At Deer Lake School, we believe that God calls us to love and serve others – it’s the foundation of who we are!
We are honoured to be part of the Free the Children – We School network founded by Craig and Marc Kielburger. We Schools believe in empowering children to help children, and this philosophy fits perfectly with the core values of DLS! As a We School we have committed to undertaking two projects each year, one in our local community, and one internationally.
I N O U R C O M M U N I T Y
We proudly support various charities in our community each year, including Heart & Stroke, Terry Fox, and Covenant House. This year several of our classes are preparing small emergency kits for local shelters during their Bible class once per week. These kits contain shampoo and toiletries. Last year our students prepared 85 sack lunches monthly for distribution with the Burnaby Taskforce on Homelessness. We believe that partnering with others is a great way to step out and get involved in helping in our community.
Four years ago our high school students provided the physical labour necessary to make over a two bedroom townhouse for an amazing family in Port Moody. We are always looking for practical projects to support in our community!
I N O U R W O R L D
Next March 2019, our grade 11 and 12 students will head off on Service 2019: Panama. Students will assist local residents put flooring in a new school that is being built, as well as host after school sports and crafts programs for community children. Additionally, students will learn from the local community about their history and culture, and also visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Word, the Panama Canal.
Would you consider helping our students get to Panama to serve others? Each student must raise $1600, and your donation to this amazing opportunity for Grade 11 and 12 students would be greatly appreciated!