0.00% Change in Enrollment for 2015-16 School Year

  Posted: October 14, 2015

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The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to report that enrolment for the 2015-16 school year has continued steadily with a 0.00% change.  In 2014-15, enrollment was 2165 and it is currently 2166, a total change of only one student.

“We are pleased to see steady enrolment in our division.  Our Board is very proud of the work of our dedicated staff, and I believe our enrollment is a reflection of that,” said HFCRD Board Chair Dianne Arcand-Lavoie.  “Our schools are blessed to be located in such wonderful communities that are committed to supporting their local schools.”

Overall, HFCRD schools maintained strong enrollment, with only slight changes in each school.  These changes are caused by a variety of factors, but mostly significantly by families moving in or out of communities.

Enrollment Highlights

Ecole Providence School – McLennan

–       After struggling with enrollment in previous years, HFCRD is pleased to report that Ecole Providence School, a K-6 school in McLennan, has increased enrollment to 59 students for the 2015-16 school year, making the school self-sustainable.  The steady enrolment increase in recent years is thanks to the positive learning environment created by Providence staff, and the tremendous support of the community of McLennan.  In the 2012-2013 school year, Ecole Providence School underwent a viability study when enrollment was reaching low numbers.  In September 2013, the HFCRD Board of Trustees passed a motion to reconfigure the school from grades K-9 to grades K-6.
Good Shepherd and Glenmary Schools – Peace River

–       Good Shepherd and Glenmary Schools in Peace River continue to show consistent enrollment.  Both schools are very full and our division is receiving support from Alberta Education to support the limited space available in these schools.  Good Shepherd School will be opening a new portable classroom very soon, and Glenmary School will be undergoing a modernization with the addition of two CTS spaces.
St. Stephen’s School – Valleyview

–       After a significant increase in enrollment in 2014/15, St. Stephen’s School in Valleyview has maintained this strong enrollment due to quality student programming and dedicated staff creating a safe and caring learning environment.  Consistent staffing at St. Stephen’s has further enhanced the learning experience for students.
Holy Family School – Grimshaw, Rosary School – Manning and St. Andrew’s School – High Prairie

–       Enrollment at Holy Family, Rosary School and St. Andrew’s Schools continue to be steady with slight enrollment changes.  The schools attribute to their enrollment changes to population changes in their communities, and the recent introduction of full-time kindergarten.  These schools have a history of strong enrollment and continue to provide safe and caring learning environments for students.
Total Enrollment Numbers:

Holy Family School (K-9) – Grimshaw                               187 (+2)
Rosary School (K-9) – Manning                                         159 (+8)
St. Andrew’s School (K-12) – High Prairie                          546 (-2)
St. Stephen’s School (K-9) – Valleyview                             247 (0)
Ecole Providence School (K-6) – McLennan                       59 (+9)
Good Shepherd School (K-6) – Peace River                        410 (-16)
Glenmary School (7-12)  – Peace River                              541 (+3)
Holy Family Cyber High School (7-12) – Online                 13
St. Francis School (For at-risk youth) – High Prairie           4