October 2016 - Featherpen
News Bulletin from Covenant Canadian Reformed Teachers College
On Tuesday September 6, the faculty, staff, and students started another year of learning and teaching. The College entered its 36th year of operation, and we continue to be humbly, gratefully, and deeply aware of the LORD’s faithfulness, love, and grace. This year’s enrollment stands at 22 students. There are two students are in the Diploma of Education program and twenty students in the Diploma of Teaching Program.
The process of attaining accreditation continues to gain momentum within the College organization. This process involves all aspects of the College’s organization, including faculty, governors, committees, supporting schools and their supporting communities. We know that the road to accreditation is arduous and intimidating. However, with the LORD’s help we are travelling it one step at the time, allowing ourselves to be guided in faithful submission to the will of our Covenant God. In all this we remain confident in the knowledge that “[we] can do everything through him who gives [us] strength [Phil 4:13].
September 2016 also marked the introduction of the “new” two-year Diploma of Education program, which until last year had been a one year program. This change provides a new and exciting challenge for the faculty, as this involves new courses and new Ontario College of Teachers [OCT] compliance regulations. We pray for a blessing on this process, especially since this is the program for which we are seeking accreditation.
At the end of October, students will once again leave Covenant for their practicum placements in supporting schools. Covenant remains thankful for the many schools that gladly open their classroom doors to Covenant’s students. It is our prayer that this practicum session may be a blessing not only for the students, but also the associate teachers and schools.
As we head to the end of the calendar year, we remain thankful that the LORD allows the work done at Covenant to continue; not only in day to day work, but also the accreditation process. This is truly a blessing! To that end we continue to pray for the LORD’s blessing, and also ask that the supporting communities do likewise, for without the LORD, it is all in vain.
PR Committee, CCRTC