights from the hike included: spending time in creation (and drinking tea!) with friends, learning how much easier hiking with trekking poles is and reaching the top of the mountain where there was an incredible view of the valley and surrounding mountain ranges!

A special thanks to Ms. Dirks (an Outdoor Ed Alum) who came as a chaperone on the trip.  The hike was the first event for the class and helped us prepare for our four day backpacking trip to Garibaldi (which we are experiencing right now – see bottom photo!)   We look forward to sharing more stories when we return!

Ms. Contant
Athletic Director

 

This snowy picture is happening right now! 

Senior Girls Volleyball Set for Playoffs

The senior girls volleyball team is excited to head into Richmond Playoffs in November.  One of the most fun components of being a team is the time spent together off the court, where the team is able to build trusting relationships that translate into crucial support during challenging games.  The team is working hard to be a strong competitor in the playoffs and then into qualifying for provincials.  Many thanks to the RCS staff, parents and friends who continually support our team!

Ms. Leong
Coach

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Arocha

On Tuesday, October 13, the Foods & Nutrition 11/12 class headed to Arocha in South Surrey to help participate in the fall harvest at the Brooksdale Organic farm. Upon arrival, we were put right to work harvesting carrots, leeks and kale in the fields. Once washed and bunched, we helped organize the produce into CSA boxes (community supported agriculture), which were delivered the next day to various families in the lower mainland. Talk about eating locally! After lunch, we sat down with Farmer Paul Neufeld and had the opportunity to hear him share with us about the joys and hardships of his work, and how his faith and work is deeply informed by God’s calling to care for creation and seek its renewal. Before leaving, we picked more produce that we brought back to RCS with us. We made three different soups; carrot ginger, potato leek with kale, and curried squash. It was a true harvest feast!

Ms. Kostelyk
Foods & Nutrition Teacher

Cross Country Team Going Above and Beyond

This year our Cross Country Team has exceeded all expectations. Coached by Ms. Pershin and Mr. Harbridge the team has bonded and represented so well. Our senior boys, led by Daniel W. and Brandon J. have regularly placed in the top 3 at Richmond schools Meets. They also won (1st & 2nd) the BC Christian Schools Meet in Langley on October 15.

This is a very strong team both Seniors and Juniors. Josh W. was a standout placing consistently in the top 10 (of Jr. & Sr. runners!) at all Meets. Hannah F., Jessica K. and Jadine N. had consistent runs placing very high at all Meets. Mark F., Caleb L., Wesley C., Dru J., Eli K., Josh P., and many others had amazing runs, consistent improvement and a fantastic season.

The team competed at Zones on Wednesday October 28, and several QUALIFIED FOR PROVINCIALS at Jericho Beach on November 7. Well done Eagles!

Dr. Phil Harbridge
Cross Country Coach

 

Brandon and Daniel at finish of BCCSSAA Meet in Lagley
Boys Top Finishes at Richmond School Finals at Garry Point.
Striking Usain Bolt pose.

 

The Tenacity of Our Junior Girls Volleyball Team

This season has started well for the junior girls volleyball team; the girls have demonstrated teamwork, passion and tenacity. A couple highlights have been an impressive comeback against Richmond High when we were down 8-19 and fought back to win 26-24, as well as the Trinity Western Tournament where we placed second in the silver pool. Looking forward to see where this season takes us with this talented group of athletes!

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Junior Boys Volleyball in Action!

Enjoy these photos from our Junior Boys volleyball team.  They are looking forward to continuing their success and heading toward the playoffs.  Click on image for a photo gallery.

 

Rock Ridge Retreat Video

Many of you enjoyed the Rock Ridge video presentation at Meet the Teacher night – here it is again for your enjoyment.

 

Senior Boys Volleyball Striving for Growth

This year has been a year of growth for all the members of the senior boys volleyball team. The boys have been working hard to better themselves in both their technical and mental game. We are looking forward to what the rest of the season has in store as we move into the play-offs!

Mr. Beutel and Ms. Wilson
Coaches