St.Augustine catholic school is busy making changes for the new school year as the first day of school, Sept. 2, is almost here. This year the school will have approximately 100 high school students bringing the school’s population to 600 students. Although the first day of school is not until Sept. 2 the office staff will be back in the offices before that if students or parents have any questions.
Principal Kevin Prediger is looking forward to the new year, welcoming all the new students as well as five new teachers.
“We have a lot of fun. It’s enjoyable to come to work. It’s a nice family atmosphere,” said Prediger.
The school recently received two government grants and the money is currently being spent on many exciting projects throughout the school.
The fabrication shop is 30×10 and has been staked out. It should be operational by term two and the building should go up by October. The equipment has been ordered for welding and large construction. There will be 12 welding stations, a plasma cutter and more. The total cost of the shop will be $400,000.
They will also be installing a new video lab. It will include video editing equipment with a green screen and graphic design and video cameras with 45 new computers costing $45,000.
Prediger thinks that one thing students will be excited about going back are the movement of some of the lockers. All of the junior high school lockers have been moved out of classrooms and into the hallways.
The school has also bought a brand new 24-passenger coach bus to tour sports teams to events and for field trips.
Prediger says that the school is very busy as teachers are preparing for the new school year.
“My role is support for the staff and students,” said Prediger. “The more I can have ready the smoother the start up of the year will be.”
St.A’s includes kindergarten to Grade 12 and welcome both catholic and non-catholic students. They are located on 5520-45 Ave. and for more information you can contact the school at 403-704-1155.