Welcome to Carver! That was the banner that greeted our new and returning student body on September 6. With the addition of two new grade 7 classes, Carver grew significantly this year – to 323 students.
Our first grade 7 classes have been a great addition to our daily school experience. The building is fuller and noisier but we are also enjoying the sense of being a closer community. Within the school, staff and students can experience “prayer flags” outside the Library to remind them of the transforming work that we trust is happening here day by day. Like all others, these young students are learning in an environment of natural mentorship with their peers, teachers, coaches and other staff.
Carver’s 2016/17 school year began with our Encounter Days; strategically designed activities that involved grades 7 – 12 Carver students Wake and Paddle Boarding, Dragon Boating in False Creek, Whitewater Rafting in Chilliwack, Kayaking and hiking on Bowen Island and sailing off Jericho Beach. These fun, water based activities were new for many students and a great way to connect with friends, new and familiar for the start of another school year. It also offered a different way to worship in community.
Carver’s journey and growth in community continues everywhere; even our Christmas dessert concert has doubled to two Evenings in December.
Paul Tigchelaar, Principal