Fast Facts and Bell Times
St. Elizabeth was the wife of Zechariah, Mother of John the Baptist and cousin to Mary, Mother of Jesus. The gospel of Luke, chapter 1 recounts how, aged and barren, Elizabeth miraculously conceived and gave birth to her son, John. With confidence she attributed the gift of her son to the workings of God, "The Lord has done this for me, she said." (Lk 1:25).
According to Luke, Elizabeth was a woman who was "worthy in the sight of God, and scrupulously observed all the commandments and observances of the Lord" (Lk 1:6). Rejected by many and frightened, the pregnant young Mary went to stay with her cousin, Elizabeth. While others did not believe that Mary was carrying the Christ child, Elizabeth recognized the truth immediately and accepted it with joy, "Of all women you are most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb." Elizabeth's utter trust in the promise of God was inspirational, "Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made to her by the Lord would be fulfilled." (Lk 1:45).
Elizabeth's nurturing, faithful, and trustworthy character is verified by Mary's choice to spend three months with her, when Mary herself was most vulnerable. Elizabeth is a model of one who is at once a trusting servant, faithful friend, and able to see the presence of God in human experience.
Important dates for St. Elizabeth: November 5th: St Elizabeth's Feast Day. May 31st: Feast of the Visitation, commemorating Mary's visit to her cousin Elizabeth.
The school was founded in 1998.
Did you know that...
Our Catholic School Council puts on a turkey lunch for over 500 students each December, and funds raised are used to purchase Christmas hampers.
Our parents and staff work together to organize a book drive during Catholic Education Week which allows every student in the school to take home a book that had been donated to the school.
OUR PRIDE is the enthusiasm that our students demonstrate through competition in academics, athletics, and social causes.
Each school day has the following schedule:
8:50 A.M - Supervision
9:05 A.M. - Entry Bell
10:33 A.M. - 10:48 A.M - Recess
12:10 A.M. - 1:10 P.M. - Lunch
2:40 P.M. - 2:55 P.M. - Recess
3:35 P.M. - Dismissal
St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School School is a welcoming community with a mission to assist all students to achieve their spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional potential in a caring environment.
Academic programs at St. Elizabeth exist within a spiritual orientation based on the Catholic faith. The tone of the school reflects a theme of respect and responsibility, a collaborative approach to problem solving, and a community focus made up of students, staff, parents, parish, and the wider community. You can read our Catholic Graduate Expectations (CGE) for additional information.
The school comes together to celebrate monthly school masses with its affiliated parish, Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church, led by Fr. Paul Hogan and Fr. Jozef Vano.
Parish Website: http://www.stjoeschurch.ca/