Info this Week

Summative (Exam) Week

Tuesday, January 21 – Friday, January 24
Period 1 Exams or Summative Tasks are on Tuesday, Period 2 on Wednesday, and so on.

Please note that not all classes have Summative Week tasks. The full exam schedule (including exam room locations) is available here. More details on the exam days–when to arrive, what to do–will be coming in early January.

Exam Schedule >>


Winter Campaign

This team of students is gathering winter gear – coats, hats, mitts, socks, and boots until the end of this week! The Dream Centre in Hamilton will be picking up the items to give to those in need this winter! Blessings and thanks to you for your generosity to date; it has been truly amazing!

Consider bringing in items when you join us for the Christmas Concert on Dec 12th.


Purses for Purpose

This team of students is very grateful for the number of purses and supplies that have been donated to help women in the Hamilton area. A representative from the Good Shepherd will be coming to HDCH to share further insight into the response, results, and outcome of this Purses for a Purpose Campaign. Items can be dropped off until December 16th.

Consider bringing in items when you join us for the Christmas Concert on Dec 12th.
Blessings and thanks!


Did you Know …

Year-end Donations
Your year-end donations may be eligible for tax-back credits of up to 53%. As you consider your year-end tax planning, it may be helpful to be aware of the tax benefits associated with your charitable gift to HDCH.

Many Companies Match Employee Donations Dollar For Dollar

By accessing your company’s gift matching program, your donation to HDCH may be doubled! And, some companies will send a gift to HDCH, in recognition of your volunteer time: Bank of Montreal, Bell Canada Enterprises and Royal Bank, to name a few, provide volunteer grant programs.

This list of matching gift companies is just a fraction of those that offer employee gift matching. If your employer is not on the list, please consider asking your HR department to find out more.

  • Bank of Montreal
  • BCE Inc.
  • Deluxe Corporation
  • Gildan Activewear
  • H&R Block
  • Intuit
  • Rio Tinto
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Thomson Reuters
  • TransCanada Energy

We are here to help. If you like more information, please contact us at 905.648.6655


Wintery Weather

If you wake up one morning and the weather outside is frightful check for school cancellation notices in the following places:

  • Edsby
  • CHCH TV
  • CHML 900 radio
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

If there is no cancellation notice, then come on in – we’re open!


Vaccination Reporting

Please note that, in accordance with the Immunization of School Pupils Act, Hamilton Public Health is required to keep up-to-date vaccination records for all students who attend schools in the City of Hamilton.

As parents or guardians, it is your responsibility to communicate your child’s vaccine history to Hamilton Public Health. Details about what and how to report are on the Hamilton Public Health website. Any questions should be directed to Public Health.

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