Please contact your school for more information about counselling services and programs offered at the school.
St. John Paul II Catholic School offers a variety of student activities. We hope that each of our students will find an area of interest to become more involved in our school community. Some programs require additional funding and students may be required to make a monetary contribution. However, we always strive to keep student costs at a minimum. If a family cannot meet the financial needs of paying activity participation fees, special arrangements may be considered by contacting the school administrators.
Evergreen Catholic School Division is committed to providing each school site with an Inclusive Education Coordinator. The mission of this role is to ensure that all students have the supports and accommodations they require in order to successfully achieve their full potential. Collaborating with parents, teachers, counsellors, administration, and outside agencies, students may be supported in a variety of ways.
Please contact your school for more information about inclusion and programs offered at the school.
Evergreen Catholic School Division respectfully acknowledges the vibrant history and culture of Indigenous nations in Canada. We continually seek to learn the traditions and contributions of Indigenous nations of Alberta while committing to moving forward in friendship and collaboration. We also recognize the land, upon which Evergreen Catholic Schools resides, is home for our closest neighbours, the Cree and the Nakoda. This territory, known as Treaty 6, is also home to the Métis Nation and many other Indigenous groups. We honor and acknowledge the unique story of this land and continue to work towards strengthening relations with Indigenous communities.
Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty is the Division Indigenous Education Coach and supports teachers, administrators, and division office staff in their commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation's Calls to Action (2015). Through her guidance and support, Etienna leads in the development of staff by:
- Obtaining practical strategies and materials for the full integration of Indigenous perspectives into each classroom
- Offering approaches for teaching Indigenous learners and working with Indigenous families
- Making connections to Elders, cultural instructors, and other resource people for authentic learning experiences
- Promoting further understanding of treaties and agreements negotiated with First Nations and the Métis in Canada
- Providing opportunities to learn about residential schools and their legacy
- Building on existing awareness of historical, social, economic, and political realities of Indigenous individuals/nations
- Participating in whole schools events that foster understanding and respect for Indigenous cultures, languages and histories.
- Supporting staff in the attainment of school resources
- Broadening current practice to include pedagogy that is consistent with Indigenous ways of learning and knowing.
Indigenous education lead teachers from each school meet once a month to further their learning and build confidence in a variety of foundational knowledge areas.
Through capacity building within school communities and enabling all school staff to embark on this journey, the positive effects will be felt in our hearts, minds, spirits’ and happily in our classrooms. Through this commitment, the students of Evergreen Catholic School Division will become the new co-creators of a promising future for all.
Educational practices that are flexible and responsive to the strengths and needs of individual students can create learning experiences that ensure all students are reaching their potential. St. John Paul II Catholic School offers various programs and opportunities for students to increase academic knowledge and strengthen skills in both core and elective courses.
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