April 2015

Camp Jubilee
A Backpack Full of Memories

As a Camp Jubilee student leader, I had so many memories with students conquering fears of heights on the high ropes course and the climbing wall,  “murking” each other at the gaga pit, screaming at the slimy fish found down at the beach, kayak water fights, completing the low ropes course, the out trip, playing wide games, and team cheers; I loved every moment that I was blessed to spend with these Grade 10 students.

Even with all this fun I think what was the most meaningful part of Camp Jubilee was the growth of friendships.  My favourite moments were not just the activities but more importantly, the activities allowed me to get to know this grade and experience their positive nature.

So to the Grad Class of 2017, building from these memorable experiences at Jubilee, don’t stop loving each other, don’t stop encouraging each other and have an amazing two years as you finish at RCS!

Andrea S.
Grade 12 student
Camp Jubilee Student Leader


 Click below for a Camp Jubilee Video:

After about an hour spent in a canoe, with sore and aching arms and annoyance at those who did not row, we finally arrived at Twin Island: infamous for its outhouses, sleepless nights and cold evenings. We explored the island, our home for the night, stopping on a large boulder that overlooked the Indian Arm. Our group sat at that scenic spot admiring creation, completely starstruck at the endless blue that was the river, and the boundless evergreen trees. There is something indescribable about sharing a moment of awestruck wonder with people you love, knowing that God created this experience.

Camp Jubilee was more than the thrill of high ropes, more than the hilarious campfire songs, more than the onset of acute insomnia; Camp Jubilee was an opportunity to disconnect from our materialistic lives, and connect with the community and God.

Vivian Q.
Grade 12 Student
Camp Jubilee Student Leader

Senior Boys Basketball Team Brings Home Bronze from Provincials

After a hard fought battle at the BC Boys Provincial Basketball Tournament, the Eagles were able to bring back the bronze medal, making RCS a real contender in the Province for the years to come. Considering that we have not made an appearance at the Provincial Championships since 2003, this season has given the younger players a new vision for what might be possible for RCS to achieve — a Provincial Championship!

As well as being highly competitive, our players were recognized for their character and class that was shown on the court as they were awarded Most Sportsmanlike Team. We are grateful for this distinction and proud of the composure the team showed throughout the games.

Joaquin A. and Sam C. were both named First Team All Stars in being recognized for their outstanding play and contributions to the Eagles’ success. We are thankful for the commitment and heart that was shown throughout the season especially by our Senior players, and the rest of the team is looking forward to the off season to begin preparations for the Fall.

Thank you again to the school staff, parents and fans for being dedicated in your support for us and giving us your all when we needed the encouragement. Go Eagles, and see you next year!

Mr. Peter Ko
Sr Boys Basketball Assistant Coach

Grad Legacy is Serious About Fundraising


On Saturday April 18th, Grad Legacy hosted a Carwash for Cambodia. Grad Legacy is a grad tradition of Richmond Christian School and has committed throughout the year to fundraise for Ratanak International.  By the end of the day, we had raised over $2000, and all of it will be donated to Ratanak to assist their efforts overseas.

Thank you for supporting our event and we hope you had as much fun as we did!

Kevin K.
Grad Legacy Member

A Bright Wonderful Shrek Community


The rooms at RCS are buzzing with activity. The musical is only days away and the excitement is building as everyone is preparing for this amazing three campus learning experience that will positively impact our community far beyond a textbook. If you have not already purchase your tickets you may have left it too long as two of the three shows are sold out and the third has limited seats available.

The production at Gateway will be a fantastic time to celebrate the accomplishments of the students, staff and parents who have diligently helped to create Shrek the Musical to be a smashing, side-splitting reality. It really is true that with many hands comes lighter work. Accordingly, I would like to acknowledge the parent volunteers who have contributed in creating this amazing RCS experience for those involved in Shrek the Musical.

This is not an exhaustive list of parent volunteers but these parents have volunteered to sew costumes, prepare meals, and help organize behind the scenes, which is so important to the success and quality of the production. Many of the parent volunteers listed have helped on numerous occasions in multiple areas. RCS would be lost without you:


Marni Adrian
Nancy Broadbent
Donna Burrage
Leah Butner
Tess Combs
Cary Combs
Sandy Dalgleish
Josephine Ford
Roswitha Goertzen
Wendy Graham
Leddy Ketler
Andrea Krause
Shelley Lai
Wendy Lawrence
Ava Lee
Janet Lee
Diane Lincoln
Amy Matalas
Vanessa Mok
Pam Patterson
Rita Plett
Josephine Poon
Dong Qiang
Ruby Reid
Jen Rennert
Elizabeth Schellenberg
Noah Schellenberg
Margaret Schuette
Valerie Sutter
Vicki Villaluz
Constance Wun
Alpha Yu

Again a BIG, thank you to all these parents for investing in your students education and helping RCS create a transformational experience that equips our students to joyfully serve Christ in a creative and meaningful way. We could not do this without you. You are the best!

Mr. Jason Paul

Saturday, May 30th, 10am-2pm


The Graduating Class of 2015, along with the Secondary Campus of Richmond Christian School, is hosting the 2nd Annual Carnival on Saturday May 30th! The event will be open from 10am – 2pm and it will be located at the Secondary Campus (10260 No. 5 Road). There will be exciting games both indoors and outdoors as well as many prizes to be won! There will also be lots of great food including cotton candy, snow cones, hamburgers and ICE CREAM WAFFLES!

In addition, students will have the opportunity of a lifetime as they have the chance to dunk their favourite teachers in the infamous dunk tank! All ages are welcome and all proceeds will go towards improvements for Phase 2 as well as a new Jesus Fund which is dedicated to helping families who wish to enroll their child at RCS but have financial difficulties.

There’s nothing better than having fun while supporting a great cause!

Benny L.
Grade 12 Student

Enjoy these photos from last year’s Carnival: