Grades 1s in “#catholic” Ontario schools will continue to learn about vulva and scrotums . #sexed #ottnews #onted #onpoli @archtoronto

 

 

Summary of what PUBLIC school kids will learn with new INTERIM curriculum:

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/canada/ontario-sex-ed-interim-2010-curriculum-versus-2015/wcm/f1828fc1-0560-4338-b9e8-1f1f7abe9f72

1. Genitalia

2015 curriculum:
Grade 1: how to identify major body parts using proper names, including penis, testicles, vagina and vulva.

Grade 5: students learn the male and female reproductive systems, including how to identify the uterus, clitoris, scrotum and testicles.

Interim curriculum:
No reference to proper names of genitalia anywhere in the curriculum.

 

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However Grade 1 kids in “Catholic” schools will learns about scrotums and vulva etc!

Apparently, this is what it means when ICE/OCSTA/ACBO says “through a Catholic lens”. How is the 2016 “Fully Alive” curriculum compatible with that the Ford govt is implementing?

 

From OCSB school:

The Ministry of Education has committed to comprehensive public consultation to inform changes to a variety of education topics including: mathematics, Health and Physical Education, EQAO, Parent Bill of Rights, and the grades 1-8 health and physical education curriculum. Parents have likely heard the discussion of the review of the sexual education component of this curriculum. The Ministry has released a 2018 Health and Physical Education Interim edition curriculum based on the revised 2010 curriculum.

However, Catholic Boards will continue to use the ICE (Institute for Catholic Education) program “Fully Alive” to teach areas of personal relationships for our Gr. 1 – 8 students. At All Saints, our 7&8 religion teachers have been teaching the areas related to human sexuality within the family life curriculum. As noted by the Ontario Catholic School Trustee Association, “Through use of the Fully Alive program materials, Catholic teachers will continue to present the issue of human sexuality within the fullness of a faith-based family life curriculum that teaches the content of our faith, the value of persons, human relationships, commitment, and social responsibility. As has been our tradition in Catholic education, the safety and well-being of students remains our priority and is reflected in the curriculum we deliver in our classrooms.”

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This means that Catholic children will learn about vulvas etc in Grade 1, but not Public school kids.
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C1.3 is the official 2015 govt Sex ed curriculum. This shows how new Fully Alive meets that requirement. But C1.3 is no longer in the official government curriculum (ie. the “interim” curriculum)!!!!  What happened to Bishop Fabbro’s July 2018 saying: “While we have a responsibility to follow the curriculum set out by the Ministry of
Education, we have always done so in a manner that conveys, respects and models Catholic principles to our students. We will continue this tradition.”
What Catholic principle calls for Grade 1s to learn so much about sexual body parts?? In fact, Vatican documents instruct us to respect the “latency period” of children!
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TMHS has a long, scientifically accurate, and very useful section on Children’s Principal Stages of Development, which, among other things, reaffirms the importance of the child’s latency period (although it does not use this particular term). The latency period, of course, is the time in the young person’s development when the explicit information about the facts of life should precisely not be given — although most modern school programs are specifically and perversely designed to give it at this very time (usually the fifth grade) in order to break down the child’s natural defenses.
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So Catholic Grade 1s learn about scrotums, but not Public school kids!!
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