Why I Chose Catholic Education For My Children #CatholicTeachers
As much as I can remember my school memories as a child, they were the most influential years of my life, years that have moulded me into the person that I am today. There was no question in my mind growing up about whether I wanted my children to follow down the same educational path that I did. Being that my children spend most of the waking days in an educational atmosphere it was really important to me that they had the same opportunities, dedication and discipline I received in the Catholic school system.
I chose Catholic education for them because I wanted them to have a strong faith-based character. A character that would ultimately make them aware of how we were created and the importance of what our purpose is in this world. I wanted them to carry out and learn the same prayers, virtues and a strong sense of leadership I was able to learn so that they are equipped to deal with difficult situations in bothe their professional and personal lives attentively without anger.
Growing up with Catholic education the quality of teaching and learning in a faith-based environment made me aware of my action to certain things, traits that I can already see my kids live out in their everyday lives. They have very strong morals that show how committed they are and that’s all thanks to the type of schooling they are in. Catholic education is a system of faith based exposure that not only teaches the lessons of life, it consistently shows my kids and myself growing up how strong a community can be. As well as how such a simple concept of “one” can be taught and exemplified daily. Choosing to have my kids in Catholic education provides them with the knowledge to value themselves, friendships and belongings. They learn to experience love, loyalty and trust from their fellow peers and superiors as well as learning how to treat everyone the same as they were created… with LOVE
One of my fears I had going into adulthood and thinking about having kids of my own was them getting lost in the crowd. I knew I wanted them to be in a space where the educational faculty knew them, their needs and goals. I wanted them to be in a space where if they needed help in their learning processes, there would be a group that knew them more than just a student attending a school but rather a part of a village. I am grateful that my kids can have a Catholic education where the teachers are passionate about the well-being of their spiritual growth, praised for their strengths and assisted with strengthening their weaknesses.
Catholic teachers deliver lessons that extend beyond math, science and history. We shape the character and values of the students we teach. Simply put, Catholic teachers provide lessons for life. Because in the end, life is the test.Catholic teachers promote values that help students become engaged and contributing citizens. Graduates of our schools participate in elections, donate to charities and volunteer in their communities at very high rates.Catholic teachers make values such as fairness, compassion, respect, concern for social justice and the environment a priority in their classrooms. All of us benefit from this approach.
This post is part of the YummyMummyClub and Ontario’s Catholic Teachers #CatholicTeachers sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors.