Special Education

We believe that each child is a gift from God and has the potential to grow, to develop and to contribute.  Each person is worth of our respect, is to be include and is to be treated fairly and with dignity.

We believe that the home and the Catholic School both supported by the teaching ministry of the Church, form a partnership in the education of children.  Parents as the first and prime educators of their children, are assisted by the Catholic School and Church.

The statement above reflects the basic philosophy, commitment and direction of the Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board toward education, including Special Education.

When it is considered necessary, the identification of exceptional students will be based on a common system procedure which considers academic achievement, communication, behaviour and physical exceptionalities.  Recommendations for appropriate programming, which will ensure success for the student, are the shared responsibility of the home and school.

The implication of this philosophy is that exceptional students will be educated in a regular classroom settings wherever possible.  Therefore the Board encourages the placement of children within their home schools.  Even in cases of complex exceptionalities, the Board will endeavour to provide opportunities for integration.