HCOS Newsletter

December 2018

Student Learner Profile

At the beginning of the school year the HCOS Learner Profile was introduced. Our goal is to unpack each of the statements within this Profile and dig a little deeper into what it means to be an HCOS Learner. This month we will start with the phrase:

An HCOS Learner is a REFLECTIVE and ADAPTABLE thinker

Reflection is a practice that allows students to explore what they are learning, thinking and feeling. HCOS has defined reflection as follows: students will...

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Relationship - The Key to Educational Transformation

Over the past few months, in two different capacities, I’ve had the privilege of sitting around discussion tables with fellow educators, within HCOS and at the University of British Columbia. What’s remarkable in both circles is the passion behind relationship in education. I am encouraged to be a part of a team that is driven to best support students - after getting to know them. Relationship comes first, it’s the building block to all learning experiences.

My...

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A Call to Come

COME… it’s a theme that’s repeated over and over throughout the Christmas story. The star beckoned the wisemen to come to worship the newborn King.

The angel’s announcement moved the hearts of the shepherds to come to worship a new Saviour.
Jesus, God with Us, came into the world so that anyone who would believe in Him would not perish but share eternity with God.

God calls us to come. He longs for us to draw close. He calls us to believe, to confess, to trust, to...

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