Harbour Christian Academy

November Update

November 23, 2023

We wanted to provide you with an update from the Steering Committee as we continue to make progress in the plan to launch Harbour Christian Academy in Sept 2024. We have recently accomplished a significant milestone.

Some of you may be wondering how all this works. Independent Schools have a pre-requisite to meet certain requirements with the Ministry of Education throughout the application process. In July we submitted an ‘Expression of Interest’ to apply for an independent school. The EOI was accepted in September and we were invited to apply for an independent school with the application due November15th. Through the diligent work of the steering committee the application was submitted a week early and on November 20th we received a congratulatory acceptance of the school application. The next step of the process is an in-depth interview which is scheduled for next week on November 29th.

The steering committee is made up of 12 primary members who have been meeting almost weekly on Tuesday evenings since May, working hard to see a Classical Christian School established on the Sunshine Coast. We are very encouraged by the work accomplished to this point and are looking forward to providing an education option that will serve Sunshine Coast residents who desire an education for children that upholds a biblical world view.

Looking ahead, we would like to invite you to an Open House Information Evening at Christ the King Community Church (#219-287 Gower Point Rd.) — Tuesday, January 23rd at 7pm. On this evening, the Steering Committee will present the vision of the school, share pertinent information, and invite you to participate in a Q & A.

There is still lots of work ahead and we have a number of prayer requests. We are planning a Day of Prayer and Fasting on Wednesday, November 29th, the day of the in-depth interview with the Ministry of Education. We are praying that the Lord would supernaturally empower our team with wisdom and discernment, and that God would pour His grace over this time.

We are asking you to join with us in prayer: Wednesday, November 29th – A Day of Fasting & Prayer to pray specifically for the interview which is in the afternoon from 1-3pm

Here are items to be praying for:

  1. The in-depth interview

  2. Provision for start up costs

  3. Hiring process – staff, teachers, principal, administrator

  4. Building – our building must undergo an architectural and building code      review with the Town of Gibsons.

Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for the Open House Information Evening at Christ the King Community Church – Tuesday, January 23rd at 7pm, please share the invitation for this evening with others.

If you are aware of other families that may be interested in learning more please feel free to pass on this info and we can add them to the email list if they send a reply to: info@harbourchristianacademy.ca

Thanks for you prayers, we look forward to meeting you soon,

Steering Committee

Harbour Christian Academy