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  • WMEMS students celebrate Christmas with community

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba - It was an exciting last two days for WMEMS students and families as we celebrated Christmas in person for the first time since 2019. Each campus hosted a Christmas concert this week, with Bedson taking place on December 13 and Katherine Friesen following up on December 14. Both concerts were well attended by parents and families, packing Portage Avenue Church and Bethel Mennonite Church. The Bedson concert told the Christmas story using the different languages spoken in our students' homes. Choirs and bands performed in front of a beautiful backdrop of words and pictures. The Katherine Friesen concert featured a play with student performers and a choir, telling the story of Jesus through the eyes of the stable owner.

  • Bedson students reenact Christmas nativity

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Students at the Bedson Campus participated in an outdoor Living Nativity on December 12. Students from K-8 reenacted Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem and their search for a place to stay. They celebrated Jesus' birth in the stable along with students playing the role of sheep and shepherds. Thank you to our students for putting on an excellent chapel, as well as our staff for keeping everything organized. ###

  • WMEMS Christmas Concerts happening this week

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Christmas time is here at Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools and that means it's concert time. Bedson and Katherine Friesen Campuses are hosting their student Christmas concerts this week. Bedson students will perform on Tuesday, December 13 and the Katherine Friesen students are performing on Wednesday, December 14. Friends and family are invited, and locations and details have been emailed to parents. ###

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  • Home | Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools

    Why choose WMEMS? APPLY ABOUT CONTACT PARENTS GIVE TAKE A TOUR Learn more about our schools. Book a tour and let us know you why WMEMS is Winnipeg's premier K-8 school. Name Email Campus? Choose an option arrow&v Book a Tour Thanks! We will contact you to confirm a time. WELCOME TO Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools WMEMS provides a strong academic foundation for students through Christ-centred education and a vibrant school community. WHY WMEMS? We aren't just preparing students for the next test; we are preparing them for the rest of their life. LEARN MORE "We have gotten to know so many wonderful families throughout the years at WMEMS. We love being a part of this community." Cher Yue, WMEMS Parent Explore WMEMS Discover Why choose WMEMS? Support Build a foundation Work with us Join our team 350+ current students 66 churches represented 9 languages spoken by our families Our Community WMEMS students celebrate Christmas with community It was an exciting last two days for WMEMS students and families as we celebrated Christmas in person for the first time since 2019 Bedson students reenact Christmas nativity WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Students at the Bedson Campus participated in an outdoor Living Nativity on December 12. Students from K-8 reenacted... WMEMS Christmas Concerts happening this week WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Christmas time is here at Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools and that means it's concert time. Bedson...

  • About | Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools

    DISCOVER WMEMS Discover what makes WMEMS special; excellent education, vibrant community, and caring staff Who we are Our staff TAKE A TOUR Learn more about our schools. Call to book a tour of one of our campuses. Bedson (St. James) Campus 204-885-1032 Katherine Friesen (Fort Garry) Campus 204-261-9637 OUR MISSION We strive to provide quality, Christ-centered education integrating faith and life within a caring school community. About: Activities THIS IS WHO WE ARE VIBRANT COMMUNITY WHOLE CHILD FOCUS ACADEMIC FOUNDATION CARING TEACHERS “I love WMEMS because it's a small community where you can get to know EVERYONE! The people here are so kind and this school feels like home.” Sanyu, 2022 Graduate WE ARE PARENT DRIVEN You deserve a say in your child's education When you register for WMEMS, you become a part of our vibrant community. You are invited to participate in chapel on Friday, volunteer in the classrooms, or join our active Parent Association. Our Board of Directors is filled with parents like you, so you know that they are looking out for your child, not the bottom line. Plain and simple, this school doesn't run without the parents. And we wouldn't have it any other way. Parent Association ABOUT US Who we are today stems from where we started. Based on the vision of Dr. David and Katherine Friesen, in 1980 a small group of respected leaders from the Mennonite community explored the viability of starting an independent Mennonite elementary school in Winnipeg. In 1981, Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary Schools opened its doors in a rented wing of Lansdowne School with an enrolment of 48 students. Its purpose was to provide an example of how God should be included in everyday school life and how faith could be nurtured within a school setting. It invited students from all walks of life, backgrounds, denominational affiliations, academic and social abilities to join. Over the years, interest and enrolment in the schools have continued to grow due in part to the sense of community built through the school population. The St.James school moved into its own building, and a second campus was added in Ft. Garry to service the growing number of students coming from all over the city. Student Code of Conduct Student Discipline Policy WHAT WE BELIEVE Our schools offer faith-based education rooted in the anabaptist tradition. We incorporate Christian education into each day, and promote Christian values through our lessons. Each child will be encouraged to develop their own belief system together with their teachers, fellow students, and at home with their families. Students at our schools represent over 80 different faith backgrounds and come from all levels of faith. ​ Our statement of faith: God is the creator and sustainer of all that exists. God has given us freedom and responsibility for the choices we make in our lives. Through Jesus Christ, God’s loving nature invites us to commit our lives to Him. Jesus Christ is God’s only Son, who lived, died and rose from the dead in order that people could live in a loving relationship with God. Jesus Christ offers forgiveness for people’s sins, the gift of a more satisfying life, and the promise of living forever with God. Jesus’ life is our example and His teachings are to be followed and obeyed in our own lives. The Bible is God’s message to us. Through God’s Holy Spirit, scripture leads people to faith and guides them in the life of Christian discipleship. We are to search out God’s will for us in the reading of scripture. ​ How this applies to our lives: Discipleship: Through a life of joyful obedience, we are called to follow Christ’s teachings and examples daily. Our faith is expressed through our words, caring for one another, by sharing with those in need, and by recognizing each person’s value and equality under God. Peace: Jesus Christ has shown us the way of peace. He taught us to love our enemies, build relationships, and forgive wrongdoers rather than seek revenge. Family: Children are a gift to be cherished and nurtured in accordance with the will of God. Singleness and marriage are equally valued by God. We believe that marriage is a committed relationship uniting a man and a woman. God intends family relationships to be characterized by love. Christian education is a way of being with and relating to children and young people so that through opportunities for social, academic and spiritual growth, they are encouraged to accept themselves as persons of worth and purpose. We freely share the message of God’s love with students of all ages while allowing individuals to make their own decisions. The call of Christian education is toward wholesome living in the family, church and community through lives of obedience to the way of Jesus Christ. SAFE, HAPPY, AND SECURE STUDENTS WMEMS is committed to providing a learning atmosphere that is safe, happy and secure. Simply put, bullying and abusing others is unacceptable. We believe that a well-disciplined environment is essential to the learning process. Mutual respect, co-operation, kindness and consideration for the needs of others are but some of the virtues that are to be evident in our students and staff. When parents/guardians enroll their children at WMEMS, one of the conditions they accept is that their children will comply readily with the WMEMS School Code of Conduct . All staff members work together to create a positive and peaceful learning environment. Students will be informed about what the expectations are for appropriate behaviour and the consequences that can be expected should they not meet these expectations. In situations of persistent misbehaviour or gross misconduct, the principal, teacher and parent will be involved in determining an appropriate course of action. Students, who have a long-term negative influence on the school, thereby deteriorating the quality of education for other children, may be required to leave the school. Saying that you expect children to act appropriately sounds great. Teaching them how and what to do is what gets you to the place where students feel safe and have success. At WMEMS, we dedicate teaching time to achieve this. We integrate the Second Step program with biblical teachings to help teach kids about how we expect them to carry themselves and what God teaches us about how we should interact with others. Daily devotions and regular chapel time help us reinforce this message with our students.

  • Apply Today | Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools

    JOIN OUR VIBRANT COMMUNITY Fill out your application for Kindergarten to Grade 8. Apply Now "We are one big happy family. Once you get to know your fellow classmates, you become brothers and sisters." WMEMS Student Apply: Process APPLY TODAY Apply today and give your student a strong academic foundation in a Christ-centred environment. Apply now Student Fees ONCE YOU'VE APPLIED After you've completed your application and submitted your application fee, we will connect with you to schedule an interview. These interview's give WMEMS a chance to become acquainted with the child and for the parent to learn more about the school. Payment Information International Students FAMILY SUPPORTS We believe every child should have a chance to be a part of our vibrant community. We offer different supports such as our Before & After School Program, as well financial supports to families who need it. Financial support Before & After Admissions: Tuition INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS APPLICATION AND ADMISSION INFORMATION WMEMS is an approved Designated Education Provider (DEP) for international students in the province of Manitoba Students wishing to apply at WMEMS do not have to use the services of a recruiting agent to apply and be accepted although most students do. WMEMS does not have a school run home stay program. Living accommodations and arrangements are separate and the responsibility of the student, their families and or their agent. WMEMS will accept applications from international students (K- 8) wishing to apply to attend our schools. Acceptance is based on many factors including the students academic record, interview (in person or via skype), eligibility criteria and space available. Applications will be accepted at any time during the school year. Applications will only be processed once the application fee is paid in full. The international student application fee is $240.00 which covers the application, assessment and interview process. Application fees are non-refundable. International students (once accepted) are eligible to start attending classes throughout the year. Start dates will be determined by the Principal. International students should have a basic grasp of the English language (appropriate to their age and grade level placement) and be able to converse with others at a basic level using English. Once a student has been accepted all fees must be paid in full. This includes international student fee, regular tuition fee, and transportation fee (if applicable). International student fees for 2022-2023 are set at $7,100 per year plus the regular tuition fee for the grade that they are placed in. Fees for partial stays are pro rated according to the length of stay. International Students whose eligibility status changes after September 30th will be required to continue to pay an international student fee until the next school year begins, except in those circumstances where Manitoba Education & Training approves the per student grant for that student. Transportation (from home to school and back) is available via school bus at an additional charge. In case of an emergency the student may be contacted during school hours through the school Principal. The school Principal will facilitate the sharing of information with the international student. After school hours emergency contact arrangements must be made with the home stay parent/legal guardian in Canada. As of September 1, 2018 most international students are no longer covered under the Manitoba provincial health insurance plan. All students attending WMEMS Schools are required to have valid and up to date medical/health insurance coverage. If student withdraws before attending school, WMEMS will refund 90% of fees paid. If student withdraws within 30 days, WMEMS will refund 80%. If student withdraws after 30 days, no refunds will be given. All requests for refunds must be made in writing to our Business Manager. International Applications International

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