Starting Strong

Extra-curricular activities and clubs are getting into full swing, keep an eye on Edsby’s School Talk group for details.

Our students had another chance to preserve local organic produce and produced some delicious zucchini relish.

Nine new international students along with the newcomer’s committee students enjoyed a special, fun day to help welcome them to HDCH. Beginning with devotions in the gym with the grade 9’s, ELL students enjoyed icebreakers and team building games in the cafeteria and then we went go-karting.

After a picnic lunch at Bayfront Park with the grade 9-day students, they returned to HDCH for an orientation session, where everyone shared stories of culture shock and travel and talked about strategies for success while away from home. Water balloon launching and bowling following finishing the day with at BBQ at HDCH.

Grade 9 Day
Our Grade 9s enjoyed a day that was all about getting to know some new people at HDCH. After some fun and devotions in the gym, the students headed out to different locations around the city to help out at Mission Services, The Dream Centre, The Good Shepherd, The Salvation Army, Galcom, Indwell, and CityKidz. Their hard work of sorting food, cleaning buses and painting was sincerely appreciated by all each organization.

After a picnic lunch at Pier 4, they headed off for an afternoon of go-karting, a scavenger hunt, water balloon launching, and bowling. It was so great to see the students and their parents out to finish the day with a BBQ and slide show.  It is our hope that new friendships were formed and that the students feel part of a great grade 9 class!