Holy Spirit's Religious Education page

Religious Education

Religious education is an essential and integral part of the life and culture of a Catholic School. Like all schools, the Catholic school intends to promote the student's development towards full adulthood.

A Catholic School presents three fundamental idealistic dimensions:

  1. an explicit and respectful presentation of the Catholic faith;
  2. a priority attention to human relationships and the values and attitudes needed to build a relationship with God and community through the person of Jesus Christ;
  3. the will to educate the whole person (physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual)

It is the special function of the Catholic School to develop in the school community an atmosphere animated by a spirit of liberty and charity based on the Gospel. The Catholic school places at the heart of its educational purpose, the person of Jesus Christ. He should inspire and animate every action in the school's life. We employ people who share our commitment to Catholic faith and the promotion of Gospel values.

Students in the Holy Spirit Catholic Schools follow the curriculum of Alberta Learning within a Christ-centered environment. That community is committed to partnership with home, parish and community. We recognize and value the diversity of our students and the school communities that we serve.

 

The Five Marks of a Catholic School

Archbishop Miller presented five characticteristics or marks that identify a school as authentically Catholic.  

Mark One: Grounded in a Christian Anthropology

Mark Two: Imbued with a Catholic Worldview

Mark Three: Animated by a Faith-Infused Curriculum

Mark Four: Sustained by Gospel Witness

Mark Five: Shaped by a Spirituality of Communion


Notice of Parent or Guardian Religious Permeation

The Alberta Human Rights Act requires a school board to give notice to a parent or guardian when courses of study, education programs, institutional materials, instruction or exercises include subject matter that deals primarily and explicitly with religion.

All of the schools in this district are Catholic Separate Schools, the essential purpose of which is to fully permeate Catholic theology, philosophy, practices and beliefs, the principles of the Gospel and teachings of the Catholic Church, in all aspects of school life, including in the curriculum of every subject taught, both in and outside of formal religion classes, celebrations and exercises.

Every course of study and educational program, all institutional materials, instruction and exercises will at all times include subject matter that deals primarily and explicitly with religion.

All parents and staff are invited to contact the Director of Religious Education regarding any questions on the above information.

Telephone: 327-9555 or email Joann Bartley

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