So why do our local Catholic Schools need your help?
While it is true that our local Catholic Schools receive a portion of their funding from the provincial government’s education grants, it is only 50% of the per pupil operating cost of our local public school district.
Parents and families of students usually bear the largest portion of the costs associated as they pay fees per student registered in our schools. Our local parishes also contribute funds annually in support of their mandate to provide and ensure a Catholic Education is available for all Catholic families. Capital improvement projects, facilities, etc. are not funded by government in any way and as such must come out of our operating budget entirely. This is true for all BC Catholic schools.
The goal of our Catholic Schools is to provide a focused and appropriate education that is reflected and obtained through Catholic principles and teaching, while striving to prepare the whole person for a successful life here on earth and for their eternal soul in heaven. Your gift is one small way that you can help in our common pursuit of this goal for each of our local families.
Making a Gift
Any individual or business is able to make a cash donation directly to our school. This allows our school council to allocate your gift where it is deemed to be needed the most.
Any individual or business may direct which specific initiative or project they would like to direct their donation towards. For example a gift could be earmarked as directed towards technological upgrades to the school, new sports equipment or even towards a building fund dedicated to the construction of a new Elementary School. If you wish to target your gift in this manner please contact a member of the school council or the administration and see what projects or initiatives are currently in need.
Offerings of land, large or precious assets or other similar items are also accepted by our Catholic Schools.
**Be sure to ask if your donation is eligible for a tax receipt!**