Welcome St. Kateri students, families, and visitors. It is with great pleasure that we take this opportunity to welcome you to St. Kateri School. We are extremely proud of the programs we offer our students. It is an honor for our staff to have the privilege of educating the children entrusted to us. We are committed to providing our students with an outstanding inquiry-based education, as we continue to embrace our APPLE schools wellness program with the Leader in Me focus. We look forward to a great year in fostering a contagious enthusiasm for learning and a deep love for Jesus Christ.
St. Kateri 2017-2018 School Growth Plan.
School Vision Statement:
Our students will develop their mind, body, and spirit through the use of dynamic 21st century learning skills in the spirit of collaboration, creativity, stewardship and service, guided by their faith and inspired by the Holy Spirit.
School Mission Statement:
As a St. Kateri School Community, we are committed to providing children with a quality Catholic Educational which inspires personal growth and fosters a love of God by enriching the lives of others.
Kateri Tekakwitha was born in 1656 of a Christian Catholic Algonquin mother and a traditional Mohawk Chief near the town of Aurlesville, New York, USA.
A small pox epidemic swept through the Mohawk village and claimed the lives of Tekakwitha’s parents and baby brother. She survived the disease but it left her eyesight impaired and her body scarred. It also left her physically weak for the rest of her life. Orphaned at age 4, she was adopted by her aunt and uncle.
On April 5, 1676, six years after meeting Father de Lamberville, Tekakwitha was baptized and was given the name Kateri. She moved to a mission at Sault St. Louis near Montreal and was able to practice her Christian ways with greater openness and freedom.
Her life was devoted to teaching prayers to children and helping the sick and aged until she became very frail and weak. On April 17, 1680 she died at the age of 24. Her last words were: "Iesos konoronkwa", "Jesus, Mary, I love you." A few minutes after her death, those around her bedside witnessed the ugly scars on her face suddenly disappear. On January 3, 1943, she was declared Venerable by Pope Pius XII. She was later beatified on June 22, 1980, by Pope John Paul II.
On October 21, 2012, Kateri Tekakwitha was canonized and named as St. Kateri.
Access to Report Cards:
PowerSchool is Edmonton Catholic Schools' Student Record System. PowerSchool is a web-based home-to-school collaboration system linking parents, students and schools with real-time information via the internet.
Elementary parents have the ability to pay school fees online, view report cards, attendance and the school bulletin.