Event held in response to public school changes
Dundas Calvin Christian School (DCCS) is hosting an open house on Aug. 25 for families who might be interested in joining the school.
Principal Rick Dykstra says this is the first year the school is holding the late summer event. It is doing so largely in response to potential changes within the local public school board.
“Our promotion committee felt that perhaps this summer there may be more interest in our school from families who currently send their children to public schools and are frustrated about the Hamilton Public School’s sexual orientation policy that might be implemented in September,” says Dykstra.
The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has developed an Equity Policy with a sexual orientation component that is disconcerting to many families of the Judeo-Christian faith.
The DCCS open house will be an informal event with refreshments, a digital presentation of life at the school through the eyes of the Grade 8 students and a tour of the facility. Promotional materials and application packages will be available for visitors to take with them.
Dykstra notes the school is looking to some exciting behind-the-scenes developments for the upcoming school year.
Among these are the piloting of a new time schedule and a few more professional development days to increase opportunities for faculty dialogue and growth.
DCCS is also focusing this year on an approach to curriculum design called Understanding by Design.
Dykstra defines it as a “backward design for curriculum. It’s understanding where we want to be at the end and then figuring out how to get there.”
Also of note is that the school’s building committee is planning to create a new science lab. In addition, the DCCS conversational French program is to be expanded to Grades 4-8 this year.
DCCS has a mission to provide quality Christian education, develop the talents of God’s children and prepare children for Christian service.
The open house is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Aug. 25. To learn more, call the school at 905-627-1411.