Middle School can be a challenging time for our young people! Gateway’s commitment is to offer a Christ-centered program, within a loving environment, where parents and teachers work together to give every student the opportunity to reach their full potential. Gateway teachers are committed Christians who teach Biblical truths called ‘Throughlines’ woven throughout the curriculum and school life. These are the building blocks that guide our living that describe how we can become part of the restoration of Creation.
Giving students choice within option courses allow them to consider and choose classes that are of high interest. Option courses can open up ideas for class selection in high school, and often lead to further learning or vocational opportunities later in life.
Internet Safety: Parent Resource
What a privilege to work in a Christian school, where we can talk about the love that God has for us. We love because He loves us! It is appropriate, right, and good to share warm wishes and kind words and thoughts with each other - it is a Community Building day!
It can also be a day that we think about loss, the imperfection within our relationships, and the brokenness that sometimes occurs within our lives. We live in a strange time of Almost, and not yet - God has done it all through Jesus, and we trust and believe in Him, but until He comes again we live in a time of waiting, and wanting.
The work you do everyday with your children is critical. Your love and care for them, your conversations and example - you are the primary educators! At Gateway we count ourselves blessed to partner with you in that regard.
As you know, next week is winter break - a time for students to be off school, and three days of professional learning and growth for school staff. The week after that, February 24-28, Gateway will be celebrating Pink Shirt Day, Random Acts of Kindness Week, and will be pursuing some healthy mindset initiatives within our SPARK, Health, and Bible classes.
We wanted to share some resources with you as well! Navigating the world today is tricky for everyone - especially children! Many have the wealth of the world's knowledge at their fingertips and sometimes even in their pockets with technology. Like all tools, we see the value in technology, but it too bears the mark of sin, and has the power to impact people's lives, relationships, and ways of thinking.
Click INTERNET SAFETY RESOURCE, chat with your kids, ask if you have questions or need clarification, reach out when you feel you need support. We're in this together!
Chris Kooman, GCS Vice-Principal