The Newsline is the school’s weekly newsletter. It is posted on the website via a link on the home page, and is also sent home as a .pdf to parents email accounts on Mondays. It keeps parents informed of assignments, classroom news, upcoming events, community news and prayer requests.
The Board’s task is to safeguard the basis of the school as presented in the Constitution. The Board manages the school’s affairs through the various committees. These committees advise and make recommendations for action through monthly reports made at Board meetings.
The Finance Committee deals with the financial matters of the school.
Tuition fees account for most of our budget. Our fees are calculated on a per-family basis.
A percentage of fees paid is generally allowable as a deduction against income taxes, depending on the number of children a family has attending WCS.
To assist with budget planning, parents are requested to register for the next school year in January/February. Tuition fees are set in the spring and parents are asked to submit post-dated cheques by the start of the new year.
Tuition Assistance is available for families finding themselves in financial difficulty. Application forms and more information are available from the Treasurer.
Generally each spring we have a fund-raising drive to raise money for capital expenditures (ie. buses, busing renovations etc.). If there are any other financial needs determined by the Board, they are incorporated into this drive.
We are thankful that we have a strong donating base at WCS. Many grandparents, relatives, friends of Christian education, and alumni families are member and generous in their support. It is encouraging to see people recognize the value of Christian education. Since our current members are subsidizing your child’s education now, you are encouraged to continue in membership after your children graduate.
Often discussion of finance tends to be a sensitive subject. We appreciate your prayers and support as we deal with the day to day money matters of the school.
The Contract Partnership Committee deals with teacher contract issues including the recommendation of annual salary proposals to the Board. Committee membership includes two staff reps, two Board reps, and two parents of whom one is chosen by the Board and one by the staff.
The Newsletter is published in the fall and in the spring. It keeps parents and members informed of ongoing events and issues in the school community.
Report Cards are issued three times a year, in November, March and June. They indicate student progress, and include a curriculum summary of work completed for the term.
This committee keeps itself informed in regard to the scholastic quality and Christian character of the school, the course of study, discipline, equipment, professional development of the staff, school calendar, etc. Committee members visit the school on a regular basis to stay in touch with school affairs.
The Promotion Committee recommends to the Board of Directors a regular, planned program of action through which the cause of Christian Education can be strengthened and advanced. The Promotion Committee makes the necessary arrangements for carrying out programs such as Open House, information evenings, the Back to School Barbecue, etc.
We have a custodian who keeps our school clean. There is a fee on your registration form for this. If a family opts not to pay this set fee, they can be added to a yearly schedule to help the custodian by performing assigned cleaning tasks on a Friday/Saturday.
WCS owns its own buses and this committee deals with all matters concerning our buses. Drivers are hired, buses maintained, and routes planned. The general rule in regard to bad weather is if the public school system delays or cancels their bus service, WCS does the same. If buses are canceled the school remains open unless announced otherwise.
works at raising funds for the school budget to keep Christian Education
affordable for all. Many Fundraiser's are scheduled throughout the
• Chocolate Bar sales
• Year end BBQ
• Bazaar (biannual)
• Grocery and Canadian Tire gift card sales (T.R.I.P)
• Other special events