Principal's Message

Welcome to St. Francis de Sales Elementary School!

We believe in family, and seek to create a climate of belonging and inclusion. We come from many different cultures and backgrounds, joining together when it counts most and finding a place for everyone, to feel supported and increasingly confident.  We are a faith-filled community, full of creative, dynamic energy and we unite to develop the spiritual, academic, athletic, artistic, social and technological aspects of our members. When students leave our school, our prayer for them is that they are reverent, respectful, well-rounded, courageous, generous, resourceful, healthy, active citizens who can live the Gospel and show Christian stewardship because of the time they have spent here building relationships and memories. As staff members we value compassion, encouragement, collaboration, leading by example, humour, loyalty and forgiveness, and we celebrate that everyone has something special to offer.

We believe that all of our students have the right to be healthy, happy and safe; to be loved, valued and respected; and to have high aspirations for the future.

We believe that you as parents are the first educators of your children and that as such you are an integral part of their success. By working in partnership with the school we believe that we can truly promote life-long learners.

St. Francis de Sales School believes in fostering the children through Positive Behavioural Support (PBS). This is embodied in our PBS motto: Reverence, Respect, Responsibility: W.W.J.D.?

Our House system seeks to promote this by emphasizing our:

Friendship, Loyalty, Academics, Motivation, Excellence and Spirit: FLAMES

We want our student to ask themselves the question W.W.J.D? (What Would Jesus Do?)

It is our hope that our website and EZ-Egenda will help you, the parents, and other stakeholders stay up-to-date with policies, upcoming events and important dates throughout the school year. We hope that this format will enable effective communication and allow us to operate in a more environmentally friendly manner.

Sincerely in Christ,

Irene Wihak