Church schools have reopened their doors for the new scholastic year, with some 17,000 students and 3,000 educators attending the 55 Church schools at kindergarten, primary, secondary and sixth post-secondary levels. Among these, around 2,000 students and 140 educators who will be entering these schools for the first time.

In preparation for this year, the Secretariat for Catholic Education organised two meetings between Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi, school chaplains, and new educators. Addressing the chaplains, the Bishop stressed the importance that they themselves would be carrying out a walk of faith built on sound spirituality.

In preparation for this year, the Secretariat for Christian Education organised two meetings involving Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi, the school chaplains, and educators who are beginning their service in a Church school. Bishop Galea-Curmi reiterated his appreciation for the hard work of many lay and religious professionals who contribute to the quality of Catholic education. When addressing the chaplains, the Bishop emphasised the importance of their own personal spiritual journey, as one cannot give what they do not possess. During the meeting with the new educators, the Bishop highlighted the need for consistency between what we preach and the example we set for students in Church schools

During the summer months Church schools continued with maintenance and embellishment work. The work of educators also continued throughout summer, with some of them continuing their training abroad to keep updated on new teaching methods.

Church schools are committed to continue working over the coming months and welcoming Pope Francis’ call in order to create a more fraternal society that builds friendly relationships between humans and that protects our common home.