For example, the school’s mission is a reflection of the Catholic identity acting as a key reminder of the school’s Catholic identity to everyone interacting with it. Additionally, St. Joachim’s curriculum has is within the confines of ‘Blest Are We Series that corresponds to teachings of Catholic faith’. As such, Catholic resources such as teacher magazines and websites promoting Catholic faith such as Holy Heroes are allowed in the school. This is further facilitated by the annual assessments on religion in grades five and eight, enabling general sampling of the school’s levels of faith ranking it above national norms over the years. The annual assessments also act as resources to identify areas that need to be improved on by gauging performance of different areas.
Moreover, religion projects and activities such as visiting places of worship and earning a minimum of sixty hours of community service as a graduation requirement advanced by the school has heavily promoted development of religion. To shape religious life outside the school, parents and guardians are invited to prayer gatherings and weekly masses. Additionally, the Catholic environment is improved by the sacramental displays such as the mosaic of Mary throughout the institution. Furthermore, the faculty annually participates in catechetical formation where teachers attend Diocesan congress and retreats thereby improving their spirituality. These entire efforts merge together to create, develop, ad maintain a Catholic identity and the general spirituality of St. Joachim ...Show more