The Teacher In The Catholic School

Topics: Catholic Church, Education, Catholic school Pages: 22 (4191 words) Published: November 8, 2014
DIOCESE OF TOOWOOMB A

C AT H O L I C

E D U C AT I O N

OFFICE

Thein Teacher
the Catholic School
Attentiveness to the Life Giving Presence of God
Ministry within the Church
Place of Learning
Community of Care
Inclusive & Outreaching Culture
Continuous Improvement through Renewal

Published and issued by
Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Toowoomba
73 Margaret Street
Toowoomba Qld 4350

This edition published July, 2009

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under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced
by any process without written permission from the
Director of the Toowoomba Catholic Education Office.

www.twb.catholic.edu.au

C ATHOLIC E DU C ATION O F F IC E
DIOCESE OF TOOWOOMB A

T H E T E AC H E R
IN T H E

CATH O L I C S C H O O L

Providing a ministry of quality service
for developmental excellence
w i t h i n a C at h o l i c Fa i t h T r a d i t i o n

Called to Teach............................................................................................................................1 Purpose..........................................................................................................................................2 Introduction . ..............................................................................................................................3 Key Result Area 1

Attentiveness to the Life-Giving Presence of God.......................................................4 Key Result Area 2
Ministry Within the Church.................................................................................................6 Key Result Area 3
Place of Learning...................................................................................................................8 Key Result Area 4
Community of Care.............................................................................................................10 Key Result Area 5
Inclusive and Outreaching Culture.................................................................................12 Key Result Area 6
Continuous Improvement through Renewal..............................................................14 Acknowledgement..................................................................................................................16 References..................................................................................................................................17

C a t h o l i c E d u c a t i o n O f f i ce D i o ce s e o f T o o w o o m b a

Dear Teachers
I commend this revised edition of “The Teacher in the Catholic School” to you as a guide in your role. Your contribution to the ministry of education in the Diocese of Toowoomba is a significant one as you will be the face of the Church to many in your care. In our Catholic schools the responsibility for creating a Christian climate and culture, both individually and as community, is in your hands. Teachers do not write on inanimate material, but on the very spirits of human beings. A synthesis of faith and culture is reached as you integrate the different aspects of human knowledge through the light of the Gospel. The educational commitment of teachers in a Catholic school is, ultimately, the consequence of a faith which is active through love.

At the World Youth Day Mass in 2008, Pope Benedict urged the assembly of young people to become prophets of a new age and bring faith to a “spiritually barren” world. Together with members of our diocesan Church, you, as teachers, can help students in our schools to answer this call through “your faith, your idealism and your generosity, so that our Church can always be young in spirit”. I pray for you as I commission you to undertake your vocation, a service to society grounded in a work of love. My hope is that you will see the blessings and rewards in each day, following in the footsteps of Jesus as a bearer of light and meaning for...

References: Outcomes are seen in whole people, relationships, communities, processes and
structures”(Voices, 2001, p.6) It is within this context that teachers in Catholic schools
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