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Eco Schools

At ALCDSB we embrace our call to be stewards of God’s Gift of Creation. In the context of student success, stewardship takes on a holistic meaning encompassing stewardship of the environment, self and those around us. With this in mind, Outdoor and Environmental Education programming within the ALCDSB seeks to engage our students, Kindergarten through Grade 12, in authentic, integrated learning experiences within the natural environment and within the school community. Within the natural environment, in 2014-2015 over 6500 of our students took part in Outdoor and Environmental Education programming at our Outdoor Education Centres. Engagement levels are high at our Centres as students are physically active while exploring the interconnectedness of living things. 

Within the school community our students continue to participate in Ontario Ecoschools, a rigorous, province-wide certification program which is the vehicle for the Ministry of Education’s Policy Framework for Environmental Education in Ontario Schools. The Ontario Ecoschools program places eco-action directly within the sphere of student influence leading to a sense of empowerment and meaningful participation in the local community. In 2013/2014, 31 schools within ALCDSB achieved certification ranging from bronze to silver to gold and even one platinum level Ecoschool! In 2014/2015 ALCDSB remains eco-strong with 31 new schools receiving certification.

 Students cleaning up the environment.

 

For more information visit
http://www.ontarioecoschools.org/

 

  • Discipleship

    We accept the call to be imitators of Christ by embracing the Beatitudes through authentic witness at the school, community, and global levels. Rooted in our commitment to transmit our Faith and Catholic tradition, we are inspired to build communities dedicated to the formation of young people who recognize their gifts and responsibilities to contribute to the transformation of the world into a more just and loving society for all.

  • Scholarship

    We believe that each student, made in the image and likeness of God and being hope for the future, can be engaged in their learning and achieve at high levels with appropriate supports. We are committed to ensuring that the potential of each student is realized through the achievement of ambitious outcomes and improving in their learning to the highest possible level.

  • Stewardship

    We embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to the development and growth of all employees, responsible and accountable practices and our call to care for all of God's creation.