Aurora's Light of Christ school celebrates 25 years of excellence in Catholic education

Light of Christ Catholic Elementary School in Aurora marked its 25th anniversary with several special events on Thursday, June 1, 2017. The entire school community, including alumni, former staff, and the school's parent community were invited to attend the school's anniversary celebrations.

A special anniversary blessing Mass celebrated by the Most Reverend Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick took place on June 1st at Light of Christ CES. Following Mass there were speeches by dignitaries and school board officials including School Trustee, Elizabeth Crowe; Director of Education, Patricia Preston; and Founding Principal, Greg Clancy. Following the speeches, there was a cake cutting ceremony and refreshments for guests.

Later that day, guests were also invited to attend an Open House at the school. The Open House showcased the school's history and included an Art Gala featuring artwork by the school's current students. There was also a community barbeque.

In 1991, Light of Christ Catholic Elementary School first opened its doors to 259 students. Today, the school serves 300 students from Kindergarten to Grade 8, offers Before and After School Programs, and has an onsite Child Care Centre. The school offers many programs and initiatives that are focused on student achievement and well-being. It also offers various athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.

"Our school is blessed to have a very dedicated and committed staff," said Principal, Travis MacDonald. "Their commitment to the school community is inspiring, as they encourage all students to work to their full potential as caring, responsible, life-long learners. We are also blessed to have an active parent community who support the many initiatives and activities that help to make Light of Christ CES an incredible school."