NCS grandparents/friends are “best in the world”

By |2020-05-19T11:30:04-07:0015 May 2020|Categories: 2020, Elementary, High School, Middle School, School, Staff|

Grandparents'/Grandfriends' Week at NCS looked a little different this year during the COVID-19 pandemic. We weren't able to gather at school like usual due to social distancing restrictions. So this year Mr. Sijpheer challenged students to get creative and find a way to bless their grandparents or a grandfriend no matter where they live. [...]

NCS families surprise staff with parade of gratitude

By |2020-05-01T10:03:57-07:001 May 2020|Categories: 2020, Elementary, High School, Middle School, School, Staff|

This week NCS families surprised teachers and staff at the school with a parade of gratitude. The drive-by was organized by a few parents and student council members who kept the numbers small and observed social distancing practices while expressing their appreciation through signs, balloons, honks, candy thrown from car windows, and car stereos [...]

CHEK News: Nanaimo principal sings Little Mermaid rendition

By |2020-04-22T08:30:44-07:0021 April 2020|Categories: 2020, Arts, Elementary, High School, Middle School, School, Staff|

Nanaimo principal sings ‘Little Mermaid’ rendition as part of incredible Zoom challenge with students By CHEK News reporter Graham Cox If you’re an educator, principal or part of any school faculty on Vancouver Island, it is time to take note as a new bar has just been set when it comes to connecting with [...]

NCS dancing dads & principal perform The Nutcracker

By |2019-11-18T10:41:33-08:0018 November 2019|Categories: 2019, Arts, Elementary, Events, Middle School, School, Staff|

More than 10 students from Nanaimo Christian School will perform The Nutcracker at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo on November 22 and 23. This year three of those dancers’ dads and the NCS principal will join them on stage. None of the men are trained dancers. It’s a Kirkwood Academy tradition to recruit volunteer [...]

6 things about Joanna Biddlecombe

By |2019-09-17T14:57:38-07:0017 September 2019|Categories: 2019, Middle School, School, Staff|

Before starting at NCS this fall as a Grade 6/7 teacher, Joanna taught at Star of the Sea Catholic School in Surrey from 2010 to 2019. Fun fact: She has also spent two years teaching overseas in Cairo. Join us in welcoming her! Here are 6 things to know about Mrs. Biddlecombe. 1. If [...]

Ugandan entrepreneur shares insight with Grade 9/10 class

By |2019-09-16T12:11:45-07:0016 September 2019|Categories: 2019, High School, School, Staff|

This afternoon we have a Ugandan guest speaker in Mr. Dykshoorn’s Grade 9/10 entrepreneurship & marketing class. Leonard Mutesasira, founder and executive director of the Uganda-based Rapid Advisory financial company, is talking about his experience in business start-up and sharing the ups and downs of business ownership.  Here’s how we made the connection with [...]

More counselling support added this fall

By |2019-09-09T16:11:56-07:009 September 2019|Categories: 2019, Elementary, High School, Middle School, Resources, School, Staff|

This fall, counselling practicum students Kim Tarby and Christina James (pictured above, from left) join the NCS counselling team. The announcement comes a year after the new dedicated counselling room opened in Building B and more students continue to access the support.  Join us in welcoming Mrs. Tarby and Mrs. James! Mrs. Tarby is [...]