The Holy Cross Catholic School was looking for some technology to help enhance their in-class reading programs, and general classroom engagement activities by obtaining a projector that can stay in their class for daily activities. The ERA was thrilled to donate the projector they needed along with a printer, to assist in classroom activities and helping those with disabilities. It is the school’s mission to increase student critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation among all learner groups and ERA is proud to contribute technology to further these goals.
Holy Cross is a member of the Toronto Catholic District School Board community which is formed by Catholic beliefs and traditions. Their students are part of a learning community environment where models of Gospel values, Catholic tradition, teachings, and beliefs are an integral part of their daily life at the school. The Holy Cross lesson that staff instills in their students is to work hard, be self-disciplined, have a sense of fairness, and learn to have a sense of fun in their lives. Their school community models courage, commitment, and Catholicity at home, school and in their parish lives.
Their goal is to continue to create a positive, enthusiastic and caring learning environment educating the mind, body, and soul modeling Catholic School Graduate Expectations formed within a Catholic Faith Perspective. They draw on the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations that focus and affirm the work that their Catholic schools have been doing for 170 years. Family life programs and values education provides students with a firm foundation in their faith development. The following are “living the faith” activities planned throughout the year: organizing liturgical celebrations, preparing for the Sacraments, participating in food drives and Share Life campaigns. Their monthly school masses and school celebrations are an important and vital part of their school life.
Holy Cross has a small Computer Lab located in their Library. There are also computers in each classroom providing the students with the opportunity to become more computer literate in such areas as the revising and editing of published work and in broadening research opportunities in subject areas, such as social studies and science. However, they would love the opportunity to train the children on laptops as well to help set them up for using technology efficiently as they grow up. ERA is working to fill this request but needs all the help they can get. We are finding it extremely difficult to obtain enough donations from individuals to fulfill every charitable organizations’ wish so we are calling out to all companies disposing of their unwanted obsolete devices. Book your pickup with us today and have a positive impact on the lives of these children!
For more information on this school, please visit their website here.