The Principal

Dear Immanuel,

“I am so excited to be in my second year as Principal/COO of the ICS community of learning.  Eighteen years of teaching and administrative experience, a Masters in Educational Leadership and Management through Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, and leadership certification with the International Baccalaureate Organization in London, England, have prepared me for the incredible improvements we have made and will continue to make over the next several years.

An innovative, five-year strategic plan has been drawn up and is in full swing. All of the first year’s goals outlined in it have been achieved and we are right on target with our second-year plans. Teachers have undergone inspiring professional development to become certified in Project Based Learning and other beneficial strategies and programs known to enhance student learning. Technology has been significantly improved and highly-endorsed curriculum has been effectively implemented. Lastly, student growth is being ensured through a meaningful assessment tool called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP).  

As we celebrate the many gifts and talents at work in Immanuel, and infuse them with 21st century teaching, learning, and innovation, I hope you will acknowledge with me that it is God who has the greatest and best plans for our school. Consider Jeremiah 29: 11(NET), where God says, “I know what I have planned for you. I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope.” It is my prayer that this promise will empower current and future ICS  families to courageously stretch forward, upward, and outward in the shared purpose of developing and implementing a dynamic educational program that honours God in its excellence, and maximizes the success of all learners.

ICS is a school worth investing in. We ‘Educate, Encourage and Equip’ students to honour God and thrive in a world of constant change. Why not join us!  For further information, feel welcome to connect with me using the contact information below.”

Cynthia Vellekoop, Principal/COO ~ BA/BEd, MA.EdLM, IB.ALR, CSTC ~ Cell: 905-809-3976 ~ Email:                              

Dig Deep ~ Strive ~ Thrive!   (Ps. 1 vs 1-3; Heb. 12 vs 1-2)