Holy Spirit's Our Mission, Vision and Values page

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

We are a Catholic Faith Community,
dedicated to providing each student entrusted to our care
with an education rooted in the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Guided by the Holy Spirit,
in partnership with home, parish and society,
our schools foster the growth of responsible citizens
who will live, celebrate and proclaim their faith.

Our Catholic Faith is the foundation of all that we do.


Our Vision

Holy Spirit Catholic Schools... Christ-centred learning communities
where students are *cherished and achieve their potential.

*cher-ish vt 1. to cling to the idea of; 2. to hold dear; 3. to protect and foster

Our Values

All God's Children

  • We nurture the inherent spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, creative, physical, and emotional giftedness of everyone in our schools.
  • We honour diversity.
  • Our schools provide a welcoming safe and accepting sanctuary.

Excellence in Learning

  • We provide opportunities for each and every student to discover and become the person God created him/her to be.
  • We will implement best practices in education to support the learning needs of all students.
  • We support and encourage the continued professional growth of all staff.We support and encourage professional learning communities in all of our schools.

Sacramentality

  • We see God and the wonder of God's work in everything we do and in all the people we encounter.
  • As disciples of God, we model Christ to the world.
  • We celebrate the presence of God in our schools through prayer, liturgy and symbols of our faith.
  • We practice Christian fellowship.
  • We promote and practice social justice, based on the teachings of Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the importance of the sacraments and encourage the participation of our students in parish life.

Our Collaborative Community

  • We share the responsibility of education with our students, staff, parents, and the parish community.
  • We encourage and appreciate the active involvement of all who share in the mission of educating students in our schools.
  • We are committed to engaging our stakeholders, and will be receptive to and respectful of their input.

Ministry

  • We employ people who share our commitment to our Catholic faith and the promotion of Gospel values so that our schools provide living witness to Jesus Christ.
  • We honour the commitment and effort our staff members provide to Catholic education.
  • We actively participate in the mission of the Church.
  • We provide opportunities for faith development.
  • We encourage and support the constitutional right to Catholic education.

Stewardship

  • We respect and protect God's creation.
  • We ensure that our resources and efforts best serve the needs of all our students.
  • We are accountable to our supporters and will operate in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • We ensure that decisions are both fact and policy driven.
  • We support and provide processes which promote fair and objective decision-making through a Catholic perspective.
  • We are open and transparent.

 

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