Built in 1956, and located in one of Saskatoon's mature, suburban communities, Holliston School is home to 250 students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Serving both the Holliston and Haultain neighbourhoods, our school has expanded three times since it first opened: 1958, 1962, and 1975. Our school houses a preschool program for three and four year-old children. Additionally, we have a Before and After School Program.
In 2003, Holliston School was inducted into the League of Peaceful Schools. Several criteria were met in order to be chosen, including a discipline policy and programs taught which promote peaceful living. At Holliston, specific moral values are emphasized teaching students empathy, self-control and respect for all. Our schools Code of Conduct includes five principles:
That spells HAWKS, which is also our school logo. Our motto is: ‘My place, your place, our place, a safe place”. Student safety is our number one priority. Our mandate is to conscientiously provide the Saskatchewan curriculum through a quality academic program.
As an In Motion school, our goal is for all students to be active for at least 30 minutes each day (aside from recess breaks). This is facilitated by having a Physical Education specialist for most of our grades. We promote healthy and active lifestyles and encourage positive nutritional choices.
Our school offers a resource program to support students with academic and/or behavioural needs. Our teacher librarian collaborates regularly with classroom teachers to provide students with resource-based learning opportunities. Music programs are offered to all grades through our Fine Arts teacher and Band instructor. Additionally, Holliston has Educational Assistants who work directly with students who require intensive supports
Staffing for Holliston School includes 20 teachers, 7 paraprofessionals, a school counsellor, a Principal, and a Vice-Principal.