Saint Bonaventure, for Roman Catholic education

Saint Bonaventura is one AObdepartment that stands up for the interests of members who work in Roman Catholic education. Together with the AObdepartment CVHO Bonaventura develops teaching materials and maintains contact with other Catholic organizations within education.

Bonaventura believes that the Catholic identity at school level should be lived up to by enthusiastic staff. That is why this one sees AObdepartment's task is to inspire the teaching staff and to equip them as well as possible so that teachers and support staff at their own school can give color to the Roman Catholic identity.

Bonaventura is also a member of the Dutch Catholic School Council. This council includes representatives of the Dutch Catholic Bishops' Conference, the parents, the personnel organizations, the school leaders and the boards. They all stand up for the development and interests of Catholic education.

Helpful websites

The denominational AObdepartments have launched several interesting websites. For example one about the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation. Former board member Henk Willigenburg says about this in the Education magazine: 'There everyone can pick up and broaden their knowledge of these brutal times.' Teaching materials can also be found on the site. View on the website. 

Do you work in secondary education? Then the website figurines in Christianity is also interesting to visit. The site contains information about key figures in Western European Christianity. For a quick and thorough orientation, with suggestions for use in the classroom, but can also be consulted as source material for papers and presentations. Go to the website. 

For beginning teachers in special education, the website Inspiration toolkit useful. This site is intended to familiarize starting teachers with the ideas of Roman Catholic and Protestant schools and to give substance to the design of this education.

Get active!

Would you like to contribute ideas about Roman Catholic education? Or as a Catholic about education in general? Would you like to participate in the maintenance and development of one of the above websites? Or your own Sint Bonaventura website? Or other media expressions from BONA? Would you like to participate at a national, regional or local level in organizing activities for members or colleagues? Would you like to guide teachers in schools on issues related to identity and education?
De AObSint Bonaventura department is also looking for new board members. We are looking for a secretary, someone who will take care of the publicity, a general board member. View on or mail to .


Willibrord van den Besselaar is the chairman of Sint Bonaventura. His email address is: 
John van Engelen is a general board member who is also responsible for the finances:

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