Training up children in the fear of the Lord (Proverbs 22:6)

Mission & Mandate

Mission Statement & Mandate

The mission of the Providence Christian School Board, in collaboration with the Providence Christian School Society, is to further the cause of Christian education in general and, more particularly, to conduct in its own community a school system which will provide a weekday Christian instruction and education which the applicants deem necessary for covenant children in order that such children may be true Christians and occupy worthily their places in society, church, and state. All curricular requirements of the Department of Education in the Province of Alberta are fulfilled, and all institutional and physical facility requirements are met.


 

Vision

We see ourselves as a Christian day-school which offers Alberta Curriculum from a Christian perspective in order to train our students to become responsible citizens who are true Christians and who will occupy worthily their places in society, church and state.


 

Beliefs

Providence Christian School was setup for committed Christian parents who are concerned to maintain Christian nurture for their children also in their education.  We seek to be obedient to God's command to us, as laid out in Deuteronomy 6 and Psalm 78, to pass onto the next generation His decrees, laws and mighty deeds.  We believe that the home and school must work closely together to educate our children so that what is taught and believed in the home is reinforced at school  Since we believe that children are image bearers of God, we seek to have them educated in a safe, secure and caring environment where they are respected and valued.  Our aim is to develop within the students strong reading, writing and math skills so they are able to anaylze data and develop ideas and inferences.  We strongly believe that Christ-centered education is an essential building block of our society's future.


 

Safe and Caring Learning Environment

A Christian school is a community of covenant people working and playing together in an academic and social setting.  It practices a spirit of Christian love in the classrooms, hallways, sports fields, and meeting rooms.  We are called to work, learn, and play in an environment where God is honored and praised and where academic and communal responsibilities are encouraged and exercised. 
Showing reverence to God, respect for the individuals within the community, respect for the learning environment, and respect for school property are key to creating a biblical community of learners.
 
In keeping with its mission and Alberta legislation, and with its own Safe and Caring Learning Environment Policy, Providence Christian School is committed to:
  • Providing all students with a welcoming, caring, respectful, and safe learning environment;
  • Establishing a reasonable and caring balance between individual and collective rights, freedoms and responsibilities within the school community; and,
  • As part of student registration, school start information and other forms, publish written expectations for student behaviour while at school, at school-related activities, or while engaging in activities that may have an impact on others in the school.
The Providence Christian School Board is committed to implementing measures that will:
  • Define appropriate expectations, behaviours, language, and actions in order to prevent discrimination, prejudice, and harassment through greater awareness of, and responsiveness to, their harmful effects.
  • Ensure that all such discriminatory behaviours and complaints will be taken seriously, documented, and dealt with expeditiously and effectively through consistently applied policy and procedures.
  • Improve students’ understanding of the living conditions of minorities, including racial minorities, religious minorities, economic minorities, cultural minorities, sexual and gender minorities, and their families, cultures, and communities.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate inclusive educational strategies, professional development opportunities, and administrative guidelines to ensure that all minorities are treated with respect and dignity in all aspects of the school community in a manner consistent with the school’s mission and vision.
Consistent with Section 13 of the School Act and in keeping with the mission and vision of Providence Christian School, each student is responsible for acting positively in support of a welcoming and caring learning environment.

Provisions of the School Act related to the Safe and Caring Learning Environment Policy are currently being challenged as unconstitutional before the courts. Consequently, this policy is subject to continuing review.