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Many school community councils holding annual meetings

August 11, 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...
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Elementary, high schools prepare to welcome back students

July 16, 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...
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Board of Education approves 2022-23 budget

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...
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Students share Indigenous learning through Wanuskewin exhibit

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...
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School-year calendar finalized for 2022-23; first day of classes Sept. 1

June 02, 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...
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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...

Schools welcome kindergarten registration for September

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...
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Elementary programs offer unique experiences to students

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

January 27, 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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Schools hosting virtual kindergarten information nights in March

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...
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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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Board of Education meeting recognizes bravery of staff, students

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...
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Trustees learn about science kit program, COVID-19 response

December 01, 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...
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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...

Help students make music by donating band instruments

October 05, 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...
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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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School community councils holding annual meetings

September 08, 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...
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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...

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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Full-day prekindergarten, kindergarten programs coming to many schools

May 05, 2021
Students at many schools will receive a boost to their learning with the introduction of full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten classes beginning in September.
Thanks to the support of Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation's Early Learning Equal Start initiative, a full-day prekindergarten class will be offered Monday to Thursday at 13 schools. For...
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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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Elementary programs offer unique experiences to students

February 22, 2021
Four programs that offer Saskatoon Public Schools' elementary students specialized learning experiences are accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year. Four programs for Grade 8 students — Creative Action, Ecoquest, ScienceTrek and Let's Lead - Nīkānētān — engage students in a learning opportunity filled with unique, hands-on experiences. The programs are open to any...

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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Schools welcome kindergarten registration for 2021-22 school year

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...
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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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wâhkôhtowin chosen as new name for Confederation Park School

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"....

Schools welcoming kindergarten registration for 2020-21

April 29, 2020

  Schools may be closed but kindergarten registration is open for the 2020-21 school year!
Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to embracing every student in a safe and welcoming environment. If your child will be...
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Application deadline extended to June 1 for elementary unique programs

April 15, 2020
Application deadlines have been extended to June 1 for Saskatoon Public Schools' elementary unique programs. Four programs for Grade 8 students — Creative Action, Ecoquest, ScienceTrek and Let's Lead—Nīkānētān —  along with the iGen program for Grade 6 students are still accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year.
The programs offer elementary school students...
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Remaining unique program open houses cancelled

March 13, 2020
​ Saskatoon Public Schools has cancelled the remaining open house/information nights for the following unique programs. New dates will be provided if rescheduled.
ScienceTrek at Montgomery School iGen at Sherbrooke Community Centre Creative Action  at North Park Wilson School Let's Lead—Nīkānētān at Westmount Community School Media School at Evan Hardy Collegiate High School Carpentry...

Students share with parents during social media awareness session

February 05, 2020
For parents and caregivers who want to know more about the role of social media in their children's lives, there are no better teachers than youth themselves.
Ask the Experts: How Does Your Child Use Social Media? takes place Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., at Walter Murray Collegiate. Students from Walter...

Schools welcome families to kindergarten open houses during January

January 06, 2020
​   Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to embracing every student in a safe and welcoming environment. Most of our schools will be holding open house events during the month of January to provide parents with...
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School partnerships with Care & Share highlighted for Board of Education

November 29, 2019
The support provided to schools and students from the businesses and community organizations through Care & Share Saskatoon was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Nov. 26 meeting of the Board of Education.
Care & Share helps to identify and match partners with schools. Community partners respond to requests...
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Trustees hear how drum project provides hands-on cultural learning

October 09, 2019
Students and staff from Pleasant Hill Community School shared the adventure of making their own drum during the Oct. 18 Board of Education meeting. They explained how the experience was connected to Indigenous, land-based teachings and how it responded to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.
In the fall...

Board of Education hears about successful early registration day

September 25, 2019
Opening the doors before the first day of classes in September allowed schools better to welcome new families and students this fall, trustees were told during the Sept. 17 Board of Education meeting.
Early Registration Day was held Aug. 29 at all our elementary schools. It gave students and their parents the...
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Plan the daily trip to school and help students get active and Move To Grow

August 29, 2019
School supplies, new sneakers and a fresh haircut are some of the back-to-school rituals for families. And as students head back to classes this fall, another good idea for families is to make a plan for how children can be active during their daily trip to and from school. Walking or...
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Families have big role in encouraging regular school attendance

March 19, 2019
​ Saskatoon Public Schools believes every student has potential. But in order 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...
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Programs offer unique learning experiences for elementary students

February 19, 2019
Elementary school students have the opportunity to engage in unique opportunities and hands-on learning experiences with Saskatoon Public Schools.
Four programs for Grade 8 students — Ecoquest, ScienceTrek, Creative Action and Let's Lead—Nīkānētān — along with the iGen program for Grade 6, FLEX program for Grade 7-12 and the Montessori program for Grade...
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Programs offer unique learning experiences for elementary students

February 07, 2019
Elementary school students have the opportunity to engage in unique opportunities and hands-on learning experiences with Saskatoon Public Schools. Three programs for Grade 8 students — Ecoquest, ScienceTrek and Let's Lead—Nīkānētān — along with the iGen program for Grade 6, FLEX program for Grade 7-12 and the Montessori program for Grade...

Collegiate open houses help Grade 8 students prepare for high school

January 22, 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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Trustees hear how creative approaches to instruction build math, French skills

December 13, 2018
Students and staff from École Alvin Buckwold School shared an innovative approach to building math computational skills along with oral fluency during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Dec. 11 Board of Education meeting.
Katherine Fiander, a Grade 2 French Immersion teacher, identified computational fluency and understanding of numbers and basic...

Schools welcome families to kindergarten open houses during January

December 03, 2018
Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to embracing every student in a safe and welcoming environment.
Most of our schools will be holding open house events during the month of January to provide parents with an introduction...
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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...

Move To Grow encourages active transportation for students, families

September 04, 2018
​ At Saskatoon Public Schools, we teach our students to make positive choices that will support their health and well-being. As educators, we know that a daily opportunity to exercise can have a multitude of benefits for our students in the classroom. But additional opportunities to be active every day can...
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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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Board of Education learns how students connect math, culture

June 06, 2018
Fostering proficient mathematicians who see the value and relevance of mathematics helps students be confident and curious as they build their computational skills and reasoning abilities.
The June 5 meeting of the Board of Education heard how the idea of cultural math bins gave Grade 1 students at Willowgrove School the opportunity...
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Literacy for Life conference brings students, authors together

April 25, 2018
The Saskatoon Public Schools' annual Literacy for Life conference will be telling Family Stories and celebrating literacy with thousands of students April 30 to May 4. Now in its 13th year, the goal of the Literacy for Life conference is to engage, encourage and inspire children, youth and adults. Each year,...
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Technology update, budget discussion during Board of Education meeting

April 19, 2018
Engaging students in a variety of learning environments through technology and supporting teachers in becoming proficient in using technology to enhance learning are the goals of Saskatoon Public Schools' Technology for Learning core strategy.
The Board of Education received an update on the division's efforts as part of the strategy during...
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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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Trustees learn about benefits of learning sprints, culture of reading

February 14, 2018
​ A commitment to literacy, responsive instruction and encouragement of reading is having a big impact on learning at Mayfair Community School, the Board of Education learned during its Feb. 13 meeting.
Principal Todd Berg and Vice Principal Tiffany Smith told trustees how their school implements learning sprints and the success being...
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Programs offer unique learning opportunities for elementary students

February 06, 2018
​ Elementary school students have the opportunity to engage in unique approaches to learning and hands-on experiences with Saskatoon Public Schools. Three programs for Grade 8 students — Ecoquest, ScienceTrek and Let's Lead—Nīkānētān — along with the iGen program for Grade 6, Flex program for Grade 7-12 and the Montessori program...
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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...

Trustees hear how young students are prepared for learning success

January 29, 2018
Instruction and assessment designed to meet the needs of students and ensure readiness for future learning begins in the prekindergarten and kindergarten classrooms.
A core strategy update during the Jan. 16 meeting of the board of education provided trustees with information on Early Years Evaluation (EYE), an assessment tool used to gauge the...
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Schools welcome families to kindergarten open houses during January

November 29, 2017
Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to embracing every student in a safe and welcoming environment. Schools will be holding open house events during the month of January to provide parents with an introduction to the school...
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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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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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School hopes to puts books in students' hands through Indigo contest

September 28, 2017
​ Teacher-librarian Cheryl Anderson believes that giving the gift of reading to the students of Confederation Park Community School provides them with opportunities to be successful in life. "Our students love to read but do not have the access to books that I did as a child," Anderson says. "I was...
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Eye See Eye Learn Optometric Clinic supports our students and families

December 08, 2016
A unique partnership at Confederation Park Community School is providing a clear vision for students, their learning success and the school community. Since opening in the fall of 2015, the Eye See Eye Learn Optometric Clinic located at the school has made a difference by providing better access to eye care...
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First day of school for all division students is Thursday, Sept. 1

August 15, 2016
The first day of September will also be the first day of school for all Saskatoon Public Schools students as they head back to classes on Thursday, Sept. 1. Elementary school students will attend for registration during the morning only on Sept. 1 and will be dismissed for the day at the...
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School makeover prize will go toward garden, outdoor classroom

June 27, 2016
Confederation Park Community School is one of 10 schools across Saskatchewan that will each receive $10,000 for winning the 10th anniversary Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge. The school plans to use the funds to expand its outdoor classroom, refurbish and expand the community garden and support continued community involvement in the...
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Nêhiyâwiwin Cree program celebrates 10th anniversary

June 20, 2016
The 10th anniversary of the Nêhiyâwiwin Cree Language and Culture program at Confederation Park Community School was celebrated June 17 with a number of special activities. The celebration, held just days before National Aboriginal Day, included dancing and a demonstration of new regalia. Students, staff, families, partners and program supporters were...
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Teaching garden receives funds from Evergreen, Ens Toyota

April 18, 2016
An Evergreen Foundation grant and the additional support of a Saskatoon auto dealer will go a long way to help nurture student learning at Confederation Park Community School. The school was awarded a $2,900 grant from Evergreen for the community garden but it turned into a total of $5,800 thanks to...

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Many school community councils holding annual meetings

August 11, 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...
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Elementary, high schools prepare to welcome back students

July 16, 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...
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Board of Education approves 2022-23 budget

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...
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Students share Indigenous learning through Wanuskewin exhibit

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...
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School-year calendar finalized for 2022-23; first day of classes Sept. 1

June 02, 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...