Math, writing focus at St. Augustine School

St. Augustine School is focusing its educational efforts on math and writing this year.

“We’re doing supplemental things like mathletics,” said Cal Theisen, the principal of the Kindergarten to Grade 8 Catholic school. “We’re going to be spending 15 minutes every day outside of math class doing basic math drills and practises on basic facts and skills.”

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Those focuses follow the goals of the province-wide Education Sector Strategic Plan, which wants to see at least 80 per cent of students reading, writing and doing math at – or exceeding – grade level.

Being a Catholic school, faith also remains a focus for the school, permeating all of the subject areas.

“We always have learning improvement plans based on around faith,” Theisen said. “We’re living our faith during the school day in all of the things that we do.”

Student numbers are expected to remain steady from last year, around the 325 mark.

Sports are starting up at the school, with golf, cross-country and flag football starting right away, followed closely by volleyball.

Grade 1 teacher Heather Andre has retired. Taking her spot is Alexandra Lins, who taught Grade 5 last year. New teachers include Jenelle Schatz, who will teach Grade 6 and Corrie Knackstedt, who will take over while other teachers are on their prep time, in Grades
3 and 4.

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