[Trustees visit the site of the new St. Gabriel Education Centre (L-r: J. Crockett, C. Proulx, N. Radford, R. Tremblay, S. Shaw; Missing: J. Becigneul, S. Schell].
The Board of Trustees of Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools has approved a formal name change for St. Gabriel High School to St. Gabriel Education Centre. The Board made the decision at its regular meeting on Aug. 31, 2020.
The change, which came into effect immediately, reflects the growing scope with which the school serves both students and the broader community.
“The new name better aligns with the long-term vision and focus of the school,” says Noreen Radford, board chair.
“It not only more accurately reflects what the school is all about – what it does and what it will do, but it will also help raise community awareness of, and support for, our shared vision for the Centre.”
That vision includes pursuing opportunities to offer expanded and diverse learning options – such as online and home-based education (for students in all grade levels), adult classes, and international programming – for a broad range of students.
“The rebranding to St. Gabriel Education Centre better reflects the projected role of the school,” says Dr. Clint Moroziuk, Superintendent of Schools,” as it evolves into a comprehensive learning solution for students at multiple grade levels and as a potential future hub for home and international educational programming.”
This fall, the school relocated to the lower-level of the Division Office. The former offices were converted into a beautiful, fully accessible learning space, following extensive renovations over the summer months. Students started classes in the new facility at the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
The name change may involve updating the school’s corporate identity. This may include updating the school’s logo, replacing signage, and revising branded materials.
An official grand opening of the new Centre will take place sometime this fall, in accordance with all health and safety protocols and guidelines around COVID-19.