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REACH IMPLEMENTED AT AVALON ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

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REACH IMPLEMENTED AT AVALON ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
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We have a very exciting year at Avalon. Some of our activities are listed below:


1. Revival and Transformation: We had two weeks of prayer. Pastor Okumu, Pastor Randy and Pastor Ed conducted our first Week of Prayer.

For our second Week of Prayer Pastor Mike Stevenson travelled up-island to bless us. Avalon is very fortunate to have the support of local pastors, retired pastors, and visiting pastors to enhance our spiritual program. The Avalon students were also blessed with visits from PAA, Mamawi Atosketan and Port Hardy's Twin City from Japan Schools. It was great to see past Avalon students doing well at the high school level and reaching out to our current students.

Moreover, it was also great to have a visit from our brothers and sister from Mamawi. Visits from fellow Adventist schools are always a welcome sight on the North Island. Visiting students from a community school in Japan was aso enjoyable experience and cultural understanding increased.
 

2. Education for Discipleship: Our curricular highlights this year were the Legion writing and art competition and School District #85 Science Fair. Abigail MacDonald received first place at the Regional level and a number of students won first, second, and third at the local level with their essays, poems, and posters. Stephanie Lacasse placed first for her science project and others received cash prizes and ribbons for their second and third place achievements.


3. Alignment with the Church: Avalon alternates monthly with the Port Hardy and Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda' xw Churches to provide the church service. Students, teachers, staff, parents, and community members are involved. The Annual Christmas program is always Christ-centred and is a much enjoyed event by many people. This year Pastor Charles spearheaded a Pathfinders group of which many students were members.

4. Community Outreach and Evangelism: The Terry Fox run is an annual event at Avalon. We raised over $1000 this year for cancer research. At Christmastime we participated in the Operation Christmas Child program to insure a deserving child receive a Christmas gift, and the Grade 8 Class assisted the Harvest Food Bank with organization and putting out their Christmas display. Weekly the Grade 8 Class served lunch at the Salvation Army to those who needed a hot meal. The students assisted with clean-up, dishes, and talking to the people; this was an excellent service project.

Classes also take turns to reach out to the residents of Eagle Ridge Manor. The students sing, mingle with residents, and sometimes even bring small gifts or cards to the shut-ins. Avalon also participated in a mission trip to La Vida Mission, near Farmington New Mexico on the Navajo Reserve. In 2014 Avalon students cleaned the church, cleaned and refurbished a storage room, and converted the room into a social meeting place which was named the Canada Room.

5. Healthy Leadership: Avalon has monthly family groups which put older students with younger students. All teachers are strongly encouraged to complete professional development.

At Avalon we would like to thank the BC Conference for encouraging us to REACH for excellence. We are looking forward to a great 2015-2016. The Lord has truly blessed our school.

CLIFF WOOD, PRINCIPAL