Bishop's Welcome

The gift of children and youth! They call forth from their Moms and Dads AWE and wonder at all that God has given! They call forth all of the responsibility to be authentic — to witness to the excellence that God has imprinted in their being from the moment of their existence in their mother’s womb.

The staff of our Island Catholic Schools assist parents in their primary responsibility of being good teachers and examples of virtue for the treasure of their children. Authenticity of Catholic education is founded in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, who in his life, death and resurrection, reveals what it is to be fully human and the meaning of life itself. 

The Catholic school is a witness to the Gospel of life and the promise of eternal life in Jesus Christ.  This fundamental goal of Catholic schools explains why the staff of our schools, above all else, Witness to their personal relationship with Jesus Christ with you and your children, and are authentically engaged in their own Catholic community (parish) on a regular basis, by full conscious, active, participation. It is from our Catholic communities of worship, charity, mercy, justice and truth that our schools find their roots and meaning. 

The glory of God is the human person fully alive and, to this end, Excellence in formation of the human person to be all that God wants each person to be is our mission. “How precious must the human person be in the eyes of the Creator, to have gained so great a Redeemer." (cf. Redemptor Hominis #10 St Pope John Paul II) These foundational principles of Catholic education is the mission Island Catholic Schools.

Finally raising children, is an AWEsome responsibility which we share in mutual trust and collaboration as parents, educators, and parishes. And with the grace of the Holy Spirit our schools, create an environment where our young people can grow in faith hope and love.



In Communion,

Most Reverend Gary Gordon
Bishop of Victoria