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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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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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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...
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Return to sports an uplifting experience for athletes, schools

March 16, 2022
After a year when gyms were dark and playing fields empty of athletes, the return to high school sports during the 2021-22 school year has a familiar sound.
"One thing you won't see but you will experience is an electric feeling of excitement, a buzz that is difficult to put into...

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...

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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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...

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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SPSD Budget

May 13, 2021

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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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BRIT 2021 cancelled but community outreach continues

January 06, 2021
​ For the first time in 53 years, BRIT – the Bedford Road Invitational Tournament – will not be held due to the ongoing pandemic. The annual basketball tournament, which has welcomed teams from across North America and the world, is usually held at the beginning of January. The BRIT tradition...
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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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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...
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Project by Bedford Road IB students supported community

September 16, 2020
By Prachi Shrestha,
Hira Haq, and Khizra Haq The Youth Community Action Network, or YCAN for short, is a student-led project supported by the YMCA that is used to address a need in the community. Cohorts collaborate in meetings as well as work individually to plan, propose, and eventually create their...

Class of 2020 graduates being celebrated by school communities

May 19, 2020
Bedford Road 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....
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BRIT tips off the new year at Bedford Road Collegiate

December 13, 2019
The 52nd annual  edition of the Bedford Road Invitational Tournament will once again tip-off the new year in style Jan. 9-11, 2020, at Bedford Road Collegiate. Each year, a dedicated group of hundreds of student volunteers,  school staff  and other supporters come together to host an event that is considered one...
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IB students use YMCA partnership to address environmental issues

April 29, 2019
​ A commitment to raising awareness of environmental and sustainability issues has been put into action by students who are part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme at Bedford Road Collegiate.
The IB students partnered with the YMCA Community Action Network (YCAN), a national program that aims to engage young people...
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Families have important role in encouraging regular school attendance

March 19, 2019
Bedford  Road  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. ...

Tight-knit Bedford Road community welcomes students to high school

January 09, 2019
The transition from Grade 8 to Grade 9 can be a stressful time for students. At Bedford Road  Collegiate  we work closely with our elementary schools to best suppor t all students in their first year of high school. At Bedford Road Collegiate students immediately find themselves a part of the...
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Practical and applied arts courses connect students with their passion

June 04, 2018
When Leif Pederson plays his guitar, every note that emerges is a product of not only his ability as a musician but also his skill in design, woodworking and electronics.
Pederson's guitar is the finished product from Guitar & Amplifier Design and Construction 30, a class unique to Bedford Road Collegiate...
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BRIT Apparel

October 17, 2017
​ Click on:  BRIT Apparel      
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School musical gives students chance to learn, create and collaborate

April 27, 2017
​ Failure can be difficult experience for students, but providing students with the opportunity to fail in a learning environment can create an even greater opportunity for growth. Lisa Aune, a teacher and co-director of Bedford Road Collegiate's musical production of The Lion King, says encouraging students to go beyond their...
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Diverse course offerings, positive atmosphere highlight Bedford Road

January 10, 2017
​ At Bedford Road Collegiate, students immediately find themselves a part of the Bedford Road family. While there is a large enough student body to offer several course options, three levels of course difficulty and a complete range of extra-curricular offerings, Bedford Road is small enough for the development of a...
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Open house set for Feb. 8 helps Grade 8 students look ahead to high school

December 20, 2016
At Bedford Road Collegiate students immediately find themselves a part of the Bedford Road family. While there is a large enough student body to offer several course options, three levels of course difficulty and a complete range of extra-curricular offerings, Bedford Road  is small enough for the development of a particularly...
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​Problem solving at the heart of Pre-Engineering program

December 15, 2016
Solving problems through the application of technology is the goal of students in the Pre-Engineering program at Bedford Road Collegiate. "What we have established here is a class about problem solving," says teacher and program leader Curtis Clements. "Engineering is problem solving so I think the term fits. The focus of...
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Bedford Bikes offers students freedom, opportunity

April 18, 2016
A student’s initiative is putting bicycles into the hands of her deserving classmates at Bedford Road Collegiate.  Caitlyn Kirkpatrick, a Grade 12 International Baccalaureate student, partnered with Care & Share to create the unique program. Students who wish to receive a bicycle submitted an application noting why they needed it and...
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Parent Teacher Conferences

February 26, 2016
​ Parent Teacher Conferences will take place Thursday March 17th from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.  Bookings can be schedualed via the portal begining March 10th, 2016. For more information please contact the main office.

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Bedford Road SAGE Open House

February 08, 2016




The SAGE (Advanced Program) Open House will take place on Thursday, February 11 @ 8:00 p.m. in the BRCI Library.
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Bedford Road Bus Specials

September 25, 2015
​ Bedford Road offers the following bus pass options: Monthly Pass $57.00 10 Rides $18.00 (no expiry) May be purchased in the main office cash and cheque only. Bus routes as follows: transit map bedford_school_2015-2016.pd.pdf
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Welcome Week!

August 28, 2015

Welcome Week activities will take place during the week of September 8th to 11th, 2015.  Redmile walk will take place on Thursday Afternoon September 10th, 2015.
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School Pictures

August 28, 2015


Bedford Road Collegiate Picture day will take place on Friday September 4th, 2015
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Vimy Ridge Trip 2017

June 05, 2015
  April 9 th , 2017 marks the 100 th anniversary of Canada's capture of Vimy Ridge: "The capture of Vimy was more than just an important battlefield victory. For the first time all four Canadian divisions attacked together: men from all regions of Canada were present at the battle. Brigadier-General...
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Bedford Road Grade 9 Orientation

May 26, 2015
​Bedford Road will be hosting its Grade 9 orientation on June 26th, 2015.  Invitations will be mailed to upcoming grade 9 students.  For more details please call Student Services at 306-683-7656

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Fire Cadet Program

April 14, 2015
​Bedford Road along with Saskatoon Fire have launched a pilot project for students to learn about Fire Fighting.  This program will run over 8 weeks and will expose students to the daily skills performed by Fire Fighters.  Students will get hands on experience with this program.



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Bedford Pow Wow

March 23, 2015
​Bedford Road will host its annual Pow Wow on Wednesday April 22, 2015.  Grand Entry 10:00 a.m.





Announcement Archive

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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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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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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...