Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Parents, Guardians and Friends,

Welcome to St. Teresa of Avila School and the new school year!  St. Teresa of Avila School is as Catholic community of students, teachers, parents, parish and support staff working collaboratively to create a safe, caring, supportive, and academically challenging environment for your child.  Our Catholic school community nurtures spiritual growth while promoting respect, understanding and appreciation across cultures.

Our school is blessed with a caring, talented staff committed to creating opportunities for students to share their God given talents.  Included in our community is our parish, Sacred Heart.  For the past four years, Fr. Joe Wroblewski has provided us faith filled guidance and leadership and we wish him God’s blessing as he continues his ministry serving the parish of St. Albert.  We welcome Father Tomasz Puslecki, our division’s chaplin, who has been appointed Pastor beginning this September. With his guidance, our students will have the opportunity to grow and learn about our faith through the sacraments and our daily life. Working together as family, parish and school, we can provide our children a quality Catholic education and bring promise to this year’s division theme:  God, let them see You in me.  Our opening school mass at Sacred Heart Parish is on Tuesday, September 18 at 9:30 a.m.  We hope you can join us.

Parents are a vital part of the St. Teresa of Avila School community. We are blessed with a vibrant School Council and we welcome you to our monthly meetings.  Your contributions are invaluable to the school through volunteer time and support of school activities. I also encourage you to explore our website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook page to learn more about our school community and opportunities for involvement.

This year we welcome the Kindergarten and Grade One classes from St. Patrick’s Community School who will be attending St. Teresa of Avila while their school is undergoing a modernization process.

It is an honour and privilege to be able to serve our school community and I look forward to another amazing year!

God Bless,

Shelley Gaalaas
Principal