“You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself.” Luke 10:27-28
The “I’m a Gift from God” program is mandated by the Archbishop and designed to be integrated with the existing religious education program. It is intended that the home, the school, and the parish will combine their efforts in this program designed to protect the dignity and worth of God’s children.
The “I’m a Gift from God” program begins with God’s love for us. It invites the children, and their families, to reflect on and appreciate the love they receive from family members, friends, and others. It provides children with the fundamental skills to safeguard themselves and encourages children to express themselves to their parents, other family members, friends, and trusted adults. It invites children to seek and be supported by the community in the best Christian tradition. It is about hope and the shared responsibility of the Christian community to promote and protect the dignity and worth of God’s children.
This program is implemented in all CISVA schools in Grades K and 3.