The Roman Catholic Church in The Bahamas is part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope. The diocese was elevated to a full diocese, as the diocese of Nassau in June 1960. On June 22nd, 1999, the diocese was again elevated as the new Archdiocese of Nassau.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Catholic Schools in The Bahamas in full swing

With the first week of school already behind the students of the Catholic Schools within The Bahamas, the teachers of Aquinas College met with the parents last evening(9th Sept) to discuss the new school year's curriculum and to assure the parents that the decision they made to enstrust their children with the school was one that the school appreciates and take very seriously.

This year the school outlined the Profile of "a" Graduate from the Catholic Board of Education System. Mrs Shona Knowles; Principal of Aquinas College explained to the parents that once their child would have completed their education at Aquinas College they would be proud to have left knowing that their child is a product of the profile and guidelines set by The Bahamas Catholic Board of Education. The profile states the following:
The Bahamas Catholic High Schools provide a college preparatory academic and vocational program that effectively integrates intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and physical student development. Consistent with its Catholic identity, we help students of all religions reach toward their full potential in a dynamic, Christ-centered learning community, by affirming throughout all programs, the Gospel message of individual worth and redemption. The ideal Bahamas Catholic School Graduate is an articulate, aware, and socially integrated individual with the academic and/or vocational skills to succeed in the world; the spiritual understanding to grow in faith; and the moral resolve to lead a just and unselfish life.
Mrs. Knowles further went on to explain to the parents what they can expect from their children once they have been through the Catholic School systems. CBOE's aim is to produce students who will be Christian leaders, academically capable, a centered, well-rounded, loving, a life long learner, a healthy person, environmentally conscious and a financially adept individual.

This is no easy task but one attainable through the hard work of the students, the commitment of the teacher's and faculty and most certainly the assistance of us parents. As an old adage goes "Hard work never killed anyone; laziness does".

Mrs Knowles ended the evening by thanking the parents for entrusting their children to the care of Aquinas College.

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