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Week of November 6, 2000
What does it mean to go to Catholic school?
With stories and art, students at St. Teresa School in Edmonton addressed this question as part of Catholic Education Week. Teachers and parents were also to write their reflections on attending a Catholic school and the school was to take part in a special celebration Nov. 5 at St. Thomas More Church with other schools in the area. Here are some of the students' essays and art.
I love attending a Catholic School
To go to a Catholic school means you praise God in school celebrations and you hear stories from priests about Jesus Christ.
We do prayers and we're part of God through school and church. We share and try to be nice to each other. We trust in Jesus' ways. We are all part of God's family. I love going to a Catholic school.
- Alex Ney, Grade 4
We are strong believersThis is a story about God and my class. Here at St. Teresa School my class is learning about religion and we are good at it. We try to follow God's rules.
We learn more than just religion. Everyone at St. Teresa cares about God and each other. We also know God and Jesus exist. We pray before school and after school well.
We can have celebrations and we may show compassion. We have lots of responsibilities at school. We have a lot of honesty.
We remember very important days in Jesus' life. We love God as much as each other. My class are strong believers.
- Drew Miller, Grade 3
We are part of a religious communityI think going to a Catholic school means that we become part of a religious community by working together cooperatively and learning to live the life Jesus taught us to live, whether in kindergarten or Grade 6.
We have daily prayers in the morning asking God to guide us through the day. Our schools are mostly named after saints.
We are also taught to respect others with dignity and tolerance in Christian family living class. By growing up in a Catholic community, we learn to become faithful to God.
- Carl Sobolewski, Grade 5
We try to serve GodGod wants us to serve him on earth by praying, going to church and following the Ten Commandments. We want to learn more about Jesus and have more faith by using symbols or pictures all over the school.
We try to have honesty, love, to share and have lots of compassion. We want to learn more about Jesus and to care about God and Jesus, knowing they actually exist.
We want to remember important days in Jesus' life. We try to practise responsibility for ourselves and others. We want to care for other people here at school and in the community.
We try to pray at school and at home, for the sick and poor. When we pray we want it to come from the heart, and make us strong believers.
Try to be friendly and polite. We don't want to lie even if we do something wrong. We try to be trustworthiness. We want to be kind and not selfish.
- Julie Murphy, Grade 3
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