About St. Michael's School
St. Michael's School provides an education based on the teaching of Christ, that is both a preparation for life and a way of life.
Catholic education provides for the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual development of the whole person. A climate of love, trust, and mutual respect invites responsible decision making.
Special emphasis on the fine arts and their integration throughout the curriculum develops creativity and personal initiative, and encourage a desire for life-long learning
Co-operation among families, school staff and clergy within St. Michael's community is demonstrated by a commitment to the school mission.
You are welcome to tour the school and its facilities any time!
- that St. Michael's is a warm, caring and welcoming place.
- that each child is special and is involved in meaningful learning experiences.
- that our time is best spent working cooperatively to achieve our best.
Be it known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for this school. He is the unseen but ever present teacher in its classes. He is the model of its faculty and the inspiration of its students.
Unique Features of St. Michael's School
- Not only do the Arts receive extra emphasis as individual disciplines (includes Drama K-5, Movement Education K-4), but they are incorporated into other subjects wherever possible.
- Each Friday afternoon, the Gr. 4-5 students choose a Fine Arts option. Options can include:
- Drama (Performance and Productions)
- Cultural Studies
- Creative Dance e.g. Jazz
- Music (Recorder, Hand Chimes)
- Reader's Theatre
- Mask and Clay Figures
- Environmental Art
St. Michael's students have many opportunities to perform (in other schools, at music festivals, etc.)
St. Michael's Options Program
Musical Theatre, Performance and Production, Comedy Performance
Instrumental and Choral Training (Recorders, Orff Instruments, Hand Chimes), Jazz/Pop Choir, Instrument Making, All That Jazz and More
Mask and Clay Figures, Weaving, Paper Mache Sculpture, Miniature Wondrous Works of Art, Paper Art, Clay Works, Canvas Painting, Environmental Art, Handicrafts
Puppet Making and Productions
Performance and Production
Native Awareness, Multicultural Art
St. Michael's Learning Assistance Program
The Learning Assistance Program at St. Michael's School is a language and communication focus program with a balanced emphasis on academic skills (where appropriate according to I.E.P. goals), life skills and community living.
The children are encouraged to use all available means of communication (oral language, sign language, communication boards, PCS symbols, augmentative communication devices) during activities. We also include a strong sensory component, including Snoezelen activities. We work cooperatively with the Palliser Health Authority to provide PT, OT, and Speech Therapy Services.
Every effort is made to provide community experiences on a regular basis for the children. Where appropriate, children are integrated into regular classrooms for subjects where they may participate to the best of their ability. The students participate in all standard school activities and are included as a part of the school community.
The Learning Assistance program is designed for children who have the following characteristics:
- A moderate to severe intellectual delay/disability.
- A language/communication delay/disability
- Require OT, PT, and/or SLP services.
- They do not fit into a regular classroom
St. Michael: The Archangel
Feast Day: September 29th
The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God?" and was the war cry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against Satan and his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as "one of the chief princes," and leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of hell. He has been especially honoured and invoked as patron and protector by the Church from the time of the Apostles. Although he is always called "the Archangel," the Greek Fathers and many others place him over all the angels - as Prince of the Seraphim. St. Michael is the patron of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police and sickness.