Do not let your hearts be troubled. You trust in God, trust also in me. In my Father’s house there are many places to live in; otherwise I would have told you. I am going now to prepare a place for you, and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you to myself, so that you may be with me where I am.John 14:1-3
We are proud of the vibrant and diverse community that we have at St. Andrew School. Together, we strive daily to create a caring community for our students, their families, and our staff, where each person is treated with dignity, kindness, and respect. We celebrate our differences and appreciate that we are all wonderfully made in the image and likeness of God and our inherent human dignity is undeniable. We celebrate with one another in times of joy and mourn together in times of sorrow. We support members of our community when they are in need.
As Catholic educators, we have a moral imperative to celebrate the unique gifts of each one of our students. We are called to stand together in solidarity with one another and to speak out when a member of our community is discriminated against on the basis of race, gender identity, gender expression, disability, sex, sexual orientation, creed, age, or any other ground. We also have a legal responsibility to ensure that these protections are understood and honoured in our Catholic school. As a Catholic school community, we will work to ensure the 2SLGBTQ+ members of our community experience a positive sense of belonging and well-being.
We will continue to teach our students about God’s love and forgiveness, to stand up against discrimination, and to celebrate what makes us unique as well as what brings us together as a Catholic school community.