Grade 7 and 8 students will attend retreats at Our Lady of the Victory Camp that focus on faith development and confirmation. This initiative has been allotted $4050.
“We wish to extend our thanks and gratitude to the Education Foundation Grant for contributing to the Our Lady of Victory Camp retreats this year. The continued support of the Education Foundation Grant has been invaluable in allowing St. Francis students the opportunity to provide such engaging and meaningful Christ-centered experiences for our students.
This year the students engaged in a number of different activities that helped them learn about faith as well as engage in nature. The activities included; Saint Skits, Nature Reflection Walks, Capture the Flag and a session on our division theme “All are Welcome, All Belong”.
The students joyfully engaged in these activities and had positive feedback such as…
- “ I liked the saint skits because you got to ask for those saints to pray for you” (Grade 7 student)
- “ It was a more hands-on experience in learning about God.” (Grade 8 student)
- “ We did lots of fun activities” (Grade 8 students)
- “ It was very fun” (Chester Peralta Grade 7)
- “ I enjoyed the nature walk and had fun acting” (Grade 8 student)
At St. Francis we place a great deal of value in engaging our student body in activities that relate a relationship to God with fun and joyful activity. We also value experiences where students see the glory of God through nature and the world around them. With the help of the Education Foundation Grant, we were able to bring these experiences to our student body and help them see the joy in a relationship with Jesus. Thank you for your support in our endeavours to bring Christ to our students.”