Lifestyle

Why I Chose Catholic Education For My Children #CatholicTeachers

Why I Chose Catholic Education For My Children #CatholicTeachersWhy 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.

Why I Chose Catholic Education For My Children #CatholicTeachers

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

Why I Chose Catholic Education For My Children #CatholicTeachers

 

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.

 

Visit http://www.catholicteachers.ca/LessonsForLife

 

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.

Related post

13 Comments

  • Reply Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Every parent has to do what’s right for them. I had started to raise my kids catholic, but stopped because I am not sure of my own beliefs anymore so I felt weird having my kids learn something I question.

    12/06/2017 at 8:59 pm
    • Reply Ma Belle Vie

      Yeah, that is how I felt in the Catholic church after while but essentially when I first started it was some of the best school years I ever had.

      12/06/2017 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply Heather Johnson

    I personally have chosen to homeschool my children for myriad reasons. We are following a secular curriculum path.

    12/06/2017 at 9:20 pm
  • Reply Virjinia

    Thanks so much for sharing this! School plays such a major role in children’s lives that by giving them a good environment to learn and grow offers some peace of mind. I truly think children benefit from this type of schooling.

    12/06/2017 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Heather DiNuzzo

    My son just “graduated” from Pre-K at a Catholic School. Wish we could afford to send our kids for the rest of their education!

    13/06/2017 at 8:04 am
  • Reply Jaime

    I have a few friends who grew up in a Catholic school setting and loved it. That isn’t an option in my area. I live in the south, and while there are a few private schools in my area, none are Catholic. I think finding great teachers for your children is so important!

    13/06/2017 at 8:50 am
    • Reply Ma Belle Vie

      I agree with you, even if you don’t have access to the same type of schooling finding teachers that invest in our children is essential

      13/06/2017 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply nlampert

    Thanks for sharing your perspective. I’m not religious but I’m always interesting in learning about other people’s experiences to broaden my mind.

    13/06/2017 at 12:40 pm
    • Reply Ma Belle Vie

      Thats great, its always nice to learn from different walks of life. Thanks for reading.

      13/06/2017 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply Beverley Golden (@GoldenBeverley)

    Regardless of our religious beliefs, I 100% agree with an education that is based on morals and values. Modern society seems to have lost its compass when it comes to compassion, justice and inclusion. There are some amazing thought leaders in all communities now and following what resonates for us, in how we raise our children, is ultimately what will produce the adults of the future who are heart-cantered and lead from their morals.

    13/06/2017 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply raisingyourpetsnaturally

    It sounds like you made a great choice for your family. Luckily, my school growing up was small and intimate.

    13/06/2017 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Emily Smith // The Best of this Life

    It’s really important to choose the right fit for your children and it looks like you found that, which is terrific.

    13/06/2017 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Mardene Carr

    Catholic education has always been very stable. The teachers typically care for the kids a lot

    13/06/2017 at 11:23 pm
  • Join in the conversation