École Secondaire Notre Dame High School – Sea-can Conservation Project

Students in the Career and Technology Services program will have an opportunity to transform a sea-can into a tiny home. This project facilitates cross-curricular and inquiry-based learning to students and has been allocated $2,500.

St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School – Faith Retreats

Students will have the opportunity to participate in grade-specific faith retreats where they will learn about living and proclaiming their faith. This project has been allocated $6,000.

St. Teresa of Avila School – Outdoor Adventure Club

The Outdoor Adventure Club is a group of targeted, at-risk students that participate in a variety of outdoor activities they otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to experience. The Club encourages students to gain an appreciation of God’s creations in a faith-filled, natural setting. This project has been given $1,950.

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St. Teresa of Avila School – Kind Kids Club

The Kind Kids Club is made up of Grade 4-5 students that have expressed an interest in becoming a leader within the school. In response to high demand, the school has developed a Kind Kids Junior Club for Grade 1-3 students. These clubs will meet regularly to discuss and create activities to promote faith, kindness, acceptance and positive mental health in the school community. This initiative has been given $750.

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St. Teresa of Avila School – Health Champion Retreat & School-wide Activities

Leadership Club students known as Health Champions will grow in their faith at a retreat at Sacred Heart Parish. These students will become school-wide faith-filled leaders that will model, encourage and promote mental/physical/emotional health. The school community will benefit from their leadership and various activities throughout the school year. This project has been allocated $900.

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Staff and student leaders had the opportunity to gather at Sacred Heart Catholic Chruch for the morning and participated in mass, as well as leadership activities. Bridging faith and leadership are essential in our schools as we hope to foster lifelong leaders that truly reflect on how their faith can be integrated into daily life.

The funding provided by the Red Deer Regional Catholic Education Foundation was used for activity supplies, food that students prepared with a dietitian from Alberta Health Services and sub costs for staff leaders. The preparation of food is a key component to our retreat as we focus discussions on thankfulness, prayer and family mealtimes. Students were positively impacted through the sessions by creating purpose-filled time for discussions, engagement and reflection to ensure that they understand their roles as leaders for the school year. Our goal is to create student leaders that enhance the authentically Catholic environment at our school.

 

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School – Mass Kit

The school community will benefit from its own Mass Kit with legitimate ceremonial Chalices, Ciboriums, Cruets, etc. The school currently hosts 10 masses a year but does not have its own kit, and instead, shares with the local parish. The new mass kit will help students develop a greater understanding and appreciation of mass. This initiative has been given $3,500.

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School – Faith Retreats

The school will host FacetoFace Ministries and offer students a faith-filled day full of music, worship and praise. This initiative has been allocated $2,000.

St. Gregory the Great Catholic School – Pure Witness Ministries

The school community will host Pure Witness Ministries over a two-day retreat. The intent is for students to develop and grow their foundational relationship with God. This initiative has been given $3,200.

St. Francis of Assisi Middle School – Way of the Wolf

This is a positive recognition program, previously named Growing in Respect and Responsibility. This new program will be centred around the values the school calls the four pillars: be humble, be loving, be forgiving, be joyful. Leadership students will help facilitate the recognition of acts of kindness. This project has been given $3,000.