When we first arrived in Saskatoon we were looking for potential schools for our five-year-old son. We received a suggestion to register our son at Queen Elizabeth School because it was near our home. However, I told the lady that because I had done some online research and talked to several people, I had another school in mind. One that was located near the university and was highly recommended by some friends because it had children from all over the world, as many parents attended the university. Furthermore, I told the lady that I had seen some pictures of Queen Elizabeth School on the internet, and because it appeared to be such a large school I was concerned with my son’s adaptation. The lady informed us that it was the opposite and suggested to us to pay Queen Elizabeth School a visit before making a final decision.
We must admit that were pleasantly surprised from the moment we arrived at Queen Elizabeth School as we saw all the flags in the hallway, and learned they represented the countries where the school students came from. When we met the principal and the kindergarten teacher and visited the classroom we felt at home away from home. Needless to say, our son immediately fell in love with the classroom. So, after such a warm welcome we decided that there was no need to visit the other school, and just filled up the paperwork and registered our son at Queen Elizabeth School.
As my wife volunteered at the school for a while and got to meet and interact with the other teachers and staff on a daily basis, she further confirmed that we made the best choice for our son’s education. Now, as we are planning to move to a house, our top requirement is the neighborhood location, as we intend to keep our son at the Queen Elizabeth School, where he is happy and receives a quality education.
— Mauro and Deborah