Students are exposed to basic literacy and numeracy in a faith-filled environment. We focus on creating a partnership between the home, school and parish to create knowledgeable, responsible, caring young disciples and citizens.
Sports Academy at NMR!
We are excited to share that students in grades 4-6 at NMR will be able to register for the sports academy program for the 2022-2023 school year! Please see the following information shared with all families this past Nov. 24, 2021:
Grades 4 – 6 students at Neil M Ross will have the opportunity to register in Hockey, Soccer or GCD (Gymnastics, Cheer, Dance). Students choosing to register in the Sports Academy will be participating with other grades 4 – 6 students form our division. Sports Academy is also offered at Albert Lacombe School, Father Jan and Marie Poburan.
Students in the Sports Academy receive their Physical Education and Health outcomes through the Academy programming. Students in the Academy also give up an optional course (Music or Art).
Two sessions a week are sport specific. One session a week is dedicated to health and dryland activities, some examples would include:
- Fitness training - Curling
- Yoga - Baseball
- Wall Climbing - OVR (virtual reality games)
- Badminton - Scootering
- Golf - Lacrosse
- Ropes Course - Speed and Agility
- Viper Training - Volleyball
- Basketball - Water Polo
- TRX Training - Football
Academy times: The elementary groups in The Sports Academy run from 8:00 A.M.- 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning each week. Families are responsible to drop their athlete off for an 8:00 start each morning. Athletes are then bussed back to their home schools by 10:30 A.M. Drop off for NMR students after academy would be scheduled for between 10:15 and 10:25 A.M.
Families drop their athletes off at facilities by 8:00 A.M. such as Servus Place, Larry Olexiuk Field, Dynamyx Gymnastics Club, No limits training and Dance center, Albert Lacombe School (The Sports Academy Fitness Facility is housed here) and other sports facilities in St. Albert.
There is a large amount of Car-pooling that takes place within the Academy. Families can share their info with the Academy Consultant and he will share with all the families that shared.
Note: Hockey Equipment cannot be taken on the school bus so it will have to be picked up from School. A cargo van will bring it from the rink in the morning back to school.
The cost of the program this current year is $2300.00 ($230 per month). There is a $460.00 non - refundable deposit at the time of registration. This deposit covers your September and June payments. Payment methods after this can be done a variety of ways and in a variety of instalments.
Extra Curricular Activities at NMR
Our school offers a variety of extra curricular options for students including athletics, music and games!
Alberta Education's Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum is outlined in Programs of Study that identify what students are expected to learn and be able to do in all subject and grades (www.education.gov.ab.ca). Students in Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools (GSACRD) strive to maximize achievement of the general Learner Outcomes within this curriculum.
Library SOAR Centre
Soft Skills AND STEM
Preparing our students for successful futures requires an understanding of new technology but also the ability to work together, listen, and express their ideas to each other. Collaboration and Communication are two competencies the SOAR Center highlight when helping our students to advance using the latest technology.
Technology (hard) skills will be an important advantage to have, but the soft skills we incorporate into our lessons will be the foundation they build a successful career