Welcome to Sister Annata Brockman Elementary/Junior High School
Welcome to an exciting new school year at Sister Annata Brockman Catholic School! My name is Denis Gauthier and I am honoured and humbled to serve as your new principal. I’m looking forward to working collaboratively with our exceptional staff as we embark on this new journey together. Our District theme for this year is We are called…To be Leaders of Hope and Mercy, which at once reminds us that Catholics the world over are celebrating the extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy where we focus our attention on love and forgiveness, but also that regardless of our position, each one of us is a leader with the ability to bring hope and mercy to others every day. There is amazing power in hope and mercy! Let us give the best of ourselves to our faith, which has given us so much.
As you journey with us, you will get to know our team. We are custodians, teachers, support staff, educational assistants, psychologists, music therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and behavioural specialists working together to provide outstanding educational opportunities for your children. Our vision is one of inclusion where we see all children as our children. We focus on achievement and equity where all children have the right to access excellent inclusive programming, which is one of our most important values, and we put our values into action by adapting our methodology to meet the needs of all learners. We can see the dreams of our children and by choosing love, we will help our children realize their dreams by removing barriers to their learning and lighting up their lives.
We know that individual accomplishment and student engagement drive achievement. Our entire teaching staff is trained in Kagan methodology which means that we promote cooperative learning with positive interdependence, individual accountability, equal participation and simultaneous interaction among our students. Our students benefit from the coaching they receive from their teachers, who demonstrate for them the skills students need to be successful in the 21rst Century which include critical thinking, problem solving, managing information, creativity and innovation, communication, collaboration, cultural and global citizenship, and personal growth and well-being.
Over the course of the school year, our team joins me in an open invitation for you to engage with us, and to be active in our community. Thank you for joining us this evening. As your child’s teacher shares important information with you, please know that you are always welcome to come in or to contact us by phone or email should you have any questions.
It is with great pride, gratitude and optimism, and great faith that we welcome you to this new school year!
Most students have been introduced to the Office 365 environment. This introduction has also focused on the ECSD Responsible Use Agreement and how important it is to be a good Digital Citizen when you are in online environments.
On myECSD students need to enter their id #: ecsd\XXXXXXX and the password they use to logon at school.
Click on the “Students” tab: look under tools, click onOneDrive for Business or Outlook.
Either way they will be redirected to the Edmonton Catholic Schools Office 365 home page.
Enter username: XXXXXXX@school.ecsd.net (7-digit id #)and password: (same as ECSD login at school).
Now the office 365 site will come up
Click onto view the menu of what is available. Students will be able to use the office web apps to create projects online and their work will be automatically saved to their OneDrive for business account which has 1TB of storage.
If you click on you will be able to download the Office Suite on your devices (you have up to 10 downloads).
In Outlook all members of ECSD members have 50 GB of district email that enables them to communicate with others.
Students can Install Office on their PC / Mac / Mobile Device (Free of Charge)
Got a PC or Mac? Students can logon to their Office 365 account and download Office on up to 10 computers. Please refer to directions above.
Alberta Education Announcement - Adobe Home Use Software Licensing for Students
This program provides all students in school authorities participating in the Provincial Adobe License with the opportunity to purchase yearly subscriptions to the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application for $45 CAD.