Contending with the powerful socialising influence of the media and a pervasive individualistic success ethic, a Catholic school can all too easily lose sight of Gospel values and Catholic teachings such as the Common Good and the Primacy of the Poor, and end up abdicating the purpose of its existence. This is why it is of deep concern to many in Catholic education that Catholic schools have a thorough understanding of their ethos. This concern was uppermost in the minds of the leaders of religious congregations when they established the Catholic Schools Board. The same concern is reflected in the Direction Statements of the National Catholic Schools Congress. The Congress called for effective formation programmes which will create awareness of ethos and allow all members of the school community to internalise the ethos.
The Catholic Schools Office can assist schools with ethos formation programmes. We can tailor presentations and workshops which share the call and vision of Catholic education for the staff, parents, learners or board of your school. Contact Us about this workshop today!
The CSO wants to see Religious Education flourishing in schools.Contact us today - we would love to assist you with any of the following:
The Haven, St Vincent School for the Deaf
PO Box 2635, Saxonwold, 2132
011 447 9219/9211
086 568 4479
140 Visagie Street
PO Box 8149, Pretoria, 0001
012 321 2094