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Catholic Education Week - May 1 to 6, 2016

Catholic Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the uniqueness of our Catholic schools. This special week encourages the community to celebrate the distinctive contribution their schools make in the lives of our students, the community and throughout all of Ontario. We have planned special activities at all grade levels and in all schools, including prayer celebrations and service activities.

Everyone was welcome to join us in events taking place throughout the week. More than 600,000 students in over 1,500 Catholic schools across Ontario took part. Participants could attend a Board-wide event, or take part in events at any school.

Tuesday, May 3 - Mass and award ceremony

Most Reverend Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ presided at the Celebration of the Eucharist for our Catholic Education Week Mass.  After the mass, we presented our annual Director of Education Commendation Awards to well-deserving OCSB employees who were being recognized as role models. The annual Stephen H. Richardson Memorial Award was also presented to a recipients who best exemplified the Board's mission for success this past year. We are truly fortunate to have these amazing people who are devoted to service in Catholic Education. Stay tuned for the photos and bios for these deserving recipients.

Friday, May 6 - Choral Celebration

Closing out Catholic Education Week, the 21th Annual Choral Celebration hosted choirs from several Ottawa Catholic schools, sharing selected songs with a large audience. It took place on Friday, May 6, 2016, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at Notre Dame High School, 710 Broadview Avenue.

Education Week Activities

Read posts in our Good News Blog about inspiring activities that took place during our Catholic Education Week.

#CathEdWeek 2016 is here!
This week is a very special week in our school communities– it's Catholic Education Week! Read more

#CathEdWeek Mass and Awards Presentation
Our annual Catholic Education Week Mass was held on Tuesday, May 3rd, hosted at the Notre Dame Cathedral in downtown Ottawa. Following the Mass was the presentation of the Director of Education Commendation Awards... Read more

Capping off #CathEdWeek with dance & song!
Students from all over the Ottawa Catholic School Board displayed their talents on stage for #CathEdWeek 2016! Read more

View our comprehensive Board & School Activities Booklet, outlining all of the activities that took place throughout Catholic Education Week.