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Introduction to the Parish

Parish Affiliation

Sir John Thompson is affiliated with St. Edmund Parish. The school posts notices of parish sacramental preparation in its newsletters in autumn. For more information, please contact the parish.

 St. Edmund Parish

13120 - 116 Street
780 455-8592
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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.


School Celebrations

Our school community celebrates many times throughout the year. All students attend. Information regarding our celebrations is made available in our newsletters and on-line calendar available on the website. We attend mass at our neighbourhood parish, Queen of Martyrs (Vietnamese) Parish, several times per year in addition to our celebrations at school. These are some of our celebrations throughout the school year:

School Opening*
Remembrance Day
Ash Wednesday
Grade 9 Farewell*
School Closing*

*celebrated at Queen of Martyrs Parish (walking distance)


Religious Significance at
Sir John Thompson School


Patron/NamesakeSir John Thompson who was a convert to the Catholic faith and served as our fourth Prime Minister
Celebration DateNovember 10th - Sir John Thompson's birthday
CharismWe persevere in faith while serving others as Sir John Thompson did.
Mission StatementTo instill students with the spirit of Christ, to excel in their studies and the pursuit of knowledge while renewing the Catholic Church and its mission in today’s world. 
MottoLearning through Christ
CrestA student holding a book (knowledge) and the cross (faith). We strive to know more about both.
School Colours

Blue - the colour often associated with the Blessed Virgin

Gold - the colour of royalty and of Jesus, Christ the King

School Landmarks

Twenty glass window inserts throughout the school.

 The relief sculpture in the main entrance

The statue of the Blessed Virgin in the main entrance donated to the school at the closure of St. Angela Merici Parish

Top School AwardThe Christopher Award
School TraditionOur support of the Sign of Hope's Kids Care Challenge since 1993. Sir John Thompson School has the longest involvement of any ECSD school.


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