December 07, 2023
I f you're looking to catch some awesome basketball action this weekend Centennial Collegiate is the place to be! We're so proud of our students, staff and volunteers at Centennial Collegiate for making this event a great fundraiser for the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital! Go Chargers! Watch the video here
December 01, 2023
It's time to raise the curtain on another theatre season! This year, our schools are putting on a mix of classic and new theatre productions. Click here
to view the image.
November 23, 2023
Melissa Tate, assistant manager human resources, and Heather Saunders, employee relations manager, talk about the many events, including a job fair, Saskatoon Public Schools is hosting in the coming months.
November 09, 2023
Jackie Hansen from Wildwood School has some awesome advice and options for parents looking to get their middle years kids more interested in reading and literacy. Hint? Graphic novels are a great way to learn!
November 07, 2023
The Board of Education has a new board chair.
Ward 4 Trustee Kim Stranden has been elected as board chair for Saskatoon Public Schools for the 2023-2024
academic year. Stranden was elected to the position by her fellow trustees at today’s inaugural board meeting. Read more here.
October 26, 2023
Looking to help your little one with their reading skills but not sure where to start? Sonika Bonli, vice-principal at Mayfair School shares some easy ways to improve reading and literacy at home. Watch the video here.
October 13, 2023
Learn more about Saskatoon Public Schools engages families through teacher-parent-student conferences and why Edsby is an important school communication tool. Click to watch.
October 12, 2023
Public Schools of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce another year of awards to recognize public school student groups or classes that support citizenship or character building within their schools or communities.
To apply for a Student Citizenship Award, click
The deadline to apply is April 15, 2024.
October 03, 2023
Interested in participating in a German exchange? Don't miss out!
The exchange is open to all Saskatoon Public School students in grades 10 and 11. There are two exchanges available:
A six-week exchange for grades 10 and 11 students who are interested in experiencing life and culture in a German home and school....
September 14, 2023
Student attendance is very important to learning and social development. Sherry McConnell with SPS breaks down some strategies to help parents and students make it to school consistently and on time. Watch video
August 31, 2023
Saskatoon Public Schools director of education Shane Skjerven joins Global reporter Chantal Wagner to offer advice to parents and caregivers if their children are feeling anxious or nervous heading back to school.
Watch the video.
August 29, 2023
As the new school year begins, Saskatoon Transit is excited to welcome back students and provide a convenient and eco-friendly public transportation option to make daily travel easier. Students looking to utilize transit service in the fall can now access their high school pass in the TGo app or Transit app...
August 25, 2023
Interested in participating in a Japanese exchange? Don't miss out! The deadline to apply is September 22, 2023.
The exchange is open to all Saskatoon Public School students in g rades 10, 11 and 12 . It will take place in 2024 over the Easter holidays for 14 days in...
August 24, 2023
Join the Vision Support Services department for a screening of their educational spotlight film, Vision Support in Saskatoon Public Schools , at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at Robert Hinitt Castle Theatre, 1904 Clarence Ave S, Saskatoon.
Click here to watch the event invitation video.
August 22, 2023
Families can register their children early for the 2023-24 school
(at any time) or in-person at SPS central office
(310-21st Street East, Saskatoon) on the following dates: August 14-17 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. August 18 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. August 21-25 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
August 03, 2023
Global News interviews Travis Homenuk, English as an Additional Language (EAL) consultant, about how new immigrants to Saskatoon can register with Saskatoon Public Schools. The Newcomer Student Centre re-opens on August 9, 2023.
To watch the video, click here.
To learn about the Newcomer Student Centre, click here.
July 20, 2023
Global News talks to principal Shanna Strueby and parents, Cara Morgan and Ashley Williams, at Prince Philip School about the benefits of being engaged. Click here
to watch the video.
July 06, 2023
Global News reports on a powwow that was held at Mount Royal Collegiate as a celebration for graduates. Watch the video
June 22, 2023
to learn about Camp Brain Power, a wonderful opportunity for Saskatoon Public Schools’ students to explore literacy, movement, engagement and well-being activities during the summer.
For more information and to register, visit the SPS Foundation website
or email CampBrainPower@spsd.sk.ca
June 16, 2023
Graduating from Grade twelve is a momentous milestone in a student's life. The Government of Saskatchewan has shared a video from the Honourable Dustin Duncan, Minister of Education, to recognize and congratulate the Class of 2023 for their hard work and determination. Watch the video
June 08, 2023
Saskatoon Public Schools is excited to announce that board chair Colleen MacPherson is receiving the 2023 Public Education Advocacy Award from the Canadian Teachers’ Federation. The award will be presented to Colleen at the Canadian Teachers’ Federation annual general meeting in July in Ottawa.
Since becoming a school board trustee...
June 07, 2023
Saskatoon Public Schools is proud to announce that the interSTELLAR program has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Public Schools of Saskatchewan Student Citizenship Award
. Congratulations to Montgomery School and its students!
Montgomery school students accepted the award on Friday, June 2 in Regina. The award comes with...
June 01, 2023
Pride month gives us an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate our own understanding of gender and sexual diversity and to demonstrate our values of Safe, Caring and Accepting school environments
for all. For many years, Saskatoon Public Schools staff and students have celebrated Pride month in various thoughtful ways. We...
May 31, 2023
Saskatoon Public Schools offers a variety of kindergarten programs and schedules, including full-day, everyday kindergarten in 25 schools with support from Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation.
Learn more here. Watch a video
May 17, 2023
Due to the current Air Quality Health Index in Saskatoon, the following is recommended:
Communicate with students and staff that they should avoid strenuous activities outdoors. Reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors, especially if individuals experience symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation.
You may choose to continue with an outdoor...
May 11, 2023
Students involved in Saskatoon Public Schools' interSTELLAR program put their STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematical) skills to use in Montgomery Schools Hack-a-Toy event. Watch the video
May 10, 2023
Mount Royal Collegiate is proud to host the Honouring Our Graduates Powwow on June 1, 2023. Everyone is welcome! If you are a dancer or drum group, please register here
May 09, 2023
Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, Saskatoon Public Schools and Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. are hosting the 2nd annual language immersion camp at the historical site and Métis homeland of Batoché.
Click here to register.
May 03, 2023
Come see Road Allowance Kitten on May 9, 2023 at Greystone Heights School. Based on a true story, the play features the history of the Road Allowance Métis and their forced removal from their humble, but beloved, homes on the road allowance.
May 01, 2023
Congratulations to Bedford Road Collegiate as it celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2023!
The school will be hosting a celebration for alumni and former teachers from June 30 to July 2, 2023.
For more information, to register and donate to our alumni scholarship program, visit our website.
May 01, 2023
Come see Mamma Mia at Tommy Douglas Collegiate from May 10 to 13, 2023.
March 30, 2023
Global News reports on FLEX programming at Saskatoon Public Schools and how it allows students to receive their education while participating in athletics or the arts. Watch the video
March 16, 2023
, Anti-Racist Anti-Oppressive Educational Consultant Cheryl Ermine explains why it is important to discuss racism in schools and how Saskatoon Public Schools is supporting anti-racism education. March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racism.
February 16, 2023
Did you know? Evan Hardy Collegiate is a testing centre for the College Board’s digital SAT, a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States.
If you plan on studying in the United States after graduation, we encourage you to check the admission requirements of the post-secondary school(s) you...
February 16, 2023
Students Finn Friesen, Grade 5 at Greystone Heights, and Natalie Walde, Grade 12 at Walter Murray, tell us what they appreciate most about their teachers and staff. Watch the video
February 13, 2023
During the week of February 12 to 18, 2023, Saskatoon Public Schools is celebrating our champions of learning, both in and out of the classroom.
Being a champion of learning means supporting education, educators and students. This can be accomplished in many different ways, by many different professions within Saskatoon Public...
February 08, 2023
The Ministry of Education has declared February 15, 2023, as Pink Shirt Day.
Pink Shirt Day takes a stand against bullying and supports students in developing healthy and respectful relationships. It is also a time to celebrate and honour diversity within our school communities.
Saskatoon Public Schools believes in...
February 03, 2023
Saskatoon Public Schools' collegiates are opening their doors to Grade 8 students and their parents and guardians, beginning on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. For more information about our collegiates and unique programs, click here
January 19, 2023
Saskatoon Public Schools Learning Supports Coordinator Tyler Bergen says students' mental health and well-being are important to ensure success in the classroom. Watch
January 12, 2023
Saskatoon Public Schools recognizes that today was a very difficult day for the people of Star Blanket Cree Nation and those around the province and country with families, relations and connections in the community.
While the investigation at Star Blanket Cree Nation continues, much is still unknown. However, the intergenerational...
January 05, 2023
Brunskill School Principal Dean Swan talks about Saskatoon Public Schools' kindergarten open houses, running from January 16 to February 3, 2023. To learn more, watch the video
or visit the website
January 04, 2023
Come out and see artwork from Grade 12 students from around Saskatoon! The show runs from January 16 to 27, 2023 at the Snelgrove Gallery on the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) campus.
There will be a reception open to the publi c on January 20 from 5-7 p.m. At this...
December 08, 2022
Arts Education Consultant Tracy Johnson talks about how students taking arts education do better in school and all areas of life. Watch the video
November 25, 2022
City Park Principal Jonelle Ulrich talks about the differences between Montessori classrooms and learning in a regular classroom in this video
November 10, 2022
Principal Ian Wilson at Hugh Cairns School talks about the meaning and importance of Remembrance Day in this video
November 10, 2022
Schools are closed Friday, November 11 in recognition of Remembrance Day. No school on Monday, November 14 for kindergarten to Grade 8 only.
November 02, 2022
Want to learn more about financial literacy? Check out one of the following webinars for middle years and secondary students.
Cautious Consumerism with Credit Counselling Society Learn about fraud, scams and identify theft. Appropriate for
middle years and secondary classes . A class viewing guide is available.
Date: November 8,...
November 02, 2022
Safe, caring and accepting schools consultant Jill Flath looks at the ways Saskatoon Public Schools supports students' mental health and well-being in this Family Matters video
October 14, 2022
Saskatoon Public Schools' Safe, Caring and Accepting Schools is hosting an in-person presentation on Tuesday October 25, 2022, 7-8:30pm at Centennial Collegiate, 160 Nelson Road. This presentation is for parents and caregivers on positive and supportive practices for student and family well-being and is open to all parents/caregivers of students in...
October 14, 2022
Mustang Volley is back! Come watch 24 teams compete in Saskatchewan's premier high school volleyball tournament October 20-22, 2022. Make sure to catch the Spike Contest on Friday at noon!
Thursday, October 20 Tournament opens at 3:45 p.m. with drum group and national anthems. Games run from 4:00...
August 11, 2022
Saskatoon Public Schools has an exciting opportunity for individuals who are passionate about supporting the school-day experience of students with intensive needs.
Educational assistant positions within Saskatoon Public Schools are well suited to individuals who are looking for opportunities to support the delivery of educational programming and work closely with...
July 13, 2022
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools' elementary schools and collegiates begin the 2022-23 school year on Thursday, Sept. 1. Many elementary schools will welcome back kindergarten to Grade 8 students with a staggered start schedule to support a smooth return to classes. Additional information about school-specific operations for back to school will...
June 23, 2022
Art created by students from École Alvin Buckwold and Lakeridge schools will be on the go all summer long. The two pieces of art will appear on the side of Saskatoon Transit buses after being selected as part of a student art contest open to Grade 3 and Grade 7 students across...
June 16, 2022
"Are you ready to do a bit of work?" resource teacher Lana Abercrombie asks the student whose face is on her computer screen. The one-on-one virtual session is one of several half-hour periods Abercrombie spends with students each day as they learn, connect, and talk about their lives as part of...
June 14, 2022
For Seraphine Sammy, the closing ceremony for Princess Alexandra Community School came with lots of memories.
"I am a parent, and I went to this school when I was in elementary and graduated from here. My kids came here and graduated from here and I have three nieces who come here...
June 09, 2022
A long-standing relationship relating to land-based education has led the Meewasin Valley Authority, Saskatoon Public Schools (SPS) and Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) to create a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to reinforce and enhance this relationship and to further support intentional and strategic collaboration. The MOU establishes a working group with...
June 08, 2022
The Saskatoon Board of Education has approved its operating budget for the upcoming academic year, with expenditures of $297 million, an increase of $9.3 million over last year.
Provincial government operating funding for the school division increased 2.1 per cent ($5.2 million) for the year, which mainly covers the provincially negotiated...
June 06, 2022
An experience that gave students the opportunity to unlearn and relearn the living history of Indigenous peoples is now sharing that learning with the wider community.
Reclaiming Heritage; A Good Life miyo-pimatisiwin, Wičoni kiŋ de waste is a pre-contact literacy and art project that offered Grade 7-8 students from the Nêhiyawêwin...
May 18, 2022
More Saskatoon Public Schools' students will experience the excitement of riding a bike thanks to the support of both community organizations and other students. As part of the division's Move to Grow initiative, a classroom set of 30 bicycles contributed by Bridge City Bike Co-op will be available to elementary classes...
May 11, 2022
As plans progress for the new centrally located school, Princess Alexandra School will be closing at the end of June. The site of Princess Alexandra School in Riversdale was previously chosen by the board as the location for the division’s next school. Referred to as the City Centre Project
May 09, 2022
All Saskatoon Public Schools' students will begin the school year on Thursday, Sept. 1, according to the 2022-23 school year calendar.
The calendar represents a total of 184 instructional days for elementary students and 181 days for collegiate students, with 950 hours of instruction for both. The calendar has been finalized with...
May 05, 2022
Saskatoon Public Schools' school community councils (SCC) hold annual meetings to elect representatives for the 2022-23 school year. Annual meetings are held in either the spring or fall of the school year.
The SCC acts in an advisory role to the school, the Board of Education and other agencies and organizations. The...
May 03, 2022
The opportunity to share Indigenous culture through song and dance is returning after being sidelined for two years.
The Indigenous Ensemble, a division-wide extracurricular program designed to support youth through involvement in music, song, dance, storytelling, and traditional arts, will be reinvigorated for the remainder of the school year in preparation...
April 28, 2022
The contributions to students and learning made possible by partnership organizations were shared with trustees during the April 10 meeting of the Saskatoon Board of Education.
The school division's Partners 2021-22 document highlights the community connections that enhance academic excellence, character, engagement, and well-being. Building partnerships within the wider community allows...
March 30, 2022
Messages that shared a belief in anti-racism and diversity have earned two groups of Saskatoon Public Schools' students recognition through the City of Saskatoon's Living In Harmony awards.
Three students from Pleasant Hill School — Travis Bird, Brooklyn Dreger, and Geordie Laliberte — received the award for Best Elementary Submission for...
March 15, 2022
Specialized high school programs that offer unique and hands-on learning experiences are inviting students to explore their opportunities for the 2022-23 school year.
Outdoor School, Media School, and the High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program (HCAP) provide Grade 11 students (plus Grade 12 for HCAP) with the chance to join other students from collegiates across...
March 14, 2022
Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to welcoming every student to a safe and caring environment. All neighbourhood schools are accepting kindergarten registration for classes beginning this fall. If your child will be five years old by...
February 28, 2022
Five programs that offer Saskatoon Public Schools' elementary students specialized learning experiences are accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year.
Four Grade 8 programs — Creative Action, Ecoquest, ScienceTrek and Let's Lead-Nīkānētān — along with the iGen program for Grade 6 engage students in learning opportunities filled with unique, hands-on experiences. The programs are...
February 28, 2022
The Montessori program is growing at Saskatoon Public Schools. Starting in the 2022-23 school year, Lakeridge School will be the new home of a Montessori program for kindergarten to Grade 3
students. Lakeridge School will become dual stream – offering the regular K-8 school program parallel to the new Montessori program...
January 19, 2022
Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to welcoming every student to a safe and caring environment. In past years, schools have held in-person information nights to share details about kindergarten and the school with families. In-person events...
January 12, 2022
Jessica McBride is the recipient of the 2021 Award of Excellence, presented by the Saskatoon Board of Education at its Jan. 11 meeting. The annual award is given to a recent graduate who best exemplifies the vision and goals of Saskatoon Public Schools. McBride graduated from Centennial Collegiate with a 99...
January 10, 2022
Saskatoon Public Schools' collegiates are virtually opening their doors to provide current Grade 8 students and their parents and caregivers with a glimpse of high school life.
Collegiate open house events usually give students and parents the opportunity to visit one or several schools. This year, schools are creating videos to highlight their...
December 14, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools' 2020-21 Report to the Community is a snapshot of an academic year filled with much joy and many triumphs and accomplishments, but also unprecedented challenges.
The report highlights the work done by staff and students as they continued to learn and celebrate community while facing the uncertainty of...
December 13, 2021
A delicious smell greets lunchtime visitors to W.P. Bate Community School.
In the kitchen, carts are ready to roll with their cargo of steaming pots of chili and pans of rice. Along the hallway, tables hold stacks of plates, trays of colorful sliced vegetables, tubs of bananas, and glasses of milk....
December 09, 2021
Murray Guest believes a knowledge of physics allows students to look at the world around them with a different set of eyes.
That belief in learning and teaching is one reason why the Walter Murray Collegiate teacher has been recognized with the CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High School/CEGEP Physics, presented...
December 09, 2021
The quick reaction to keep students safe when a moose crashed into Sylvia Fedoruk School was recognized during the Dec.7 meeting of the Saskatoon Board of Education.
Two staff members of the Boys & Girls Club of Saskatoon ensured students were able to exit the building after the moose burst through...
December 01, 2021
Prekindergarten classrooms are being added at more elementary schools to respond to the needs of children and families. Beginning in January 2022, a half-day prekindergarten program will be introduced at École Lakeview
and Lawson Heights
schools, while a second class will be added to existing programs at Buena Vista
December 01, 2021
A Grade 8 student has created a Pink Shirt Day design that is out of this world. Ava Gee, a student at École Lakeview School, had her design chosen for the Saskatoon Public Schools Pink Shirt Design Contest. Gee's clean design features a ribbon wrapping around the earth proclaiming, "Kindness is...
November 24, 2021
A connection to science and hands-on learning at Montgomery School is being shared throughout the school division, trustees were told during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Board of Education's Nov. 23 meeting.
The school's maker's lab offers learning activities in three forms: tinkering to learn, making to learn, and application...
November 23, 2021
A teacher who elevates mathematics learning by building relationships with and among students has been recognized as one of Canada's top educators. Nat Banting, a teacher at Marion M. Graham Collegiate, received one of two Teaching Excellence in STEM certificates presented nationally as part of the Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence....
November 15, 2021
A student-created animated tale of a person caught in their water-wasting ways and a video highlighting the reality of abundance versus scarcity delivered prize-winning messages about water conservation and security.
Bottle , a short video produced by students Arbe Chumala, Victoria Hansen, Sophie Stevens, and Caroline Zhang as part of...
November 09, 2021
The challenge of educating students during a global pandemic has highlighted the strength of Saskatoon Public Schools, according to the Saskatoon Board of Education's chairperson.
Colleen MacPherson, who was acclaimed to a third term as chair during the board's inaugural meeting Nov. 9, said the past year has shown that Saskatoon...
November 03, 2021
The sight of the Treaty 6, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, and Métis flags flying above Saskatoon Public Schools' Board of Education office was a welcome sign for Chief Mark Arcand.
Arcand, chief of the Saskatoon Tribal Council, joined representatives of the school division and Whitecap Dakota and Métis communities on Nov....
November 01, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools is sharing preliminary design options for the new centrally located school. The two designs were developed following consultations with students, staff, stakeholders, an Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers advisory group, and feedback gathered through a public survey. The designs provide different options for the layout of...
October 19, 2021
Spending hours outside with a busy group of three- to six-year-olds may sound like a recipe for chaos. But for teachers and students at Buena Vista School, a morning spent at Gabriel Dumont Park, or their schoolyard, or other locations in the neighbourhood offers lessons in how being outdoors and...
October 18, 2021
The creation of six outreach worker positions designed to support staff in re-engaging students and supporting student mental health was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Board of Education's Oct. 12 meeting.
The primary work of an outreach worker is reconnection with families and support school staff and the...
October 04, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools gratefully accepts donations of gently used band instruments for use in elementary and secondary school band programs. To donate instruments such as flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, saxophones, or other instruments, contact the band teacher at your neighbourhood school or the Board of Education office. If you wish to...
October 04, 2021
An initiative that saw teachers tailor literacy instruction to fit each student's unique learning needs had a big impact on Grade 2 students at École Forest Grove School.
When classroom teacher Laura Kalinocha and resource teacher Mirissa Dimnik identified early in the 2020-21 school year that a number of Kalinocha's students...
September 30, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our students and staff members. As such, the school division is currently developing an administrative procedure on employee vaccinations. This administrative procedure will require all staff members to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or provide...
September 28, 2021
On a sunny September morning, a small group of school division employees gathered on a rooftop to make history.
In a ceremony led by Don Speidel, the cultural resource liaison for Saskatoon Public Schools, the school division raised the Every Child Matters flag atop the Board of Education office. Located at...
September 09, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools is committed to recognizing the importance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. The school division is moving the professional development/planning day for teachers scheduled for Oct. 8 to Sept. 30. This means there will be no classes for all prekindergarten to Grade 12...
August 23, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools has released its plan that outlines the school division's commitment to providing safe learning and working environments for our students and staff members. "Guidance from local public health officials continues to provide necessary guidance for our operational decisions at both the elementary and collegiate levels," said Director of...
August 23, 2021
Back to school is an opportunity for schools, students, and families to ReConnect.
As schools begin 2021-22 school year, Saskatoon Public Schools is offering additional resources and supports to help students reengage with their learning following a challenging year of learning. The COVID-19 pandemic saw many students and families lose their...
August 18, 2021
Helping restore the prairie ecosystem was a growing concern for Outdoor School students during the past school year. Students grew native prairie plants in their classroom at Walter Murray Collegiate last spring and then planted them at the Restoring 71 project site east of Saskatoon in June. The project originated during...
August 18, 2021
Projects from Saskatoon Public Schools students designed to share the message of watershed conservation and environmental responsibility took top spots during the Caring For Our Watersheds program held during the spring of 2021.
The annual competition, sponsored by Nutrien Ltd. with support from community partners Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin...
July 22, 2021
Online learning delivered by Saskatoon Public Schools teachers will be available for kindergarten to Grade 12 students during the 2021-22 school year. The school division has expanded its programming to accommodate families choosing online learning. Programming is developed by SPS teachers and is available is at no cost to families and students under...
July 20, 2021
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools' elementary schools and collegiates begin the 2021-22 school year on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. Many elementary schools will welcome back kindergarten to Grade 8 students with a staggered start schedule to support a smooth return to classes. Additional information about school-specific operations for back to school will...
June 25, 2021
Every year at collegiate graduation ceremonies, trustees from the Board of Education hand out three of the top awards – the Governor General's Medal, the Perseverance Award, and the School Board Proficiency Scholarship.
For almost 150 years, the Governor General's Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students...
June 21, 2021
A project to engage students in understanding their own mental health and wellness through art has had a positive impact on students at three elementary schools. The Mental Health, Regulation and the Power of Art Project was a creative, fun, safe, and strengths-based approach to exploring mental health and wellness...
June 16, 2021
The Saskatoon Board of Education has approved its operating budget for the upcoming academic year, which will see expenses of $287.7 million, an increase of $9.4 million over last year.
Provincial government operating funding increased two per cent ($4.6 million) for the year, which mainly covers the provincially negotiated salary increase...
June 08, 2021
Learning will have new focus for hundreds of Saskatoon Public Schools' high school students thanks to a significant contribution from the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.
Eighty-four microscopes that were once used in undergraduate teaching labs now have new homes in the school division's classrooms. Although used, the...
June 08, 2021
Everyone has a story, and for a group of Saskatoon Public Schools students telling their stories has resulted in their work being chosen for Windscript
, the annual compilation of high school literature published by the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild. Eight students from five collegiates were among the 28 writers selected for...
June 02, 2021
The Saskatoon Board of Education has approved the site of Princess Alexandra School as the location for the City Centre Project. At a meeting held June 1, trustees rescinded a motion passed on May 11 that called for further consideration of the Optimist Park site for the City Centre Project....
May 11, 2021
Nutrition programs at two schools received a major boost after being chosen as one of 10 recipients of the Mosaic School Nutrition Challenge. Bedford Road Collegiate and Mayfair Community School each received a $10,000 grant to support student nutrition programs and facilities. Bedford Road will use the funds to enhance its...
April 27, 2021
Information about the school division's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic was shared with trustees during the Board of Education meeting held April 20.
Senior administration continues to meet regularly with medical health officers regarding the pandemic and its impact on learning and school communities. The division is in possession of...
April 22, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools' school community councils (SCC) hold annual meetings to elect representatives for the 2021-22 school year. Annual meetings are held in either the spring or fall of the school year.
The SCC acts in an advisory role to the school, the Board of Education and other agencies and organizations. The...
March 23, 2021
A global pandemic couldn't derail an opportunity for students from across the city to come together, share ideas, and work toward building an inclusive community. Seventeen classrooms — 10 from Saskatoon Public Schools, six from Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, and one from Lloydminster — gathered virtually on March 19 to...
March 23, 2021
A young girl's ribbon skirt has become a powerful opportunity for schools to connect current events and issues with curriculum and citizenship education.
During February, many of the division's elementary and secondary schools held a Ribbon Skirt Day that shared learning of Indigenous cultural teachings through the creation and...
March 23, 2021
A commitment to foster an inclusive community and contribute to the elimination of racial discrimination resulted in three schools receiving recognition as part of the City of Saskatoon's Living in Harmony Recognition Awards. A Grade 8 classroom at Greystone Heights School, a Grade 6 student at École River Heights School,...
January 13, 2021
Jordan Friesen is the recipient of the 2020 Award of Excellence, presented by the Saskatoon Board of Education. The annual award is given to a recent graduate who best exemplifies the vision and goals of Saskatoon Public Schools. Friesen graduated from Tommy Douglas Collegiate with a 98.4 per cent average, but...
January 05, 2021
A Saskatoon Public Schools teacher who was instrumental in making band programs more accessible to elementary students has received the Canadian Music Educators' Association (CMEA) Builders Award for Saskatchewan in recognition of her work to advance music education. Yvonne Kurpjuweit of W. P. Bate Community School has taught elementary band and...
January 05, 2021
Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to welcoming every student to a safe and caring environment.
If your child will be five years old by Jan. 31, 2022, they can start kindergarten in the fall of...
December 16, 2020
A classroom discussion about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on others saw students in the Grade 8 class at Lawson Heights School share their feelings and support for others through words and art. "As a class we have been discussing how the pandemic is affecting families and students locally...
December 15, 2020
Honouring those who served took on a unique look in schools this year.
All schools typically observe Remembrance Day prior to November 11, however due to COVID-19 health guidelines and a significant winter storm, school ceremonies in schools looked different this year, trustees heard during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the...
December 14, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools' 2019-20 Report to the Community is a snapshot of an academic year that was filled with much joy and many triumphs and accomplishments, but also unprecedented challenges.
The division's highlights the work done by staff and students to continue to learn and celebrate community while facing the uncertainty of...
November 16, 2020
Three new trustees were welcomed to the Saskatoon Board of Education during the inaugural meeting held Nov. 16. New trustees joining the board following the recent civic and school board elections are Michael Pidwerbeski in Ward 1, Kim Stranden in Ward 4, and Angela Arneson in Ward 10. Incumbent trustee...
November 04, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools has an exciting opportunity for individuals who are passionate about supporting the school-day experience of students with special learning needs. Substitute educational assistant positions within Saskatoon Public Schools are well suited to individuals who are looking for opportunities to support the delivery of educational programming and work closely...
September 29, 2020
A renewed agreement between Saskatoon Public Schools (SPS), Whitecap Dakota First Nation (WDFN), and the Government of Canada will continue to support a historic education partnership agreement between the first nation and the school division. The agreement signed Sept. 26 establishes a sustainable, predictable, and flexible funding model to support student...
June 16, 2020
Following extensive community collaboration and direction, the Board of Education approved wâhkôhtowin as the new name for Confederation Park Community School at its June 2020 meeting.
Through a traditional naming ceremony that followed appropriate Cree culture protocol, wâhkôhtowin (pronounced Wah-KOH-toh-win) was chosen. The word is a Nêhiyaw (Cree) word that means "relations/relationships/being related"....