CCRTC Featherpen - January 2022


Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
Hebrews 10:23 

The Christmas break allowed us to pause and celebrate the birth of our Saviour, mark the beginning of a new calendar year, and enjoy some time away from our regular tasks.

At CCRTC it seemed prudent to go online for the first week of the Winter Semester. We joyfully welcomed back our students and faculty for in-person learning in the second week! Along with our regular full- and part-time faculty members, we also welcomed Rev. D. Agema (Bible), Dr. B. Faber (English Literature), Mrs. E. Van Middelkoop (French) and Mr. T. Wildeboer (Phys.Ed. & Health).

We are continuing in our efforts to allow our long-time Office Administrator, Donna Van Huisstede, to retire. We are thankful that the transitioning of Jo-anne van Leeuwen into this role is proceeding well. We are still earnestly searching for someone to fill the position of part-time Administrative Assistant. If anyone feels they have the skill set for this position, please contact the College!

Due to the delay of the start-up of most schools in January, the start of the Winter Semester practicum placements has been postponed by one week. For our graduating class, this Semester is a very exciting time as they eagerly await job postings on Feb 1. The LORD willing, the class of 2022 will consist of 6 graduating students. Two of them are graduating from the Two-Year Program and four will have completed the Three-Year Program.

The appointment of Mr. Mark den Hollander as full-time lecturer has been very exciting for our College and at this time we are reviewing next year's teaching assignments and beyond. Please pray for the den Hollander family as they prepare for this next chapter in their lives.

Mr. Keith Sikkema continues his important task of recruiting future students. He is eager to speak to anyone that is interested in the teaching profession. CCRTC is also happy to host such individuals for a day.

The Ontario College of Teachers accreditation application is a bit behind schedule and will require our focus and concentration over the next couple of weeks.

In all our activities, it is our prayer that God’s favour may rest upon us and that he will establish the work of our hands. (Ps 90:17)

PR Committee, CCRTC