To Inspire Success
The Black Gold Regional Division No.18 was formed January 1, 1995. It encompasses the former Leduc School District No. 297, County of Leduc No. 25 and the Devon School District No. 492. The Division extends from the New Sarepta area to the east, to the Warburg area to the west. It includes the municipalities of Beaumont, Devon, Thorsby , Calmar, Leduc and Leduc County. The Board of Education consists of seven trustees; one from each of the three rural wards, two from the City of Leduc, one from the Town of Devon and one from the Town of Beaumont. The division office is located in Nisku east of the Edmonton International Airport. Our jurisdiction borders the south boundary of the city of Edmonton.
The Board of Education and its employees are committed to joint decision-making and a collaborative approach to system operation and policy development. Stakeholder groups are actively involved in the operation of the jurisdiction. Schools in the system have school councils. Parents are welcomed in Black Gold Regional Schools and are actively involved in the decision-making process.
Approximately 11,500 students are enrolled in the 32 schools in the system. Quality instruction is delivered by over 705 (F.T.E.) teachers with the support of approximately 525 education assistants, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, licensed practical nurses, secretaries, librarians, custodial staff, bus drivers, maintenance staff, Division office personnel and Division office administration. A full program, including second language instruction, gifted programs, and special needs instruction, is provided to the students in grades one through twelve, along with kindergarten and pre-kindergarten.
St. Thomas Aquinas Roman (STAR) Catholic Schools is a medium-sized, urban/rural school division comprised of more than 4,000 students and 400 staff. With 12 schools in 6 communities including Beaumont, Drayton Valley, Leduc, Lacombe, Ponoka and Wetaskiwin, that offer a wide range of options that go beyond core programming from pre-school to Grade 12 through the Alberta Education curriculum. We are a publicly-funded, Christ-centred Catholic community and welcome students of all faiths.
Our dedicated and caring team of teachers and support staff give students every opportunity to achieve their potential in a caring, safe and Christ-centred environment. If you are not already a member of the STAR Catholic Schools’ family, we invite you to learn more about our school Division and schools online or by calling any of the schools directly for an information package and tour.
Souls seeking Christ on a journey of faith, learning and love
Rejoicing in the way of Christ, we nurture a love of learning in faith-filled Catholic schools!
We are dedicated to dignity, love of God and each other, the Gospel message, excellence, and Catholic education…for life!