During May 1-6, we’re celebrating Catholic Education Week and we want to highlight the wonderful things that happen in our Catholic schools. Stories pictured below will demonstrate how even our littlest learners will become caring and responsible citizens who are responsible, lifelong learners.
When one good deed turns into another.
When Zach at Holy Cross School won the grand prize of a camera through a school lottery, he knew exactly what to do with it. Zach immediately thought of his classmate Gwen who was hoping to win the camera. As Zach likes to make people smile he gifted the camera to her. This act of kindness didn’t go unnoticed by local radio station Move 100.3. In turn, they showed up at the school and gifted Zach with hockey tickets to a Senators game. Holy Cross is so proud of this kindness champion. It’s true what they say, what goes around comes around.
Students in Kindergarten at Thomas D’Arcy McGee Catholic School built a resurrection garden on their prayer table in preparation for Easter. This student was observed sitting and reflecting on the beauty of the prayer table.
Angels are definitely part of our Catholic Education, and Guardian Angels School has created a beautiful bulletin board for students to try out their wings for size. All students get to see themselves as the angels that they are.
St. Gemma School students quiet their hearts and mind to be present with Christ during a presentation of the Stations of the Cross.
Many of our schools organize collections during the season of Advent, Lent and throughout the school year. The students, staff and families come together to show how much caring takes place at our schools. A recent Lenten Project at St. Luke School Nepean demonstrates just one of our caring communities. So many people benefit from this generosity.
Holy Cross School students worked together to create a musical montage about respecting and appreciating the differences of their classmates, which they presented to the school community. The students created this poster to showcase their differences and were part of their presentation. It is now proudly displayed in the school.
These Thomas D’Arcy McGee Schools students participated in a Holy Week Adventure experience at Annunciation of the Lord Parish with their class. The next day, when playing outside, they made food for the Last Supper for Jesus.
St. Luke School, Nepean, combined their reconciliation room to discuss the Board’s Gospel values during religion class while honouring each individual’s contribution through a community circle and linking the Grandfather’s teachings to the Gospel values.
Combining Art and Religion and Praying in Colour was an effective way for St. Gemma School students to show their Faith through art during Holy Week.
There is a sense of joy at Guardian Angels School when classmates come together to rebuild, restore and renew God’s creation.