We 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 school, we are building more inclusive communities where respect for one another, our community and our diversity are celebrated. Using these values as building blocks, we create a positive school community by developing relationships through activities such as student leadership, 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.
The goal of the Community of Caring program simply stated is to create a school environment that will help all students develop positive values. At Bishop O’Byrne, we will incorporate the five values, Trust, Responsibility, Respect, Caring and Family while promoting our Catholic faith. Through this process, students increase their commitment to school, amount of productive work in community service, and recognize the importance of planning for their future.
How do we achieve a Catholic Community of Caring?Positive adult modeling.Create safe learning environments.Respect the diversity of students and their families.Integrate the Gospel values into curriculum and the daily life of the school.Skill development – problem solving, moral decision making, coping skills, communication skills, resisting peer/media pressure, personal talents and abilities.Student, parent and/or community forums where relevant issues are explored.Parental involvement. Seeks opportunities to promote parents as primary teachers.Use extra-curricular activities to build a strong school culture.Service learning projects.Community involvement to strengthen sense of the community.