So with little change on the horizon, Catholic school boards are expecting the approach in its classrooms to the subject will be pretty much as they have been when school reconvenes Sept. 3.
“The Fully Alive program, regardless of the changes announced, will continue to act as the guidelines for what students are going to be learning,” said Shazia Vlahos, chief of communications and government relations with the Toronto Catholic District School Board.
Catholic schools have always followed the curriculum set out by the Ministry of Education, and have done so since 1978 under the auspices of Fully Alive. It’s the family life curriculum for Catholic schools that ICE — the Institute for Catholic Education, with representatives from the Ontario bishops’ conference, Catholic principals, trustees, teachers and parents — has been charged with implementing in Catholic schools. It has been updated regularly.
“Fully Alive is