Laudato Si'

​​​​​​​Nurture and Nourish


Our Vision for Ecological Conversion

​With Christ as the way, the truth and life, we strive to be a positive and welcoming community at Our Lady of Dolours where everyone is enlivened and taught to Care, Think and Act in communion with God's creation. The Bible asks us to 'cultivate and take care' (Gen 2:15) of what God has gifted. In June 2015, Pope Francis delivered an important encyclical, Laudato Si' - On Care for our Common Home. In it, he poses the question, What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up? (#160 LS)

Our Goal

Building a Sustainable Future. ​​

Our Aspiration

Express and give witness to our Catholic Identity through a commitment to, and growing a culture of, Ecological Conversion with people by developing the capacity to care for our Common Home. ​​

Caring for our Common Home

Working with children to connect with life in all its forms, to love the created world and to care for it, is central to our mission as a Catholic School. At Our Lady of Dolours School, we seek to provide a lifelong recognition of the values necessary to understand and appreciate the interrelatedness of all creation. Our learning environment encompasses the lifelong attitudes and practices we would like to present within our community and provide opportunities for our students, staff, parents and parishioners to be actively involved in working towards an integral ecology shaped by Catholic social teaching and personal conversion. We strive to incorporate ecology into educational and school management practices.

Classroom Projects for Ecological Conversion

As a school, we have made a very purposeful commitment to educating our students about care for our common home and, importantly, doing our very best to sustain our goals. Each class commits to a particular project year. 

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