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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.
Redeemer Christian High School
Sounds of the season at our annual Christmas Concert
You are invited to join us for our annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 15 at he choir, the band, and the Grade 9 and 10 Music classes will perform.
This free Christmas concert will take place in the gym (82 Colonnade Road N.).
Enjoy the sounds of the season with us!
Redeemer welcomes new principal
Linda Delean excited to exercise her leadership skills at the high school level and help students grow.
“It is my desire that this year is filled with growth for our students,” says our new principal, Linda DeLean. She is looking forward to working with the staff of Redeemer to teach students how to be leaders in their own learning.
Mrs. DeLean has been involved with Christian education for more than twenty years, both as a classroom teacher and in administration as a vice principal. Prior to being at Redeemer, she was a part-time instructor in the Education Program at Redeemer University College in Ancaster. For the past decade, she has concentrated on leadership, special education, teaching gifted students, project based learning and fostering creativity and critical thinking skills in students.
She started her new role as principal of Redeemer on August 15, 2016. "I am so excited to work with students, families, teachers, and community leaders," she admits. Mrs. Delean looks forward to "partnering with Christian parents and teachers to provide an education for Redeemer students that is rooted in a Biblical perspective and way of life." She adds, "it is our mission to prepare young people for their future learning and roles, to give students guidance, and also space to develop their own faith convictions and worldview."
A priority for Mrs. Delean this year is to “establish relationships in the school and community.” She says, she also intends to work with the staff to articulate our learning vision. Before the school year began she met with all staff members to get to know them. "I'm impressed with the staff--their deep faith, their sense of warmth and caring. Everyone is also very willing to help me learn about this school and the community," she said.
Redeemer will introduce our new principal to the school community at our Fall Social and Orientation Evening on Friday, September 23 at 7 p.m. in the gym. Some of you many even know Mrs. Delean as she grew up south of Ottawa and is a Redeemer Christian High School alumnus.
Alumnus well prepared for University and beyond
Redeemer alumnus, Luke Steiginga, received a Governor General's Medal at his convocation from Carleton University. Luke studied Biomedical Engineering and received top marks in his class. He acknowledges the role his high school played in helping him achieve academic excellence. (See full article in the Carleton Now online newsletter.)
"I found Redeemer had prepared me quite well for University," says Steiginga. "The tests and the lab reports were similar to what I encountered at Carleton. When I started my program at Carleton, other students seemed to have a lot of trouble doing well on their lab reports. However, I found them straightforward and did quite well on them simply by writing them as I would have at Redeemer." He notes that other students expected the test questions to be exactly the same as they were shown in class. "At Redeemer, most of the teachers would teach you the process you should go through to solve a question and would go through some examples in class. However, the questions on the tests would require you to use what you had learned in class to solve a new problem you hadn't necessarily seen before," states Steiginga. "This helped me the most and allowed me to become a better problem solver."
Steiginga appreciated the teachers at Redeemer. He says, "they set up their courses so that they teach you valuable skills and ways of doing things that can be applied in University." He also valued the extra assistance that teachers would provide. "If I ever wanted a concept further explained, all I would need to do was ask and I would get it. The teachers always tried to help me succeed."
Being recognized by the Governor General, "was a great experience" acknowledges Steiginga. Now he looks forward to his contract job in the automotive and surface transportation division at the National Research Council. He'll be working in the rail group to help develop technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of the rail system in Canada and worldwide.
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