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About NOTRE DAME

Who We Are, What We Do

We are a welcoming school that honours and celebrates diversity within our community, built on our Catholic faith.

We inspire our students in the pursuit of excellence in the development of their God-given talents in order to Know, Love and Serve God within society.

Notre Dame Regional Secondary School seeks to educate the whole student — the body, the mind, and the spirit.

 

We foster the formation of Christian leaders, responsible citizens and life-long learners in a Catholic environment.

We are proud to be the Jugglers.

Core Values 01.

Knowledge

Our journey to know God and self is strengthened through academic excellence.

True reconciliation is realized when we are open to the truth and to healing.  Let us invoke the Holy Spirit as we seek reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

The Catholic School’s theme for the 2022/23 school year is “Seeking Truth, Healing, and Reconciliation”.

 

Clearly, the main focus of that theme is about our efforts, individually and collectively, to restore amicable and respectful relationships with our indigenous brothers and sisters.

Principal's Message

However, what we are seeking must also be applied to our own lives and in all of our personal and professional relationships. The dove is a symbol of peace and represents the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit reveals all truth. The virtue of honesty is vital to all successful relationships. The saying “The truth will set you free” is often referenced in academic circles; but its origin is biblical (John 8:32). The freedom Jesus offers is a spiritual freedom from the bondage of sin. Being honest with ourselves and with others will always be easier said than done, but a practice that will certainly assist us in our search for creating and sustaining positive relationships. The cedar branch is a symbol of healing for Indigenous Peoples. At different times in our lives we, too, are in need of healing. Learning to forgive ourselves and others and being willing to ask for forgiveness are ongoing practices that will serve us well with respect to our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Reconciliation is defined as the restoration of friendly relations and the action of making one’s view or belief compatible with one another. It is also the name of a Catholic sacrament involving the confession of sin. In the context of Indigenous Peoples, reconciliation means working together to correct the legacy of past injustice (Nelson Mandela). In our own personal context it simply encourages our ongoing efforts towards being the best we can be in all of our relationships. In seeking truth, healing and reconciliation for others we are living out one indelible truth; it is impossible to help others without also helping ourselves. That reality, in and of itself, should give us the encouragement and confidence to pursue this very worthwhile goal.

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