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.


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.


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