By Cameron Johnston
The Cariboo Adventist Academy Junior Volleyball team recently won first place at the Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s Tournament in Burnaby.
Three CAA students also won silver at the Regional Science Fair competition in Kamloops a couple of weeks ago.
Amy Hanson and Jayden Boxeur both Grade 9 students and Emma Nichols in Grade 8 won regional silver after having won at the local and district levels competitions.
The Cariboo Adventist Academy and West Coast Adventist School will host an open house and information session on Tuesday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. at 1405 South Lakeside.
Any parents or grandparents considering a Christian education for their children and wishing to check out CAA are invited to attend.
“Cariboo Adventist Academy has been serving the Williams Lake community since 1961,” says Lee Richards, principal of Cariboo Adventist Academy.
“For over fifty years CAA has offered the opportunity for a Christian Education to any families seeking an alternative to mainstream education,” Richards says. “We feel that our small school atmosphere, coupled with a sensitive and caring teaching staff, makes CAA a place where students can feel safe, while meeting their educational needs.
“Families from a variety of religious backgrounds have chosen to send their children to CAA because they have heard about the positive experience families have had with their children attending our school.”
Kevin Brucks, the CAA board chair says: “Christian education is all about values being taught from a Christian perspective and a Biblical world-view.
“Cariboo Adventist academy also offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to grow physically, mentally, socially and spiritually.”
“Our half-day kindergarten program, the only one in town, has also been a plus for both parents and students not wanting their young children in a full-day program.” Brucks continues. “Then there are the many opportunities for both students and parents with our online school, West Coast Adventist School. I would encourage any parent to come and check out what these two schools provide. While Christian education may cost a bit extra we have scholarships, sponsorships and subsidies that make it possible that no student is turned away because of finances.”
Adventist Christian Education began in 1872 and today is the second largest denominational educational system in the world.
Adventist Education curriculum is developed to teach students not only to excel academically, but to develop healthy bodies and thriving spiritual lives. In North America 4,700 teachers instruct over 55,000 students in nearly 1,000 Adventist K–12 schools and 15 colleges and universities.
The Seventh-day Adventist church focuses on healthcare, education, and human service activities.
Worldwide the Adventist church has members in more than 200 countries, operate 7200 plus schools with nearly 1.5 million students.
They also run 168 hospitals worldwide, 138 nursing homes and retirement centres, 442 clinics and dispensaries, and 34 orphanages and children’s homes. In addition, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International, a disaster relief organization, funds over 2,400 projects in 112 countries.
Locally there are two Seventh-day Adventist churches and a K-12 school. Parents from all or no religious groups are welcome to send their children to Cariboo Adventist Academy.
Christian education is more affordable than you may think, come and check CAA out. For more info come to the open house on April 30 at 6:30 p.m. or call 250-392-4741.