That sure isn't what I was taught, what my children were taught and what my grandchildren are being taught in Catholic schools. We were taught THAT God is the creator and that the Theory of Evolution only help to explain the process of HOW God created. If you were my kid I would have spoken with your principle.
I also believe that God is the Creator, and that along with everything else he created the laws of physics, chemistry, etc. (But, just for clarification - not argument, I am not a proponent of Darwin’s evolution. I used to be).
But, I was trying to explain to my daughter how the earth was formed. Her answer was “God created it”. And I said - of course - he created everything. But HOW did he create it.
And then I had a thought pop into my head (I’m sure others have said the same thing, and perhaps it was in the back of my brain somewhere). When mom makes a cake, does she just snap her finger’s and a cake appears? No. What does she do? She mixes a bunch of things together in the correct amounts and the various laws of chemistry (or whatever it is in baking!) take over. Like the yeast causing the stuff to rise (I guess that’s bread!?), and everything working together just right to come up with a great cake.
The earth is a lot like that I think. Lots of amazing things that have to go together just right to make it work. I told her that the earth is an amazing place. Still lots to learn about it and how it works, but recognizing the love that God put into creating it (like Mom puts into a birthday cake) is a good thing along the way.