Calvin Christian Elementary (K-6) is located on Sutton Ave. in North Kildonan, right next to River East Collegiate. This location allows for easy access to those students who are traveling by RETSD buses or are dropped off by parents on their way to work. The morning bell rings at 8:22 a.m. allowing students to enter the building and get ready for the 8:30 morning announcements. After spending devotional or singing time with their classroom teacher or as a primary/intermediate group, classes begin at 8:50.

The school day is divided into eight sessions. Mid-way through the morning both the primary (K-3) and intermediate (4-6) have a recess break. The breaks come at two different times so that approximately half of the student body occupies the playground at any given time. There are three breaks during the school day.elementary-campus-edite-2-2

As a school, our teachers develop their curriculum following all the provincial requirements. What makes us unique from our public school counterparts is that we teach from a Christian perspective. What does that mean? It means that the teaching staff, working as either the primary or intermediate team or as grade level teachers, have worked through the curriculum and placed it under the spectacles of God’s Word. The students are engaged in the curriculum understanding that our world belongs to God and that as His people, we are to rejoice in what God has made and bring honour to His name in the way that we live our lives. Our teaching staff, appreciate and understand that as educators they must be Christ-like examples to their students and that they are educating them for life.

Along with the core curriculum that is taught, our students also have the opportunity to experience music, French, library, physical education, Bible and art.

There is more to Christian education than simply developing curriculum and finding Christian educators. Key to the success of any school is creating a caring and loving environment in which children thrive and learn. Developing this environment takes the commitment of school leadership, the teaching staff, the parent community, and God’s grace.

I encourage you to check us out. Feel free to contact us at any time for an opportunity to walk through the building and to meet with me. God bless you as you prayerfully consider your child’s educational future.

In Christ’s service,

Hank Vande Kraats

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