Welcome to St. John Paul II Catholic School

St. JP II has a long standing tradition of excellence in academics and athletics, as well as thriving art and drama programs. Our dedicated staff encourage students to aspire to excellence in spiritual growth, leadership skills and social responsibility. In an environment of mutual respect and tolerance, students and staff carry Christ's message beyond the walls of the school to active citizenship and community involvement.


Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher interviews are scheduled for April 12th, 2018.

Please login to the website below to book online:


Code:  z4bqd


St. André Bessette Open House


Due to construction delays, the Open House for St. André Bessette has been tentatively re-scheduled for May 16th, 2018. Check back often for more updates as they become available.

Course Registration for Current Students

Course Registration forms for 2018-2019 were sent home with students. These forms are due back at the office by April 6th, 2018. 

In order to view course descriptions, please click on the link below:

2018 St. Andre Bessette Handbook

Fine Arts Fundraiser

As you may or may not know the Fine Arts Program is fundraising for our show "Another High School Musical".These students have already put in so much time and effort into creating and perfecting a musical that was created from scratch. On top of that, if you have seen our rehearsal schedule you know how many hours they will be putting in between now and June 7th.

Attached, please find the order form for VIP Foods. If you would like to order, you can complete this form and send it with a cheque to the school office. Alternatively, Mrs. Cross, Miss Cava, and Ms. Labrecque all have order forms and can provide you with one. Orders are due by April 26. Please consider supporting the growth and development of our Fine Arts Program as we move to St. Andre next year!

Fine Arts Fundraiser

Attendance Reporting with School Messenger

Elk Island Catholic Schools in Fort Saskatchewan will be piloting a new version of the application which allows parents to report absences online or through an interactive callout. Your child’s safety is of paramount importance to us - this new version of Safe Arrival is more streamlined than ever, using a new back-end connected directly to our SchoolMessenger communication service.

To set up your new account go to


or download the SchoolMessenger App using Google Play or the App Store. (Select Canada as Location) 


There are multiple ways to report an absence:

- Calling 1-844-478-2613

- Using the SchoolMessenger App

- Using the EICS App (after 03/20/2018) with the SchoolMessenger App installed on the phone

- Using https://go.schoolmessenger.com


As Safe Arrival will be taken offline eventually, please download the school messenger app today!

Registrations for 2018/2019

We are now accepting registrations for the 2018 / 2019 school year for St. Andre Bessette Catholic High School.

Registrations are available online only through the following link:


To register, create an account, and follow the prompts to register. 

Please note, all current Grade 8-11 students at OLA / St JP II do not register for St. Andre Bessette. All students currently in these grades will automatically transfer to St. Andre Bessette. Please do not register currently enrolled students. 

When registering, at this point in time, you will need to select St John Paul II as the school and select the grade your child will be in next year. The system is not set up at this point for the new school, St. Andre Bessette. We will transfer the registration to the new school later in the spring once we have access in our database. 

To facilitate the registration process, we will require the following: 

- copy of your child's birth certificate

- copy of your child's baptism certificate if available

- an interview with our admin team to review the registration. At this meeting we will require copies of transcripts/report cards.

-once the registrations are approved, an email and link will be sent asking you to complete a demographic verification form. Completion of this form is required to finalize your registration. 

Interview booking for new registrations will take place at the end of March / early April. Parents will be contacted by phone to book these times. Final decisions on new registrations will be made by the end of April.

Course registrations will take place late April early May.

St. Andre Bessette will be hosting an open house on May 16th, 2018. Check back often for updates!


Summer School Registration is now open

EICS Summer school registration is now open. Please visit https://summerschool.eics.ab.ca/ for more information and to register. 

Data Verification Forms

There are still a large number of data verification forms that are outstanding. It is important that we have the most current and up to date information for your children on file.

Please log into your Powerschool Parent Account, click on Forms and Fees. Click on School Engage Student Forms. There will be a notification bar saying that the 2017-2018 Data Verification forms are outstanding. Please take a moment to review the information we have on file, make any changes and submit the form.

Need help? Click on the link below for some tips on how to create your account in Powerschool:

How to create an account in powerschool

Thank-you for your assistance.

Shirts for Valeda House

The shirts you see Mrs. Damur and Mr. Romanowski modelling were designed as a fundraiser for the residents of the Valeda house. Each shirt is selling for only $20. There are Vcut slim fit shirts and a round neck loose fit. ALL of the proceeds will be going to the Valeda initiative. If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt and making a difference please pay Mrs. Damur via cheque or cash. If you have any questions please feel free to email Mrs. Damur at melissad@eics.ab.ca

Thanks in advance for your support of such an important initiative. 

St JP II Students Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

A number of students put their faith into action by volunteering at Ronald McDonald House preparing cookies and helping with household chores. Simple tasks are a means to show support to the families who children are in the Stollery. Thank you to the great students of St. John Paul II!!

ST JP II Staff Make Meals at Ronald McDonald House

Some of our amazing staff members spent Friday evening at Ronald McDonald House preparing meals for families who have children at the Stollery Children's Hospital. 

Fee Waiver Program 2017-2018

Under the principle that finances should not be a barrier to a child's education, Elk Island Catholic Schools will waive fees for independent students or parents/guardians if they meet certain income guidelines, are on social services or are facing exceptional circumstances. If you qualify, you may apply using the attached application form for a waiver for the following fees:

- Ineligible Transportation Fees
- Instructional Material Fees
- Course Fees
- Noon-Hour Supervision Fees
- Instructional Activity Fees


Please download the application form below:


Please note the application deadline is December 15th, 2017.

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