This year’s theme for Catholic Education Week is Walking Forward Together. I can’t think of a more fitting theme during this time when we are called to work with our First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities to the honour the recommendations in the Truth and Reconciliation report. It is also a theme which connects with our board’s focus for this year of Celebrating God’s Family. We are all reminded to work together daily to promote the uniqueness and dignity of all.
Catholic Education Week is a wonderful opportunity to recognize how fortunate we are to share in the gift of Catholic education. It is also the perfect time to recognize everyone in our school communities who work together to share in the faith and learning journey of our students and staff.
Today, I would like to recognize all of the teachers in our Catholic school communities for working so hard to meet the spiritual, academic and social needs of our students. Every day, you make a difference – at times your support is very visible, while other times you may not even realize how your kind words or actions shape and inspire those around you.
God bless each of you for the work you do each and every day.
It is such an honour to work with you.