We strive to help schools create a stronger sense of community based in our faith.
All district schools have an established Catholic Community of Caring based on the values of faith, caring, respect, responsibility, trust and family. The Catholic Community of Caring focuses on building respectful and compassionate school environments, rooted in Catholic values.
Within our schools we are building more inclusive communities where respect for one another, our community and our diversity are celebrated. Using these values as building blocks, each school creates a positive school community by developing relationships through activities such as student leadership conventions, social justice projects and professional development opportunities.
Through the incorporation of its essential elements into the daily life of school, a climate is created where the whole school community embraces these values. Our priority is to ensure that all of our students are provided with a safe and caring school environment where they can excel and be healthy and productive learners. As a result, schools have experienced a reduction in incidents of bullying, absenteeism, discipline issues and an increase in volunteer service within the community.
Supporting inclusive communities: Resources & references in Alberta
Collaboration among administration, staff, students and parents is key in helping achieve our goal of working to eradicate bullying from the school environment.
Everyone belongs: Preventing & responding to bullying
Hazing is an issue the Calgary Catholic School District takes very seriously and does not tolerate. To successfully address the issue of hazing, the entire school community needs to be involved and share responsibility.
Creating safe & resilient school communities: Addressing the issue of hazing
Resilience is the ability to adapt to these challenges that may include stress, tragedy, trauma, threats, setbacks and loss. By developing resilience, we are able to better manage stress or feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. The ability to work together, navigate resources and thrive despite these challenges arises from skills of resilience.
Resilience: Adapting to life's challenges