Practice Lockdown – Oct. 5, 2015

As you are aware, the safety and security of all students is a very high priority for all schools in the Calgary Catholic School District. For this reason, we conduct fire drills on a regular basis as well as a number of other procedures to ensure that students and teachers are knowledgeable and prepared for events beyond the normal everyday occurrences.

As part of the Emergency Preparedness plan at St. Helena School, we held a lockdown practice today (Monday, Oct. 5). A lockdown is put into effect when a potentially harmful or unwanted intruder enters or is outside of the school building. The public address system is used to inform everyone in the building that the school is in lockdown mode. The students and teachers were briefed on their roles and responsibilities during this practice session. Our first lockdown was structured so that students were aware of everything that was happening. Other lockdown practices will occur during the school year, which will not be announced to the students. We will, however, inform you of our practice that day by letter.

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to call us at the school 403-500-2049. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep St. Helena School prepared for any emergency.


Mr. Gallant                  Mr. Mac Donald

Principal                      Vice-Principal

Parent View

With Parent View St. Helena parents will have the quick and easy access to view:

  • attendance records
  • progress reports marks, standards and comments

The Parent View is operated through PowerSchool, a web-based database application that facilitates student information management and communication among school administrators, teachers, parents, and students. It is easy to use and connects parents, students and schools with real-time information via the Internet. The view allows parents to stay connected with their child’s school and participate more fully in their student’s progress.

Please note parents/guardians have the ability to create a single login for all students in the family even if they are attending different schools. Once the account is created, parents can manage account information, link any and all students to the account, and set email and notification preferences for each student linked to the account.

PowerSchool Parent View is a tool that is integrated into the PowerSchool Student Information System (SIS) that is specifically developed for parents and students.

Parent Instructions: Click on one of the links below.




Student Groups & Human Sexuality Topics

Over the year, our school may establish a student group, which engages in discussion and activities related to diversity and justice issues, including support for students belonging to sexual minorities. In particular, within our Religious Education and Family Life Catholic Community of Caring program, students may provide leadership and receive support to continue to build inclusive communities, aligned with our Catholic social teachings. If you wish further information, please contact the principal.