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Kamloops Christian School
Welcome to our small piece of the web on King’s U’s site! We are Kamloops Christian School, an independent Group 1 Inter-denominational school! We are always looking for teachers who are BC certified, and our educational focus is on best practices in teaching from all around the world, 21st Century learning styles and frameworks including Project Based Learning, strong integration of competencies, cross curricular and cross-grade options, and collaborative learning environments. We endeavour to also weave Christian teaching throughout all subject areas using Teaching for Transformation as our framework. KCS strives to create an exciting, forward thinking, and caring working environment for all our staff that affords competitive salary and benefit options and professional development opportunities.
We have three distinct programs at our school:
Elementary School (K-5)
Middle School (6-8)
High School (9-12)
We invite students to fulfill God's purpose for their life:
Learn through Curiosity
At KCS, we believe that children have a natural curiosity to explore and learn about God’s world. We nurture that curiosity by giving our primary students lots of time outside to discover their community. Our kindergarten students spend every other day on outdoor education Wonder Walks in locations such as the beautiful MacArthur Island Park (just across from our school) as well as other community locations. KCS is a WILD School! Elementary students develop curiosity by Wondering, Inquiring, Learning, and Doing through outdoor and community based activities. All Elementary students participate in Art, Music, and PE taught by specialist teachers so that students can identify and develop their unique gifts. We know that students learn best through play-based activities so we provide opportunities for students to explore through hands-on activities and real life problems. Middle School students need opportunities to try out new skills and to discover new areas of interest and natural ability. During weekly Explore blocks, students choose to focus each term on their choice of woodworking, robotics, textiles, foods, leadership, worship, community service, and guitar/composition. We always strive to create lifelong learners, not just classroom stars. To do that well, students must be given the opportunity to explore and be curious, both about themselves and also about the world around them. Our focus on project-based learning and our inquiry facilitated instruction gives students the skills they need to think critically, work collaboratively, and to creatively solve problems.
Grow in Character
At KCS, we recognize that God is constantly at work in our hearts, prompting us to mirror His character. Students are given opportunities to encourage each other and to show love to each other within their classroom and throughout the school in their everyday routines. Specific strategies for self-regulating emotions (building peace, patience, and self-control) and conflict resolution (building compassion and forgiveness) are taught throughout all elementary grades. Middle School students are in the developmental stage of exploring who they are as individuals. We purposefully lean into these years of change by providing students with “Anchor” blocks to explore topics that students need continued mentorship and guidance in as they mature. One of the best things that can be done for a child is to help them to learn about who they are and what their purpose is in God's creation. To that end, our students participate in many service opportunities. Daily classroom devotions and weekly chapels help students develop spiritually by recognizing how they are loved by God as His child. Throughout all subject areas, students are invited to identify their role within God’s kingdom as worshippers, artists, creation caretakers, justice seekers, community builders, servant leaders, detectives, and discoverers.
We can only learn through practice and through making mistakes. At KCS, we help students to build perseverance and risk-taking skills as they practice building academic skills and as they practice building personal and social competencies. Students are taught how to self-assess and reflect on their own learning so that they can take ownership of their learning and continue to grow. Students share their learning and their goals with their families at regular times throughout the school year. Middle School students build courage by learning how to apply foundational skills (in literacy and numeracy) and to understand current issues within their community. Our world needs leaders, and that leadership often starts at school, and our high school students at KCS are given opportunities to build those leadership skills by participating in our weekly Chapel services in the form of musical teams (Chapel), to perform on stage in our fine arts courses, (such as Improv, Musical Theatre / Drama, Senior Music offerings), and showcasing their artistic abilities in our senior art courses.
To learn more about KCS, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
Kamloops Christian School
750 Cottonwood Avenue
Kamloops, BC Canada V2B 3X2
Phone: (250) 376-6900
Fax: (250) 376-6904