Retreat Experiences for Elementary Students – APO009

Reviewed/Revised; September 2015


The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is committed to walking with students on their journey in Catholic Education. This commitment extends to the formation of students intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually rooted in the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations. This AP memo is intended to address Chaplains supporting the spiritual needs of all elementary students from JK to Grade 8. Specifically, it addresses the importance of providing students from Grade 2 to Grade 8 with rich retreat experiences with the hope that these varied spiritual experiences over time will reinforce sustainable spiritual habits necessary to live faith filled lives.