One of the most distinctive features of our Roman Catholic faith is our Church's rich tradition of social teaching. It is critical to the unique profile of Catholic education that this teaching be explicitly integrated not only into the curriculum but also into the overall life of our school communities.
Our students, staff, parents, trustees, and pastors have traditionally involved themselves in a wide range of social action activities. Whether it is a food or clothing drive, a class discussion about poverty in our world, or participation in a public demonstration, our Catholic schools demonstrate consistent leadership in these areas.
At St. Thomas More Catholic School we have a Social Justice team with students from grade 1 to grade 8. This group of students involves themselves with a range of social action activities. They help organize our larger school community in our food and/or clothing drives, Advent and Lenten projects, and Food Sharing projects. St. Thomas More Catholic School demonstrates consistent leadership in these areas. In the past we have involved ourselves with the Sisters of Providence quiet march for a cause, raising funds to support the RND Jamaica Mission Trip, providing clothing and hygiene products for both FCAS and In From the Cold.
As a school community we recognize the need to preserve and build on these practices in order to participate meaningfully in our call to program the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world.