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 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.
There are a legion of staff who work “behind the scenes”, who don’t often set foot in one of our schools to see the impact that their work has on the gift of Catholic education. Today, I would like to say thank you to all of the staff at the board office, plant services, and program and academic services who work hard to support their colleagues in our schools. We are all part of the same team, with a common goal, working together to develop the God-given abilities of each person.
With deep gratitude and sincere appreciation,