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Osborne and Muskoday Schools Recognize Orange Shirt Day Together

Students from Osborne Public School visited Muskoday First Nations School on September 30  to collaboratively learn about Orange Shirt Day.  Classes from each school partnered up to hear from Elders about the impact of residential schools and to take part in cultural activities such as a round dance, and making drums and dreamcatchers.  Staff from both schools planned the event in the spirit of reconciliation and it was encouraging to see so many friendships starting to form as the day

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Saskatchewan Rivers Promotes Orange Shirt Day 2019

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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Land-based Learning Professional Development Impacts Relationships and Learning

Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division believes all students should experience indigenous cultures and traditions within the context of public education. All students benefit from an enhanced understanding of First Nations, Inuit and Métis ways of knowing and being. At SRPSD we strive to be responsive to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action including, but not exclusive to: 62 (i) Make age-appropriate curriculum on residential schools, Treaties, and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada a mandatory education

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SMA Summer Music Camp

Summer music camp was a hit!  Grade 4-8 SRPSD students from various schools had the opportunity to participate in a four day SMA 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 hard work and talents on the last

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SRPSD recognizes Youth Safety Education Day in Saskatchewan

In Saskatchewan, young people and new hires are the most at risk of injury on the job.  Over 45% of people, aged 15-24 will experience a workplace injury in our province this year. However, with proper safety training, awareness, and education these workplace injuries can be prevented. For the past seven (7) years, Service Hospitality, an organization that raises awareness of workplace hazards and risks, has approached the Ministry of Education, Gordon Wyant, to proclaim a day dedicated to the

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SRPSD Congratulates PALN’s LaVera Schiele

The Prince Albert Literacy Network (PALN) has done outstanding work on its own and with SRPSD for many, many years, and LaVera Schiele has been a part of that work.  Her efforts have recently been recognized by the awarding of the 2019 Council of the Federation Literacy Award (COFLA). This award was created in 2004 by Canada’s Premiers to recognize outstanding achievement, innovation and excellence in literacy in each of Canada’s provinces and territories. In its media release, the Government

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SRPSD Celebrates International Literacy Day

  Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division celebrates International Literacy Day on September 8, 2019.  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, and communicate effectively in all subject and program areas in a variety of ways and for

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Welcome Back to School and Happy Provincial Students Day

September 3, 2019 is an exciting day for many students who return to school to experience everything the Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division has to offer.  Students will meet their teacher, may be for the first time, and they will see old friends and meet new ones.  Some students will also feel nervous or unsettled, but we will welcome and support them in the school year ahead. The Government of Saskatchewan proclaims this day each year as “Provincial Students Day.” 

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Welcome Back to School!

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 2019-20.  We are a great group of learners and these last few days before students arrived provide opportunities for staff to reconnect with each other, share learning opportunities and finalizes plans to reach our goals

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Hello Summer

Summer in SRPSD Summer in Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division is a time of renewal.  For most of our students and families, summer is a break from the formal learning routine and a chance to learn and enjoy life in less formal and focused ways.  For some of us summer means time to relax and enjoy the slower pace and various summer activities in our community or across the country.  For others it means taking courses towards advanced certification or

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