Wondering what supplies your student needs to start school? We provide the supplies for K – Gr 6 (other than a water bottle and indoor shoes). For Gr 7 – 12, we ask you bring the items listed here: School Supply list.
Please see our Covid-19 page for current guidelines around illness. In addition, here are our regular guidelines* to help you determine when you should keep your child at home:
*For lice, treatment needs to be started but we do not need proof. For an eye infection, a doctor needs to evaluate, but we accept your word that it was done and do not need a note.
Concerns at School
Despite everyone’s best efforts, when there are lots of people together in one space for extended periods of time (all schools and most work environments), there is bound to be some conflict. Our goal is to have a respectful and positive learning environment for all students and staff at Peace Christian School. When there are concerns, we want to deal with each incident in a respectful manner, with resolution working towards positive long-term change.
If a parent or student has a concern that is not able to be resolved on an individual basis, the first step is to contact the teacher responsible for the students at that time (usually a student’s home room teacher). If you are unsure of how to contact the teacher, please call our office (250-788-2044) and we will help direct you. Tips for a good meeting with a teacher are included below. We want to work together with you to have a positive learning environment for your child.
In the event that a concern is not resolved with the classroom teacher or you are uncomfortable speaking with them regarding the concern, the next steps for resolution are as follows:
Tips for a Good Meeting with a Teacher
If you have questions or concerns about your child, their progress, or a classroom/school situation, we encourage you to contact your child’s teacher or the principal. Here are a few tips:
- Make an appointment to meet with the teacher outside of regular school hours. The teacher has a responsibility to be teaching or supervising students and therefore will be restricted in the amount of time they will be able to meet with you.
- If you are angry or upset about the issue, wait until you have calmed down. “Strike while the iron is hot” may make you feel better at the time by getting it off your chest, but could also cause more damage and make the situation worse.
- Come with a positive attitude to help make our school a better place by working with the teacher.
- Try to treat the other person the way you would like to be treated under similar circumstances. Don’t accuse.
- Be reasonable in your approach and expectations.
- Try to see the other person’s point of view. Listen to them and try to understand, taking time to walk in the other person’s perspective on the issue, and present new solutions.
- Avoid the use of over generalizations like ”always” or “never” since they are seldom true.