The Grade 4 and 5 classrooms at this school will receive $850 towards the purchase of faith-based books. These books will benefit current and future students in both literacy and faith development.
High School students from St. Gabriel Online School will join students from École Secondaire Notre Dame High School and St. Dominic Catholic High School for an Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program. This is a blended learning program that will focus on building student resilience, emotional and cognitive competence, social connectivity, as well as physical capability. $4,500 will go towards the initial start-up costs of purchasing equipment and will also assist in covering some of the trip costs.
Grade 7 and 8 students at this school will benefit from attending a Faith Retreat at Our Lady of Victory Camp where they will learn what it means to become an active Catholic community member in our schools, families, church and community. $5,430 has been allotted to help fund these Faith Retreats.
This mobile technology centre will be a valuable addition to the school’s Learning Commons. It will include iPad’s, sitting cushions, faith books, puzzles and a set of Bible characters in the form of puppets. $2,500 has been allotted towards the purchase of the necessary start up costs for this Building Christian Character Centre.
The school’s Knowledge and Employability English and Social Studies classes will receive $900 to help student’s bridge the gap between this age demographic and the elderly in Red Deer. Seniors from Victoria Park will meet regularly with students and participate in activities that are designed to foster relationship building, mentoring, empathy, compassion and communication.
The Cougar Classic Tournament at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School will receive $1,000 in funding to allow the Senior Boys Basketball team to include a Saturday Mass and breakfast prepared by The Knights of Columbus.
The English Language Learner population at this school will benefit from the addition of dual language fiction and non-fiction books in the Tagalog, Spanish, Tingrinya and Ukrainian languages. $2,500 has been allotted towards the purchase of these books.
This school will help celebrate our Faith by purchasing the Stations of the Cross and other special symbols for its Faith Centre. $1,000 has been allotted towards the purchase of these important Catholic symbols.
Grade 5 students at this school will be asked to choose a book and create engaging activities related to the book to help mentor younger students. $400 has been allotted towards this initiative.
Grade 5 students will be given leadership training to help at recess and to help organize school celebrations. $1,000 has been allotted towards this Student Leadership initiative, which includes a faith team, a health squad, a spirit group, a library group and a general helper group. The entire student population at this school will benefit from these Grade 5 leadership groups.