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SASKATCHEWAN RIVERS PUBLIC BOARD CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR NAMED

At the November 5 Organizational Meeting of the Saskatchewan Rivers Public Board of Education, the Board re-acclaimed Barry Hollick as Chair and Jaimie Smith-Windsor as Vice-Chair for the 2018-2019 year. With the acclamation, trustees demonstrated an appreciation of the solid guidance from Chair Hollick and Vice-Chair Smith-Windsor in the last year and trust in their continued leadership. Both expressed appreciation for the confidence the trustees placed in them and committed themselves to working for the best interests of our students.

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 Education Week 2018 For more than 30 years, Saskatchewan has dedicated a week to celebrate student success and recognize the dedication and commitment of education professionals across the province. This year’s Education Week theme, A World of Learning for Every Student, recognizes the multiple pathways to learning available to our students. It also highlights the important roles educators play in broadening the horizons and enriching the lives of Saskatchewan students. “Teachers and school support staff have a significant influence on

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SRPSD Orange Shirt Day 2018

Students and staff in many SRPSD schools honoured Indigenous residential school survivors, and those who did not survive, by participating in a variety of Orange Shirt Day activities during the past week. In the spirit of reconciliation and hope students learned the history of Canadian residential schools through simulations, inquiry assignments, cultural teachings, and stories shared from residential school survivors. Orange Shirt Day began in BC in 2013 when residential school survivor Phyllis Webstad shared her story with the Truth

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SRPSD Football Under the Lights

Last week the Birch Hills/St. Louis football team hosted the Shellbrook/Canwood team.  The teams played under the lights on the Birch Hills field for the first time in Birch Hills Football history.  The game was a back and forth contest of two closely match teams and the game was decided on the last play of the game.  Teams lined up at the Birch Hills 4 yard line and as time ticked down to zero, Shellbrook managed to get the ball

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Saskatchewan Rivers Promotes Orange Shirt Day 2018

Every year September 30th is Orange Shirt Day — a day to honour the Indigenous children who survived residential schools and remember those who didn’t. Orange Shirt Day began in Williams Lake, B.C. in 2013 where, at a commemoration event at a local residential school, those gathered learned about a young female student named Phyllis who had her brand-new orange shirt taken away on her first day at the residential school.  The orange shirt has become a symbol of the

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East Central Kicks off 50th Annual Walkathon with a Blast!

East Central Public School kicked off the new year with a Gym Blast on Friday afternoon. All students from K-8 were mixed into four house teams. Students enjoyed intense but friendly competition and cheered their teammates on for the Burst My Balloon and Shoe Shuffle games. It was a great way to be active while celebrating the start of a new school year and the continuation of a 50-year Walkathon tradition.  All students and staff had a BLAST!!

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SRPSD Celebrates International Literacy Day

It is a fortunate coincidence that International Literacy Day is celebrated on Sept 8, 2018, at the conclusion of the first week of classes in Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division.  In our schools’ commitment to student achievement, viewable here, we believe that Literacy is the focus that connects all our good work together.  Literacy begins with the fundamental acquisition of skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, representing, and mathematics. It becomes the ability of all students to think, apply,

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Welcome Back SRPSD Staff!!

Schools are open and staff are making the final preparations for another great school year.  Teachers and staff often begin preparing for the new school year even before the last one finishes, and this week they were putting the finishing touches on the plans for 2018-19.  We are a great group of learners and these last few days before students arrived provided opportunities for staff to reconnect with each other, share learning opportunities and finalizes plans to reach our goals

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SRPSD Hosts Fantastic Music Camp!

Summer music camp was a hit! Grades 4-8 SRPSD students from W.J. Berezowsky, Princess Margaret and Vincent Massey schools had the opportunity to participate in a four day SMA Summer Music Camp held at W.J. Berezowsky School in July. Students tried their hand at wind, percussion and string instruments and sang together as a group each day. The camp was a great opportunity for students to improve on their skills, try new instruments and make new friends. Students showcased their

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