PARENT RESOURCES
Welcome Parents!

You are an incredible blessing to Nanaimo Christian School. You’re involved in education in meaningful ways at home, on campus and within our community of school families. We appreciate all you are and do!

Connect with other parents

Stop by and get connected at our new parent community cottages -- between Building A (Grade K-2 building) and Holland Road. One cottage is the office space for the school's new Parent Community Coordinator, Karen Richardson. The other cottage -- a cozy space with a couch, chairs, coffee maker and tea kettle -- is a hub for our parent community at NCS.

Groups now meeting in the cottages:

  • Drop-in coffee group -- Fridays after a.m. drop off

  • Prayer groups -- Thursdays after a.m. drop off & before p.m. pick up

  • Parents of children with special needs support group -- Mondays before p.m. pick up

  • Hiking group (meet at trail TBD) -- Wednesdays after a.m. drop off

 

For more info, please contact Karen at karen.richardson@ncsnanaimo.com.

 
OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Be an NCS ambassador

Welcome a new NCS family by phone or meet for coffee. Contact 250-754-4512 or karen.richardson@ncsnanaimo.com.

 

Volunteer opportunities

Check current volunteer opportunities.

Complete the volunteer interest survey

Single moms' group

Connect with other NCS single moms for hikes, coffees, and more. Join the Facebook group or contact 250-754-4512 ext. 120 or jamie.moore@ncsnanaimo.com 

Society & board membership

Have your say on school issues. 

Consider becoming a voting member.

Follow us on social media

Facebook @ncsnanaimo

Facebook @NanaimoChristianSchoolAlumni!

Facebook @NanaimoChristianSchoolEarlyCareAndLearning

Instagram @ncsnanaimo

Instagram @ms_at_NCS (middle school)

Instagram @ncs.sc (student council)

 

SCHOOL CALENDARS

Special dates calendar

School holidays & Pro D calendar

SCHEDULE

Elementary school *

8:30am -- 3:00pm (12:20pm dismissal on Fridays)

 

Middle school

8:30am - 3:10pm (12:30pm dismissal on Fridays)

High school

8:30am - 3:15pm (12:30pm dismissal on Fridays)

 

Before & after-school care program

7:00am - 8:30am, 3:05pm - 5:30pm

*staggered pick up times

 
KEY CONTACTS

 

Report an absence

General info

info@ncsnanaimo.com

250-754-4512

 

Head principal

james.sijpheer@ncsnanaimo.com 

 

Elementary school learning director

cheryl.vanzyl@ncsnanaimo.com 

 

High school & middle school learning director

shannon.gillespie@ncsnanaimo.com 

Elementary school office

amy.gain@ncsnanaimo.com 

 

High school & middle school office

lynn.kopec@ncsnanaimo.com 

 

Preschool

terri.vanek-veenstra@ncsnanaimo.com 

 

Student support

sue.deschiffart@ncsnanaimo.com 

 

International program

rhonda.libbus@ncsnanaimo.com 

 

Athletics

athletics@ncsnanaimo.com

 

Admissions

admissions@ncsnanaimo.com 

 

Accounting

accounting@ncsnanaimo.com 

 

Donations/sponsorships

development@ncsnsnaimo.com 

 

School bus

lynn.kopec@ncsnanaimo.com 

 

Before & after school care

terri.vanek-veenstra@ncsnanaimo.com 

 

Counselling

clifton.pinder@ncsnanaimo.com

 

Volunteering

volunteer@ncsnanaimo.com

 

Parent engagement committee

karen.richardson@ncsnanaimo.com 

 

Society/board membership

jennifer.gent@ncsnanaimo.com

 

Alumni connections

development@ncsnanaimo.com 

 

Facility rental

amy.gain@ncsnanaimo.com  

 

BACK TO SCHOOL

Student handbook

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

School supplies

Parents can order 2022-23 school supplies now at https://schoolstart.ca. Go to:

> Parents Shop Here

> Purchase School Supply Kits

> Select Province, then City, then School

> "Click Here to Purchase your School Kits"

> Select Your Grade

School bus

Bus routes & schedule

Bus fees & registration form

Bus info & guidelines

Tuition (2021-22)

High school (9-12) — $7,200

Middle school (6-8) — $6,850

Elementary school (K-5) — $6,850

* Families receive significant reductions in fees for additional students. Our family-based tuition rates, rather than per student tuition, ensure that Christian education is affordable for families with 1, 2, 3 or more kids. Read more.

 
FORMS

Permission forms

Latest forms at your MySchool login

 

Emergency kit info & forms

Procedures | Comfort kit instructions | Release form | ID form

FOOD

Hot lunch program

** Currently suspended due to COVID-19 **

Order online

Create an account

Contact: terri.vanek-veenstra@ncsnanaimo.com

NCS is a nut-free zone

Several NCS students have life-threatening nut allergies. 

This year, all of NCS is a NUT-FREE zone, including peanuts and all tree nuts.

 

LIBRARY & LEARNING
 
NCS library & online research

Access the NCS library

Family Summer Literacy Boost Video Series

Get free videos, games and activities here.

 

ONLINE SAFETY
Keeping students safe online

Keeping students safe online, both at home and at school, is extremely important to us! The following resources are provided to help families navigate an ever-changing and incredibly difficult digital world.

 

Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age Resources

 

Screenagers: Next Chapter

 

More for parents of teens and tweens

"Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids"

 

Axis: The Culture Translator

Weekly insight into how pop culture, technology, and media are influencing students. Equipping teachers and parents to start Biblically-based conversations.

 

"How to Talk with Your Kids About Pop Culture, Technology, and Social Media" 

Contact shannon.gillespie@ncsnanaimo.com to request a copy!

 

Protect your teens: 7 apps and websites parents should be aware of

If you want to protect your kids you need to know where they are.

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“NCS has not only been a place of education and inspiration for our children for almost 10 years but a place to grow spiritually, a place to be loved on, guided through, and embraced by the staff and students alike … like family -- and, well ... It IS family! And that's why we love NCS!"

Susan Boland, NCS parent

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