Shake It Off RCS!
The Secondary Campus wanted to create a unique chapel experience that uplifted the students at RCS and have fun at the same time. During the Friday Chapel on February 20th, the RCS community got to see the premiere of the Staff Music Video based on Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”
The premise behind the movie was based on 1 Thessalonians 5:11, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” As the chapter continues, a paraphrase of the passage goes on to describe very much what we desire for our students at RCS to do, which is, “hold on to what is good and shake off every kind of evil.”
After watching the video, every Secondary student was handed a personalized card written by multiple staff members at RCS. The cards were done in order to encourage and build up our students as they allow the God of the universe to use them in meaningful ways.
During the chaos and sometimes stressful times of report card season, it was important for our students to know that RCS appreciates them as people, beyond the academics and classroom. Enjoy the music video (right) as the RCS staff encourages all of us to shake off the evil of this world.
Mr. Jason Paul
Secondary Campus Principal
Senior Boys Basketball Team Heads to ‘A’ Provincials as Lower Mainland Champs!
A reccurring theme for the RCS Basketball program over the past decade has been one of heartbreak. During this time, teams have been competitive at the Lower Mainland Zone Tournaments but have failed to advance to the illusive Provincial tournament. Through the setbacks, RCS Eagles have worked hard in preparing and improving throughout these years.
With a renewed purpose and a hunger, the RCS Eagles this year were determined to reach their potential. The Senior Boys Basketball team, along with alumni coaching staff (Tim Subion & Shane Tamana), brought the RCS Eagles out of a 12 year dry spell and lived out the dream of winning the ‘A’ Lower Mainland Championship title! Joaquin A. (Grade 12) was recognized as the tournament MVP and Sam C. (Grade 11) named First Team All-Star.
The Senior Boys Basketball Team has surprised everyone by being ranked #1 in the Province heading into the ‘A’ Provincials at the Langley Event Centre, March 11-14th. RCS congratulates and wishes them success at the Provincials as they strive to glorify God and reach for a Provincial basketball championship banner.
Mr. Peter Ko
Associate Basketball Coach
Chemistry is Magic!
During the month of January, the Chemistry 12 students presented their “Chemistry Magic Show Demonstrations” to Grade 8 students from the Middle Campus.
On February 5th the Secondary Campus hosted the Humanities Fair which showcased student work through a variety of mediums with the goal of bringing the humanities to life.
Music played by student performers filled the halls to welcome people as town criers directed them to various sessions. Guests were treated to seeing a re-creation of World War I trench warfare, while students debated the destiny of British North America and the creation of the Dominion of Canada.
Students took on the roles of Animal Farm characters in the trial of Napoleon and a Medieval Carnival was held. Attendees got to decide if they preferred a classroom ruled by individualism or collectivism as they lived out both of these scenarios. Students created social justice movies that thoughtfully and emotionally examined the rights of a child, while others recited great speeches.
Thank you to all who came out to enjoy this lively, Secondary Campus event that celebrated meaningful student learning!
Miss Liz Pershin
Social Studies Teacher
High Honour Roll and Honour Roll
The Secondary Campus would like to recognize and congratulate these individual students for an outstanding academic performance during Term 2. We appreciate and understand the dedication and perseverance in order to achieve this academic success.
Mr. Jason Paul
Please click on the links to view the Term 2 High Honour Roll and Honour Lists for each grade.
STAR SEARCH IS FRIDAY
RCS is excited to see the talent of our amazing students showcased in Star Search this Friday. Come on out at 1pm and enjoy the singing, dancing and performances as we celebrate the gifts God has given our Secondary Campus as we live out in a creative way RCS’s ability to equip all students to joyfully serve.
The Tradition of Camp Jubilee
Every year our Grade 10 students go off to embark on a 4-day wildlife adventure at Camp Jubilee. Students leave behind the stresses and distraction of the city to focus on leadership and deepen their friendships as they are given opportunities to meaningfully connect with God, each other and His creation.
Camp Jubilee boasts over 128 acres of oceanfront, and is situated on the scenic and majestic Indian Arm just outside of North Vancouver. RCS invests the time at Camp Jubilee in order for students to experience an adventure as a community that solidifies them as a grade to positively equip them for their future at RCS and beyond.
Looking back on the tradition:
Doing Our Part with International China Concern
We have exciting news to report as we are not doing the usual “Walk the Wall” campaign for International China Concern (I.C.C.) this year. Don’t worry though, the Social Justice 12 and Economics 12 classes are working very hard to put together a totally unique, innovative fundraiser in May! The new I.C.C. Fundraiser will include a coin drive, delicious food, interactive media, and a special hands-on artistic activity. Stay tuned for more details in April.
“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” ~ Galatians 5:13
~ Social Justice 12 Class
What is the story of Shrek?
An ogre, Shrek, is ostracized by humans because of the way he looks. A princess, Fiona, is put in a tower because of the way she looks at night. They meet, but their prejudices keep them from becoming friends– at first. But as they learn about loyalty and friendship from a sarcastic talking Donkey, they realize they have a lot in common. Meanwhile, they are pursued by the villainous Farquaad who desires to control and conform the fairytale world. Will the Fairy Tale Creatures be able to stand up for who they were made to be? Will Shrek and Fiona overcome their insecurities and accept each other– and themselves– for who they are? Will Donkey ever shut up? We hope not!
Tickets go on sale on April 1 from Gateway Theatre Box Office
Logo created by Tiffany Xu, Gr. 11
We’ve re-invented Shrek. This is not a rubberized reproduction of the cartoon. This is a textured, hand-crafted fairy tale. It is unique to RCS because every actor, every artist, has put their finger prints on it.
Carnival is May 30
Attention all RCS families! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 30th for our second annual Spring Carnival. Our hardworking team of secondary students are preparing an amazing day of fun filled carnival games, bouncy castles, face painting and delectable food stations with cotton candy, snow cones and other yummy treats.
Plan to join us for a hamburger lunch and connect with friends, teachers and the RCS community. Monies raised will support our Benevolent Fund assisting people in our community who are struggling financially due to life circumstances.
More information to come!
Mrs. Ann-Michele Ewert