PREP Classes: Grade 1-7

Fee structure: $120. per child before the end of June 2015.
Registration must be complete by June 30th, 2015 – $50.00 extra for late registration. Post dated cheques are acceptable.

PREP FORM 2016_fillable

Forms are also available at the back of the Church.

Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)

Mission Statement

The Parish of Holy Spirit Religious Education Program (PREP). It is a Roman Catholic Program, which serves the local parish community, and is one of the approved programs within the Archdiocese of Vancouver. This is eight- year program and more than likely go into a high school program next year. No grades can be missed! Each grade must be completed before the Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered.

The Program (Faith & Life) aims to teach the children in accordance with the rites, practices and doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church and at the same time develop a respect for the beliefs of others.

We aim to enable every child to understand him/herself, the family, the community and the wider world in an atmosphere pervaded by Gospel values and the message of Jesus Christ.

We aim to help every child fullfill their potential by offering them a broadly based and balanced curriculum in Catholic Religious Education and to help them become independent learners thus preparing them for the responsibilities of becoming teenagers and young adults, in a very secular world

We aim to promote excellence through working cooperatively with parents to provide a happy, caring and structured environment where children can grow in God’s love.

 

Partnership with Parents

We aim to provide the best possible education for the children in the PREP Program. In order to achieve this we believe parents, the first teachers of the faith, along with the PREP teachers and the Church should work as partners. The parish strives to reach the highest standards in all that it does and expects children to work properly and parents to support the PREP Program in maintaining high standards of discipline. We welcome the involvement of parents in our PREP Program by going through each lesson before and afterwards with your child. Parents are encouraged to offer any spare time they have to help in the program by: hearing reading, helping with interpretation, accompanying children to the classroom, and by helping with practical classroom required activities when required.

 

Sacramental Life

You will be expected to bring you child or children to monthly confession at the scheduled parish time, the Sunday liturgy must be celebrated in the parish of the Holy Spirit.

 

First Confession & First Holy Communion

The dates for these two Sacraments will be given to you during the year. If a child has not attained a proper understanding of the Sacraments then they will be held back until they have attained that knowledge, therefore, the parents must take the responsibility and help their child with the required prayers as well helping their child understand the importance of the Sacraments in their lives.

 

Non-attendance due to illness

Parents should notify the Parish Office with a telephone call if their child is going to be absent. When the child returns to PREP, parents should send a note confirming the telephone call and the reason for the absence also that they have gone over the lesson missed. Pupils must be encouraged at all times to be punctual. Lateness disrupts not only your child’s learning, but also the rest of the class. Children who are late should be accompanied into the classroom/parish building by their parent.

Class begins at 6.30 p.m. prompt. All children should be picked up from their classroom at 7.45 p.m.

 

Change of address

Please make sure we have your current address and emergency contact telephone number. The Parish must be kept informed if there are any changes.

 

Holiday’s

Apart from the Christmas, Easter and Spring Break no other holidays should be scheduled during the School year. Our school year begins September 17, 2015 and ends at the last Thursday of May 27th, 2016 Please do not schedule family holidays during this time; we have limited time in classroom preparation for the Sacramental program already.

Classes are being held at Queen Elizabeth School.