Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-curricular activities are an important part of Christian education.

From preparing for your first year to planning graduation, we care about your success and want you to have a rewarding high school experience both in and outside the classroom. Our vibrant, diverse student life provides the opportunity to learn new things, celebrate your talents and connect with friends.

Extra-curriculars offered during the school year may include the following:

Athletic Teams

Book Club

Choir

Band

Deeper

Diversity Roundtable

Fitness Club

French Trip, 2023

Europe Trip, 2024

Knight’s Writers Society

Maker’s Space Drop In

Math Contest

Newcomers’ Welcome Committee

Nicaragua Mission Trip

Praise Team

Student Ambassador Team

Student Council

WATCH

Yearbook

It’s Easy to Get Involved

Learn more about all the ways you can get involved.


Maker’s Space
Open to Grades: 9 – 12
Open to Everyone

Description
Have you always wanted to join an International Movement, but don’t like commitment? The Maker’s Space is for you! Worldwide, people are rediscovering the joy of making and playing. Universities have them, city libraries, local neighbourhood pop-ups, etc.

What do you do there?  It’s up to you. Come on out and visit our staff-supported, self-learning, self-directed Maker’s Space.

When and Where
Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school, all year,  in the HDCH Maker’s Space.


Yearbook Club
Open to Grades: 9 – 12
Open to Everyone

Description
The yearbook crew is responsible for creating a book that stores the memories of the school year. Writing, design and layout, project planning, photography and more.

When and Where
November to June in one of HDCH’s computer labs.


Popsicle Stick Bridge Building
Open to Grades: 9 – 12
Open to Everyone

Description
Students receive popsicle sticks and glue to construct a bridge (fitting specific criteria) that can hold the greatest load compared to its own mass. Bridges are entered into a contest held at Mohawk College to compete with other area high schools. Significant prizes are awarded to top finishers. HDCH has had some top-tier placements in past competitions; check out poster information outside Rm 120 for recent HDCH performances.

When and Where
January through to the first week after March Break. You’ll work in Room 120, the wood shop, at home, and then compete at Mohawk College with other area high school students on the first Wednesday evening after March Break. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend.


Assembly Team
Open to Grades: 9 – 12
Open to Everyone

Description
Assembly team meets regularly to brainstorm, plan and produce our school assembly events. We welcome students with a range of interests and ways of being involved: providing creative ideas, student MC’s, creating slide decks, videos and audio, running slides/projector as part of Media Team, organizing and doing behind the scenes planning.

Assembly team is a fun and exciting way to be involved in shaping our all school meetings and gatherings. We love to have students join in and be part of giving direction and input.

Where and When
We meet September to May during lunch hours, usually in Room 112. Our assemblies happen in the gym.


Newcomer Committee
Open to Grades: 9 – 12
Open to Everyone

Description
The Newcomer Committee is an extra-curricular club that is open to students from all grades who are committed to extending hospitality to students new to HD. The goal of the committee is to assist international students and transfer students in making the transition to a new learning community by hosting a number of social events and activities to help them build relationships and feel a sense of belonging at HD. Students who join this club are actively involved in planning and leading the events we sponsor.

Where and When
This club goes all year. Most events are held after school at school. Past events have included seasonal highlights such as pumpkin carving and a Christmas party.


Deeper extra-circular groupDeeper
Open to Grades: 9 – 12
Open to Everyone

Description
Deeper is a Bible Immersion programme, designed to get students reading the scriptures along certain topics, themes or books, sharing and applying what they are reading and learning.  

Where and When
We meet on Tuesdays during lunch time..


WATCH – Working at Teaching Children Hope
Open to Grades: 9 – 12
Open to Everyone

Description
WATCH is an open group of students from all grades who join together weekly to focus on ways to help those in need on a local, national and international level. We invite guest speakers in, organize assemblies, raise awareness and funds to support those in need. We maintain long-term connections with agencies while also focusing the needs that are presented by the students in the group. Various events have been planned on and off-site each semester to support the areas of interest that the students are interested in pursuing each year. WATCH is a great way to meet new and different students while helping others.

This group is now connected to the HRE33 course (Christians in Society). That is a way to interconnect our curriculum with a volunteer group. One great thing about this club is that it is “come as you can.”

When and Where
September to June. We meet Fridays at lunchtime.


Student Ambassador Team (SAT)
Open to Grades:  typically 11 & 12
Join this group by application

Description
This team supports the Admission and Advancement office through different activities such as representing HDCH at events, and connecting with prospective students and their families.

When and Where
September through June (all year). There are semi-regular lunch hour meetings.  The SAT is a key part of events like Exceler8 (Grade 8 Day) in November as well as Seniors Day in May.


Student Council
Open to Grades: 10 – 12
Join this group by application

Description
Student Council plans and executes fun events for the whole school each year. These include semi-formal dinners, ski trips, in-school spirit events, Canada’s Wonderland, and more.

Where and When
Student Council members are chosen by the staff reps following an application process each spring. Council runs all year.


Caroline Pignat with HDCH studentsBook Club
Open to Grades: 9 – 12
Open to Everyone

Description
Book Club introduces students to 10 novels focusing primarily on current Canadian authors. All novels that we read are available in multiple copies in the library. We run our club concurrently with clubs at 2 or more Christian high schools in Ontario.  Each year Book Club draws to a close with our culminating event, The Final Word.  This day event features an author visit and a variety of activities with our fellow club members.

Where and When
September – April, once a month at lunch.