DID YOU KNOW?
Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario are the only provinces left today that have a publicly funded Catholic education
system in Canada? Catholic Education has existed in Alberta for 158 years. The Constitution Act of 1867 established
the roots of Alberta's publicly funded separate schools.
In 1905 (when the province of Alberta was established) section 17 of the Alberta Act provided full rights for separate
schools whether the minority faith was Catholic or Protestant.
Manitoba opted out in 1890. Quebec opted out in 1997, and Newfoundland/Labrador had a referendum in 1998 and
opted out of publicly funded Catholic Education.
Thank you to all parents who took the time to sign and return the letter to Minister Eggen declaring your desire to
continue having publicly funded Catholic Education.
Faith Programs @ HSA
For Religion, our school uses the Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ program. This is an excellent resource that has been developed for children in Grades 1 – 5. The publishers are currently working on the Grade 6 program and we anticipate it will be available for next school year. One of the bonus features of this program is the parent links that assist parents in supporting their children’s faith journeys. Please visit the following link to the student/home page where you can access all of the different resources for all grade levels (with the exception of Grade 6). Please call the school for a user name and password.