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Year: 2008 – Province: Manitoba

Certificate of Achievement Recipient

School: Springs Christian Academy
261 Youville Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2SJ

Principal: Darcy Bayne
School Telephone: 204-231-3640
School Fax: 204-237-8849
School Email: kirby.coleen@ic.gc.ca
School Website: www.springschurch.org/index.cfm?i=1815&mid=1000&id=39693
Subjects and Grades Taught: Canadian studies, geography and Canadian history in Grades 9 to 12

Teaching Approach:

  • Students learn in various ways. Sometimes it takes a multiplicity of Teaching Approaches before an idea really takes hold in a student's mind.
  • Encourage students to use the school's voluntary requirements as a way to gain experience with community and political activities.

Outstanding Achievements:

  • Transformed ordinary writing assignments by requiring students to write a polished, well-argued letter to an elected official.
  • Established an election volunteerism project as part the social sciences curriculum. All students volunteer during an election campaign. The students are involved in the campaign from beginning to end, taking part in such activities as phone polling, sign placement, door-to-door campaigning and clerical work. Classroom discussions focus on party positions, strategy and possibilities of victory.

Rave Reviews:

"When I go into teaching, I very much want to be a teacher like he is. He's fun, encouraging and caring-but, at the same time, he really knows how to get students to work and do well." Student

"He sets the bar high but teaches students that they are winners because of who they are, not because they achieved something that earned his approval." Parent