Notes from Nathan

Strategic Planning or Strategic Guessing

Strategic Planning or Strategic Guessing

2017 has been earmarked by HDCH’s leadership as a year to do strategic planning. Some of you might be asking, what’s a strategic plan? Or, why in 2017? Or, does it really even matter? What is a strategic plan? It involves reviewing where we are at now, asking some tough questions about what we see […]

Navigating the Christmas Season

Navigating the Christmas Season

I grew up before the GPS was ubiquitous in vehicles. And in our family, one of the greatest signs of weakness for my Dad was asking for directions. My father was often the driver and ‘always’ knew where he was going with my mom often riding shotgun. Dad would start the trip with directional certainty, […]

Thank You Lord

Thank You Lord

Recently I was at the Christian School’s Canada conference in Banff, Alberta with nearly 250 Christian School leaders and administrators from across the country. It was an absolute delight to be surrounded by these leaders and by the Canadian Rockies. To wake up and see the mountains (the picture to your left was the sight outside […]

Fearlessness. Faith. Future

Fearlessness. Faith. Future

60 years and going strong It was three years ago at one of our Seniors Days that I ate lunch with a group of grandparents from Jarvis. I only knew a few of them so I just listened to them talk.  I was privileged to hear them tell stories about the early days of Hamilton […]

Well Done Good and Faithful Servant

Well Done Good and Faithful Servant

Harry Meester will officially walk out the doors of HDCH on June 30th, 2016, for the last time. It is expected that he will hand in his key, stomp his feet and give out one last ‘I’m going home.’ And as we all stand to say goodbye to a man who has given his life […]

Open For Business

Open For Business

Two years ago, nearly to this date, the HDCH Board set in motion the design and build process for the new addition. We stood together with a small group and talked of a vision that would transform the learning for our Independent Learning Program, our Students Services, our Co-op/Venture Programs and our International Student Program. […]

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