Every person is a creature of God
Inspired by the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, each Wellington Catholic School welcomes every person as a creature of God and is committed to providing a caring and safe environment that respects and celebrates the uniqueness and dignity of all persons.
Schools work together with parish and family as partners in faith to encourage and support students to use their God-given talents. Catholic culture, teachings and ministry are infused into all aspects of school life. In addition, schools regularly celebrate Mass together, strengthen community through retreat and help others wherever and whenever possible.
Wellington Catholic faculty and staff, who live their faith, serve as every day role models.
Bullying and harassment are not tolerated.
Elementary School Religion Program
The Religion and Family Life program called Fully Alive, in the elementary schools, is taught by the classroom teacher, and is supported by core resources which are approved through the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Family Life Education, as it is represented in Fully Alive, is intended to pass on a distinctively Catholic view of human life, sexuality, marriage, and family. Its goal is to complement the efforts of families and to support what parents are doing at home. Please review the Fully Alive parent information for each of the five themes used throughout the elementary years.
High School Religion Courses
Students of all faiths are welcome to attend Wellington Catholic High Schools. Each student is expected to participate in every aspect of school life including attending Mass and taking part in faith-based activities, programs and courses as part of their educational journey.
Each year of high school it is mandatory to acquire a course credit in religious studies. These general themes are intended to assist students to be true to themselves and to help them find their authentic voice in the world.
Spiritual retreats and other faith-based events throughout the school year assist and support students through general themes. Review detailed descriptions of these themes by selected the links below:
Grade 9: Radical Inclusivity; Grade 10: Jesus of history; Christ of Faith; Grade 11: The Dialogue of World Religions; Grade 12: Bread for the Life of the World.
As one Catholic Graduate explains,
“Attending a Catholic high school has truly been an eye opening experience for me. I'm not Catholic...Attending Our Lady of Lourdes has opened my eyes to the many different faiths that our world is home to. Attending Lourdes, I have never felt pressured, or patronized only ever supported in my personal faith journey. I've enjoyed learning about the Catholic faith, and in our Grade 11 course, learning about others. Not being Catholic, but attending a Catholic school was an intimidating thought to me when entering Grade 9, however my fears were in vain. Lourdes is ever the welcoming, close-knit community, and truly lives up to the phrase, “There are no strangers here, only friends we have not met.”.