[quote="StBrenda, post:1, topic:190663"]
1 - How do you know the school is helping youir child's spiritual developments?
2 - What evidence do you see of this in your child'sdaily living?
3 - How does belonging to this Catholic school communitity influence your family life?
4 - What are the strengths of the school that can be attributed to the Catholic Special Character?
Whats your thoughts
and 2. My children talk about devotion, sacrifice, suffering, prayer, charity, forgiveness, sin, etc., etc., on a daily basis, as if it were part of their day (because it is) at school. It's been woven into their day. Their faith has been shared and discusses in many different ways at many different times.
Belonging to the Catholic school community is most helpful to us because it provides back up. What I am saying is repeated and reinforced at school. I can assure you it is most helpful. When I have a discussion with one of my kids and they are not quite seeing my point or don't want to see my point, they will often admit that they have been taught the same at school. Many, many times, especially with our soon to be 13 year old son, the teaching from the school has made all the difference in convincing him that what we are saying at home is in fact the truth.
My kids will also come home with some stories that I had just never heard myself, mostly some obscure Saint story. Or what they are going over in class will remind me of something I had forgotten about.
- I am not sure what you mean by Catholic special character? I like that the teachers at the school do not need to "stop short" when it comes to explaining something through the Catholic view. How does one teach "character education" without mentioning God? Don't have to at a Catholic school.... Is that what you mean?