Catholic Education Week 2012
Theme: "This Is Our Faith"
This year's theme marks the publication of a new Scottish Religious Education syllabus which is now expected to be used in every Catholic primary and secondary school in Scotland, follwoing the granting of its 'Decree of Recognitio' by the Holy See in Rome.
The 12th annual Cardinal Winning Education Lecture in 2012 was given in the University of Glasgow by Dr Liam Gearon, University of Oxford and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College on the theme: 'European Religious Education and European Civil Religion'.
Catholic Education Week 2011
Theme: "Grow in holiness: become saints of the 21st century "
This year's theme is taken from the words of Pope Benedict XVI when he spoke to children and young people during his UK visit in September 2010. It will enable schools to help young people to reflect on the significance of these words for their lives and the impact on their actions - at home, in school and in the community. In effect, the Pope is encouraging all young people to lead lives of goodness and to become responsible citizens who will change the world for the better.
The 10th annual Cardinal Winning Education Lecture in 2011 was given by Professor James Arthur on the theme: 'The Ebbing Tide of Catholic Education?'.
Catholic Education Week 2010
Theme: Shining the Light of Christ
SCES provided materials to schools and parishes to support them in highlighting the importance of the 2010 theme: Shining the Light of Christ.
The 9th annual Cardinal Winning Education Lecture in 2010 was on the theme: Catholic Schools in Scotland: present and future. It was arranged in a differet format to reflect the nature of partnership working in Catholic Education in Scotland.
The three contributors were:
- Professor Robert Davis, Faculty of Education, University of Glasgow
- Maureen McKenna, Executive Schools Director, Glasgow City Coucnil
- Michael McGrath, Director, Scottish Catholic Education Service
Catholic Education Week 2009
The 8th annual Cardinal Winning Education Lecture was given in 2009 by Most Rev. Mario Conti, Archbishop of Glasgow, on the theme: 'Catholic Education and Catholic Social Teaching'.
In a moment of world economic slow-down, when financial constraints are likely to play an ever greater role in the lives of all institutions and individuals, the Archbishop situated the role of Catholic schools in this context, reflecting on the lessons to be learned from 100 years of Catholic Social Teaching and other landmark documents, most especially the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on its 60th anniversary of publication.
To read the text of this lecture, click here.
Catholic Education Week 2008
The 2008 Cardinal Winning Education Lecture was given by First Minister Alex Salmond on the theme: 'Celebrating Catholic Education in Scotland'.
The First Minister spoke in glowing terms about the contribution of Catholic schools in Scotland and insisted: "It's time to celebrate Catholic education in Scotland."
To read the text of the First Minister's lecture, click here.