Attention Alumni

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We want to connect with you!

Update your contact info now! Email: ccsoffice@calvinchristian.mb.ca

Please be sure to indicate your name (as it was at graduation), married name (if married) and the year you either graduated Gr. 9 or Gr. 12.

Still Considering Christian Education?

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We welcome you to visit for a personal tour of our campuses and observe our teachers and students in action. This is a great opportunity for interested families to experience the mission, vision and spirit at Calvin Christian Schools. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have. Click here for Registration and Tuition Forms.

Book your appointment today!

Elementary Campus K-Grade 6:                           Collegiate Campus: Grade 7-12:

245 Sutton Ave.                                                          706 Day Street

Ph. 204-338-7981                                                      Ph. 204-222-7910

FAMILY REFERRAL / INCENTIVE PROGRAM

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January 1 – September 1

FAMILY REFERRAL / INCENTIVE PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Word-of mouth is one of the primary ways that families hear about Calvin Christian Schools. We would like to encourage this and are pleased to introduce the Family Referral / Incentive Program. This program awards a $500 tuition credit to any current Calvin Christian Schools (CCSs) family whose referral of a new family leads to the enrollment of their child(ren) in CCSs. The details are as follows:

 

• The program is open to all CCSs families (including grandparents) and CCSs employees.

• Referred families must be new to CCSs.

• There is no limit to the number of families that can be referred, but the tuition credit cannot exceed the referring family’s tuition fees. Once 100% of fees have been reached, the remaining incentive can be directed towards another family’s tuition/school fees, the Supplementary Fund, Capital Campaign or other programs within the schools.

• The tuition credit is per family referred, not per student.

• The referred family must follow the regular enrollment process – submission of an application, interview and approval by the Admissions Committee, and classroom placement for the student. The final decision for student acceptance rests with CCSs administration/board.

• The referred family’s enrollment must continue in good standing beyond September 30th.

• The referring family’s tuition will be credited at the end of the school term.

• If the referring family is not currently paying tuition to CCSs, or if they choose to do so, the incentive award can be directed towards another family’s tuition/school fees, the Supplementary Fund, Capital Campaign or other programs within the schools.

• The referring family must submit a ‘Family Referral / Incentive Form’ to the attention of Barb Dueck, Development Coordinator, prior to the referred family’s application form being submitted. Click here for a Student Referral Incentive Form or they are available at either campus office.

• Referrals may not be made retroactively.

• A tax receipt will not be issued for the incentive amount.

This program is in effect January 1  through September 1. Applications received on or before September 1 will be allowed to continue through the process.

• The Family Referral / Incentive Program may be discontinued at any time at the discretion of CCSs. CCSs reserves the right to change any and all information.

Please direct questions to:

Barb Dueck, dueckb@calvinchristian.mb.ca

John Siepman, siepmanjohn@calvinchristian.mb.ca

Hank Vande Kraats, vandekraatsh@calvinchristian.mb.ca

iPad Pilot Project

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Imagine: every grade 10 student with an iPad • for the 2013 – 2014 school year.

The possibilities are exciting and endless!

A committee of staff members has been researching the implications of recent advances in tablet technology and advances in the availability of digital content for education. The technology has matured past the point of an intriguing possibility to an exciting and viable educational solution. Now is the time to take the plunge with a pilot project.

The iPad replaces costly textbooks and puts an array of valuable tools into the hands of students.

Most digital texts cost between $15 and $25 compared to $80 to $140 for conventional print texts.

Students will no longer have to carry many heavy textbooks and the textbooks they access on the iPad will be interactive and current. To a large degree, dependence on conventional texts will be reduced substantially because of ready access to online resources.

A free graphing calculator app replaces a $125 stand-alone graphing calculator that doesn’t have nearly the interactive capability and power.

In one device students will have access to the web, a still camera, a video camera, and a whole host of productivity tools like word processors, spreadsheets, presentation software, calendar/daytimer apps and much more.

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The supply list for grade 10 students will include an iPad mini (32-gigabyte recommended). We can make them available at a discounted price of $409 plus taxes. Most families will purchase the iPad outright but we can make arrangements to finance them over 3 years.

Beginning in September 2013, Grade 10 students and teachers will embark on an adventure in education using cutting edge technology and resources, many available only for the iPad.

Education in Grade 10 will go digital. Information will be shared digitally. Resources will be accessed digitally. Student work product will be created and submitted electronically. Students will have full time access to digital learning tools and resources.

Learning together: students and teachers are going to do a lot of learning together and students will have a lot to contribute. Students will be able take the technology into realms we can’t yet imagine. Teachers will be trained in the educational use of iPads so they can provide a student framework for digital learning.

There will be challenges. And questions. How will we help students who show up without having charged their iPad? How will we ensure the validity of the vast amounts of information found on the Internet? How will we educate students in responsible use of the technology? How can we ensure that we don’t lose touch with traditional skills and methods?

Thankfully there are countless other schools wrestling with many of the same questions. We’ll search out the best practices and make them our own.

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Let’s start a conversation

You are going to have questions. And we’ll have answers for a lot of them. We’ve been working on this for quite a while.

You will undoubtedly come up with some questions that we don’t have answers for but we can find them or make decisions with you about them. Visit our blog to see the questions that others are asking and post your own questions for others to read.

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Q & A

Here are a few questions and answers to get the process started.

Q: Can we use a full size iPad instead?

A: Yes, you certainly can. We won’t be able to offer bulk purchase pricing on models other than the 32-gigabyte iPad Mini but if you already own an iPad or prefer the larger model, you may certainly purchase one. We do have to take possession of the iPad for a while so that we can load apps and digital textbooks.

Q: Must the iPad be a 32-gigabyte model?

A: We recommend 32-gigabytes because of the amount of data that we expect students to accumulate. If you own a 16-

gigabyte model you will periodically have to clean out video clips, music and apps to make room for school stuff. School stuff has to come first.

Q: Why the iPad?

A: Apple has taken the lead in what has been called the post-PC era in education. Desktop computers and laptop computers are being replaced in favour of ultraportable computing devices. The educational resources available for students and teachers on the iPad are second to none. Many large school divisions and schools have adopted the iPad as their standard educational computing device and we can benefit from their experience and expertise.

Read more on our iPad blog.

 

 

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