St. Mary’s Catholic Independent School is a wonderful community in which to learn and grow. Students at our school develop academically, spiritually, and emotionally in an atmosphere that both challenges them and provides extensive leadership opportunities. Almost all our classrooms have Smart Boards and staff engage in currency of practice. St. Mary's Catholic is a vibrant learning community that values parent collaboration. Performing arts, physical fitness, and healthy habits are integrated into our everyday practice.More >>
 
 
Parent Support Group Meat Draw: Thanks to everyone for your great support of this event. The four winners had their names drawn on Thursday night after the choir concert in front of a whole gym full of people. Thank you to our sponsors: The Cuttler farm who donated the pork and  lamb, the Neidermayer farm who donated the chickens, and Pat Thom who donated the meat. We thank you all very much!
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Our school closes on Wednesday, December 17 at 3:00 PM for Cristmas break. We wish you peace, love, and good health! Thank you for supporting St. Mary's Catholic School. Blessings for 2015. School resumes on Monday, January 5 at 8:45AM.
 
The first school mass of 2015: Friday, January 9 at 9:00 AM in the school gym. This mass is hosted by Student Services and all are welcome to attend.
 
Ski day for grades 4, 5, and 6: Thursday, January 15th. Please read forms carefully for times and expectations for all volunteers. This is important for student safety. Have a great day and pray for snow! 
 
Safe Environment Training is mandatory for all volunteers, including all drivers. The next workshop will be held on Thursday, January, 8 at 8:15 AM. Please sign up at the office. 
 
KOOTENAY ICE GAME : School night:
Thank you to all who participated in making this a great night. The principal won the Fan-of-the-Game and the school won $500.00. It was lot's of fun and it showed our awesome school spirit!
 
Basketball season is starting in January!!!
We welcomed the Ministry of Education evaluation team to our school on October 27-29. We had a thorough evaluation and we are very pleased to report that our school received an excellnt report. We are proud of the excellent work of our staff.
 
Advent fundraiser
Each  Advent season we decide to support a local, national, or international worthy cause. Advent is a time to reflect on the coming of the birth of Jesus. It is a time to think about the needs of others in the community round us.This year we have decided to support fundraising for a Shelter box. One shelter box has a cost of about $1200.00, however, we will be happy to raise any amount of money. Our funds will be combined with other supporters contributions and we will be able track where in the world our donation to a shelter box went. There will be a visual display in the school. The children will also learn about the needs of others in the community as this ties in nicely with curriculum. More information can be found at www.shelterbox.org.
 
Spring school goal for social justice initiative:
 In 2015 our collective school goal will be to draw attention and raise money though exercise for the MS Society. We feel that it is important to give to others through financial aid or through our time and prayers and we also feel that is an important part of the development of the whole child that we model and teach children about needs of others. Thank you for taking this journey with us.
 
Kindergarten registration for September 2015: We are now accepting applications for registration for Kindergarten in September 2015. Please call or drop by the school for more information. We have high quality programming and long standing traditions of excellence at our school that have proven to enhance the quality of student education over time. We welcome interested and engaged parents who want their children to be held to academic, behavorial, and moral standards.  We  are passionate about children and education and we seek to enroll children who's parents value the same.
 
 
 
 
 
         
 
 
    
    
School Visits and Tours
Families are welcome to visit the school. To request a tour of the school, please contact our school to schedule a date.
 All families are welcome to register children in our After School Program (for students aged 5-11) and onsite licensed Day Care that includes children from 30 months and up. Day Care hours are 8:00AM till 5:30PM daily!

For more information, please contact the school at

(250) 426-5017.