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Redeemer Christian High School is an independent, grades 9 through 12 Protestant high school serving students from Ottawa and the surrounding area. Visitors are always welcome. Call us to make an appointment to tour the school, meet our Principal or observe classes.
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Spring Membership Meeting, May 30, 2016
You're invited to join us for Redeemer's Spring Membership Meeting on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. If you like to socialize, come early for refreshments at 7 p.m. We'll have updates from the chair of the board, principal, and student council. Committee reports are written in the Redeemer Report. We'll also be electing one new board member. Brief bios on Henry Berghuis and Heather Hall are on page nine of the Redeemer Report.
Copies of the Report went home with students on Monday, others are in the mail. If you haven't received one yet , an online version of the newly redesigned Redeemer Report is available here.
Parents are reminded that time spent attending a membership meeting count towards volunteer hours for the year.
We hope to see you there.
Redeemer students go the "Ugandan Mile" to raise $25, 600 for boys home
A small group of Ottawa students mobilized a huge amount of resources to make an enormous difference this month for a Ugandan boys' home half a world away. Just 80 students at Redeemer Christian High School raised $25,600 from friends, grandparents and businesses -- and from digging into their own pockets -- to support the Kwagala Ministries home, which has taken a dozen kids off the street in Jinja, Uganda.
The Redeemer student council dubbed it the Ugandan Mile, designed to have the students walk a metaphorical mile in the shoes of their brothers over in Africa in a 30-hour overnight weekend event at the school. They ate African bean stew and rice to get a sense of what the former street boys often eat.
"They're just kids like us, and they deserve education, safety and a home, and as Christians it's important that we help others," student council Co-President Mikaela Hummel said close to midnight on Friday night shortly before the school Skyped with the lads in Uganda.
Kwagala was founded by Redeemer Alumnus Robbie Palmer of Kanata and Congolese youth pastor Raoul Mugosa. Inspired by New York Times bestseller Kisses from Katie, Robbie went over to Uganda in 2012 on his earnings from working in the kitchen at the Canadian Forces' Connaught training range to see how he could help alleviate some of the troubles there. He linked up with Raoul, who had developed a relationship with a number of homeless kids and they rented a home and started Kwagala, operating on a shoestring and a prayer.
The money raised by the Redeemer community each year provides the majority of the funding needed to keep the home running, and the amount exceeded the target of $21, 500.
The funds help pay for the rent and food and education of the boys, who are trying to catch up on lost years of schooling. In the courtyard of their home, they performed an African dance in formation by Skype for the Redeemer students and teachers.
"That was the most amazing dance we've ever seen," teacher Dave Vance told Robbie and the dancers afterwards.
Part of the success in raising the money they did was the personal connection that has been developed in the past few years. The boys in Jinja regularly Skype with a homeroom in Redeemer, whose students get to know the name and personalities of one or two of their African brothers.
The Redeemer student council puts hefty work into making the Ugandan Mile a highlight of the year, organizing games, a coffee-house talent show, movies and even clean-up of the school rooms, making the kids work for their breakfast.
Accepting Applications for Enrollment
Are you a Christian parent trying to teach your children that God is the centre of everything? Are you trying to faithfully expose your children to things that will draw them to Jesus Christ and an eternal relationship with Him? Consider Redeemer Christian High School—a grades 9 through 12 school whose mission is to challenge students to develop disciplined minds, hearts and bodies according to the full measure of Jesus Christ.
"Being able to bring questions to school about the nature of justice, of good and evil, about life's purpose and meaning, forgiveness and redemption, and of hope and integrity, goes to the heart of what learning is all about. Important too, is having a community around our daughter who shares similar questions. Understanding the centrality of a God who cares about human beings and the world is integral to advancing the well-being of the next generation." B & T Clemenger, parents
Redeemer is now accepting applications for September 2016 enrollment. Please email our Director of Communications and Admissions for more information, or if you would like a school tour.
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