Good to Know

Admissions for Fall 2020

Do you have a student currently in grade 8 who plans to attend HDCH in the Fall? 
If you do and you have not yet applied on their behalf to HDCH, please do so as soon as possible. This is the time of year where we prepare for the Fall, both in terms of budget and classes.

For new students, and siblings of current families alike, the online application is the first step in HD staff getting to know your child.

Please apply online by following these four easy steps. As you set up your online application account please remember your user name and password and ensure you complete the grade 9-course selection in your Checklist.

As a current HDCH family, you are not required to pay a deposit. If you have any questions or concerns about the online application please connect with Kris Slootweg at or call 905-648-6655, ext. 101.

Grad Photos

Graduating students should have received their graduation picture proofs and can order packages online through the Lifetouch portal with the access code given.

Grad Jewelry

Students and their families that are interested in graduation jewelry can see the items available at the following website: . HDCH has an account set up with Jostens for class rings and other “Class of 2020” jewelry items.

Midterm Reports ~ APRil 30

Midterm Reports including marks, learning skills, and teacher comments will be published to parents and students in Edsby on April 30th. In order to accommodate University and College application information cycles, grade 12 marks will be finalized the week before, by April 23.

Garden Soil Fundraiser

Looking to get started in your garden? When you order from our friends at Green Horizons and use our promo code HDCH20 they’ll donate $10 to our Life Skills Pathways and give you a $5 discount. Order now and receive an extra $10 Early Booking Discount.


Summer Sport Camp for Sport Champs

It certainly has been a unique time in our HDCH history.

We want to continue to plan for things that are coming up in the future, but in the back of our minds, we realize our plans may have to change (In reality, isn’t that always how it is?). We are taking the same mentality with our Sport Camps 4 Sport Champs this summer. We are offering five different camps this year: 2 for basketball and 3 for volleyball.

Please continue to sign your children up for these camps. We have had a great number of sign ups already, and for that we are very thankful. If you are going to sign up, we ask that you do not pay…yet. As soon as we know the camps are going on for sure, we will send you a method of payment. For those who have signed up, you can expect a full refund if the camps do not run.

Hoping for the best while trusting that God is in control and His plans are good. Be well, be safe, and be active!

The early bird deadline is now extended to May 8.
Registration is open >>

Chef’s Corner

Chef Nathan offers live demos and pre-recorded content highlighting kitchen techniques and meal prep ideas to serve your family and community. Continue to check on Edsby for more.

Cutting Up a Whole Chicken

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