A Beautiful Day on Mount Washington

mount washingtonThe perfect conditions came together just in time for the arrival of our Middle School students this morning on Mount Washington. A full day of skiing and snowboarding lies ahead, making that 5:00 am departure totally worth it.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 6 is the first day of classes. We hope all our families had a wonderful holiday.Happy-New-Year-2015-Wallpaper-3D-3

New Website!

You are looking at the new website for Christ Church Cathedral School. We hope you find it informative and enjoy the new format. If you have any feedback, we’d love to hear from you. Contact Liisa at: office@cathedralschool.ca

Many thanks to North Studio for their assistance with the development.

Christmas Concert – Angels

The Annual Christmas Concert was a great success, with all our students performing. Our students and teachers put in many hours of hard work over the past weeks rehearsing for this highly anticipated event. Well done everyone!

Snow Day Procedures

snowflakeWith the winter season approaching, we thought we thought we should let you know about SNOW DAYS! Generally speaking, if it is unsafe for the majority of our teachers and families to drive to school, then we will call a snow day. Also, if the power is out due to a heavy snowfall we will call a snow day. The administration team at the school will make a decision by 6:30 am. We will let you know by asking local radio stations to make an announcement. We will also post the message in this area of the website. Please listen to one of the following radio stations for an announcement. They will specifically mention Christ Church Cathedral School. If the main campus is closed, our Jr. Kindergarten location will also be closed.

CFAX 1070 AM The Q 100.0 FM The Ocean 98.5 FM CBC 90.5 FM

Annual Fund

Every independent school owes its success to the generosity of its school community and we are no exception.  Over the years, generous donors have helped us buy school buses, build a library, acquire the latest learning technologies, enhance our program resources and grow our bursary fund.

Annual Fund insertThis year the PSG has chosen the resurfacing of some outdoor play areas as its goal.  This is a big project – one that will dramatically improve the playground and fitness opportunities for all our students.  Therefore, in this, our first annual fund drive, we are focusing on that same ambitious goal.  Please have a close look at the brochure coming home with your children today.

We realize donation dollars are scarce but we are hoping for 100% participation from our staff, students’ families, Board members, and hopefully all friends of CCCS.  Any amount, no matter how big or small, will be gratefully received.

Every donation helps us provide for the children and keeps our school accessible to all who seek an Anglican education.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Fruit & Veggie Distribution Project

Vibrant ProduceThe grade 8 class is inviting the CCCS community to contribute fresh fruit and vegetables once a month for those who are in need in Victoria. We are supporting the local community as our commitment to Free the Children, the Canadian association which we belong to. Free the Children is the sponsor of We Day which we recently attended in Vancouver.

We will be collecting the food at the school and then walking with the donations over to the St. Vincent de Paul office on View Street.  The staff of the SVDP office has informed us that the week prior to the distribution of Welfare cheques is when donations are appreciated the most.  We have set up our collection schedule for the year accordingly to meet those needs. Each month classes will receive 2 boxes to fill and collection dates will be held over a 2 day period.

Perishable fruit and veggies will be collected on the following dates:

Tuesday and Wednesday November 18th and 19th

Tuesday and Wednesday January 20th and 21st

Tuesday and Wednesday February 24th and 25th

Tuesday and Wednesday April 21st and 22nd

Tuesday and Wednesday May 19th and 20th

Tuesday and Wednesday June 16th and 17th

Our goal for the year (6 collections) is 150 kilograms of fruit and veggies.

Please help us reach our goal!

Thank you in advance for your support. ~ The grade 8 class of Christ Church Cathedral School

New Website in Development!

web constructionA new website for Cathedral School is in the planning stages right now. In the meantime . . . please be patient as our current site is not fully up to date in all areas. Thank you.

Spring News from the Head of School

April is going to be a very busy month at Christ Church Cathedral School. We are kicking off a brand new sailing club, restarting our squash club, creating wonderful art for the Annual CCCS Art Show, practicing for the Choral and Speech Festivals, all while preparing for Easter.

Our student council, the outreach club, the We Day class (the grade eights are part of the ‘Free the Children’ organization) and other student leadership teams are also very busy with preparations for the Middle School Spring Dance, food drives, and the A-1 Garage Sale.

Student-Led-Conferences also take place this month. This is your opportunity to learn first-hand what your children are up to during the school day. Our kindergarten to grade five students will take the lead to show you examples of their learning, while the Middle School students will be hosting a new format for students and parents we call a Celebration of Learning.

You are encouraged to attend a self-guided session to view various learning artifacts displayed in the Middle School classrooms.

As well, there will be a presentation on Digital Citizenship for Parents by David Shortreed of SD61. Lux Mundi will be available during the afternoon for everyone’s convenience.

Oh, and I almost forgot to bring this to your attention: Do you know the type of people that get upearly in the morning, before everyone else, to hit the gym or run outside for miles? What drives them? Health? Competition? Insomnia? The need to be the best they can be? Well those people are among us right now! Did you know that more than 20 CCCS students, along with parents and CCCS staff, are meeting twice a week at the Oak Bay High School running track at 7am in preparation for our upcoming track and field season? If you missed the memo and want to join an energetic group of fitness enthusiasts, grab a coffee or a juice, slip on your runners and track suit, and meet them at the Oak Bay High track on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 am.

If Garage “Sale-ing” is more your speed, don’t miss the CCCS Garage Sale on Saturday, April 5! ~ Stuart Hall