Prairie Crossroads School
The heart of Christian education at Prairie Crossroads School is to infuse Biblical principles into all we do, giving a spiritual emphasis to the daily routine of school.
Each school day is opened with Scripture reading and/or prayer.
Students who can read take turns reading Scripture, and leading in the Lord’s Prayer daily.
There is a shortened assembly on the Chapel Wednesdays and other special event days.
On most Wednesdays, the school will hold a Chapel at 2:00pm in the multipurpose room or outdoors.
Our vision is to include parents, family and friends to specific chapels. Due to the risks associated with COVID-19 this school year, we will inform families when it is safe and appropriate to participate with the school in Chapels.
DAILY BIBLE CLASS
All students enrolled at PCS will have Bible class 2-3 times each week. Each class has a specific curriculum relevant to students at that age. Students will be challenged to grow in their faith as they find out more about God and who they are in Christ. PCS will be using the curriculum designed by ACSI. For more information see : https://your.acsi.org/pdp-store/textbook-support/bible-elementary
Weekly Bible memory will be assigned. Several versions may be used for memory work. Students are required to bring a Bible to school in a version of choice – not a paraphrase.
We are interested in developing godly character in each student according to the word of God. We want to ensure that the fruit of the Spirit –love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control –is exhibited in every student. Students will be reminded of Biblical standards when behaviour is corrected and will be praised for showing Christ-like character.
Throughout the year, students will participate in a variety of ministry opportunities. Classes collect money and gifts for various organizations.
Biblical truth is infused into all classes, and all subject matter at every grade level. Our teaching staff is adept at Biblical integration. When teachers plan their lessons and units, taken from the Manitoba Curriculum, they purposely plan how they can integrate God’s Word in a relevant way into their course material.
Students spend a large portion of their day in school. One of the most important elements PCS can offer are excellent role models for your children. While no one is perfect, each staff member your child encounters at school has a Christian testimony and is committed to their local church. Staff use “teachable moments” to share what God is doing in their own life, to encourage or to correct students.
“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewellery and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” I Peter 3:3-4
The Bible tells us that people look at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7). We know that our attitudes and motives and how we are viewed by God is of primary consideration, nevertheless, we are aware that people do look at our outward appearance. With this in mind, the underlying principles of godliness, modesty, moderation, appropriateness, neatness and cleanliness should be the basis for choices regarding dress and appearance.
PCS staff, students and parents work together to see that students exhibit respect for their own self-image and learn the importance of being a good witness for the Lord in this area, wherever they go. The purpose of the dress code is to give staff, parents and students guidelines for appropriate school clothing and appearance. Parents have the responsibility of determining what their children wear to school.
Clothing and accessories should not disrupt the teaching and learning process or encourage attention to be drawn to a particular student. PCS leadership recommends godly wisdom and discernment when preparing for school
Style must be in moderation. Extreme dress styles, hairstyles, hair colour, piercings, makeup, or accessories are to be avoided.