- Fitness Centre
- Learning Coach
- Media Resource Centre
- School Concession
- St. Dominic Savio Parish Team
- Student Advisor
- Project Team
The J.J Bowlen Fitness Center is a wonderful complement to the Physical Education Program as well as, a great activity for all students to take advantage of at the school. The Fitness Centre has a variety of cardio training equipment, free weights, stretching areas, bikes and weight training machines. As well, students have the opportunity to participate in a fitness club. Come check it out!
Teachers at our school are learning more and more about how to accommodate for mild learning disabilities and other special needs within the regular classroom. The role of the Learning Coach is to provide direct and indirect support to students who are struggling academically due to learning problems or who have an ESL background. The direct support comes in the form of working one-on-one or in small groups with students to give them assistance with their organizational and study skills, and with their core assignments.
Indirectly, the Learning Coach supports the students by working with their teachers, including planning ways to adapt academic programs if required. Teachers of the core subjects are generally the professionals who first discover that there may be some sort of learning difficulty, so referrals generally come from the teaching staff. The Learning Coach also coordinates the development of IPP's (Individualized Program Plans) and the individual assessment of students. Please feel free to call for an appointment if you have concerns about your child's academic progress, or if you would like to review the standardized testing that has been administered.
Media Resource Center
The Media Resource Centre is home to an automated library and instructional computer lab. The library currently has over 15,000 items, which students and staff can borrow to support student learning and interests. The Media Resources Centre is available for students to do quiet work or reading until 3:30 p.m. every day, except Thursday. Students may also go to the Media Resources Centre after eating lunch. Each student is assigned a username and password, providing them with access to the school's two instructional computer labs. The computer labs provide access to the internet, and therefore parent/guardian authorization for student usage is required. The students are responsible for any materials borrowed from the school library. Materials and/or equipment lost or damaged will be deducted from the Caution Fee.
School Advisory Council
The School Advisory Council meets monthly to provide support and guidance to the school. We encourage all parents and guardians to take an active role in the education of their students by participating in the School Advisory Council.
Information coming soon!
St. Dominic Savio Parish Team
The school works with the parish team regularly to plan celebrations and special projects. The parish is located across the street from the school and students visit the parish to participate in celebrations throughout the year. A senior youth group, for students ages 13 to 17, meets regularly on Wednesdays at parish, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
14406 62 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5A 2E9
Tel: 473-4259 Fax: 472.2833
Pastor: Father Gabriel Udeh
Pastoral Assistant: Ann Harding
Parish Secretary: Paulette Pundyk
Youth Minister: Amanda Gervais
Monday thru Friday 8:30 am
Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 and 11:30 am
J. J. Bowlen's Student Advisor provides support and advice to students and their parents, assisting in the achievement of emotional well-being for all. Visibility and approachability is imperative; therefore, the Student Advisor's office door is always open and visits to the classrooms remind the students that he/she is available. The ultimate goal of the Student Advisor is not only to successfully instill skills of conflict/problem resolution to the students, but to also inspire these same students to be leaders and teach these necessary life skills to their peers.
Although not a certified counselor, our Student Advisor is a good listener providing students with an understanding ear. When dealing with students, staff, or parents, each session is documented in detail, with sessions being kept confidential unless the well being of the individual is at risk. In some cases, the Student Advisor acts as a liaison and/or works collaboratively with a social worker or other community agency. From time to time, in our busy lives, we all experience periods of sadness, anxiety, stress, anger or loneliness. Our Student Advisor assists students who are having those difficulties, which can sometimes manifest into problems relating to peers, teachers or parents.
Students and parents can access the Student Advisor by making an appointment or by being referred by a teacher. Not all students who come to see the Student Advisor are having some type of difficulty, in most cases, students and parents just need someone to talk to where they will not be judged, they will be listened to and be offered some advice.