There will be four grade-specific faith retreats over the next school year. Grade 6 and 8 retreats would be held in the spring at Our Lady of Victory Camp, where students will partake in faith-based games, skits and music, as well as prayer. Grade 7 and 9 retreats will occur in the fall with FacetoFace Ministries, where students will learn about living and proclaiming their faith. This project was given $5,500.
In response to high demand and increased number of students, the Kind Kids Club will continue next year at the school. This group of Grade 4 and 5 students will meet weekly to discuss and create activities to promote faith, kindness, acceptance and positive mental health in the school community. This initiative has been given $650.
Students will attend a day at Our Lady of Victory Camp to participate in activities including crafts, singing and bible study. This initiative has been allocated in $1,010.
The school will continue to provide a breakfast program for all students. The breakfast follows Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating to ensure students are getting the proper nutrition to start their day. This project was given $3,000.
FacetoFace Ministries will lead a multi-day retreat split into two parts (Grade 6-7 and Grade 8-9) at the school to bring students closer to God. This initiative has been allocated $1,500.
Thank you so much to the Education Foundation for once again supporting our student Faith retreats. FacetoFace ministries provides a strong faith experience for our students, allowing
them to join together in prayer, song and worship. FacetoFace ministries is one way we have been able to bring Joy and a Love for God into our student’s lives. Having the students and staff fully engage in faith activities for the day creates an environment where our faith is openly shared and witnessed through our actions and words. A very powerful experience for our kids.
The school will purchase a set of rosaries to be used during the month of May. Students will get the opportunity to hold a rosary and pray each morning. This initiative has been allocated $365.
St. Francis of Assisi Middle School plans on continuing with their GRR (Growing in Respect and Responsibility) program to engage students throughout the year to make good choices, such as healthy eating, active living, showing leadership, having school pride and being kind to others. This program has been allocated $2,500.
Bridging the Gap is a collaboration between students and residents at the Sylvan Lake Bethany Care Centre. The goal is to help improve the well-being for all those involved by showing that regardless of age, everyone can make a difference in another person’s life. This project was given $1,400.
Grade 1 -5 students will get to experience retreats at Our Lady of Victory Camp to focus on building sacramental consciousness and awareness to care for God’s creation. This initiative has been allocated $4,000.
Grade 5 students will get the opportunity to be servant leaders in the school. Students will each take on a leadership role to serve the school community, through projects that align with authentic learning and the Eight Characteristics of Catholic Identity. This initiative has been allocated $1,000.