The theme for Catholic Education Week 2018, “Serving The Common Good”, is taken from Developing In Faith, the document at the heart of evaluation and planning in the Catholic school. A team of teachers and R.E. advisers have been working hard over the past months to create a host of resources to support schools as they mark CEW.
Assembly resources, sermon notes, classroom activities and prayers that look at the themes of Catholic Social Teaching and the school are all available on the SCES website for you to download and use across the year.All of the materials will help schools to reflect on the Charter for Catholic schools and put into practice “Our commitment to communicate Catholic Social Teaching and thereby to promote social justice and opportunity for all”We’d love to feature how you mark Catholic Education Week on our website.
Please send your stories and photographs to firstname.lastname@example.orgCatholic Education Week has an added bonus this year! Instead of just one week in the school calendar it will appear twice during 2018. The traditional time to mark the work and achievements of Catholic Education will happen, as usual, at the end of January with CEW beginning on Sunday 28th January. However, as this is an important and historic year for the Catholic school community, we will also have an additional time to come together and reflect on the positive con-tribution Catholic Education makes to Scotland.
It is fitting that this additional time should fall be-tween the 16th and 30th November, the feasts of our Patrons St. Margaret and St. Andrew. From 2019 the dates for CEW will be set to always fall in this two week period, allowing schools, parishes, dioceses and families to mark the occasion however they see fitting for their local community.