New Year Events

Celebration of Learning ~ January 9

As the end of the semester approaches, students are working hard completing projects and assignments that they are eager to display. This evening is a highlight each semester when we gather as a community to admire and celebrate student learning.

Read highlights >>

Opening and Welcome (In Gymnasium) 7:00-7:40 PM
Classroom and Hallway Presentations 7.40 to 9.00 PM

Extra parking is available across the road at Rehoboth Church.


Project Assessment Day / Assignment assistance day~ January 10

Please be aware that the day after January’s Celebration of Learning there will be no regular classes. The school will be open, but it will not be mandatory for students to attend.

Note: Some homes will be contacted to confirm their student will be at school for assistance with their assignment(s)

What will be going on that day? 

Buses will be running, so students are welcome to come and connect with a teacher for extra help, see other projects, and work independently or in small groups on things that they might have coming up. Some classes might even have optional work sessions. And for parents, it will be another chance for you to come by the school during the day to see what your child has done, especially if you can’t make it to the Celebration of Learning on January 9th.


Men’s Alumni Basketball ~ January 17

Join us for our annual HDCH Alumni 3-on-3 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Get some friends together, make a team, and get ready for some great fun.

Discover more & register your Team >>


Exams Begin ~ January 21

See the Exam Schedules here >>
See Exam Instructions here >>


Ski Trip ~ January 28

It’s Ski Trip time! 
The annual HDCH Ski/Snowboard trip is happening on January 28 at Mount St. Louis Moonstone. This event is open to all HDCH students. Transportation will be provided. Information to note:

  • Buses will be leaving HDCH at 6:30 am and returning at approximately 6:30 pm. Please arrange pickup from HDCH.
  • Lunch is available for purchase at Mount St. Louis Moonstone.
  • Lockers are available for rent for a cost of $5.
  • Helmets MUST be worn.

Please use the Google Form in Edsby School Talk to sign up. Payment can be made in cash or cheque to Student Council members in the lobby next week.

Costs are:

  • Lift Ticket only – $25
  • Lift Ticket + Helmet Rental – $30
  • Lift Ticket + Equipment Rental (have your own helmet) – $40
  • Lift Ticket + Equipment Rental + Helmet Rental – $45
  • If you have a Mount St. Louis Moonstone membership – $15

Cheques can be made out to HDCH. Debit will not be available.


Venture and Co-Op Information Evening~ January 29th

Looking to explore potential career pathways as part of your High school program?  HDCH offers some exciting and valuable opportunities for career exploration and experiential learning.

Our Students Services department will be hosting an information evening for students and parents in Grades 9-11 about our Venture Program and our Co-operative Education experience on January 29th at 7.30 PM .

Feel free to contact Mr. Van Egmond if you would like more information, or check out our school website link.


Spring Fundraising Dinner – March 28

SAVE THE DATE !
The Annual Spring Fundraiser Eat, Give & Be Merry will be held Saturday, March 28.  
Mark your calendar and plan to attend an interactive evening of community and great food, featuring student work.


Senior’s Day ~ MAY 7

Students and staff at Hamilton District Christian High cordially invite all grandparents and senior members of our community to our annual Seniors’ Day.

Please come for the morning to:

  • enjoy the morning program
  • visit students and staff in class
  • and stay for a hot lunch

 

Too Good to Miss

This Night ~ Christmas Concert on Dec 12

Attention Parents, Grandparents, Friends and Family – Please join us for the celebration of our Lord’s birth on December 12th 7:00 pm. So many of our students will be involved.

As always, the refreshments will be homemade and delicious.

Come and rejoice with us

Hometown Showdown ~ Dec 13

Join us here at HD to cheer on our athletes!

Senior Boys Basketball – 4pm start vs. Guido Gryphons
Senior Girls Volleyball – 6pm start vs. Guido Gryphons

  • Basketball shooting competition at half time
  • Volleyball serving challenge between sets.
  • Door Prizes

Join us for dinner too!
2020 Nicaragua EduDeo HDCH Mission Team is serving Dinner-in-a-Bowl with fresh buns that night! An amazing selection of different chili recipes, curried rice and a variety of hearty soups will be available along with homemade baking for dessert! Plan to have dinner at HDCH that night! Blessings!


Intergenerational Bible Study

Hamilton District Christian High School is welcoming adults from our community to join us for an intergenerational Bible Study. The Bible Study will take place on Thursday mornings at HDCH starting November 28th – December 19th, 2019  from 9: 00 – 10:15 AM.

The students in the class created the following questions relating to their own faith journey to focus on together: What influences our faith?

  • How can I share my faith with others?
  • How can I see God in my everyday life?
  • What is the role of the Bible in the life of a Christian?
  • What makes Christianity different from other religions?
  • What is God’s will in my life?
  • Prayer

As we open the scriptures together, the vision is to share our insight, understanding and experience in order to find God’s will in our lives. Please consider joining us this semester; for more details please email Pauline VanderVelde at pvandervelde@hdch.org or call HDCH at 905-648-6655.

Blessings.


Celebration of Learning ~ Jan 9

Join us to celebrate learning!
Interact with our students, sample delicious homemade snacks, enjoy interesting projects, engage with inspiring performances and celebrate learning. Come to experience some of the learning that’s gone on at HDCH this semester!


Alumni 3-on-3 Basketball ~ Jan 17

Join us for our annual HDCH Alumni 3-on-3 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Get some friends together, make a team, and get ready for some great fun.

Discover more >>


Christian School Drama Festival ~ Feb 8

The Christian Schools Drama Festival is coming!

Mark your calendars for Friday, February 28th and join us in the auditorium at Redeemer University College. Enjoy student-led drama presentations of improv, student-written plays, and excerpts from some of your favourite dramas performed and directed by students from HDCH, Smithville Christian High School, Toronto District Christian High and King’s Christian Collegiate.

Admission is free! We are grateful for the partnership with Redeemer to help put on this great event.


Spring Dinner Fundraiser ~ Mar 28

Save the Date to Eat, Give & Be Merry
The dinner will once again be catered by Nellie James Gourmet. The evening promised to be interactive, fun, and delicious! Plan to be our guest.

Tickets will go on sale in the New Year. If you are interested in joining the team of volunteers who plan and execute the event, or for more details, contact Tina VanDyk tvandyk@hdch.org. Sponsorship opportunites are also possible.

Upcoming Events

This Night ~ Christmas Concert on Dec 12

Attention Parents, Grandparents, Friends and Family – Please join us for the celebration of our Lord’s birth on December 12th 7:00 pm. So many of our students will be involved.

As always, the refreshments will be homemade and delicious.

Come and rejoice with us

Hometown Showdown ~ Dec 13

Join us here at HD to cheer on our athletes!

Senior Boys Basketball – 4pm start vs. Guido Gryphons
Senior Girls Volleyball – 6pm start vs. Guido Gryphons

  • Basketball shooting competition at half time
  • Volleyball serving challenge between sets.
  • Door Prizes

Food will be sold and raise funds for the Nicaragua Mission Team.


Celebration of Learning ~ Jan 9

Join us to celebrate learning!
Interact with our students, sample delicious homemade snacks, enjoy interesting projects, engage with inspiring performances and celebrate learning. Come to experience some of the learning that’s gone on at HDCH this semester!


Christian School Drama Festival ~ Feb 8

The Christian Schools Drama Festival is coming!

Mark your calendars for Friday, February 28th and join us in the auditorium at Redeemer University College. Enjoy student-led drama presentations of improv, student-written plays, and excerpts from some of your favourite dramas performed and directed by students from HDCH, Smithville Christian High School, Toronto District Christian High and King’s Christian Collegiate.

Admission is free! We are grateful for the partnership with Redeemer to help put on this great event.

Too Good to Miss

Venture & Co op Information Evening ~ Nov 14th

Our Students Services department will be hosting an information evening for students and parents in Grades 9-11 about our Venture Program and our Co-operative Education experience.

Hamilton District Christian High offers some exciting and valuable opportunities for career exploration and experiential learning. Learn more >>

Venture – Discover your Talents
The Venture Program begins in Grade 10 and is designed for students with a broad variety of academic and vocational interests. Venture provides many opportunities for students to explore possible career pathways, consider vocational directions, and experience real-world learning placements–all while earning required high school credits.

Co op ~ Explore the Possibilities
Co operative Education provides students with the opportunity to explore the possibilities in a continuously changing world of work; enable them to bridge their academic and workplace knowledge; and challenge them to learn, grow, and contribute wherever they go.


Exceler8 Day ~ Nov 21st

Hamilton District Christian School is looking forward to welcoming our future Knights. If you have a grade 8 student who is considering coming to HDCH, don’t miss out on our Exceler8 Day on November 21, 2019.

Grade 8s
Join us for an exciting, fast-paced high school experience. Enjoy games, activities and try out some grade 9 courses. Snacks and a hot lunch are on us!

Grade 8 Parents
Parents, please join us later on in the evening (7:30 – 9 pm) and learn more about high school learning and life at Hamilton District Christian High.

 

Events

Membership Meeting & The Voice ~ Nov 4th

Join the conversation …
Catch up on what’s happening in learning and life at Hamilton District Christian High and connect with HDCH staff, membership, leadership and Board of Directors.

More details here>>

Please join us:
7:00 – Coffee & Registration
7:30 – Membership Meeting
8:30 – The Voice


Venture & Co op Information Evening ~ Nov 14th

Our Students Services department will be hosting an information evening for students and parents in Grades 9-11 about our Venture Program and our Co-operative Education experience.

Hamilton District Christian High offers some exciting and valuable opportunities for career exploration and experiential learning. Learn more >>

Venture – Discover your Talents
The Venture Program begins in Grade 10 and is designed for students with a broad variety of academic and vocational interests. Venture provides many opportunities for students to explore possible career pathways, consider vocational directions, and experience real-world learning placements–all while earning required high school credits.

Co op ~ Explore the Possibilities
Co operative Education provides students with the opportunity to explore the possibilities in a continuously changing world of work; enable them to bridge their academic and workplace knowledge; and challenge them to learn, grow, and contribute wherever they go.


Exceler8 Day ~ Nov 21st

Hamilton District Christian School is looking forward to welcoming our future Knights. If you have a grade 8 student who is considering coming to HDCH, don’t miss out on our Exceler8 Day on November 21, 2019.

Grade 8s
Join us for an exciting, fast-paced high school experience. Enjoy games, activities and try out some grade 9 courses. Snacks and a hot lunch are on us!

Grade 8 Parents
Parents, please join us later on in the evening (7:30 – 9 pm) and learn more about high school learning and life at Hamilton District Christian High.

 

Upcoming Events

Student Learning Conferences ~ Oct 17 & 22

For assistance with Edsby, please contact Kris Slootweg at info@hdch.org.

At Student Learning Conferences, we invite students to join their parents/guardians in meeting with teachers to talk about their learning together.

  • Parents are encouraged to ask any questions they may have, listen to their child talk about his/her learning, and share their insights and perspectives during the discussion.
  • Students will talk about their work, what is going well, what they are proud of, and what is challenging; sharing ideas about what they need for their best learning.
  • Teachers will facilitate the discussion; listen to insights from students and parents; and share their own perspectives about student learning.

Discover more >>


Post-Secondary Info Night – Oct 29th

Student Services is pleased to host the popular annual Information Evening for Parents of Graduating Students. This evening event is designed to help parents negotiate the sometimes confusing process of post-secondary planning and application. Learn more >>


Church Leaders’ Breakfast ~ Oct 30th

On October 30th HDCH will host a breakfast for pastors, youth and ministry workers.  As we are partners in equipping youth, this is a wonderful opportunity to share the HDCH story.
Dr. Owen Webb will speak about Restorative Practices at HD and church leaders will have the opportunity to tour the school and connect with students.  A delicious breakfast prepared by Chef Nathan will be just one more reason your pastor may want to attend!
Invitations will be sent from the office, but if your pastor is unfamiliar with HDCH or you feel they may be unknown to us, considering extending an invitation to them to attend.  For more information, contact Tina VanDyk 905-648-6655 x 110 or tvandyk@hdch.org

Membership Meeting & The Voice ~ Nov 4th

Join the conversation …
Catch up on what’s happening in learning and life at Hamilton District Christian High and connect with HDCH staff, membership, leadership and Board of Directors.

Please join us:
7:00 – Coffee & Registration
7:30 – Membership Meeting
8:30 – The Voice

 

Join Us

Hometown Showdown ~ Oct 4th

Come on out to Guido de Bres Christian High and cheer on your teams 
For the fans, there will be a free throw competition during the girl’s game and a serving competition during the boy’s game, so warm up your arms and be ready to compete for prizes! (HD swag available for the winners….)
There will also be pizza sold starting at 5:30pm for $1 per slice.
Senior Girls Basketball  HDCH v. Guido @ 4pm
Senior Boys Volleyball HDCH v. Guido @ 6pm
GO KNIGHTS GO!!

Student Learning Conferences ~ Oct 17 & 22

Next week, we will send parents an email notification with instructions on how to sign up for conferences. Please make sure that your Edsby account is set up now so that you can book appointments.

For assistance with Edsby, please contact Kris Slootweg at info@hdch.org.

At Student Learning Conferences, we invite students to join their parents/guardians in meeting with teachers to talk about their learning together.

  • Parents are encouraged to ask any questions they may have, listen to their child talk about his/her learning, and share their insights and perspectives during the discussion.
  • Students will talk about their work, what is going well, what they are proud of, and what is challenging; sharing ideas about what they need for their best learning.
  • Teachers will facilitate the discussion; listen to insights from students and parents; and share their own perspectives about student learning.

Discover more >>


Post-Secondary Info Night – Oct 29th

Student Services is pleased to host the popular annual Information Evening for Parents of Graduating Students. This evening event is designed to help parents negotiate the sometimes confusing process of post-secondary planning and application. Learn more >>


Church Leaders’ Breakfast ~ Oct 30th

On October 30th HDCH will host a breakfast for pastors, youth and ministry workers.  As we are partners in equipping youth, this is a wonderful opportunity to share the HDCH story.
Dr. Owen Webb will speak about Restorative Practices at HD and church leaders will have the opportunity to tour the school and connect with students.  A delicious breakfast prepared by Chef Nathan will be just one more reason your pastor may want to attend!
Invitations will be sent from the office, but if your pastor is unfamiliar with HDCH or you feel they may be unknown to us, considering extending an invitation to them to attend.  For more information, contact Tina VanDyk 905-648-6655 x 110 or tvandyk@hdch.org

Membership Meeting & The Voice ~ Nov 4th

Join the conversation …
Catch up on what’s happening in learning and life at Hamilton District Christian High and connect with HDCH staff, membership, leadership and Board of Directors.

Please join us:
7:00 – Coffee & Registration
7:30 – Membership Meeting
8:30 – The Voice

 

Events

Meet the Teacher Night – Sept 24th 

We invite all Grade 9 Parents to come and meet the teachers

Please join us in the Hamilton District Christian High Grove for devotions, a short introduction, and lots of time to connect informally with your child’s teachers. It’s also an opportunity to meet other HDCH parents and enjoy some refreshments provided by students in the FOODs class.


Post-Secondary Info Night – Oct 29th

Student Services is pleased to host the popular annual Information Evening for Parents of Graduating Students. This evening event is designed to help parents negotiate the sometimes confusing process of post-secondary planning and application. Learn more >>


Membership Meeting & The Voice ~ Nov 4th

Join the conversation …
Catch up on what’s happening in learning and life at Hamilton District Christian High and connect with HDCH staff, membership, leadership and Board of Directors.

Please join us:
7:00 – Coffee & Registration
7:30 – Membership Meeting
8:30 – The Voice

 

Don’t Miss Events

Grade 9 Day – Sept 6th

We invite all grade nine students from Hamilton District Christian High for a day of funs, games & service.

Note the following:

  • bring a refillable water bottle
  • make sure to wear Long pants, long shorts or capris. As well, wear a plain t-shirt with sleeves (not sleeveless)
  • closed-toe, rubber-soled shoes & socks must be worn (please no sandals or heels)
  • let us know if you have any dietary requirements

Grade 9 Day family BBQ – Sept 6th

Grade 9 Parents: Your family is invited to join us for a bbq and a recap of the day @ 5:45. The evening will conclude @ 7:15 pm

Grade 10, 11 & 12 Students: You don’t need to come to school on Sept 6th, as we’ll all be out with the grade 9 students.


Picture Day  – Sept 9th

Students are expected to wear their school uniform for picture day. This picture will be used for the yearbook, their Edsby profile and their school records.

Within a couple of weeks, students will get their student ID card and parents will be given a code from which they can order student pictures online.

Remember to smile and have fun!”


Golf Tournament – Sept 14th

HDCH Golf Tournament – Share a great day of fun, laughter, food and golf at Flamborough Hills on Saturday, Sept 14, 2019.  BBQ Lunch and registration begins at 11am with tee off at noon.  The tournament concludes with a prime rib dinner buffet, contest prizes, and a raffle.  Dinner only tickets are also available to purchase. Register at hdch.org/golf/ or contact tvandyk@hdch.or 905-648-6655 x 110


Campus Update – Feasibility study introduction – Sept 16th

HDCH has embarked on a feasibility study which is designed to gather valuable information from HDCH’s donors, alumni and parents’ of students and will help us determine our school’s ability to raise funds for our Campus Renewal Plan. We have retained M&M International, an independent consulting firm, to conduct a completely confidential Feasibility Study on our behalf. Learn more >>


Meet the Teacher Night – Sept 24th 

We invite all Grade 9 Parents to come and meet the teachers

Please join us in the Hamilton District Christian High cafeteria for devotions, a short introduction, and lots of time to connect informally with your child’s teachers. It’s also an opportunity to meet other HDCH parents and enjoy some refreshments.

 

Join us for Golf

Share a great day of fun, laughter, food and golf.

We invite you to Flamborough Hills for our annual Hamilton District Christian High Golf Tournament!

September 14, 2019 ~ 11am – 8pm
Flamborough Hills Golf Club
71 Highway 52 North, Copetown, ON L0R 1J0

  • $200 / golfer
  • $160 for HDCH students and Alumni from 2008 – 2019
  • $60 / dinner only

Flamborough Hills Golf Club
71 Highway 52 North, Copetown, ON L0R 1J0


Schedule for the day:

  • Registration and BBQ lunch at 11:00 – noon
  • Shotgun start at noon
  • Prime Rib Dinner at Prizes 6:00 pm
  • Hole-in-ones on offer

What’s Included:

  • 18 holes of golf with a powered cart
  • BBQ lunch
  • Prime rib dinner and delicious dessert (vegetarian option available)
  • Awards & Prizes
  • 1 Mulligan

Register today

Please complete your Registration with payment.  If you prefer not to pay online, please email tvandyk@hdch.org to submit your team and mail your payment in the form of a cheque.

 

Sponsorships

If you’re interested in Sponsorship please connect with Tina VanDyk, Engagement Coordinator. She would be delighted to work with you on a sponsorship package that meets your company’s need and can be reached at tvandyk@hdch.org or 905-648-6655.


Events

OFSAA ~ June 6 – 8th

We are excited to share that HDCH is hosting OFSAA, the Ontario Provincial ‘A’ Soccer Championships, this June.

We host OFSAA for two reasons.

  1. hosting provides our young HDCH athletes with the opportunity to develop sportsmanship and community.
  2. it allows us to share HDCH’s generous hospitality and commitment to excellence with people from all over the province.

OFSAA is a large undertaking that involves 45 coaches, many volunteers, and 800 soccer players from all over Ontario. We’ll also be welcoming spectators including parents, grandparents and other community members. As alumni and parents and a part of our support community, we invite you to participate in this terrific event.

Learn more about ways you can help ensure that OFSAA is a success for all involved.

OFSAA Support >>


Coffee & conversation ~ June 4th

All parents and community members are invited.
Join our principal Nathan Siebenga, in small groups of parents, alumni, and community members to talk more about the proposed Campus Renewal project, and to share more about this exciting vision for HDCH’s future.

We hope you’ll join us in the HDCH Cafeteria on one of the following dates for coffee, continental breakfast/snacks, and Campus Conversation.

Afternoon Conversation ~ 7:00 pm
June 4 ~ 7:00 pm

Please choose a date that is convenient for you and RSVP on our website, or contact our office at 905-648-6655.


Summer Sport Camp for Sport Champs

We are excited to offer our summer basketball and volleyball camps. These past few years have been a great success and we hope to continue enjoying the experience of watching our youth grow in sport and character at our camps. Looking forward to seeing the players here!

This year we will be hosting the following camps again:

  • Basketball Camp:July 8-12 8:30am to 12:00pm
  • Volleyball Experienced Camp: August 12-16 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Volleyball Introductory Camp: August 19-23 9:00am to 3:00pm

A couple of updates:

  1. The volleyball camps will include beach volleyball training as well
  2. The basketball camp now includes students going into grade 9 too.

Please go to hdch.org/camps/ to find more information and to register.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the HDCH Summer Camps’ email address: camps@hdch.org


Golf ~ September 14

Share a great day of fun, laughter, food, and golf.
We invite you to Flamborough Hills for the 14th annual Hamilton District Christian High Golf Tournament! Funds raised go towards tuition assistance and capital improvements.

Saturday, September 14
Flamborough Hills Golf Club – 71 Highway 52 North, Copetown, ON L0R 1J0

  • Registration and BBQ lunch at 11:00 am
  • Tee off at noon
  • Prime Rib Dinner at Prizes 6:00 pm
  • Hole-in-ones on offer

Cost

  • $200 / golfer
  • $160 for HDCH students and Alumni from 2008 – 2019
  • $60 / dinner only

Registration is open – online at hdch.org/event/golf/ or connect with Tina VanDyk, Engagement Coordinator, tvandyk@hdch.org / 905-648-6655 ext. 110

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE >>