Catholic Education Week

Catholic Education Week May 18th-22nd

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)

Catholic Education Week

What is Catholic Education Week?

The celebration of Catholic Education Week across Canada is an opportunity for our faith communities to promote this important ministry of the Church.

Catholic schools play an important part in nurturing the call to holiness for our children and youth in partnership with their families and parish communities. Through religious education and prayer, Catholic Education provides students with the formation to know, love, and serve Christ.

Catholic schools, families, and parishes collaborate to support our young people in their journey of faith and their pursuit of excellence in learning. Catholic Education week is an opportunity to express our appreciation to the teachers, support staff, administration, trustees, parents, and priests who serve our students in Catholic Education through their faithful witness to the Good News proclaimed by Jesus Christ.

Prayer For Catholic Education Week

Loving God,
You sent your Son, Jesus, to be our hope. We feel his promised Spirit at work within us; We recognize his risen presence among us as we gather in his name in prayer, and celebrate the Eucharist. He is the hope which inspires us to share as members of the Catholic educational community, in your church’s mission to announce the Good News to the whole world. We thank you for the gift of Catholic education. May it continue to be a place where Christ ignites within us, abiding confidence, in a future filled with hope.
We make this prayer through the same Christ, our Lord.


April 27th- May 1st Education Week

Education Week

The first Alberta School Week (Education Week) was held December 2–8, 1928. Its purpose then, as now, is to call attention to the importance of education and to show the public the good things happening in Alberta schools.

Education Week is an excellent opportunity to advocate for public education and to:

Illustrate the important role that schools play in communities;
assure taxpayers that public funds are being put to good use;
invite the public into classrooms for first-hand experiences;
highlight the partnership between teachers, parents and students;
demonstrate the important leadership role that the teaching profession plays in student learning;
and celebrate the contribution that all staff and volunteers make in the school.
Learning is a Journey

Every three years, the ATA, in collaboration with Alberta Education, chooses a theme to help schools and locals plan activities that send consistent messages supporting public education to the community.

The theme from 2017-2020 is “Learning is a Journey,” and intends to profile the role that education plays in all of our lives in shaping the province’s future. It’s a great time to celebrate teachers’ proud legacy in public education and work toward an inspired future that includes the following:

Optimal learning conditions for every child
Creative and innovative learning programs
Students who enjoy learning and who achieve their learning goals
Parents and communities that are involved and supportive of learning
School leaders who are also teachers
A well-thought out curriculum delivered by well-prepared professionals
Opportunities for teachers to continue developing their skills as professionals


“We teach; we share; we learn; we care. We grow in Christ, believing that together we can make a difference.” Treaty Land Recognition - “We acknowledge that treaty 6 & 7 territories, on which we stand, is the ancestral land of the Indigenous peoples, and is common home to everyone in virtue of God, our Creator’s, gracious gift.” Alberta Public Catholic Education. © 2023 East Central Catholic Schools.