Registration is now open for the 2012 Catholic Conference: Open Wide the Doors ... Welcome the New Evangelization. The conference brings adults from across Alberta and the Northwest Territories in a celebration of faith and learning. This year's conference will be held March 9-10, 2012 at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre Calgary. It will feature keynote speakers Steve Angisano and Archbishop Gerard Pettipas, as well as a host of other excellent speakers from across the province. For more information visit our Catholic Conference 2012 page.
Under new Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk, Alberta Education has broadened their consultation process on the Education Act. They have added an online component to the Our Children, Our Future: Getting it Right dialogue. Alberta Education is aiming to consult with community members from across the province, including students, parents, grandparents, teachers, and education and community leaders. To have your say in the dialogue, visit http://ideas.education.alberta.ca/engage/current-initiatives/education-act-getting-it-right.
At the Annual General Meeting this past weekend (November 20), the Alberta Catholic School Trustees' Association elected Tony Sykora (Elk Island Catholic) as President and Serafino Scarpino (Calgary Catholic) as Vice-President of the association. We congratulate them and welcome them to their new leadership roles with ACSTA.
Please join us and the Alberta Conference of Catholic Bishops in celebrating Catholic Education Sunday on November 6, 2011. This Sunday is a day for rejoicing in the gifts of our Catholic Schools. This year's theme is Open Wide the Doors.
To read the Catholic Education Sunday Letters as prepared by the Alberta Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as to read daily prayers written for the week following Catholic Education Sunday, visit our Catholic Education Sunday Page.
Rev. Stefano Penna explores the pilot World Religions course, he explores its importance and relevance to Catholic schools, and explains how it is applicable to Alberta's Catholic schools. This is session one of his two session discussion with educators.
Rev. Stefano Penna explores the pilot World Religions course, he explores its importance and relevance to Catholic schools, and explains how it is applicable to Alberta's Catholic schools. This is session two of his two session discussion with educators.
Join Catholic schools across the country as they raise money to support Catholic students in provinces that have no public funding for Catholic Schools.
For more information and to download a poster visit the Toonies for Tuitions website.
Religious Education consultant, Kathy Inglis, discusses the pilot World Religions course at an inservice. She explores, via a three-part video, how the new course applies to Alberta classrooms and how teachers can best make use of the resources.
Our Spring 2011 Catholic Dimension is now available. The issue is an exploration of the value and importance of Catholic education in our schools and in our wider communities. Visit our publications page to read our latest edition of the Catholic Dimension.
Watch a video message from ACSTA President, Sandra Bannard, on the importance of Catholic schools. She discusses how Catholic schools are a strong and vital part of Alberta's publicly funded education system, and how Catholic schools benefit and strengthen Alberta communities.