An HCOS teacher is
a resourceful and innovative educator
growing in wisdom
and continually reflecting on their practice,
passionate about learning
humbly building relationships
centered in Christ and founded on grace,
who demonstrates technical proficiency
values collaboration and healthy communication
while partnering with the families and learners they serve.
Teachers will take initiative to meet the individual needs of learners with applicable and appropriate educational materials.
Teachers will aspire to be creative risk takers with a willingness to meet the needs of families through new ideas that complement and extend student learning.
Teachers will seek God’s wisdom to ground their practice in the discernment of truth.
Teachers will adapt to new information, systems, thinking and expectations, maintaining standards of quality while accommodating the unique style and approach of students and families.
Teachers will aspire to intentionally and objectively reflect on, grow and improve their professional practice.
Teachers will be deeply invested in lifelong learning, modelling enthusiasm and inspiring wonder.
Teachers will recognize their reliance on God, actively place others before themselves, and graciously give and receive feedback.
Teachers will intentionally build meaningful connections, creating trusting and supportive community amongst colleagues, students and families.
Teachers will seek to know, follow and model Christ in all areas of their practice.
Teachers will be approachable, forgiving and patient, extending care and favour.
Teachers will demonstrate excellence as they meet or exceed the expectations of a professional educator.
Teachers will value the importance technology plays in their role by taking the initiative to learn and develop their skills, utilizing provided technical support systems.
Teachers will intentionally connect with and value ideas from all stakeholders who are jointly working towards student success.
Teachers will listen and respond using professional etiquette to maintain timely and supportive communication with students, parents, and colleagues.
Teachers will actively serve God and others in humility.