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

  • Religious Education and Family Life Education Protocol

 

SMART Goal Design - Is this goal...

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

Goal/Expected Result

  • Awareness of School/Board/Bishops’ Requirements vis-à-vis Religious Education and Family Life Education
  • Knowledge of Ontario Bishops and School Board Policy regarding a request to withdraw a student from the Religious Education or Family Life Education Program Responding to concerns from Pastors and Parents
  • Staff awareness and familiarity with Protocol

Resources

  • Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Institute for Catholic Education
  • Religious Education and Family Life Education Texts

 

Relevant Catholic Theme(s)

  • Faith
  • Community and the Common Good

CGE(s)

  • CGE3c Thinks reflectively and creatively to evaluate situations and solve problems
  • CGE3d Makes decisions in light of gospel values with an informed moral conscience

How will success be determined?

  • Knowledge of Protocol; awareness on part of administration and staff of course to follow if there is a parental complaint or a concern expressed by a Pastor about the Religious Education and Family Life Education programs and their delivery; or if there is a request by a parent/guardian for a student to be withdrawn from part or all of the program
Contributors Tasks

School Administration

  • Allocate time at a staff meeting early in the year to review the Protocol and ensure that teachers are aware of the responsibilities of each of the following with respect to the Religious Education and Family Life Education Programs
    • Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
    • Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops
    • Institute for Catholic Education
    • School Board
    • Administration
    • Teacher

Staff

  • Understand the Protocol

Board Religious Education and Family Life Education Department

  • Ensure that the School Administration is familiar with the Protocol
Process Stages Details and Considerations

September

  • At opening staff meeting review the Board and school policies with respect to Religious Education and Family Life Education in the following areas:
    • Program requirements
    • Policy regarding a parental request to withdraw a student from the program
    • Responding to concerns from Pastors and parents

June

  • At a staff meeting discuss and evaluate policies

Effectiveness (degree to which goal has been achieved)

  • Evaluate how school deals with parental feedback

Follow Up/Next Steps

  • Ongoing Adult Faith Formation
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