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Catholic Faith


Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure every student is continuously guided to develop and to learn in a Christ-centered, safe, and innovative environment.

Our District has identified these Core Values to be lived as values in action:
  • Dignity and Respect
  • Honesty
  • Loyalty
  • Fairness
  • Personal and Communal Growth
The programs offered at H.E. Beriault are founded on these Core Values. Our school provides the opportunity to practice these values in a climate of understanding and forgiveness; it offers you exciting opportunities to experience learning in a climate of working together, playing together and praying together.

The staff endeavors to take every opportunity to enhance your educational experience as a junior high student in the best possible way. We look forward to your presence and contribution in making H.E. Beriault a productive, rewarding and positive school community.

Our mission in Edmonton Catholic Schools is to provide a Catholic education which inspires and prepares students to learn, to work, to live fully, and to serve God in one another. Religion classes are scheduled in same grade classes. Students are encouraged to learn more about their Faith, engage in activities that broaden their Faith development and participate in school celebrations and other liturgical based events.


Religious Celebrations

We hold Liturgical Celebrations throughout the school year and parents are always welcome to join us on these occasions. Our special day celebrations are:
  • School Opening Celebration
  • Thanksgiving
  • Remembrance Day
  • Advent Season
  • Christmas
  • Lent - Ash Wednesday
  • Easter
  • Grade Nine Farewell
  • Year End Celebration
Dates of school events and celebrations can be found using the following school link:



Parish Information

Religious Education

All of the Schools in the Edmonton Catholic School District use a Religious Education Program that is prescribed by our Alberta Bishops and provided through the National Office for Religious Education in Ottawa. The Program ranges from Kindergarten to Grade Twelve, and offers students with an overview of our Catholic faith as well as grade specific themes.


Our School Namesake:  H.E. Beriault

Dr. Hilaire Emile Beriault was the founder and only superintendent of Jasper Place Separate School District. Since its official opening in 1964, H.E. Beriault school has consistently promoted the values of Catholic religious Education, academic achievement, physical education, moral and personal development, and social responsibility.

H.E. Beriault was born on November 10, 1904 in Ville Marie, Quebec. He grew up on a family farm, and worked in a family store in St. Boniface, Manitoba. For his higher education, he attended a Jesuit College and the University of Laval. In 1932, he moved to Edmonton and taught school at the Jesuit College and in a variety of francophone communities until 1943 when he became principal at Calder. From 1945 to 1951, he pursued other careers and in 1951 he returned to teaching. He taught at Cold Lake, St. Paul and Namao.

Mr. Beriault helped Father Patoine establish St. Anne Parish in Jasper Place, as well as three Catholic Separate Schools: Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Fatima and Notre Dame. He retired in 1964 and taught at the Hobbema Reserve until 1970. He died August 2, 1973, survived by Irene, whom he married in 1936, and three children.
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