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1.a Religious Education and Family Life Program
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Description of Activity

  • Staffing, Timetable and Teacher In-service

SMART Goal Design - Is this goal...

  • Specific?
  • Measurable?
  • Attainable?
  • Result-oriented?
  • Time-bound?

Goal/Expected Result

  • Ensure that Religious Education is taught 30 minutes/day, four times per week
  • Timetable Family Life Education 30 minutes per day once per week
  • Assign teachers to teach each program
  • Ensure that teachers are in-serviced and supported in the delivery of the program


  • Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Religious Education Program
  • Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Family Life Education Program
  • Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations
  • Board Policy Documents


Relevant Catholic Theme(s)

  • Faith


  • CGE1a Illustrates a basic understanding of the saving story of our Christian faith
  • CGE5g Achieves excellence, originality, and integrity in one’s own work and supports these qualities in the work of others

How will success be determined?

  • Religious Education and Family Life Education will be visible on the teachers’ timetables
  • Correct programs being taught
Contributors Tasks

School Administration

  • Designate teaching responsibilities
  • Consult Board Religious Education office to find out about program in-service and consultant assistance
  • Call staff meeting
    • identify importance of subject
    • distribute needs assessment regarding texts
    • require staff to identify Religious Education and Family Life Education on their timetables
    • announce opportunities for in-service, consultant’s help


  • Collaborate with Administration on timetabling
  • Identify needs vis-à-vis texts
  • Familiarize themselves with program
  • Attend in-service; seek consultant help

Board Religious Education and Family Life Department

  • Make clear the requirements and expectations of the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops and of the School Board
Process Stages Details and Considerations

June (prior year)

  • Administration arranges teaching assignments
  • At staff meeting discuss staff needs vis-à-vis texts, professional development and ongoing adult faith formation


  • Order texts


  • At the opening staff meeting review Bishops’/Board/School requirements vis-à-vis Religious Education


  • Review Board’s assessment policies with respect to Religious Education and Family Life Education


  • Have a representative of the Board’s Religious Education department come to the school to meet with new teachers
  • Evaluate the above and make necessary adjustments

Effectiveness (degree to which goal has been achieved)

  • Adequate timetabling
  • Debriefing at staff meeting

Follow Up/Next Steps

  • Identify needs over and above the program
  • Brief class visits by administration
  • Constant communication with Board’s Religious Education and Family Life Education department
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