In comfortable, Christ-centered learning environments, students will use collaboration and choice to develop the leadership qualities of respect, confidence, and responsible citizenship needed to serve God and to live in community with one another.
To be all the God created us to be
Through the Religious Education Program, students learn about the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation. Although these sacraments are discussed in class, it is the parents' responsibility to contact their parish to register their child for a specific sacrament.
All of the Schools in the Edmonton Catholic School District use a Religious Education Program that is prescribed by the Catholic Bishops of Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories. The New program, called Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ, ranges from Grade One to Grade Five; with Grade 6 being launched in the 2019 - 2020 school year. It offers students an overview of our Catholic faith as well as grade-specific themes.
Our School Namesake: St. Anne
Anne is known to us because she is the mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus. Anne and her husband Joachim loved God and prayed for a child. It seemed as though God did not hear their prayers because years went by and a child never came. But they kept praying nonetheless.
When it seemed Anne was too old to have a child, God graced them with one. They called their special child Mary, a name which means "incense that rises up to God." Anne's daughter became the woman that all Jewish women longed to be, the mother of the Messiah.
Anne was proud of Jesus. As his grandmother, she often had the opportunities to hold him and play with him. He often came to her house to visit.
Anne, whose name means "full of grace," was a holy woman who kept praying. Saint Anne shows us the importance of prayer, gratitude and perseverance.
Saint Anne's feast day is July 26.
St. Anne School is committed to acknowledging the various seasons during the liturgical year through celebrations held both at the school and at our parish, St. Matthew. We also take the time to rejoice during other special events. Join us in celebrating the opening and closing of the school year, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Advent, Lent, Easter and in celebrating Mary.