Objectives and Role of Parents

for St. Anne's School

The fundamental objective of St. Anne's School is to provide the best possible environment for the devolpment of Christian principles, attitudes, and values. To do this, the school must provide multiple experiences, carefully selected in order to accomplish this goal. The major objectives of the Catholic Schools are:

Since parents have conferred life on their children, they have a most solemn obligation to educate their offspring. Hence, parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. Their role as eductors is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it.

It is particularly in the Christian family, enriched by the grace and Sacrament of Matrimony, that from their earliest years children should be taught according to the faith received in Baptism, to have a knowledge of God, to worshiop Him, and to live their neighbor. Religious and positive attitudes and values are rooted in home attitudes and values.

While belonging primarily to the family, the task of imparting education requires the help of society as a whole. As for Catholic parents, the council calls to mind their duty to entrust their children to Catholic Schools, when and where this is possible, to support such schools to the extent of their ability and to work along with them for the welfare of their children.

Declaration on Christian Education-Vatican Council II

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