Celebrating Catholic Education Week

Celebrating Catholic Education Week
Posted on 04/30/2017
For many people it's a week just like any other. But for staff and students at the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board the first week in May is a special time. 

Catholic Education Week is a great opportunity to celebrate the gift of an education that is rooted in faith. Our schools will be a beehive of activities and special events, as everyone embraces this year's theme, "Walking Forward Together." The annual Walk for Social Justice is a cherished tradition for many of our schools, as social justice groups and classes participate with banners, messages of hope and solidarity, and a commitment to make our world a better place. "Working together to transform our world" are words that are in our vision statement, and words that we hold dear as a Catholic learning community. 

As our high schools welcome home students from Vimy Ridge in France, other groups are gearing up for an equally exciting and memorable experience abroad. Each high school is sending a group of senior students on a mission trip to various parts of our globe during Catholic Education Week. Approximately 160 staff and students will travel to China, India, Tanzania, and Ecuador.

Mr. Brian Beal, our Director of Education, believes these trips are a remarkable opportunity to recognize that the human family is made up of many colours, but at the same time become colour blind.  "The goal of these trips is to recognize how big the world is, yet also how small the world is, and how connected we are as one human family."