Catholic Education Week is being celebrated from May 3 to 8, 2015 with the theme of Exploring Paths of Joy. Even though the event is almost three months away, the Ontario resource package has recently been sent out to provide optimal planning time for educators.
Brian O’Sullivan, Director of Catholic Education with the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association, said the week is an opportunity to celebrate the many accomplishments of Catholic education – and to deepen the relationship with Catholic educational partners.
O’Sullivan said the resources are designed for parishes, administrators, teachers and other adult members of school communities. “Our goal for Catholic Education Week is to get the information and resources out now, so educators can build on the themes and plan accordingly,” said O’Sullivan.
During February next year, more than 5,000 delegates from the Federation of Independent School Associations member organizations will be gathering to celebrate a milestone on the British Columbia education scene.
FISA BC is turning 50 next year. With that, the independent school organization is already planning one of its biggest events to date to mark its golden anniversary.
This will be the first time that the five associations of FISA BC will come together for a convention that will feature world-renowned speakers, professional development sessions on technology, personalized learning and outstanding student presentations from across the province.
About 30 Ontario trustees are currently enrolled in a landmark course that twins learning with developing relationships within their boards. The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is offering an inaugural certificate course in leadership and good governance for Catholic school trustees.
The course is running from Jan. 19 to April 13, 2015. It’s the first time such an inclusive course has been offered through a collaboration between the OCSTA and several Ontario Catholic universities. “We’re responding to a mandate from our trustees,” said Brian O’Sullivan, Director of Catholic Education at the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association, adding that they requested development of a learning experience which fostered good relationships between Catholic boards and universities.