St. Gabriel Education Centre
May News and Events
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.
May 5 - Hats ON for Mental Health - Wear a hat to school today
May 10-14 - Catholic Education Week
May 20 - Student Awards Day
May 21 - PD/Staff Meeting Day - School Closed
May 23 - Pentecost Sunday and the end of Easter season
May 24 - Victoria Day. School Closed
June 7 - PD/Staff Meeting Day. No School.
June 11 - Last day of classes and final submission day.
June 14 - English final exam
June 15 - Social final exam
June 16 - Math final exam
June 17 - Biology final exam
June 18 - Science final exam
June 21 - National Indigenous Day. No exams scheduled
June 22 - Textbook return reminder
June 25 - Last day of classes for all gsacrd students
Registration for 2021/2022 is OPEN!
If you are attending another high school (in St. Albert or elsewhere in Alberta) and would like to take one or more courses at SGEC, please contact Mrs. Franklin at 780-459-6616 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our concurrent course enrolment.
Adult Education - If you are an adult wanting to upgrade or finish your high school diploma, please contact Mrs. Franklin for more information about our adult education programs.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us!
Catholic Corner - May is the Month of Mary
Mary is a hero for us all. God had important plans for Mary, even before she was born. In her teens, Mary was visited by the angel Gabriel who announced that she had been chosen by God to bear a son named Jesus.
Mary was obedient to God, and accepted God’s plan for her. As Jesus grew up, Mary cared for him just as our mothers take care of us: she made lunches for him, she consoled him when he was hurt, and made sure he learned to read and write. She was Jesus’ mother but she was also
one of his closest disciples.
On the day of his death, she bravely followed Jesus as he carried the Cross to Calvary. She would bury her son in the tomb, and then come to find it empty Easter morning.
As we say the following prayer, let us think about how Mary accepted God's plan and ask ourselves if we too are open to accepting his plan for us whatever it might be.
Mary, pray for us.
Pray that we are holy
and obedient like you.
Pray that we can have
the strength to follow Jesus.
Pray that we can love Jesus
as much as you did.
We pray this today and
throughout your month of May.
Mental Health Awareness Week is May 3-9
May 3-9 is Mental Health Week! The Canadian Mental Health Association of Canada (CMHA) has created Mental Health Week to create awareness and education surrounding mental health. This week’s theme is #GetReal about how you feel. Identifying and recognizing one’s own feelings is so important for our well-being. At school, we are encouraging students to open up about how they feel and reach out for support when they need it. The stigma of mental health and mental illness is very real and we are working to provide education, awareness, and support to those who are experiencing struggles.
Heavy feelings lighten when we name them and express them. When we voice our emotions, we understand them more deeply and we open ourselves up to healing. Even in times of deep worry or stress, mental health is something we can protect. We can use strategies, tools, and open conversations to support ourselves and those we love. This week and on, reach out to those you love, encourage them to share what is going on for them, and celebrate them when they get real about how they feel.
Please see some CMHA mental health resources below:
Check-In with your Mental Health
Dealing with your feelings: 5 ways to learn “emotional regulation”
What if negative feelings aren’t so bad?
7 Steps to Calm your Inner World with Words
Counselling at SGEC
What's Happening at SGEC?!
Ellie was accepted to UoL for Physical Education and Kinesiology.
Learning from home is always an option at SGEC!
Hands on Science
Lots of students prefer to come to school in person for hand's on learning.