The Seven Teachings and Catholic Virtues

Dear Parents,

This year at École St Mary School, we are excited to be embarking on a journey of discovery! We as a whole school community will be learning about First Nations, Metis and Inuit culture, history and traditions throughout the school year.

One focus this year for our students will be on the Seven Sacred Teachings.  We will be celebrating students who consistently display the Teachings at our monthly school assemblies.  Students who show the characteristics of the selected Teaching will earn a special colored bracelet in recognition of their achievement.

Please find attached an explanation of each of the Sacred Teachings and how they align with our Catholic Virtues.

Teachings will be celebrated as per the following schedule:

October: The Turtle of Truth

November: The Eagle of Love

January: The Buffalo of Respect

February: The Bear of Courage

March: The Sabe of Honesty

April: The Wolf of Humility

May: The Beaver of Wisdom


If you have any questions please contact your child’s teacher.

Thank you