ESI and ESII Special Lunch!

ESI IIOur ESI and ESII teams put on an amazing Thanksgiving lunch. Everyone had a part to play to make the lunch as success, I was lucky to be invited!  Thanks,                                                   Mr. Easton

We raised over $1000 today for the Terry Fox Foundation!!

Terry Fox 2







WE Day Calgary 2015  is happening October 27 at the Saddledome. This year fifteen students from Father Whelihan will join 16,000 other young change-makers from southern Alberta for a day of inspiration, education and celebration.  To apply, please complete and submit the application to Ms. Moynihan via email ( jennifer.moynihan@learn.cssd.ab.ca ) or in person. Applications are due Monday Oct. 5th. Click here for the WE day application

Opening Celebration

opening liturgy

We were fortunate to have Deacon Vivian aid in our school opening celebration today. Thank you to those parents who joined us for this special event. Our Thanksgiving liturgy will be on October 8th at 9 am. All parents are invited celebrate with us.



Congratulations to Graysen Koch! Enjoy your trip to Ottawa. Students interested in this opportunity for next year please check out details on the Ecounters With Canada website.


Hopefully summer has treated everyone well and you’re ready to start the school year! The first day of classes will begin Tuesday, September 1st at 8:20am.

Day one, elementary students will gather at the North end of the playground where administration and teachers will assist them to find their class. Teachers, with their class will enter the school and start the day. If you have ordered school supplies they will be in the classroom. If you were late ordering supplies, they will arrive shortly. If you have independently purchased your son/daughter’s supplies please send them with your child.

Elementary students requiring transportation, registration and route information is available on the district’s website http://www.cssd.ab.ca/transportation/ or at the office. All students requiring transportation must register.

Junior High students will meet on the East tarmac where administration and teachers will assist them to find their homeroom. If you have ordered school supplies they will be in the classroom. If you were late ordering supplies they will be arrive shortly. If you have independently purchased your son/daughters supplies please send them with your child. Day one will be a modified schedule, regular classes will begin day two.

A reminder that Jr. High students requiring transportation will be using Calgary Transit. City Transit rebate forms are available online http://www.cssd.ab.ca/transportation/calgary-transit-passes or at the office. Please see the link below to access route information.


Welcome to everyone that will be joining us this year, we look forward to seeing you!


Father Whelihan Administration team

Grade 6 Hockey Skills Hockey PhotoAcademy!!!

We are very excited to now offer the Hockey Canada Skills Academy to our grade six students. Due to its growth and popularity, students in grade 6 will have the same opportunity as our Junior High students.

Please direct any inquiries to our Principal, Rob Coumont  at robert.coumont@cssd.ab.ca or our Vice Principal, Nathan Easton  at nathan.easton@cssd.ab.ca

Or give us a call 403-500-2087


We are excited to continue “Mathletics” with our elementary students. Mathletics is a web based computer program designed to improve children’s math skills in a fun, engaging, and interactive way. It allows teachers to supplement their programing, but more importantly gives students an opportunity to share their learning at home on any computer or personal device. Mathletics activities directly correlate to Alberta Educations curriculum outcomes. This online learning tool comes highly recommended by professionals within our school district and is used by educators throughout the world. It helps motivate the students and improve their math skills.

Children will have24 hour access to Mathletics through a unique username and password. This means that students can work at their own pace; anywhere, anytime.

Mathletics at Home

We recommend that you spend time looking at the program with your child so that you can gain the greatest understanding of how Mathletics will benefit your child’s learning.

In your child’s agenda we will attach the student’s individual user name and password. This gives you and your access to the program. Each student’s Mathletics account holds information relating to individual results and progress, as well as a myriad of fun, engaging activities to improve basic math skills, enriched learning, and individualized programs.

Please take a look at this resource with your child and you will quickly see how this resource can supplement your child’s learning in math.

Check it out!