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.
The Social and Ecological Justice Committee at St Thomas More Catholic School is made up of staff and students from grades 1 to 8. Our mission is rooted in the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations and the Catholic Social Teachings. Our faith and action is present in both acts of justice and charity. Some of the ways we have shown this is through our prayer services, delivering homemade Christmas cards throughout our school community, making Christmas tree decorations for the hot meal served at St. Mary's Cathedral, conservation of energy and waste management, Terry Fox Run/Walk/Wheel, donations to In from the Cold, St. Vincent de Paul and Christmas Food Baskets at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Through these initiatives we help develop for our students a sense of justice in our work.