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Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Prov. 22:6

Introduction to Parkland Immanuel Christian School

In 1977 the hopes, dreams, hard work and most certainly the prayers of many in our church community were realized as the doors of learning opened for the first time at Parkland Immanuel Christian School (PICS).

We have a vision for PICS: enthusiastic learning, caring people and a nurturing community - an environment that promotes Learning in Faith Everyday (LIFE).  Parkland Immanuel Christian School exists to provide parents a Reformed, covenantal learning environment for educating our children and youth.  Through core and optional subjects, sports and music, drama and the arts, students can acquire the knowledge, skills and Christian worldview needed for a life of responsible stewardship.

Parents are primarily responsible for the education of their children.  For education to be most effective there should be uniformity of purpose and direction between home, school and church.  Our school strives to carry out the daily instruction in accordance with the directives of the society and subject to the Holy Scriptures, as summarized in the Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism and Canons of Dort.  Much has changed at PICS over four decades but our foundation has not.

In the coming years, we anticipate continued growth in our school enrolment.  We are now beginning to plan for a building expansion to accommodate that growth.  But of course, it is not really about the building, it is how we build each other up in an environment of learning and love. As 2 John 1:5,6 states:

                I ask that we love one another.  And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands.  As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.

Should you choose to apply to have your children attend Parkland Immanuel Christian School, our pledge to you as Board is to work with staff, parents and students to create a safe and upbuilding school where we can all glorify God.

As Board, we also have expectations of parents who send their children to PICS.  We expect financial support as God has blessed you; and we expect parents to volunteer their time in support of the school and school activities.  Together we can continue to improve Parkland Immanuel Christian School to the glory of our God and Father.

For the PICS School Board,

Jonathan Smeding

President


About Our School

Parkland Immanuel Christian School is an Independent Christian School that was founded with a clear Mission and Mandate:

Mission:

The purpose of Parkland Immanuel Christian School is to provide parents a Christian learning environment for educating their children. We strive to develop the students’ talents so that they acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for a life of responsible Christian stewardship. The school will also provide an atmosphere where students can grow in maturity in their relationship with one another.

Mandate:

Parents are primarily responsible for the education of their children. In order for education to be most effective, there should be uniformity of purpose and direction between home, school, and church. To achieve this, parents belonging to Canadian Reformed Churches of Edmonton have established a school society and elected a parental board to operate and maintain Parkland Immanuel Christian School. It is the mandate of this board to hire suitable staff to carry out the daily instruction in the school in accordance with the directives of the society and subject to Holy Scriptures, as summarized in the Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism, and Canons of Dort.

Parkland Immanuel Christian School has incorporated this clear Mission and Mandate in a vision statement:

L.I.F.E. - Learning in Faith Everyday


Parkland Immanuel Christian School is a Reformed covenantal school rooted in God’s Word and the confessions of the Canadian Reformed Church. Our covenant community will have such harmony and support from its parents, staff and students that it forms a powerful voice glorifying God and demonstrating hope in a broken world. We will continually strive to express our understanding of God’s gift of grace and the value of providing consistent instruction between school, church and home.

Enthusiastic Learning

Parkland Immanuel Christian School will seek to create an environment where staff and students are inspired and challenged to use their God given talents as they joyfully teach and learn about our God and the world from a covenantal perspective. They will engage in activities that foster a love for learning, develop the ability to think critically about the world around them, and promote strong leadership skills.

Caring People

Parkland Immanuel Christian School will attract, develop and retain individuals whose words and actions glorify God and model Christ’s love and purpose in their own spiritual and academic growth. They will strive for excellence in leadership and communication with peers, parents and the community.

Nurturing Community

Parkland Immanuel Christian School will be prayerfully supported by a welcoming multi-generational community that is actively involved through volunteering, membership in committees or boards, and by participation in regular school activities. It will seek to build strong partnerships with all members of the Reformed community and promote a sense of belonging, ownership and pride.

Safe and Caring Community


Parkland Immanuel Christian School is committed to providing a Reformed Christian learning environment that is welcoming, caring, respectful and safe, respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. 

Please Note: Provisions of the School Act related to the following policies are currently being challenged as unconstitutional before the courts.  Consequently, these policies are subject to continuing review. 

Safe and Caring School Policy

Student Code of Conduct

Alberta Education Reports

Each year the administration and school board, after collecting input from parents and staff, submits a 3-year report and Annual Educational Results Report. To read the entire document click here.

Getting Involved!

As our vision statement says, "Parkland Immanuel Christian School will be prayerfully supported by a welcoming multi-generational community that is actively involved through volunteering, membership in committees or boards, and by participation in regular school activities. If you are interested in volunteering please contact our volunteer coordinator to learn what exciting opportunities await. You can email the coordinator by clicking here.

 

 Parkland Immanuel Christian School is a member of Christian Schools International. 

 Please visit http://www.csionline.org/home to find more information about this organization.

 

Calendar

Upcoming Events

PD DayProfessional Development Day
Dec 14

Legend

PD Day
Holidays
Early Dismissal Days
Multiple Events

Recent News

PICS BUS ACCIDENT SEPTEMBER 16

September 16, 2016

Special Bulletin: Bus #117 (Acheson Bus) was involved in an accident this morning. We are thankful to the Lord that there


First Day of School

September 8, 2015


Phones are down please call or text 587-783-0652 if you need to reach the school

March 16, 2015

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