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 >>
"Don't move faster than your guardian angel can fly"! ~Mother Teresa
Safe Environment Training is mandatory for all volunteers, including all drivers. To register for the next session please contact the school office.
Stations of the Cross are held each Tuesday of Lent in the school gym as follows:
Tuesday, March 3 at 9:15 AM hosted by grade 3.
Tuesday, March 10 at 9:15 AM hosted by grade 4.
Tuesday, March 31 at 9:15 AM hosted by grade 5.
Our annual' Science and Art fair' was on February 11th. Thank you to all the staff and students for their hard but very worthwhile work. Project learning is so very valuable!
Some of our student art work from each class will be on display at the Cranbrook & District Arts Council from March 9-13. The Arts Council is located at 135-10th Avenue across from Rotary Park.
Reconciliation (including First Reconciliation) will be held Monday, March 9 at 10:45AM in the school gym. All are welcome to attend. Please keep these children in your prayers. Confirmation will be held on April 11 at 5PM mass at Christ the Servant church. First Communion will be celebrated on Saturday, April 18 at 5PM mass at Christ the Servant Church.
Re-registration is due back to the school by Friday, February 27th. Thank you for returning these. It helps us budget and hire staff accordingly.
Term 2 ends and report cards will be sent home on Friday, March 6th. Parent/teacher/student interviews will be held the following week from March 10-12. Friday, March 13 is a non-instructional day in lieu of interviews.
Spring Break begins on Monday, March 16 and ends on the 27th. School will resume on Monday, March 30th.
Easter: Holy Thursday (April 2), grade 6 will be presenting a drama producation of the Last Supper at 11:40 AM in the gym. All are welcome to attend. There is no school on Good Friday, April 3 and Easter Monday, April 6.
Monday, April 13th is a common professioanl day for all schools in the East Kootenay's. Schools will be closed and teachers will be attending pro-d initiatives on this day.
To register please call the school at 250-426-5017 or email us at stmary@shaw.
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.
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.
Kindergarten Orientation day is Wednesday, May 6 at 9AM- 10AM. Letters be sent home in April inviting all 5 year-olds andr parents to join us school. It is a very exciting time and can't wait to meet you all.
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!