H. A. Kostash School serves three communities - Waskatenau on the western boundary, Smoky Lake in the middle, and Bellis on the east. The school accommodates approximately 330 students and offers programming from Great Beginnings to grade 12.
Successful leadership initiatives have been undertaken throughout the school. Elementary and junior high students participate in the STAR (Show Thankfulness Appreciation and Respect) program and high school students are enroled in a leadership course. Students are encouraged to design and participate in inclusive activities which are fun and educational for the entire school population. We pride ourselves on inclusiveness, respect, diversity, and multi-grade activities.
Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extra-curricular initiatives which may change, but have included archery, golf, cross country running, volleyball, basketball, curling, badminton, track and field and rugby. Students have also been given the opportunity to experience international trips. In school, we offer a variety of courses which include leadership, cosmetology, music, shop, wildlife, archery, robotics, and foods. Once again, grades 8 and 9 students will be enrolled in a course which will enable them to study citizenship, volunteerism and global service projects. We encourage all students to become actively involved in our school and community while they are students at HAK.
The school has excellent support from parents and the community. We are proud to contribute to our community.
HAK provides students with a very rich and varied school program.