Bulkley Valley Christian School
Mind. Heart. Service.

Sabbatical Year for Mr. Steenhof

Dear Parents,

Recently the board approved my request for a sabbatical from administration of the bricks and mortar school for the 2020/2021 school year.  I asked the board for this sabbatical because of a need for rest, renewal, and restoring my vision for leadership at BVCS.  The Society of Christian Schools of BC suggests that this as a good step for school boards to consider in order to encourage current administrators and I am grateful they are giving me this opportunity. It’s something I have been considering for the past year.

I will be remaining in Smithers and Helga will continue her work at BVCS.  I will become the DL principal, and will do a small amount of special project work and administrative assistance behind the scenes.  I am planning to also do some teacher on call work for other schools in the area.  I also plan to study, perhaps do a bit of travelling, and whatever else God has in store for me.

Mrs. Vanderwart will become the principal of BVCS for the school year with Mr. Boone assuming some high school administrative responsibilities.  I know the school will be in good hands.

I am very excited about the coming year both for BVCS and for my own journey.  I ask that you will pray God will allow me a time of reflection, refreshment, and most of all, renewal.