School News

2019

Kairos Blanket Exercise

What: KAIROS Blanket Exercise (Presented by Nitotem Leadership Group and Braided Journeys) Where: Secondary Library When:  April 25, 2019 Time:  6:30-8:00 Audience:  Parent Council and Teachers Explanation:  The Blanket Exercise is based on participatory…

Updated Calendars

The final exam calendar for Jr. & Sr. High students is now available. As well, the 2019-2020 School calendar for Ponoka-Lacombe has now been approved. Both can be accessed here: https://staug.starcatholic.ab.ca/about/calendar

Our Lady of Victory Camp

The Archdiocese has begun planning for improvements to programming and facilities at both Camp Encounter and Our Lady of Victory Camp. In order to give full attention to this work, Our Lady of Victory Camp will remain closed for the 2019 season.  Should…

Stations of the Cross

The ECS to Grade 3 students experienced the Stations of the Cross on Thursday April 11th. The stations were set up in the gym for the entire day. All students were given a religious passport to fill out as they travelled to each of the 14 stations. The…

Holodomor National Awareness Tour

The Holodomor Mobil Classroom was on site at St. Augustine to teach about the Holodomor, the genocide famine of 1932-1933 where millions of Ukrainians were starved to death.  Grade 9s were presented with the first lesson which is a primer on the Holodomor…

THINKfast

WHAT IS THINKFAST?"THINKfast is a 25-hour educational and fundraising fast. It's a fun way for youth to learn and to help our partners in the Global South who are championing solutions to unjust social, political and economic structures. Participants…

Student Vote 2019

Information on the Student Vote results are below. St. Augustine results were: UCP 125, Alberta Party 78, NDP 48.  As of 4:00 p.m. this afternoon (April 16), 1,229 schools had reported their election results, representing all 87 electoral divisions…

Grade 1 Flow Painting

The Grade 1 classes teamed up with some of our high school students to create their very own "Flow Paintings." The students each choose 3 colours and then watched their masterpieces develop. Thank you to Mrs. Shimp and the high school volunteers who…

3M April Events

April has been a busy month in 3M. The students created Lenten art projects, prayed the Rosary with Mrs. Kolyak and enjoyed a visit with day old chicks. Thanks Mr. McLaughlin for sharing the awesome photos!

Love the Way

Students in Kindergarten through grade 6 enjoyed a number of activities during the Elementary Retreat which focussed on the theme "Love the Way." Chris Bray opened the day followed by teachers leading sessions throughout the retreat. Students & staff…

Student Vote 2019

Students in Grades 6-12 will participate in the Student Vote today. Results will be published once they are available. 

Stations of the Cross

This year students have been doing a "journey" with Stations of the Cross. Each morning, students have been reading 2-3 stations over the announcements at the beginning of the day. On April 12th students in Grades 7-12 will meet in the Gym for the last…

Elementary Retreat!

Chris Bray will host the elementary retreat (K-6) on Monday, April 8. Students will be provided spaghetti lunch. Chris Bray is a full time travelling worship leader and speaker receiving multiple awards numerous top 10 and #1 hit songs on Christian…

Stephanie Dixon

On April 10th, Canadian Paralympic Stephanie Dixon will be speaking to our Grades 1-6 students.  Here's more about Stephanie: As a Paralympian for Team Canada, Stephanie Dixon competed in three Paralympics (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008…

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the Jr. Boys Green team who finished in 3rd place at CWAJHAA. A great finish to a LONG season!

Legislature Field Trip

The grade 6 classes went to the Alberta Legislature and although the MLAs were off campaigning they participated in a mock debate, had a tour of the building and watched a 4D movie on a 360 degree movie screen about Alberta's history in the Pehonan Theater. …

Heart & Soul of St. Augustine School Award

The St. Augustine School Council would like to honour each year, a staff member of our school that stands out.  We have created the Heart & Soul of St. Augustine School Award and we are asking for your help to nominate a teacher, EA (Education Assistant),…

Lent People

Primary students have been collecting spare change to support Development & Peace. Students are able to "purchase" food, clothing, medicine, bricks for a well and more for their Lent People. Thank you for supporting this worthwhile cause with your spare…

Before School Care Survey

The Ponoka Youth Centre is conducting a survey to determine whether there is a need for child care before school. Please use the link below to access the survey. If you experience any issues please contact the Youth Centre directly. Before School Care…

Gr. 4/5 FNMI Presentation

Grade 4/5 FNMI students went with Mrs. Newton to St  Benedict in Leduc to share a presentation on First Nation history with their students.