At St. Austin, we work together to build an environment that welcomes, values and respects every member of our community regardless of age, ability, culture, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.St. Austin Catholic School is proud to have a very diverse student population with over 47% of our student being minorities.
To foster a community that respects differences and is welcoming to all families. We do this through education, honest conversations and celebration.
Inclusion, respect, honesty, love and listening.
Our rules of engagement:
There are no wrong feelings.
24/48 hour rule – address the issue that has impacted you within 24-48 hours. (reflect before you respond)
Listen with a kind ear and without your own story. Give people the benefit of the doubt before reacting.
Allow and honor the silence.
Be curious and ask questions.
Our areas of focus:
1) Parent education - enrichment programs for our families
2) Curriculum and teacher support
3) Events and celebrations
4) Recruitment and welcome - hosts for new families in our community
We have two activities on the calendar! I will be working with the administration to circulate the information school-wide, but wanted you to be the first to know and ask for your involvement.