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Campus Renewal

Imagine. Inspire. Innovate.

Hamilton District Christian High is continuing on a new path to meet the changing needs and expectations of current and future learners. Informed by the work that is going into our new Strategic Plan, we aspire to be a true leader in exceptional Christian learning and sustainable Christian community.

We listened to your hopes, dreams, and concerns at our 2017 Town Hall and Membership Meetings, and we met with leaders in the geographic catchments that we serve. It is important that all your voices are heard as community engagement is paramount for the success of this initiative.

The plan is ambitious and transformative.

We will work hard to create an innovative environment that inspires all students now and into the future, and that will:

  • enhance and enrich the learning
  • improve our students’ experience
  • cultivate deep community engagement
  • foster multi-generational connections

Great vision requires great spaces.

Future Needs
Our current and future generations of students need a wider variety of learning spaces in order to take advantage of exceptional learning—more collaborative areas for group work, better quiet areas for individual study and reflection, and more technology-infused areas primed for creativity and innovation. Our staff needs better quality space to work with students, individually, and with each other.

Capital Investment & Stewardship
While we have been conscientious stewards in caring for our school, our current building is in need of significant capital investment and revitalization. Historically, we have responded to new opportunities efficiently, and we’ve remodeled individual spaces as funding became available. However, to continue just renovating the existing building doesn’t represent good value.

Expert Recommendations
With all these considerations in mind, we established a coalition comprising of a builder, an architect, and a team of educators. We have worked with them to problem-solve for our current and future space needs and to make recommendations for the best way to plan for these. We are delighted with the results. We believe that the report presents a strategic, forward-looking and holistic approach to space utilization. The school, as re-imagined, would enhance opportunities for Christian learning, inspire creativity and innovation, develop community engagement and better prepare our students for their lives after high school.

We encourage you to review the plans and to share your thoughts with us.

Nathan Siebenga, Principal    |     Allan Buist, Board Chair

We encourage you to review the plans — access them through the button below — and share your thoughts with us.