If you would like to see a Christian-based
public school experience for your children in Camrose, then attend an
information night on Wednesday, May
31 at 7 p.m. in the Library of Chester Ronning School.
A Logos (translation: Jesus is the word of God) Christian Program is being proposed by the Battle River School Division. The faith-based program would be a non-denominational education program that provides the instruction of the Alberta curriculum within a Christian context.“Like all public school divisions, we have moved away from any religious instruction in classrooms because our society is far more multicultural now,” said Diane Hutchinson, BRSD community relations advisor.“We can’t assume that everyone, or anyone, comes from the same religious background. However, within the public school system, parents can ask for specific things to be included in the educational program. We have Cornerstone Christian School which is very focused on a Christian philosophy where it is like a Christian immersion experience. Every year, we have parents in Camrose, and staff too, that ask if there is any interest in offering Christian-based programming,” she explained. “The purpose of this information night is to ask the question if there is interest in a Christian-based program in Camrose.”The Logos program would be offered at Chester Ronning School in a Christian values focused classroom alongside traditional program classes in a community school setting.“If you live anywhere in Camrose, you could go to Chester Ronning School to attend the Logos classroom. Right now, we have attendance areas for each school that are closed. Three years after the movement of Grade 6 students to Charlie Killam School, we agreed to look at attendance areas again. Those talks are going to happen again next year.”The Logos program provides a solid foundation, with a strong academic focus, in a caring Christian environment; activities such as a morning prayer, Bible reading and daily devotions; nurturing and reinforcing spiritual values. Students will be encouraged to lead productive, compassionate lives and develop strong commitments to families and local communities.“We are asking what grade, or grades and if offering a split class to start the program is acceptable.”The BRSD offers a range of programs to help ensure students and families have a positive experience at school.“We started French immersion and the Cornerstone Christian School began because of parent requests, so we will listen to what people have to say about Logos,” said Diane.BRSD will discuss the plans in more detail and answer questions at the meeting Wednesday evening.
June 12 - 1:00-2:00pm. Click on link for details.
The 2017-2018 Pre-Kindergarten program at Chester Ronning will run as an AM class three days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) from 8:30 to 11:30am.
An Open house for registered, and potentially interested parents and their child(ren) will be held on the afternoon of Monday, June 12 in the Pre-K classroom. The open house will run from 1:00 to 2:00pm and is a chance for parents to get information, meet the teacher, see the classroom, and explore Chester Ronning School and the Pre-Kindergarten program. Information and snacks will be provided and activities available for the children to engage in.
A further orientation for all families who register will be held on September 5, 2017 where more specific information to the 2017-2018 school year will be provided.
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