Principal's Message

TCHS Principal's Message

Greetings, 

We are excited to continue growing and developing as Taber Christian High school (TCHS)!  We have had a successful first year and are excited to build on this in our current year!  Our school first opened doors in the fall of 2020. We are currently meeting in the newly completed expansion area of the Taber Christian Reformed Church; however, a new school is in the process in being built with an anticipated completion date of late Spring - 2022. 

We are an interdenominational, Christ centered school that seeks to honor God and acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ in all our learning.  We have done this through the work of the staff, with the support of our parent society board and the Horizon school division.  We also have a partnership with the Prairie Center for Christian Education which supports our efforts to offer authentic and meaningful learning experiences that helps students grow academically, which also engaging their heads, hearts and hands.

Being a new and smaller school has allowed us to create a very close-knit atmosphere.  Students have regular access to staff for support with learning as well as for support in planning for the future.  Staff are committed Christian leaders that can also offer life guidance and advice that supports our students and families. One avenue of this is in our CREW time.  CREW is when students meet in small groups to discuss challenges / thoughts both related to school learning as well as offering students a chance to build relationships with different people in the school.

A focus of our school is to teach holistically.  We want students to be engaged in leadership, and to be culture shapers of the school (as opposed to passive recipients).  Education is about more than thinking, it is also about acting and engaging.  We feel this also generates a high level of education.  We see students as image bearers and as such we want to challenge them to develop their God given gifts.  This means we strive for excellence in all related fields of learning (including our budding sports programs - Go Lions!) and seek to challenge students in a effort to help them grow.

For many years, a Christian high school in the community of Taber has been discussed. After a lot of efforts by staff and volunteers the TCHS program is up and running!  In year 1we have offered grade 10 programming and have added grade 11 in the 2021/22 school year. The plan is to operate as a grade 9 - 12 school starting in the fall of 2022.   We are very grateful and blessed to be able to move forward in this venture.  As with anything we do, we give thanks to our Creator and Sustainer and prayerfully seek to follow His calling in moving forward.  If you would like more information about our school and what we are doing, do not hesitate to call (403 359 3835), email (jason.visser@horizon.ab.ca) or pop in!

Sincerely, 

Jason Visser

 

"The school that my child attends creates an incredible community of faith, love, compassion and desire to serve others."         TCHS Parent