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School division reports enrolment increase of almost 600 students

November 12, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools recorded its 11th consecutive year of enrolment growth with 25,808 students registered in kindergarten to Grade 12, an increase of 599 students from 2018.
As of Sept. 30, there were 17,139 students attending the division's elementary schools and 8,669 attending secondary schools. Trustees were told during the Nov....
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Colleen MacPherson elected Board of Education chair

November 06, 2019
Colleen MacPherson has been elected as board chair for Saskatoon Public Schools for the 2019-20 academic year.
MacPherson was elected to the position by her fellow trustees during the board's inaugural meeting held Nov. 5. First elected as a trustee in 2009, she has served as vice-chair of the board four...
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Student well-being the goal of Aden Bowman's Mental Health Expo

November 05, 2019
A day of learning and activities was an opportunity for students and staff at Aden Bowman Collegiate to further the conversation around mental health and provide students with information to support their well-being.
The collegiate's Mental Health Expo held Oct. 23 is part of the work being done at the school...
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A new vision for student success at Saskatoon Public Schools

October 21, 2019
​ Every student is known, valued, and believed in.  That is the vision of Saskatoon Public Schools, created as part of the school division’s new strategic plan.  "This plan is focused on students, above all else. It begins with a vision of what we want to achieve for every young person...

Students' grad ceremony request offered unique learning opportunity

October 07, 2019
The opportunity for three young men to wear face paint and carry traditional regalia when they walked across the stage during Aden Bowman Collegiate's graduation ceremony last June was a result of the school and families working together. The students — Nolan Nighttraveller, Teddy Shingoose and Brendon Buffalo — each wore...
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Indigenous Cultural Arts and Language program open to all SPS students

September 30, 2019
A program aimed at strengthening cultural awareness is playing an important role in encouraging youth who are enthusiastic about participating in Indigenous culture and sharing it with their schools and families.
The Indigenous Cultural Arts and Language program provides instruction in many aspects of Indigenous culture and arts for both elementary and high school...
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Orange Shirt Day message shared through student-designed shirt

September 23, 2019
When Saskatoon Public Schools students, staff and families pull an orange T-shirt over their heads on Sept. 30 they will be wearing art created by a student. Following a call for submissions a design by Eileen Knox of Marion M. Graham Collegiate was chosen to recognize Orange Shirt Day in schools...

High school students begin year with full day of classes Sept. 3

August 07, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools' collegiates are welcoming high school students and families back to school with the first day of classes set for Tuesday, Sept. 3.
New students in Grade 9-12 or current high school students who have not yet registered for fall classes should contact the Student Services office at the collegiate of their choice...

Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatoon Tribal Council sign agreement

June 27, 2019
​ A new agreement to deliver "reconciliation in education" will focus on the development of programs, services and opportunities to revitalize the presence of First Nations culture and language in Saskatoon Public Schools classrooms. The five-year agreement between Saskatoon Public Schools and Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) was signed June 28 and...
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Commitment to students at centre of division's new strategic plan

June 05, 2019
Academic excellence, character, engagement, and well-being of students are at the heart of Saskatoon Public Schools new strategic plan. "Our school division is not only starting a new year, but we are beginning a new journey. Starting right now, we are following our new strategic plan. This strategic plan makes clear what...
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Move To Grow Week encourages students, families to get active

May 09, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools is celebrating Move to Grow Week, May 13-16, and families are being invited to help us celebrate by planning an active start to the school day.
More to Grow encourages students and families to use active transportation options such as walking or cycling for their commute to and...

School division to receive increase in operational grant for 2019-20

April 16, 2019
​ Saskatoon Public Schools will receive a 1.5 per cent increase in provincial education funding, according to information presented during the April 9 Board of Education meeting. In the wake of the recent provincial budget, trustees heard the school division will receive an operating grant of $229.8 million 2019-20. That is an increase...

Families have important role in encouraging regular school attendance

March 19, 2019
Aden Bowman   Collegiate believes every student has potential. But to succeed in school and in life, students need to show up. Regular attendance is a strong predictor of student success. Being present fosters engagement, builds relationships and creates a sense of belonging — elements that fuel a learner's confidence and drive to...

Students encouraged to #BeSomeonesHero during Pink Week

February 26, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools is committed to creating safe, caring and accepting learning and work environments. It is our goal to work together with parents/caregivers/guardians and community partners to support students as they develop moral values, display ethical conduct, and achieve to the best of their ability.
Our school division will be...

Application period extended for Outdoor School, HCAP and Media School

February 14, 2019
The application period has been extended for three programs that offer unique, hands-on approaches to learning for high school students.
Outdoor School, Media School and the High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program (HCAP) provide Grade 11 students (plus Grade 12 for HCAP) with the opportunity to join other students from collegiates across the city to participate in a...

Board of Education approves school-year calendar for 2019-20

February 13, 2019
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2019-20 school year immediately following the Labour Day weekend. The first day of classes for students in both elementary and high school will be Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, according to the school year calendar approved by the Board of Education during its meeting held Feb....
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Media School, HCAP and Outdoor School programs holding open house in March

February 07, 2019
A unique, hands-on approach to learning embodied in three collegiate programs creates an unforgettable experience students and expands their horizons. Media School, Outdoor School and the High School Construction Apprenticeship (HCAP) each provide Grade 11 students with the opportunity to join other students from collegiates across the city to participate in...

Grade 9 program offers students a smooth transition to high school

January 09, 2019
​ A smooth transition from Grade 8 is the primary objective of Aden Bowman's Collegiate's Grade 9 program. By offering students a welcoming learning community, Bowman fosters a sense of belonging that connects students to their learning, which in turn allows students to be positive contributors to the culture of Aden...

Collegiate open houses help Grade 8 students prepare for high school

January 09, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools' collegiates are opening their doors during February to provide current Grade 8 students and their parents and guardians with a glimpse of high school life. Collegiate open house events give students and parents the opportunity to visit one or several schools, learn about the programs and unique opportunities that each collegiate...
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Board of Education learns how project recognizes Métis history

December 03, 2018
​ A unique partnership between Aden Bowman Collegiate, Saskatoon Transit and the Métis community was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Nov. 27 Board of  Education meeting. 
A bus shelter located at the school was transformed into a piece of art that recognizes the history of the school’s location...
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School division reports enrolment increase of more than 300 students

November 01, 2018
​ Saskatoon Public Schools recorded its 10th consecutive year of enrolment growth with 25,209 students registered in kindergarten to Grade 12, an increase of 318 students from 2017.
As of Sept. 30, there were 16,251 students attending the division’s elementary schools and 8,654 attending secondary schools.
Trustees were told during the...
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Saskatoon Public Schools celebrates Education Week Oct. 14-20

October 10, 2018
A World of Learning for Every Student is the theme for Saskatchewan Education Week that runs Oct. 14-20. 
Education Week provides Saskatoon Public Schools with an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our more than 25,000 students and recognize the more than 2,500 dedicated education professionals and staff members whose work...
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Community input helps shape Board of Education's strategic plan

October 10, 2018
Members of Saskatoon Public Schools' school communities were asked for their ideas and opinions in order to inform the Board of Education as it refreshes its strategic plan and ensure the division's focus and goals reflect the needs of our evolving community. 
The online survey conducted during the spring of 2018 through ThoughtExchange gave families...
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Bus shelter project tells Métis community's history through student art

September 27, 2018
On land where Métis families once grew their vegetables, the footsteps of high school students now track a path across a manicured lawn.
Until the early 1950s, the site where Aden Bowman Collegiate is located was home to a Métis community of some three dozen families. That legacy was recently recognized through a...

Saskatoon Public Schools to recognize Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 28

September 11, 2018
Orange Shirt Day is recognized each year as a day to honour Indigenous children who survived residential schools and remember those who didn't.
Saskatoon Public Schools will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day on Friday, Sept. 28. Students and staff are encouraged to wear orange that day. There will be activities and...
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Teaching students what it means to be "Open to All"

August 29, 2018
With a guiding principle of being "open to all," Saskatoon Public Schools is creating welcoming classrooms and educating students about the powerful importance of citizenship education for the future of our society.
Through citizenship education, the school division aims to create empathetic, respectful, action-oriented students who will employ their learning in the...
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First Day of School Schedule

August 07, 2018
    Grade 9 ONLY - 8:50-10:20 (meet in Castle Theatre)   Period 2 (Grade 9-12) 10:20-11:30 (all grades meet in homerooms) Period 1 - 11:25-12:10 LUNCH - 12:10-12:55 Period 3 - 12:55-1:40 Period 4 - 1:45-2:30 Period 6 - 2:35 - 3:20

Elementary, high school students return to classes beginning Sept. 4

June 28, 2018
​ Saskatoon Public Schools is looking forward to welcoming students for the 2018-19 school year. The first day for all elementary school students is Tuesday, Sept. 4. The morning welcome bell will ring at the usual time for each school. Students will attend school for the morning only and will be...

Saskatoon Board of Education passes 2018-19 budget

June 20, 2018
​ The Saskatoon Board of Education passed its budget for the 2018-19 academic year during a meeting held June 19. The budget includes expenses of $267.7 million, an increase of $8.2 million over last year.
“We’ve had another difficult budget year, where enrolment growth and the needs of our students have outpaced the...
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Walter Murray, Aden Bowman students receive Schulich Leader awards

June 07, 2018
Two Saskatoon Public Schools students are among the recipients of one of Canada's most prestigious university scholarships. Robin Wen (left in photo) of Walter Murray Collegiate and Vaidehee Lanke of Aden Bowman Collegiate have each been awarded Schulich Leader undergraduate scholarship valued at $80,000 over four years. Lanke will study science at...
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One Thunderous Voice brings students together in spirit of reconciliation

May 07, 2018
A project that challenges students to examine and respond to issues is also building intercultural understanding between high school students from different schools and different perspectives.
One Thunderous Voice brings together students from Aden Bowman Collegiate and the Constable Robin Cameron Education Complex on the Beardy's and Okemasis Cree Nation to develop...
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Students tell trustees how e-journalism supports learning, reconciliation

March 15, 2018
A unique partnership between Aden Bowman Collegiate and the Constable Robin Cameron Education Complex (CRCEC) at Beardy's and Okemasis Cree Nation is giving students a new voice. The Celebrating Excellence portion of the March 13 Board of Education meeting saw students and staff from Aden Bowman Collegiate joined with counterparts from...
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Media School, HCAP and Outdoor School applications due March 23

February 15, 2018
A unique, hands-on approach to learning embodied in three collegiate programs creates an unforgettable experience students and expands their horizons. Media School, Outdoor School and the High School Construction Apprenticeship (HCAP) each provide Grade 11 students with the opportunity to join other students from collegiates across the city to participate in...
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School calendar finalized for 2018-19; classes start September 4

February 14, 2018
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2018-19 school year immediately following the Labour Day weekend.
The first day of classes for students in both elementary and high school will be Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, according to the school year calendar approved by the Board of Education during its meeting Feb....
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School division, CUMFI renew partnership on Métis teachings

January 30, 2018
​ Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. (CUMFI) and Saskatoon Public Schools have signed a new partnership to formalize their work to bring Métis history and teachings to all students in the school division.
An event held Jan. 30 at Westmount Community School saw representatives from both organizations sign a Memorandum of Understanding. While...
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Report to Community shares stories of student learning, success

December 04, 2017
Stories of learning, achievement and success fill the pages of Saskatoon Public Schools' Report to Community for 2016-17. The annual publication, which recognizes the work of students, staff and schools and illustrates the ways in which the school division strives to provide inspiring learning each and every day, can be read...
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Saskatoon Public Schools welcomed more than 500 new students in Sept.

October 26, 2017
More than 500 new students were welcomed to Saskatoon Public Schools this fall, according to information presented at the Board of Education's Oct. 24 meeting. Enrolment numbers to the end of September showed a total enrolment of 24,891 students in kindergarten to Grade 12 programs, an increase of 546 students from...
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Building Our Future by Learning Together theme for Sask. Education Week

October 15, 2017
Building Our Future by Learning Together is the theme for Saskatchewan Education Week that runs Oct. 15-21. Education Week provides Saskatoon Public Schools with an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our more than 24,000 students and recognize the 2,400 dedicated education professionals and staff members whose work contributes to success of...
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Math education aims to foster mathematical mindset among students

October 15, 2017
Math education is one of the building blocks of a student’s education, starting with sorting and counting such blocks from a young age. For more than a decade, the Board of Education for Saskatoon Public Schools has made Literacy for Life a strategic priority, building students’ ability to read and write...
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Aden Bowman students regional finalists in Solve for Tomorrow Challenge

May 16, 2017
A Science 10 class from Aden Bowman Collegiate is among the regional finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge. The challenge asks students from Grades 6 through 12 to identify issues in their communities and develop solutions using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Aden Bowman students are investigating...

School year calendar provides key dates for parents, students

February 22, 2017
The 2017-18 school year is underway and the division's school year calendar provides information for parents and students about the schedule for the coming weeks. Key dates for the current school year include the following breaks: Winter Break: Last day of classes is Friday, December 22; classes resume Monday, January 8 February...
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Aden Bowman offers diverse learning opportunites, community

January 10, 2017
​ Aden Bowman has a long tradition of encouraging students to pursue excellence through education. The academic, athletic, and performing arts programs are recognized nationally for their distinction and innovation. The achievements of our students range from international and national awards and scholarships, to numerous provincial championships in athletics and award-winning...
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Grade 9 program aims for smooth transition to high school

December 20, 2016
Aden Bowman Collegiate has a long tradition of encouraging students to pursue excellence through education. The academic, athletic, and performing arts programs are recognized nationally for their distinction and innovation. The achievements of our students range from international and national awards and scholarships to numerous provincial championships in athletics and award-winning...
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2015 Driver Education Summer Sessions

January 27, 2015
​ The 2015 Driver Education Summer Sessions will be held at Evan Hardy and Mount Royal Collegiates on July 6-17 and August 10-21 .  Application Deadline: April 15, 2015    To qualify, students must (1) be 15 years of age by the start date of the class and (2) obtain a...
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INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE INFORMATION NIGHT Feb.12th at 7:00pm

January 29, 2014
This meeting is intended for all current grade 8 & 9 students/ parents who are interested in learning more about what the IB Diploma Program has to offer. Questions regarding this presentation can be directed to Mr. Speir at speirj@spsd.sk.ca

Announcement Archive

School division reports enrolment increase of almost 600 students

November 12, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools recorded its 11th consecutive year of enrolment growth with 25,808 students registered in kindergarten to Grade 12, an increase of 599 students from 2018.
As of Sept. 30, there were 17,139 students attending the division's elementary schools and 8,669 attending secondary schools. Trustees were told during the Nov....
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Colleen MacPherson elected Board of Education chair

November 06, 2019
Colleen MacPherson has been elected as board chair for Saskatoon Public Schools for the 2019-20 academic year.
MacPherson was elected to the position by her fellow trustees during the board's inaugural meeting held Nov. 5. First elected as a trustee in 2009, she has served as vice-chair of the board four...
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Student well-being the goal of Aden Bowman's Mental Health Expo

November 05, 2019
A day of learning and activities was an opportunity for students and staff at Aden Bowman Collegiate to further the conversation around mental health and provide students with information to support their well-being.
The collegiate's Mental Health Expo held Oct. 23 is part of the work being done at the school...
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A new vision for student success at Saskatoon Public Schools

October 21, 2019
​ Every student is known, valued, and believed in.  That is the vision of Saskatoon Public Schools, created as part of the school division’s new strategic plan.  "This plan is focused on students, above all else. It begins with a vision of what we want to achieve for every young person...

Students' grad ceremony request offered unique learning opportunity

October 07, 2019
The opportunity for three young men to wear face paint and carry traditional regalia when they walked across the stage during Aden Bowman Collegiate's graduation ceremony last June was a result of the school and families working together. The students — Nolan Nighttraveller, Teddy Shingoose and Brendon Buffalo — each wore...