HCOS Newsletter

February 2019

COURAGEOUS and sustained by HOPE

As a Christian school, we have a unique opportunity to speak truth into our students’ lives. Our school not only focuses on preparing our students academically, but also spiritually. Providing an education that has God at the center. It is our desire that students who attend HCOS will be courageous and sustained by hope and that is the part of the Learner Profile we are focussing on this month.

It is vital for our students to become courageous in order to develop...

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Understanding Self-Compassion

As a mom, teacher, friend of lots of moms, I too often hear about our failures as parents. ‘I should have worked harder on helping them with those skills’, or ‘I lost my temper when he had a meltdown at the shops’, or ‘I so regret the things I have said to my little girl’. It is natural to want to be kind and compassionate to our children. It is a given that we will provide support and direction to those we are nurturing. But what about doing the same for ourselves?

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Keys to Discipleship

I was blessed to have been raised in a Christian home. As a child, I sometimes wondered if I had actually been born in the foyer or a Sunday school classroom or the 4th row, left side. Every time the doors were open we were there.

I believed in God for as long as I could remember and understood the basics of Jesus’ love and work in my life, but when I became a teen things changed a bit. I began to question my faith. Did I believe in God because that was what I had...

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