School Council

New Playground Project

Our Red Playground was built over 30 years ago, and has served our school well. It has been refurbished and repainted over the years, but it is now time to replace it.

Our playground committee has put together a plan to transform our schoolyard into a place with calming natural elements, nature inspired equipment, and unique features the whole community will be able to enjoy.

School playgrounds in Alberta are paid for through donations, fundraising, and grants, and

We set a goal of raising $270,000, with a build date in 2023.

Due to a generous donation for safety surfacing, our overall cost has been reduced to approx. $215,000. 

Currently we have approx. $85,000 raised, and in January 2023 we applied for a CFEP matching grant. If our application is successful we will have all the funds needed to build the playground. 

There are always additional unforeseen costs, and price increases, so we continue to fundraise for the playground until grant funding is Confirmed.

Donations  are accepted via SCHOOL CASH. In the top right corner, click ‘ITEMS’ and then ‘‘Make A Donation.’ Select ‘St. Augustine (Ponoka) New Playground’ under Fund Destination. Then follow the screen prompts - you can either login or check out as a Guest. Any donation over $10 will be issued a charitable tax receipt.

We are excited to support the children of St. Augustine School, and our community by providing a new safe and fun playground.

For more information and any questions, please contact Holly Sheppard or the Friend’s of St. A’s by email at: STAUGSC@GMAIL.COM

Thank you to all of our supporters and volunteers - your generosity is helping us reach our goal.


Friends of St. Augustine Fundraising Events

Current & Upcoming Fundraisers:

Little Caesars: By popular demand we are kicking off another Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraiser. Our school goal is to sell 300 kits. Money will be used towards the new playground which is getting built May 2024! More information can be found here: Little Caesars Fundraiser

Tru Earth Fundraiser: This fundraiser is on-going just make sure to use link when placing your order. Our fundraising link is: 

Boston Pizza: Collect your receipts from Boston Pizza in central Alberta. Drop them off at the school and the school earns a percentage of sales. Ongoing: Boston Pizza Fundraiser

For any questions regarding fundraising, please email

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), counsellor, secretary, janitor that you feel would best suit this award. 

eMail direct to:


This year’s School Council executive are:

Kari Davidson - Principal 

Holly Sheppard – President

Haley Brochu – Vice President

Jaclyn Alexander– Secretary

Mary-Ann Baden - Teacher Rep

Karah Kusiek – ECS Rep

Franziska Hefti - Parish Rep

Friend’s of St. Augustine:

Holly Sheppard – President

Karah Kusiek – Vice President

Jaclyn Alexander – Secretary

Christie Remillard – Treasurer

Franziska Hefti – Director

Hailey Brochu – Director

Melissa Burke – Director