December 2015

Goals for the Board of Trustees for 2015/16


The Board of Trustees is elected by the Richmond Christian School Association to lead and govern our School Society. The prime responsibility of the Board is to ensure that the mission and vision of RCS is upheld and supported by its educational program, administration and staff, committees, and community at large.

The Board of Trustees must also act in accordance with the British Columbia Societies Act. Recently, this Act has been revised. The Board must ensure that our bylaws, policies and procedures are revised and updated in order to comply with these new regulations.

The Board is also committed to working on several goals related to education, staffing, governance, finance, development and the 20/20 vision.


End of Year Appeal

Special thanks to all of our generous families who have donated to our End of Year Appeal! Our community is committed to helping us raise much needed funds and this appeal is evidence of this. Last week we mailed a letter to each family in our community and we followed up with an email that has the Chinese translation. Please feel free to forward these letters to those who may be interested in supporting us financially.

Please consider donating online. Click here for more information.   You may also mail your contributions to the Middle Campus Office at 10200 No. 5 Road, Richmond BC V7A 4E5. Please ensure donations are addressed correctly to 10200 No. 5 Road.  Donations must be received by December 31st in order to receive a 2015 donation receipt.

May God richly bless each of our RCS families with much joy and peace this Christmas. Thank you again for your support!

Mrs. Ann-Michele Ewert
Development Director

End of Year Appeal Letter (English)

End of Year Appeal Letter (Chinese)



Our Middle Campus and International China Concern

On Friday, December 4, Ms. Camille Wong from International China Concern (ICC) attended a special chapel service at the Middle Campus. And what was the purpose of this visit? Everyone – students, parents, and staff were eager to learn of the total amount of money raised by the students in grades six, seven and eight for the ICC Walk the Wall fundraiser. I am so pleased to announce that a cheque was presented to ICC in the amount of $43,958. Well done, Middle Campus!!

And then the best part! Throughout the day more money was received adding more than $2000 to the total. Overall, more than $47,200 was collected. The original goal of $46,000 was exceeded.

Thank you, Middle Campus, for your outstanding care and compassion! A special “Thank-you” is extended to all of our moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends for your big-hearted support of this very special mission project. Your generosity will have a significant impact on the lives of many children with special needs in the care of ICC.

Following is a thank you letter from Camille Wong of ICC explaining how our fundraising endeavors are put to use.

Roger Grose

Please click here for ICC Update



Annual Christmas Program

Thank you for attending our Christmas Program on Tuesday Evening. We had a wonderful time of worship as our students celebrated the coming of Jesus in their musical presentations. Students from Kindergarten through grade 12 participated in this special evening.

Thank you also for your support for the work of the Crisis Pregnancy Centre. Our mission programs are worthy of support and I am pleased that we have the ability to think of others not only at Christmas but all through the year.  Our offering this year totaled $5,775.  Thank you!


Please click on the image for a small photo gallery.

Click on the Video to see and hear the staff song, Night of Silence.



Secondary Drama Students Once Again Delight Audiences

Secondary drama students were at their best last week as they performed heartwarming renditions of A Charlie Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas to a delighted audience of children, peers and parents.  Yummy treats from the Foods classes were enjoyed during intermission.  What a lovely evening!


Storm Trooper Directs Traffic at the Elementary Campus

Thank you to everyone for cooperating with the drop off procedures and one way traffic at the elementary campus. I think everyone will agree the traffic congestion has calmed immensely on Haddon Drive with the one way driving procedure.

A special thank you is extended to our three dads, Mr. Denis Ng, Mr. Jeff Syyong and Mr. Wai Moi, who have volunteered to be crossing guards. What a difference they make in helping you and your children cross the road safely. These gentlemen faithfully serve every morning.

It would be wonderful if three or four more volunteers would step forward to serve as crosswalk guards. Would you be able to help one or two mornings each week? If you can serve in this area, please contact Mr. Grose. Your contribution of time and effort would be greatly appreciated by all of RCS.

Roger Grose

Phone: 604.274.1122

Crossing guards pose with Vice Principal Mrs. Schneck.

Additional Professional Day
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

With the early implementation of the new BC Education Plan in September 2015, the Board of Trustees has given approval for an additional Professional Day to be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. This will extend the current Spring Break by one day. Although students and families will have an extra day of holiday, the faculty and staff of RCS will have a Professional Day on how to further develop and implement the new BC Education Plan. The Learning Leaders of SCSBC will be present to lead the staff in the required curriculum development to ensure that we are fully up to date and ready to begin implementing the new K-Gr.9 Educational Program in September, 2016.

Please mark Tuesday, March 29, (2016) as a Professional Day on your calendars. School will not be in session that day. School will open after Spring Break on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

A very blessed Christmas season is extended to all of you from the Board of Trustees, Faculty and Staff of Richmond Christian School! Enjoy your special time with family and friends.