St. Gabriel Education Centre

January 2023

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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.

Principal's Update

Dear St. Gabe's students and families,

Merry Christmas everyone. I wanted to send out our January newsletter a bit early so that you have all the important dates for exams and review sessions early. January is a very busy month so it's important to be organized!

I also want to send a heartfelt thank you out to our St. Gabe's School Council and to all of you who contributed to the wonderful treats and surprises that our staff received on Monday. Thank you, especially to Yvonne Dutton, our School Council chair, for organizing such a lovely event for our staff.

On behalf of the staff of St. Gabriel Education Centre, I want to wish you all a happy and healthy Christmas season.

Many Blessings to you all,

Renee Trottier,


Newsletter Draw

Congratulations to our December newsletter winner Sherry Gural! Please pick up your gift card at St. Gabes!

Thank you to all of you who read our newsletters. Our readership is definitely going up which is awesome! It's so important to be informed about what's going on at school.

Don't forget to enter our draw for a gift card! I reset the draw each month so you can win more than once!

January Calendar

See below for our exam and review schedules

January 9 - School begins

January 12 - School Council meeting 6:30 online

January 13 - All coursework due. Last day of classes

January 27 - Junior High Report Cards (check PowerSchool)

February 1 - Semester 2 begins. New Junior High options begin

Final Exam and Review Sessions Schedule

Please click on the link below to access our final exam and review schedules. This link is also on Moodle and on our website. Please also be sure to read through our exam procedures so that you are aware ahead of time of what you are allowed and not allowed to bring into the exam room.

SGEC Final Exam and Review Session Schedules

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Semester Two - Begins Feb. 1, 2023

Have you registered for any courses for semester 2? If not, please see Mrs. Franklin and let her know which classes you would like to take.

Are you unsure whether you are registered in classes for semester 2? Did you know that you can check your schedule on PowerSchool and find all the information you need. If you need help with any of this, please see Mrs. Trottier.

School Council

Our next School Council meeting is on January 12 at 6:30 pm. We meet once per month except for December and June. All of our meetings are online. Click HERE for the meeting link.

You can find the agenda and meeting link on our website under "About Us/School Council". Agendas are posted the week of the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you!

Thank you School Council!

Thank you to our wonderful St. Gabe's School Council and to all the parents and students who donated so generously to show our staff some Christmas cheer and appreciation. Your thoughtfulness is so appreciated!

Programs for Students

No Cost Youth Programming!

This is a great opportunity for St. Albert Youth and those that can get transportation into St. Albert. Programming provided by Bent Arrow. See pictures below for more information.
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Catholic Corner

Christmas According to Kids. This a super cute video that will help remind you of the reason for the season.
Christmas According to Kids - Southland Christian Church

Christmas Mass Times at St. Albert Parish

Here's what's coming up at St.Albert Parish. If SAP is not your parish, please contact your parish office for their events.

Christmas Masses are as follows:

Christmas Eve 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 & 12:00 (The 5:00 mass is a children's mass with pagent)

Christmas Day 9:00 am & 11:00 am

New Year’s Eve 5:00 pm

New Year’s Day 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 6:30 pm

Looking at the New Year:

Chilly Chili Bang Bang (Fireworks, Chili, sleigh Rides) January 21 following the 5 pm Mass

Fiesta Before Fasting February 18 following the 6:00 pm mass

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.

Needs Assessment Survey

Our Student Learning Team requests your assistance in identifying the needs of students in our building. We will be collecting data from students, parents, teachers and administrators which will help identify areas of focus and support. Additionally, it will aid in building a comprehensive school needs counselling program. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to:

Tracy Stevens - Delhez, M.Ed., R. Psych

School Counsellor and Teacher cell 780-953-1369

Parent Needs Survey Link

Student Needs Survey Link

Mental Health during the Holidays


Even though daylight slowly increases each day, the cold weather extremes and holidays are not always joyful or easy for everyone. 😥

Keep your kit full for yourself, fill it up as needed, and not just when you find yourself running on empty or burnt out! Your health (mental and physical) matters! ❤️💚

📸 by @iamhayleykaye

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Do you know about 211?

Did you know that Alberta has a service that you can call, text or live chat? It's called 2-1-1 and it's a distress service that covers a really large number of topics. It's free, confidential and operates 24/7.

Exam Anxiety

Exam Month Equals Increased Anxiety. If someone is having a hard time, we naturally want to help fix things for them or problem solve. Sometimes, this is not the best thing for that person. They may be looking for safety, calmness, quiet, connection, or more.

Anxious thoughts and feelings can make you feel like you're in real danger. Having the courage to work through those thoughts and feelings is the first step. You can be afraid (or anxious) and still have the courage to do it anyways.

Kids Help Phone - 1-800-668-6868

AHS Mental Health Helpline - 1-877-303-2642

Follow GSACRD Voice on Instagram for more mental health information and resources.

Counselling at SGEC

Our school counsellor at St. Gabriel Education Center is Mrs. Tracy Delhez. She is able to provide social and emotional support to students both online or at school. Mrs. Delhez is available at SGEC on Monday, Thursday and Fridays. Counselling referrals can also be made by parents or teachers. Support is provided for individual or family concerns and referrals to outside agencies can be accessed through Mrs. Delhez. For more information or to book an appointment please contact Mrs. Delhez at

St. Gabe's Student Corner

Semester One Awards

We celebrated our students' achievements for semester 1 in December. Congratulations to all of you. If you haven't received your award yet, you can pick it up at St. Gabes (check your email to see if you were nominated). Ask Mrs. Franklin or your teachers. Junior High, you can also pick yours up in person or wait for it to be mailed at the end of the year.

Comedy Corner

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Social Media - Updated Regularly

Did you know that we update our social media accounts on a regular basis? Following us is one of the quickest ways to find out what's going on at school and getting those last minute, emergency updates.

Please follow and share with your friends. We want everyone to know what a great place St. Gabes is!


Just a friendly reminder to park in our lower parking lot when you are coming to the school.

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).

Newsletter Draw

Don't forget to enter our draw for a gift card!

Our Hours

Monday to Wednesday
8:30 am to 3:00 pm

8:30 am to 5:30 pm

8:00 am to Noon
All teachers are available