STAR Catholic School Division is proud to welcome to its Leduc Catholic school community Father Leduc Catholic School.
The opening of the school was marked with a Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting, surrounded by students, staff, parents and partners.
School Council Chair Jennifer Judge, Education Minister David Eggen, and student Rory Lesage (centre) officially cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening Ceremony Friday, February 3, 2017.
At Father Leduc Catholic School we focus on family, faith, and community. We will strive to be part of your extended family.
About our namesake – Father Hippolyte Leduc
Regarded as one of the foremost early advocates for Catholic education in the history of the province of Alberta, Father Leduc’s contribution to Alberta was substantial and inspirational.
Father Hippolyte Leduc, from whom the City of Leduc also derives its name, spent his life in the service of the church and the people of Alberta.
He became a member of the Northwest Territories Board of Education, was a school inspector, and was instrumental in convincing the government that separate school education should be funded. He also worked with the Grey Nuns and assisted in establishing the Misericordia Hospital.
About Father Leduc Catholic School’s grade configuration
Father Leduc School will begin September 2016 as a Kindergarten to Grade 6 school, but will expand adding Grade 7 in the 2017/2018 school year and Grade 8 the following year.
Leduc Reconfiguration Process
In the Spring of 2015, STAR Catholic Schools held its Leduc Reconfiguration Spring Consultation. With the addition of Father Leduc Catholic School, STAR Catholic examined various reconfiguration factors and over a three month consultation process sought feedback from parents, staff and stakeholders to arrive at an informed, preferred, attainable and sustainable solution. A preferred community alternative was presented and approved by the Board of Trustees in June 2015.
Welcome to Father Leduc Catholic School, STAR Catholic School Division’s newest K-8 school in the community of Southfork. It is with privilege, excitement, and honour that I continue my Catholic leadership journey as the Principal of Father Leduc Catholic School.
As we continue to grow, we will expand to include Grade 7 in September 2017 and Grade 8 in September 2018. As a catholic school community, we will strive to create a culture rich in academics, athletics, and the arts. At Father Leduc Catholic School we will enable all learners to achieve their potential in a Christ-centered environment.
I am excited about the opportunity to work together with our families, parish, and students, as we develop a strong sense of mutual respect and responsibility toward all. It is my intent to foster a rich legacy as a welcoming, accepting, and inclusive school community. Together we can make Father Leduc a great place to learn, to grow, and to share God’s many blessings.
Father Leduc Catholic School
“May we always care for our children, not counting the cost, so that they may never believe themselves to be mistakes, but always know their infinite worth.” Pope Francis