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Indigenous Ensemble welcoming students after pandemic absence

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...
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Community partnerships highlighted for Board of Education

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...

Programs offer unique learning for high school students

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...
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Virtual open houses help Grade 8 students plan for high school

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...
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Report to the Community highlights challenging year of teaching and learning

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...
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MacPherson to serve third term as Board of Education chair

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...
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Flag raising honours partnerships with First Nations, Métis communities

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....

Board of Education hears how outreach workers help students Reconnect

October 26, 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...
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Employee vaccination procedure approved by Saskatoon Public Schools

October 25, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools has approved an administrative procedure that will require employees to be fully vaccinated or provide regular negative COVID-19 test results.
 
Administrative Procedure 415 COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing was approved by the division's administrative council on Monday, Oct. 25. While the procedure has been adopted by the administration, it is...

School division will require staff to show proof of vaccination or test status

October 07, 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...
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Every Child Matters flag flies over board office

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...
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Schools working to ReConnect with students, families

September 13, 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...

Saskatoon Public Schools recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 10, 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...
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Saskatoon Public Schools releases back-to-school handbooks

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...
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Board presents top awards to graduating students

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...
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Grade Nine Orientation

June 24, 2021
Please use the attached link to view the 2021 Grade Nine Orientation Video for Mount Royal Collegiate. 
We look forward to having our new Mustangs join us in the fall.  Have a safe and healthy summer!
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Board of Education approves operating budget for 2021-22

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...
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​Division's pandemic response highlighted for Board of Education

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...
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High school students have April 26 deadline for in-person, online learning shift

April 14, 2021
High school students who want to move back to in-person learning or transition to online classes for the fifth and final learning term of the school year must make their decision by noon on Monday, April 26.
The transfer deadline has been set to allow for any necessary staffing adjustments ahead of...

High school students have Feb. 24 deadline for in-person, online learning shift

February 18, 2021
​ High school students who want to move back to in-person learning or transition to online classes for the fourth learning term of the school year must make their decision by noon on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The transfer deadline has been set to allow for any necessary staffing adjustments ahead of the...

School-year calendar set for 2021-22; first day of classes Sept. 1

February 10, 2021
All students will begin the 2021-22 school year on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, according to the 2021-22 school year calendar approved by the Board of Education.
The calendar represents a total of 185 instructional days for elementary students and 182 days for collegiate students, with a minimum of 950 hours of instruction.
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Programs offer unique learning options for Grade 11 students

February 01, 2021
Three specialized high school programs that offer unique, hands-on learning are inviting students to explore their opportunities for the 2021-22 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 the city...
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Mount Royal students make virtual connection with Giller Prize winner

January 19, 2021
The personal experience of author Souvankham Thammavongsa and stories from her Giller Prize-wining collection of short stories resonated with students at Mount Royal Collegiate during a recent virtual meeting.
In December, Grade 12 ELA students at Mount Royal had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to speak with Thammavongsa, who was awarded the Giller...
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Trustees hear about creative approaches to mark Remembrance Day

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...
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Report to Community highlights year of learning, challenges

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...

Three new trustees join Board of Education; MacPherson named chair

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...
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Mount Royal Collegiate recognized for support of Saskatoon Food Bank

October 27, 2020
The volunteer commitment of students and staff at Mount Royal Collegiate has been recognized by the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre (SFBLC).
The food bank, which presents annual awards to recognize the engagement of community members, chose Mount Royal as the recipient of the Youth Leadership in Action award, thanks...
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Student art installation gives wings to Orange Shirt Day

September 30, 2020
Art created from a range of disciplines is putting wings on Orange Shirt Day at Mount Royal Collegiate and bringing a unique awareness to the day's message. "We participate in Orange Shirt Day to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their...
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Procedure for transfer of students between online, in-person learning

September 21, 2020
In order to maintain stability for student learning and staffing, Saskatoon Public Schools has an established practice for transfers between in-school and online learning.
Collegiate students can transition between face-to-face and online learning at the beginning of each new quint. Registration for Quint 1 online classes has closed and the deadline to register for...

Class of 2020 graduates being celebrated by school communities

May 19, 2020
Mount Royal Collegiate is distributing lawn signs to every 2020 graduate to allow the community to join in honouring the achievement. Beginning May 20, lawn signs are being provided to every graduating Grade 12 student across Saskatoon Public Schools' 10 collegiates, as well as City Park School and Saskatoon Christian School. Each...
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Mount Royal Collegiate to enhance nutrition program thanks to $10,000 award

May 19, 2020
A program that provides Mount Royal Collegiate students with nutritious food, teaches valuable life skills, and works to empower students and staff is receiving a $10,000 boost. Mount Royal is one of 10 Saskatchewan schools to receive funds through the Mosaic Extreme Makeover Challenge. The challenge, sponsored by The Mosaic Company...
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Following Their Voices initiative plays role in supporting students

January 17, 2020
An initiative that focuses on teacher practice to support the engagement of Indigenous students in their learning is helping guide the work of educators at Mount Royal and Bedford Road collegiates.
Following Their Voices focuses on the relationships, interactions, and environment that Indigenous students and educators experience every school day. Through the initiative,...
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Build your house with the High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program

September 25, 2019
The High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program (HCAP) at Mount Royal Collegiate is offering the opportunity to have your house or cottage built by HCAP students. If you are interested in building or purchasing a new home or cottage, you will experience significant construction savings and also be a part of supporting...
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Former student honours teachers who helped him reach his potential

June 06, 2019
The efforts of two high school teachers to encourage and support students have been recognized with the Loran Scholars Foundation's Teachers Building Leaders Award.
Kevin Shmyr of Mount Royal Collegiate and Adam Peters, now at Evan Hardy Collegiate, were nominated for the award by Tanner Zekonic, a 2015 Loran Scholar and...
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MRC BRC TDC Powwow

April 02, 2019
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Families have important role in encouraging regular school attendance

March 19, 2019
Mount Royal 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 finish.  Saskatoon...

Mount Royal team helps students establish their learning goals

January 09, 2019
Mount Royal Collegiate’s comprehensive school programming combines rigorous academics with a full complement of practical and applied courses in the arts and trades.
Our Grade 9 program at Mount Royal sees a small group of staff work together as a team in setting goals and developing the academic program to...
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POW WOW

May 01, 2018
Grand Entry: 10:00, Dance Competitions, Drum Competitions
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Mount Royal students examine social issues that affect their lives

March 29, 2018
When students in Mount Royal Collegiate's Indigenous Studies 30 classroom were asked to examine the social issues that affect their lives and community, they turned the focus on their school. "A major outcome in Indigenous Studies 30 is looking at social development," said teacher Jody Lerat, who is from Cowessess First...
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Graduation Information Meeting

March 12, 2018
Parents/Guardians Graduation Information Meeting – Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 5:30pm, in the Innovation Station.

Academics, applied learning provide unique student opportunities

January 15, 2018
Mount Royal Collegiate is located in the heart of Saskatoon's west side and is a diverse community with numerous opportunities as our comprehensive school programing combines rigorous academics with a full complement of practical and applied courses in the arts and trades. We are the only high school in Western Canada that...
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Open house set for Feb. 7 helps Grade 8 students prepare for high school

December 20, 2016
Mount Royal Collegiate's comprehensive school programing combines rigorous academics with a full complement of practical and applied courses in the arts and trades. An open house scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. will allow current Grade 8 students and their families to learn more about Centennial Collegiate, its programs...
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HCAP hands house keys to Whitecap Dakota First Nation

June 16, 2016
Students in the High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program (HCAP) at Mount Royal Collegiate have handed over the keys to a new house for the Whitecap Dakota First Nation.  This is the sixth HCAP house to be provided to Whitecap through a partnership with the school division. Chief Darcy Bear from Whitecap Dakota...
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Mount Royal students share Skills Canada story with trustees

May 24, 2016
Carlene Lummerding spent weeks perfecting the dishes on which she would be judged on as part of the cooking category during the Skills Canada Saskatchewan competition held in April.   Mussels Provençale, pork tenderloin with dauphinoise potatoes and carrots with lemon and thyme, and a carrot cake with cream cheese icing...
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Mount Royal Evening Classes

August 27, 2015


​Registration for eveniing classes Please fill out the attached form and drop off or fax to Mount Royal Collegiate, Student Services. 2015-2016 Evening Classes Registration Mount Royal.pdf ...
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Mount Royal Student Speaks About Jumpstart Hockey Trip to Calgary

May 11, 2015


​Mount Royal's Matthew Carlson and Coach Kris Street were recently invited onto CBC Radio One on Thursday May 7 to speak about their upcoming trip to Calgary to watch the Calgary Flames and Anaheim Ducks in Game 4.  The all expenses paid trip was provided to the Mount Royal hockey team by...
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Mount Royal Powwow 2015

April 30, 2015
    Come and join the Mount Royal community at the annual powwow featuring the festival of nations.  A concession and craft shops will be there with plenty of hand-made artifacts.  The grand entry begins at 10am on the football field at Mount Royal Collegiate.  
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Mount Royal 6th Annual Show and Shine Car Show

April 28, 2015
​   Come check out a variety of classic and modern cars from students, staff, and the community at Mount Royal.  There will be a concesssion and door prizes.  There is no admission and no entry fee to submit your vehicle.  Project cars are also welcome. The show runs from 10am-3pm.  Come...
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Welcome to Mount Royal Collegiate Opening Day

June 12, 2013
Welcome to our opening day events for Mount Royal Collegiate. We're pleased to have you with us and want to see you back as soon as possible.

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Indigenous Ensemble welcoming students after pandemic absence

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...
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Community partnerships highlighted for Board of Education

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...

Programs offer unique learning for high school students

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...
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Virtual open houses help Grade 8 students plan for high school

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...
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Report to the Community highlights challenging year of teaching and learning

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...