Catholic Education Week

Each year, the Catholic community of Ontario engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week. This year’s celebration is entitled, “Catholic Education: We are called to love” and is celebrated during the week of May 5 – May 10.

To honour this year’s theme, We Are Called to Love, students from across the board have been nominated by their school community for demonstrating their faith and Christ’s message of love, care and service to others - embodying the inspiration of the 2024 theme:

Mara of St. James CHS is an exemplary student who gives her heart and soul into building relationships, getting involved and truly enveloping herself in her 1- year experience here in Canada from Spain. Mara has touched and improved the lives of everyone she has met while at St. James. From exploring and playing basketball, to enjoying the one-of-a-kind show, Mara exhibits the life of a love, care, service and a creative thinker. Mara, academically, will work with everyone of her peers without hesitation, while listening to their views and thought process. Mara is quick to try new things in learning and is navigating being a MLL and investing her love of learning to everyday. Mara's joy to learn, to collaborate and to work with others is infectious. She brings a smile to everyone's face.

Karlee of Our Lady of Lourdes CHS works very hard to be kind and inclusive in and out of class.  This is most evident in her interactions with her peers. Karlee always ensures her peers are included in class activities, discussions and has worked to build meaningful relationships. Karlee will be a peer coach to her friends this upcoming Special Olympics!

Mila of Mary Phelan Catholic Elementary School always has a big smile on her face!  She is very thoughtful and often makes crafts for her teacher and peers. She writes letters of appreciation for her learning, and she has been seen writing notes to welcome her classmates back if they are away. She also helps to take care of her school. One example of this is when she asked the custodian for a garbage bag and glove, so that she could clean up the school yard. She is very welcoming and inclusive, which is seen when she is open to working with or playing with any of her classmates.

Caiden of Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School is honest, truthful, and sincere in the ways he speaks to, acts and works with others. He values the relationships he has with staff and other students.  He is inclusive in his actions and words, which is a reflection of our faith. The word that describes Caiden is genuine!

Ethan of St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Elementary School for several years for his birthday instead of asking for gifts he does a food drive for the food bank. Each year he becomes more and more successful with the amount he is able to collect and donate!

Lily and Francheska of St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School are model grade 6s! These leaders of the school spend each day with our youngest students in kindergarten playing together and ensuring they are enjoying their time at the school. They continually help to ensure our school community is a safe and fun place to learn and play.