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 was entitled, “Catholic Education: Living as Joyful Disciples” and was celebrated during the week of May 5 – May 10.
In the section of the Ontario Bishops' letter Renewing the Promise entitled, “A Community that Forms Joyful Disciples,” we read, “Our Catholic schools help to form joyful disciples as hearts and minds are opened to the transforming love of God and to the flame of faith in action. On a daily basis, Catholic schools demonstrate the joy of believing and witness the Good News to the communities that they serve.”
Catholic Education Week was marked by special activities at all grade levels, including prayer celebrations and service activities in all of our nine schools.
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School participated in an Outdoor Classroom Day on Friday, May 24th. They had a great day outside where the students learned about fishing, photography, using a drone, trapping and skinning a beaver, and flying kites. They also went on a nature walk where the students learned about different plants. Thanks to Jason Chapais, Stirling Finlayson, Ed Hoffman for your participation.
Thanks to Taneesha Cheesequay for the pictures.
On Wednesday, May 29 the Our Lady of Fatima Family was pleased, honoured, and excited to host the internationally renowned film documentary team, Turning Tables. Thanks to Josh DePerry, Ron Kanutski, Chrisann Hessing, and Natasha Fisher for a fantastic day. It was a great experience to speak to the people who made the amazing video, Turning Tables and to hear their powerful message.
On Thursday May 30th, the staff and students of Our Lady of Lourdes School hosted their annual volunteer tea.
This special event celebrates all the special people who help facilitate various programs and services around the school.
Without our volunteers, Our Lady of Lourdes School would not be the fantastic place that it is!