Eden High School offers a high quality education and a spiritual life component. Many of our families value this extra-curricular program, however, Eden is open to all students in grades 9 – 12 in the Niagara Region.
The Spiritual Life Centre (SLC) at Eden High School is a unique component of life at Eden. We hit the ground running with 265 students participating in three grade retreats up in beautiful Muskoka during September. Retreats help set the tone for the year, building community, making new friends and reconnecting with old ones. Our leadership-training track, Epereia (Greek for influence), is in its third year with 16 students beginning a yearlong journey of growing in Christ-like leadership. Each morning, at the First 25, we offer an opportunity for students to be equipped to engage their world from a biblical perspective. In the SLC the doors are always open. We strive to be a safe place for all students.
All students considering Eden were welcome at our Open House on Nov. 30th. However, if you missed this you can learn more about Eden from our website www.eden.dsbn.org. Find the application by hovering over the Guidance Tab then clicking on the Course Selection Process tab. Here you will find Course Selection sheets for all future Eden students. Please contact Guidance if you have any questions about applying to Eden. Private tours can be arranged upon request by calling the school at (905) 646-9884. You can also follow Principal Burns on Twitter or Instagram at edenprincipal.
The calendar of events for students this fall has been full with Student Council initiatives. Bake sales have abounded thanks to our hardworking Fundraising Committee. Busloads of students enjoyed an evening at Canada’s Wonderland for Halloween Haunt as well as Eden’s first Halloween dance with a haunted hallway included! The Eden community came together to support their football team ‘Under the Lights’ in a game against Grimsby and had the opportunity to appreciate many talented students at a Coffeehouse this November.
In November, Eden Business Teacher, Holly Etherington, brought 37 Business students to compete at DECA Regionals. This was our third year competing in the Business and Leadership competition recognized worldwide. DECA is a business case competition with the purpose of preparing future leaders and young entrepreneurs for careers and education in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and other business areas. This is a great opportunity for students to develop presentation skills, critical thinking and meet like-minded business students in Southern Ontario. #DECAismysport #Limitless
Guidance has been busy this fall doing grade 12 presentations in classrooms about researching for post-secondary schools and programs. Mrs. Beaudoin and Mrs. Schellenberg spoke about how to use the electronic info website for University research and ontariocolleges.ca website to search for college programs. Students asked valuable questions such as, “Is university better than college for job prospects?” The answer to this question varies. Although universities are doing a great job educating our students, colleges have come a long way in terms of options and pathways that lead to a degree programs. Students should also consider how they learn when making a decision about post-secondary education and research both systems to make informed decisions.
Athletically our Flyers have been very successful. The following students went to OFSAA Cross Country based on these results in SOSSA: Owen Lockyer, 1st, Amy Baggs and Carter McMaster, 4th, Olivia Morey 4th and Joseph Nokeo, 3rd. Junior Girls basketball played in the SOSSA championship. Junior Boys volleyball won the SOSSA championship and the senior boys volleyball won 14 straight SOSSA championships!