The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) is ready to celebrate Catholic Education Week 2017 which runs from Sunday, April 30 to Friday May 5. The theme for the week, which was also the school-year focus, is ‘Walking Forward Together’.
Activities will occur at HSCDSB schools in Blind River, Chapleau, Elliot Lake, Espanola, Hornepayne, Massey, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa and White River from Monday to Friday during Catholic Education Week.
“This week of celebration highlights how our schools work toward creating the Catholic leaders of tomorrow. What they learn in our schools is often translated into their efforts to improve the communities they live in,” said HSCDSB Director of Education, John Stadnyk.
One of the special events planned for Catholic Education Week includes, the 8th annual Walk for Justice on Wednesday, May 3. Parents and guardians are invited to participate in the annual Walk for Justice, which includes lessons prior to the event which educate students about areas of the world that are in distress. They also learn about the work of the Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, which funds various projects to help people in such areas.
“It is part of our calling, as Catholics, to assist people in need, wherever they are. Our annual Walk for Justice provides an ideal opportunity for our students to learn about the struggles people locally, nationally and globally,” said HSCDSB Faith Animator, Sr. Pat Carter, csj.
All schools in the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board invite parents and guardians to visit their child’s school during Catholic Education Week 2017.