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Ireland: Catholic Schools Week January 27-February 3

‘Catholic Schools: Celebrating the Work of Our Local Catholic Schools’

Catholic Schools Week 2019 in Ireland will run from January 27 to February 3, 2019, on the theme ‘Catholic Schools: Celebrating the Work of Our Local Catholic Schools’. During Catholic Schools Week 2019, Catholic school families can participate in a week of celebration and reflection.  The Catholic Schools Week Steering Committee has made a series of resources available, each with its own unique daily theme.

As Irish society changes, it is important that we reflect on the unique contribution of Catholic schools to our collective goal of education, according to the steering committee. Each Catholic school shares an ethos that is inclusive, welcoming and vibrant. Each school works towards a vision of each student as made in the likeness and image of God. This means that we work towards helping each child, irrespective of background, ethnicity or creed, reach their full potential academically, spiritually and socially. To be in the likeness and image of God means that we have the capacity to truly care for ourselves, each other and the environment around us.

While each Catholic school shares this profound commitment to this vision, every school does this differently. Each school is influenced by the community it serves; be it large urban schools, small rural schools, schools with a wide variety of ethnicities and every school in between. For this reason, every Catholic school works in a unique and distinctive manner in educating each child to holistically develop their talent, skills, and potential.

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