Our Board

Our Strategic Commitments were developed in thoughtful collaboration with student, staff and parent input and will guide us through the 2018 to 2021 school years.

Be Community

Embracing diversity and promoting equity, we are guided by Catholic social teachings to create welcoming places for all.

Be Well

Honouring the dignity of every person, we care for and support the well-being of all.

Be Innovative

We foster innovation to inspire Deep Learning so that all can realize their full potential.

Our Spiritual Theme

Our Spiritual Theme “Seek Justice, Love Kindness & Mercy, Walk Humbly with God” enables our staff, students, and community to make real and meaningful connections between our everyday lives and the Gospel.

This three-year theme focuses on Catholic social teachings, aligned with global competencies and encourages learners to think globally and act locally.

“Educating is not a job but an attitude, a way of being: to educate we need to step out of ourselves and stay among young people to accompany them in the stages of their growth, placing ourselves at their will.

Give them time, optimism for their journey in the world. Teach them to see the beauty and goodness of creation and of humanity, which always retains the imprint of the Creator.”

– Pope Francis

Our Vision

All students are inspired and guided to realize their spiritual, social and academic potential, and to take their place in the world as thoughtful, well-rounded citizens.

Our Mission

Provide all of our students with a well-rounded education for the mind, body and spirit through an emphasis on academic excellence, social responsibility and Catholic values.

Our Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan (2018-2021) provides a vision for the Board by establishing strategic direction, with an emphasis on student achievement. Operational plans, such as the Board Innovation Plan (BIP) flow out of the Strategic Plan. Both of these documents outline our priorities and goals for performance measures, evidence gathering methods and targets for improvement.

Our Spiritual Theme

Our Spiritual Theme for 2018-2021 is “Seek Justice, Love Kindness & Mercy, Walk Humbly with God” comes from Micah 6:8. This three-year theme will focus on Catholic social teachings, aligned with global competencies and encourages learners to think globally and act locally.

“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”

– Scripture Passage, Micah 6:8 (NRSV)

Seek Justice

(2018-2019 school year)

Focusing on social justice to introduce Catholic social teaching as a lens for learning.

Through faith we are called to justice and through justice we are called to faith. We find the call to justice throughout scripture. The Good News that we proclaim is liberty to captives, hope to those in poverty, freedom to those in oppression, and sight to the blind.

Love Kindness & Mercy

(2019-2020 school year)

Focusing on healthy relationships and family.

God is love. This concept can never be explored fully, and yet, it is the culmination of the hope of humanity. The discernment of this year can be on good friendships, avoiding all that can hinder healthy community. This will be meaningful to both staff and students.

Walk Humbly with God

(2020-2021 school year)

Focusing on promoting humility and an awareness of our need for God’s mercy and love in our lives. 

We are called to live an authentic faith, close to our God in lifelong discovery leading to transformation. This depth of awareness enhances our personal wellness and encourages us to participate in God’s restorative justice. 

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