School Vision Statement
St. Leo students will learn to be responsible, strong and knowledgeable leaders by following Christ’s example and collaborating to achieve their potential while recognizing and supporting each other’s growth.
School Mission Statement
The mission of St. Leo Elementary school is to provide a faith based learning environment in which everyone is empowered to achieve their potential, through the development of their God-given gifts by a supportive and caring school community.
Our school logo is best explained in symbolic parts to represent the whole.
The Cross- reflects our Catholic faith and our Christ-centeredness, which celebrates Christ as our model.
The People- reflects our belief in celebrating diversity as can be seen in bodies young and old, big or small all working hand in hand as we share our gifts and talents. We embrace and celebrate diversity and believe that it makes us stronger as a whole community.
The Sun- represents the ‘light’ that emanates because we work collaboratively and share our many God-given gifts and talents. It is in celebrating our uniqueness that we bring light to all who enter our school.
“A Place for Everyone”
Our school logo reflects that we are a Christ-centered school that works collaboratively, celebrates diversity and embraces everyone. We believe that St. Leo Catholic Elementary School is “A Place for Everyone”.
Our School's Patron Saint
The Patron Saint of our school is St. Leo the Great.
St. Leo the Great was born in Tuscany. As deacon, he was dispatched to Gaul as a mediator by Emperor Valentinian III. He reigned as Pope between 440 and 461. He persuaded Emperor Valentinian to recognize the primacy of the Bishop of Rome in an edict in 445. The doctrine of the Incarnation was formed by him in a letter to the Patriarch of Constantinople, who had already condemned Eutyches. At the Council of Chalcedon this same letter was confirmed as the expression of Catholic Faith concerning the Person of Christ.
All secular historical treatises eulogize his efforts during the upheaval of the fifth century barbarian invasion. His encounter with Attila the Hun, at the very gates of Rome persuading him to turn back, remains a historical memorial to his great eloquence. When the Vandals under Genseric occupied the city of Rome, he persuaded the invaders to desist from pillaging the city and harming its inhabitants. He died in 461, leaving many letters and writings of great historical value. His feast day is November 10th.
This information taken from: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=299
St. Leo School, as part of 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.
To view dates and times of our school's liturgical celebrations, please visit the school newlsetter or calendar section of this website.
Growing in Faith; Growing in Christ Resource
Pearson has recently shared a Student-Home Website Add and Student-Home Website Features that can be used in various ways. The purpose of this communication is to help families celebrate their faith together using the Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ resources that are available on the Student-Home website. The piece highlights the multimedia that is found on the website and includes login information for the Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ grades that we have implemented.
Local Parish Information for Parents
Our Lady of Fatima Parish
12311 - 55 Street
Edmonton, AB T5W 5G1
Pastor: Reverend Alex da Silva Siqueira
Secretary/Sacramental Preparation: Jorge Medeiros
St. Clare Parish
6310 - 118 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5W 1G1
Pastor: Rev. Glenn McDonald
Monique Lamoureux-Veley - Secretary
Rose Derksen - Pastoral Assistant