Our School

Principal

Cathy Cameron

Administration

Kristie McCullough, Assistant Principal

Grades Taught

Kindergarten to Grade 5

About

St. Martin de Porres School serves children in Kindergarten to Grade 5 in a Catholic faith learning environment. With a focus on drama, music, and the visual arts, we are a school of choice for children and families who want a stimulating and culturally enriched learning experience. We are located in West Park and in close proximity to the Red Deer College. Faith permeates all that we do at St. Martin de Porres School. The Catholic values of our Christian faith are integrated into our learning and are practiced throughout the day. We also integrate fine arts into religious celebrations. We believe God’s Word comes alive for students, staff, and parents when they take an active role and reflect on their learning. St. Martin de Porres School has an excellent record for academic excellence and we are known as a friendly and welcoming school. We serve students in West Park, West Lake, South Hill, Downtown, Waskasoo, Woodlea, Parkvale, Bower, Woodland Hills, C&E Trail, Waskasoo Estates, Penhold and Springbrook. Students living in other areas may also attend our school - please contact us for more information. St. Martin de Porres School is now accepting registrations for Kindergarten - Grade 5.

Introduction

We are a Catholic School with a fine arts focus.

Motto

Honouring God With Our Gifts

Mission

We believe that we must see children as God’s creation, ensure that their sacred gifts are developed and encourage them to recognize their own needs and strengths, as well as the needs and strengths of others.

Philosophy

Our Principles of Practice guide us in all that we do!

  • We honour our children.
  • We provide a safe and secure environment.
  • We live and proudly proclaim our Catholic faith.
  • We provide quality education in a Catholic environment.
  • We pray as an educational community.
  • We practice servant-leadership.
  • We focus on our mission through clarity of purpose.
  • We value our staff.

Principal's Message

Welcome back to another wonderful year 

                                          at St. Martin de Porres School!

 

                                            "God...Let them see you in me!"

 

Welcome Back! 
We hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer. We also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. We are so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. Our entire staff welcomes and values your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and we look forward to working with you and your children.

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff have planned and prepared for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, answering questions and updating student files. And, our much-appreciated School Council is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a faith-filled, joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning in a faith-filled environment.

New Staff
Each year brings positive change. This includes a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome Mr. Jeff Shelke, our new grade 3 teacher.  Mr. Shelke brings a solid skill set and a compassionate and caring approach to meeting children’s learning needs.  As well, we are blessed to have Miss Kelsey Paetz working with our Grade 5 students.  Miss Paetz is very excited to bring her passion for teaching alive in the classroom.  Welcome to you both!

Thank you to all who helped to prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to ensuring that St. Martin de Porres school remains a faith-focused, celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring.  It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal and assistant principal.  Please stop by and say hello. Together, we know we will make this school year one of faith-inspired, growth and achievement for all children.  

My kind regards, 

Cathy Cameron, Principal