On September 7, 2004, the community near Garth Street and Rymal Road was blessed with the opening of St. Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Elementary School.
Surrounded by a beautiful area of land, the school boasts a large foyer and is built in the formation of a square. Spacious hallways surround the resource centre, computer lab and gymnasium, while all the classrooms enjoy a view of our beautiful outdoor surroundings. The school staff worked hard to have the school ready for opening day. In fact, many staff members were here on Labour Day to ensure that the school was ready to meet the students with open arms.
The community is mainly comprised of families from Corpus Christi, Regina Mundi and the former St. Catherine of Sienna schools. Other families are new to this growing community. The school began with 468 students and by the first day of school in its second year, 538 students were enrolled. By 2014, the school's population grew to nearly 800. In 2015 an additional 6-classroom extension was built.
St. Thérèse dedicated herself to a simple life of love and service to God. The students continue to live by her example and are constantly reminded and rewarded for their little acts of kindness. Our school received an authentic, extremely rare, first class relic and it is on display in the foyer of the school. Everyone is welcome to visit the school, feel the warmth of the community, and see the relic. The school`s motto is Service, Teamwork, and Learning (STL).
The school hosts a before and after school program and also has an active Catholic School Council who work together to enhance student learning. Many great things have happened in one year, and we look forward to the many wonderful things that this growing community can and will do to promote our Catholic school mission.