St. Bernadette CES – Faith In Action

Our Catholic faith is integrated into learning throughout the day, so that our students not only learn their faith but also put their faith into action.  These projects include;

  • Helping our partners (e.g. St. Vincent De Paul Society and Mill Courtland Community Centre) on various initiatives such as food drives, food hampers, Christmas Angel Tree Program, etc. to be of support to our families.
  • Participating in liturgy for school Mass.
  • Children’s own prayers are read daily as part of our morning announcements.
  • Monthly assemblies are held to recognize students who are making a difference in our school community. We also celebrate our accomplishments when we meet.
  • Time and opportunities are given for personal prayer time e.g. Christian Mediation.
  • Include families to attend prayer services and collective worship.
  • Shared preparation in school and in the St. Joseph Catholic Parish for the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
  • Weekly classroom visits from Father Tom, Father Brian and Father Meskel Abib Aibu.
  • Raise money for many worthy causes such as Food Drives, Terry Fox and Free The Children Initiatives.
  • Lead environmental initiatives at our school.
  • Celebrate our diversity and promote inclusivity.

When watching our Faith in Action video, you will be able to view the educational opportunities and experiences integrated into our faith.

There are no borders, no limits: he sends us to everyone. The Gospel is for everyone, not just for some. It is not only for those who seem closer to us, more receptive, more welcoming. It is for everyone. Do not be afraid to go and to bring Christ into every area of life, to the fringes of society, even to those who seem farthest away, most indifferent. The Lord seeks all, he wants everyone to feel the warmth of his mercy and his love.”   – Pope Francis

February 5th, 2018|

Calling All Kindles — JK Registration Time is Finally Here!!!

It’s time to sign up for the 2018-19 school year – and registering to attend one of Waterloo Region’s 45 Catholic elementary schools and five Catholic secondary schools has never been easier. In fact, a quality, inclusive, faith-based education is now just a click away thanks to the Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s Online Registration system. Registration runs until Wednesday, February 28, 2018.


~~ Parents can access the Online Registration form by clicking on the Register for School link on the WCDSB Homepage and then choosing either Kindergarten RegistrationElementary Registration or Secondary Registration. The link to Online Registration can be found on each page under the “Registration Options”

~~ Children born in 2014 are eligible for Junior Kindergarten.

~~ Children born in 2013 are eligible for Kindergarten.

~~ When registering your child to attend a Catholic elementary school you must be prepared to provide proof of the child’s date of birth and either the child’s Catholic baptismal certificate or the Catholic baptismal certificate of at least one parent or guardian.

~~ If you are non-Catholic, but wish to explore a Catholic education for your child(ren), please review the WCDSB Admissions to Catholic Elementary Schools policy.

~~ A complete list of WCDSB schools that will offer the Extended Day Program in 2018-19 will be web-posted in April, 2018. Please call your school directly for information about the Extended Day Program. A complete list of WCDSB schools currently providing the program is available via this link: Extended Day Program.

~~ For information about French Immersion programs in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, please click here: French Immersion Registration Information.

As a provincial leader in 21st century teaching and learning, we know the huge role technology plays in the lives of everyone. So it only makes sense to use technology to make our schools even more accessible to the community. We believe registering a child for school should be as simple and convenient as possible, and we hope our online school registration option will help more people than ever experience the difference of a Catholic education.”

~~ Loretta Notten, Director of Education, WCDSB

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 52 schools and five adult education facilities serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 182-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

February 1st, 2018|
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