St. Gabriel Education Centre
St Gabriel Education Centre is a safe and caring environment where students are given the differentiated, flexible, and engaging learning opportunities that will inspire them to be successful in learning and life.
Dear St. Gabes students and families,
Happy May! I have a whole "fluffle" of bunnies (yes, you read that right . . . a group of rabbits can be called a colony or a fluffle. Why would anyone call them a colony when you can use fluffle instead???) running around on my front lawn so that must mean that spring is finally here!
May and June are big months in school with courses finishing up, exams, awards ceremonies, year end liturgies, graduation . . . it's a busy time for everyone! Plus, when the sun is shining, it's so hard to focus on doing our school work but I encourage you to find ways that you can still enjoy the spring weather and get your work done. Head outside with your laptop and work on your patio instead of in your room or office or grab a blanket and head to a park to read your novel or textbook.
May is also the month of Mary and we're still in the Easter season so it's also a really big month for the church. Of course, we can't forget that it's also Mother's Day on May 8th. We want to wish all the moms, step-moms, grandmothers, and those in the role of mother a very special and happy day.
Please read over the schedules below carefully and note the important dates that apply to you.
I pray that you all have a safe and healthy spring! Many Blessings to you all,
May 2-6 - Education Week
May 3 -Teacher Appreciation DayMay 4 - Hats on for Mental Health. Wear a hat to school today to show your support for mental health initiatives
May 19 - Semester 2 Awards
May 20 - PD Day. No School
May 23 - Victoria Day. No School
May 23-27 - Catholic Education Week
- Board of Trustees visiting St. Gabes
- Wear Blue for Catholic Education Day
- BBQ lunch at noon - all are welcome to come for a free hotdog lunch
- 6:30 - School Council meeting. We will be going over our results.
Exam Schedule and Important Year End Dates
All diplomas start at 9:00. Students who arrive after 9:00 may not be allowed to write their diploma exams.
June 9 - Last day of regular classes and last day to submit course work
June 10 - PD/Staff meeting day. School closed
June 13 - ELA 30-1/30-2 Part A diploma
June 14 - Social 30-1/30-2 Part A diploma
June 15 - Social 10 and 20 final exams
June 16 - ELA grades 10 and 11 final exams
June 17 - Math 30-1/30-2 Math diploma
June 20 - ELA 30-1/30-2 Part B diploma
June 21 - National Indigenous Peoples' Day. No exams are scheduled.
June 22 - Social 30-1/30-2 Part B diploma and Science grades 10 and 11 final exam
June 23 - Bio 30 diploma and Math grades 10 and 11 final exams
June 24 - Chem 30 diploma and all textbooks are due (except physics and science 30)
June 27 - Physics 30 diploma
June 28 - Science 30 diploma
June 29 - Grade 12 graduation 10:00-12:00
On, or before, June 24 all textbooks and Chromebooks must be returned to St. Gabriel Education Centre. Please note, not returning school resources will result in a fee to pay for the replacement of the item. Damage will be assessed a fee to either rebind the book or replace, depending on damage. Thank you for your attention to this!
Registration for 2022/2023
Many of you have joined us online but are still registered at your home base school. If you would like to join St. Gabes as a full time student and not a concurrent student, please fill out the registration package and select "NEW" student and then be sure to check the box in the drop down menu for St. Gabriel Education Centre Outreach. You should also email your school's administration and let them know that you are transferring your child/children to St. Gabes. Please contact Mrs. Trottier if you have questions about this process.
If you know anyone interested in online education for junior high or grade 10 online French Immersion, please tell them to contact me at the school.
Have you seen our promotional videos yet?
Please note the new date for May's meeting:
Our next School Council meeting is on May 26 at 6:30pm. This month we will be reviewing our results from our data surveys. Please join us to discuss this very important topic.
We meet once per month except for December and June. All of our meetings are online. You can find the agenda and meeting link on our website under "About Us/School Council". https://www.stgabe.gsacrd.ab.ca/about-st-gabriel/school-council-parent-council
We look forward to seeing you!
Code of Conduct - Safe and Caring Policy
For the latest updates about our return to school plan and response to COVID, please click on the link below. It is important to remember that you are required to wear your masks for the entire duration of your time at St. Gabriel Education Centre.
Please do not park in the following areas:
- our handicapped spot (unless you are handicapped and are coming into the school)
- in the spots at the front of the building or in the upper lot on top of seven hills
- in front of our garbage bin (the truck has left our garbage a few times because the bin was blocked).
ARISE! Get Up, Get Going and Go with God!
"Arise! I have appointed you as a witness of what you have seen!"
Our GSACRD Faith theme is in its second year of, "Arise! Get Up, Get Going and Go with God!"
This year, we are focusing on the "Get Going!" part of our theme. How do students, staff and parents know, model and witness Jesus Christ?
Easter Season and Month of Mary
Historians aren’t exactly sure why May was chosen to honour Mary, but many believe that May being the month when spring is in full bloom has a lot to do with it. May is the height of spring–gardens everywhere are alive with blooming flowers and trees are filling their branches with leaves. This new beginning and new birth in nature reminds us of the life Mary gave to Jesus. Without Mary giving birth to Jesus, all the events that followed: Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection wouldn’t have happened. So, it’s believed that May (when nature is showing signs of life) is the ideal month to honour the woman who gave life to our Saviour.
May 2-8 - Mental Health Week
May 2-8 is mental health week. This year the focus is on Empathy.
May 4 is Hat's on for Mental Health so remember to wear a special hat on Wednesday, May 4!
Mental Health and Wellness
Don't forget to check out our "Mental Health and Wellness" section on our website for wellness ideas, tips, resources and sessions that are being offered. Click on "community supports" for information about services in St. Albert and area to support you or your family.
St Gabe's Staff Arises to give back to our community
Counselling at SGEC
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