"From the first moment that a student sets foot in a Catholic school, he or she ought to have the impression of entering a new environment, one illumined by the light of faith, and having its own unique characteristics. The Council summed this up by speaking of an environment permeated with the Gospel spirit of love and freedom" (Congregation for Catholic Education, 1988, #25).
For more details about The Catholic School (1977), go here: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccatheduc/documents/rc_con_ccatheduc_doc_19770319_catholic-school_en.html.
For more details about The Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School (1988), go here: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccatheduc/documents/rc_con_ccatheduc_doc_19880407_catholic-school_en.html.
Check back next week for another edition with another tip about building a distinctly Catholic school culture.