The Grande Prairie and District Catholic School in Royal Oaks has been named. The Board of Trustees voted from 60 separate name suggestions from a “name our schools” contest which ended with them picking St Catherine Catholic School as the name.
Other options were St Cecilia and St Hildegard. Since the school will have an Arts focus, Board Chair Eldon Wyant says St Catherine is a fitting choice because she was the Patron Saintof the Arts.
The school will be support Kindergarden to Grade 8 students and is set to open for the 2016/2017 school year.