Catholic Education Sunday Celebrations

Our Catholic community of schools and parishes came together on November 3 & 4, 2018 to celebrate Catholic Education Sunday. The joy and exuberance throughout the parishes are felt in these shared photos. We are grateful for our Catholic community’s continued financial support of The CCEF in its pursuit of granting enhancements to our students throughout our 115 schools in the Calgary Catholic School District. To support our grant-making opportunities you may donate HERE. All donations over $20 made before December 31, 2018 will receive a tax receipt.







St. Jean Brebeuf invests in tech thanks to CCEF

St. Jean Brebeuf supports student-centred learning and engagement by investing in technology.

What was the goal for this project?

St. Jean Brebeuf applied for a grant from the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation (CCEF) so they could purchase the tech tools they needed to help support student-centred learning and engagement. These tools include a GreenScreen, iPad stands, tech tubs and iPad covers.

How did this funding impact the school?
These tools are now being used as part of school activities and help students share their creativity and understanding of all subjects.

For example, students had the opportunity to create video commercials as part of their Social Studies 9 class and were also able to create informational videos that were used to update the school community on upcoming events and engagements.


Collaboration, creativity and communication are important skills that we strive to develop within our students here at St. Jean Brebeuf. As a language arts teacher, my students and I are always examining and striving towards effective and creative communication of ideas. While digital technologies are not necessarily essential to work on these skills, having access to iPads and the GreenScreens invites opportunities to communicate in different ways.” – Jessica Pia, Language Arts Teacher

As a Learning Commons Librarian, I strive to provide our students with the ability to creatively collaborate using many resources. One of our main resources that has provided students with the ability to share ideas and create projects are the iPads. When they use iMovie and Touch Cast (both applications provided on the iPads) students have been able to enhance their learning and create imaginative videos related to both curriculum outcomes as well as extracurricular activities.” – Deanne Franssen, Learning Commons Librarian

Catholic Education Sunday Thanks

Thank you to the 113 adults and 19 students who read our message of Catholic Education Sunday at 43 parishes across 156 mass times this weekend! We would also like to acknowledge the staff and students who prepared the artwork and visuals for the churches, your efforts are much appreciated. We witnessed our schools and parishes joining together to celebrate and give thanks for the gift of Catholic Education and the contribution it makes to our communities and society as a whole in Alberta.

To donate to Calgary Catholic Education Foundation please click HERE. Donations $20 or more by December 31st, 2018 to receive your tax receipt.