For James the work that schools like Westgate and RJC are doing to give students opportunities to deeply explore the world around them is just as fundamental to education as the curriculum. “I think sometimes our schools are too focused on very clear outcomes and we lose the art of education,” he says.
“We have loved every minute of it:” How one Ukrainian family is settling in to Rosthern with the help of RJC
Since coming to RJC he’s enjoyed the activities like the retreat to Christopher Lake or going tubing. And he’s been more positive about the classes too. “They tell us that he didn’t like school any days of his life until he came into RJC,” said Linda.
EXPLORE is about learning who you are and what you want to do after high school. We also spend a lot of time talking about leadership and how there are lots of different leadership styles.
To my classmates, continue to spread your light, work hard, forgive those around you, and forgive yourself. Don’t let yourselves succumb to the temptations of pessimism, instead seek a love-filled mindset in your daily life. Remember that tomorrow and every day after that, everything you do makes an impact on the real world.
Hello, my name is Zach Epp and I am from Vancouver, BC. If you asked me during the first day, week, or month of RJC to deliver a student reflection in front of a church full of people, I'm quite certain I would have frozen solid in utter terror. I was a nervous, shy...
Good morning, my name is Wendell Manuzon and I am a third year student at RJC. I came to RJC with no idea of what I was getting myself into. I only had a few close friends who were attending RJC and I didn’t have a long connection to the school beforehand. During this...
RJC’s community is one that seeks to embody and inhabit the message Paul outlines – that there is room for everyone. We can all BELONG.
For Becky Warkentin (grad 1997), the
opportunity to travel the world by
motorbike was a chance of a lifetime. As an avid traveller with a love of motorcycling, it was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. So she and her husband quit their jobs and travelled the world for ten and a half months before the COVID-19 pandemic forced them home.
For Paul and Lois Tiessen being a Christian business owner doesn’t mean faith has to be front and centre. You don’t have to be promoting your company as Christian to be a person of faith in the business world. For them it’s about using business skills to give back to the world, and about bringing Christian values into everyday interactions.
It was March of 2020. The world had shut down. Most restaurants and bakeries were closed, and it seemed like everyone was at home making sourdough bread. Russ Schroeder, owner of Nunweiler’s Flour Company, saw his business drastically change overnight. Before the pandemic lockdowns he sold about 80 percent of his flour to companies like bakeries, and only 20 percent went to individual consumers.
It was the last day of their week in Princeton, B.C with Mennonite Disaster Service. RJC students Kayley Mierau, Nora Linsley and Sarah Wood, along with Kayley’s mom Kerry Mierau (grad 1993), had been working all week on flood damaged homes, tearing out layer after layer of wallpaper and drywall.
Julia Regier (Grade 12, Waldheim) What has playing volleyball at RJC been like for you? Being part of the RJC volleyball team has been really exciting this year. It’s been interesting to see how we have dealt with COVID rules as a team. When we play in games masks are...