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December 17th, 2019

Catholic Education, Kindergarten, and Baby Jesus

Every once in a while, a school sends me a video to glimpse the wonderful things that are going on in our classrooms in Edmonton Catholic Schools. I received just such a video from the St. Matthew Kindergarten class recently. The video has the students acting out the story of the birth of Jesus, beginning with the Annunciation. Without a doubt, the video is delightful, adorable, humbling, inspiring….the list of adjectives goes on. After my initial cuteness infusion, I paused to reflect on what this video actually represents for our children. It clearly demonstrates the beauty of Catholic education. Our children get to learn and grow in the context of their Catholic faith. The video is far more than a dramatization; it is language, art, collaboration, communication, literacy, inquiry, and so much more.

This is the gift that parents give their children when they choose Catholic education. Christmas becomes more than presents and concerts and parties. As our little actors share at the end of their masterpiece, Christmas is about saying “Thank you God for baby Jesus!” Please enjoy the video by clicking here.

I wish you all a blessed Christmas and all the best in 2020!


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