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What is Catholic Education all about?


Thank God for the gift of Catholic Education! At a time when Catholic beliefs are not culturally acceptable, we have an incredible gift and opportunity in our hands. During the first week of May every year we celebrate Catholic Education, and enjoy many activities as part of the celebration. We start off the week with an opening Mass in Kemptville with students and teachers from every school in the school board. We are blessed to enjoy a special mass with our parish priest from Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish, celebrating the gift of Catholic Education as a school community.

Gr. 8 Pilgrimageimage
Our Grade eight students take time each year to visit the Shrine of Kateri Tekakwitha, Canada’s first Indigenous Saint. This is a powerful opportunity to grow in faith through the age-old tradition of pilgrimage!
It is believed that since Kateri’s death, many miracles have been performed through her intercession.
Have you ever thought about becoming a saint? Becoming a saint means loving God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength, and loving your neighbor as yourself. If you do this, you will become a great saint just like Kateri Tekakwitha!
Pro-Life issues

The march for life is an opportunity to raise our hearts and our voices for the rights of all human beings regardless of their age or health, celebrating the dignity of each and every human being. But its special focus is the rights of the unborn. Taking part in this public demonstration is a way of standing up for the rights of those who are not able to stand for themselves—and it is a lot of fun and a rare opportunity!

Senior’s visit at the Osgoode Care Center
Each month (when the health situation is conducive) our students have the opportunity to visit with 100 elderly residents at the Osgoode Care Centre, located on Snake Island Road, outside of Metcalfe. Our youth participate in activities and games with the seniors, and engage with them in one-on-one visits.
Visits to the Osgoode Care Center are open to all students at STA, so come out and enjoy the fun with our elderly neighbours!
Catholic Education
Catholic Education is a holistic education designed to form and inform students, mind, body, heart and soul. It is committed to excellence as it invites students to respond in the context in which they live in the light of their faith. Catholic education is dedicated to ensuring that students reach their full potential so that there is success for all.  This desire is expressed well in the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations where the vision of the learner is:
The student on a journey toward graduation from a Catholic school will be:
    • A discerning believer formed in the Catholic Faith community who celebrates the signs and sacred mystery of God’s presence through word, sacrament, prayer, forgiveness, reflection and moral living.
    • An effective communicator, who speaks, writes and listens honestly and sensitively, responding critically in light of gospel values.
    • A reflective, creative and holistic thinker who solves problems and makes responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good.
    • A self-directed, responsible, lifelong learner who develops and demonstrates their God-given potential.
    • A collaborative contributor who finds meaning, dignity and vocation in work, which respects the rights of all and contributes to the common good.
    • A caring family member who attends to family, school, parish and the wider community.
    • A responsible citizen who gives witness to Catholic social teaching by promoting peace, justice and the sacredness of human life.