About Us

In partnership with parents and community, the St. Paul Education provides for the development of responsible, productive, and learned citizens while respecting cultural, linguistic, and religious diversity. 

 

Welcome to the St. Paul Education website. This site is intended to provide a variety of information for all visitors and is especially geared to parents of our students.

 

Within this site you will find out who to call if you have any concerns with your child's education, along with valuable information such as the school calendar and Division policies. You can also access a variety of reports such as the Three Year Plan, Annual Results Reports and financial information. 

 

Any comments or suggestions you may have on improving this site are welcome. 

In partnership with parents and community, the St. Paul Education provides for the development of responsible, productive, and learned citizens while respecting cultural, linguistic, and religious diversity. 

 

Welcome to the St. Paul Education website. This site is intended to provide a variety of information for all visitors and is especially geared to parents of our students.

 

Within this site you will find out who to call if you have any concerns with your child's education, along with valuable information such as the school calendar and Division policies. You can also access a variety of reports such as the Three Year Plan, Annual Results Reports and financial information. 

 

Any comments or suggestions you may have on improving this site are welcome. 

Mission, Vision and Value Statements

Mission

Working together to inspire and empower our students to succeed.

  

Vision  

Our students are ethical citizens, critical thinkers, and leaders of tomorrow.

  

Value Statements

  • We value students first.

  • We value life-long learning.

  • We value high-quality teaching and service from all those who care for and support our students.

  • We value safe, welcoming, and caring environments.  When a student is in the greatest need we will provide the greatest support.

  • We respect the rights and beliefs of others to make decisions about their own lives while treating everyone with the highest degree of dignity and fairness.

  • We value genuine relationships with students, families, staff, and communities.

  • We value the uniqueness of all and respect cultural, linguistic, spiritual, and religious diversity.

  • We value collaboration, open communication, and transparency.

  • We value integrity, and we are accountable.

District Profile/Jurisdiction

Division Profile

Geographically and demographically, St. Paul Education covers a large rural/urban area in Northeast Alberta. We serve the communities of St. Paul, Elk Point, Two Hills, Mallaig, Ashmont, Myrnam and Heinsburg.  We also serve students from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Whitefish Lake    First Nation #128, Frog Lake First Nation and Kehewin Cree Nation.

In 1995, parent and community stakeholders initiated the amalgamation of five school boards into what is now St. Paul Education.  In doing so,    St. Paul Education became the only school division in Alberta to operate both separate and public schools under one board.  The Division’s religious, linguistic and cultural diversity is a source of strength and pride.​

 

We serve 3,901 students (K-12), including Catholic, First Nation, Mennonite, Hutterite and Home Schooling learners. Our 18 definable school sites are staffed by approximately 255 FTE teaching staff and 378 support staff. 

 

St. Paul Education Regional Division Map with Electoral Subdivisions

Capital and Facilities Projects

 

The Province provides funding for school capital projects and the Division is wholly dependent on provincial approvals to address its facility needs.

The Division has been fortunate in the last few years with modernizations and new construction projects in Ashmont, Two Hills, St. Paul and Elk Point. The Division is in relatively good shape with respect to facilities and student capacity.

 

Current Projects

A new 900 student K-12 replacement school was opened in Ashmont in September 2018.  The subsequent insolvency of the general contractor delayed the final exterior site work and the Division has been “grant funded” to arrange for completion of this outstanding work. The expected completion date for this exterior work is September 2021.  

 

Capital Priorities

Capital priorities for future projects include a replacement School in Mallaig and Elk Point and a modernization for the Myrnam School.

A value management study outlining options for Ecole Mallaig School was released in the fall of 2018. A geotechnical site assessment and hazardous building materials assessment have also  been completed, funded by planning dollars from the Government of Alberta. The proposed Mallaig project is in a strong position to get started if approval were granted.

 

Infrastructure Maintenance Renewal(IMR)/Capital Maintenance Renewal (CMR)

Prior to the 2019/20 school year, the Division received an annual IMR allocation. The 2019/20 school year saw the introduction of CMR funding that was initially described as stimulus funding to support local economies due the impacts of COVID19.

Our 2021/22 funding now has our annual allocation split between IMR and CMR. The CMR portion is to be directed to projects that are larger in scale and are to be capitalized while the IMR would be relevant for smaller projects or those that would normally not be capitalized. The split is approximately 48%/52% IMR/CMR.