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School division reports enrolment increase of more than 300 students

November 01, 2018
​ Saskatoon Public Schools recorded its 10th consecutive year of enrolment growth with 25,209 students registered in kindergarten to Grade 12, an increase of 318 students from 2017.
As of Sept. 30, there were 16,251 students attending the division’s elementary schools and 8,654 attending secondary schools.
Trustees were told during the...
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Saskatoon Public Schools renews literacy focus, leads citizenship education

October 16, 2018
Saskatoon Public Schools is "open to all" – our classrooms are welcoming learning environments where teachers guide students to build a foundation for a bright and healthy future. These lessons begin by first introducing the foundations of literacy to our youngest learners. This year, Saskatoon Public Schools has refined its focus...
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Sensory playground offers unique experiences to John Dolan students

October 10, 2018
A new sensory playground at John Dolan School was expected to create a welcoming atmosphere for the school's students and children of all abilities, but Charmaine Bellamy says the profound effect it had on both her son and herself came as a surprise.
Bellamy, a John Dolan parent and board of...
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Saskatoon Public Schools celebrates Education Week Oct. 14-20

October 10, 2018
A World of Learning for Every Student is the theme for Saskatchewan Education Week that runs Oct. 14-20. 
Education Week provides Saskatoon Public Schools with an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our more than 25,000 students and recognize the more than 2,500 dedicated education professionals and staff members whose work...
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Community input helps shape Board of Education's strategic plan

October 10, 2018
Members of Saskatoon Public Schools' school communities were asked for their ideas and opinions in order to inform the Board of Education as it refreshes its strategic plan and ensure the division's focus and goals reflect the needs of our evolving community. 
The online survey conducted during the spring of 2018 through ThoughtExchange gave families...
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Saskatoon Public Schools to recognize Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 28

September 11, 2018
Orange Shirt Day is recognized each year as a day to honour Indigenous children who survived residential schools and remember those who didn't.
Saskatoon Public Schools will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day on Friday, Sept. 28. Students and staff are encouraged to wear orange that day. There will be activities and...
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Elementary, high school students return to classes beginning Sept. 4

June 28, 2018
​ Saskatoon Public Schools is looking forward to welcoming students for the 2018-19 school year. The first day for all elementary school students is Tuesday, Sept. 4. The morning welcome bell will ring at the usual time for each school. Students will attend school for the morning only and will be...
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Saskatoon Board of Education passes 2018-19 budget

June 20, 2018
​ The Saskatoon Board of Education passed its budget for the 2018-19 academic year during a meeting held June 19. The budget includes expenses of $267.7 million, an increase of $8.2 million over last year.
“We’ve had another difficult budget year, where enrolment growth and the needs of our students have outpaced the...
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School calendar finalized for 2018-19; classes start September 4

February 14, 2018
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2018-19 school year immediately following the Labour Day weekend.
The first day of classes for students in both elementary and high school will be Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, according to the school year calendar approved by the Board of Education during its meeting Feb....
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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...
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Report to Community shares stories of student learning, success

December 04, 2017
Stories of learning, achievement and success fill the pages of Saskatoon Public Schools' Report to Community for 2016-17. The annual publication, which recognizes the work of students, staff and schools and illustrates the ways in which the school division strives to provide inspiring learning each and every day, can be read...
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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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Building Our Future by Learning Together theme for Sask. Education Week

October 15, 2017
Building Our Future by Learning Together is the theme for Saskatchewan Education Week that runs Oct. 15-21. Education Week provides Saskatoon Public Schools with an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our more than 24,000 students and recognize the 2,400 dedicated education professionals and staff members whose work contributes to success of...
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Elementary students share literacy success story with Board of Education

October 03, 2017
The Board of Education heard how a unique writing project allowed students at Pleasant Hill Community School to learn what it was like to become authors. Students from Pleasant Hill along with teachers shared their participation in the Writing on the Hill project during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Sept....
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Saskatoon Public Schools to recognize Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 29

September 21, 2017
The Province of Saskatchewan has proclaimed September 30 as Orange Shirt Day — a day to honour the Indigenous children who survived residential schools and remember those who didn't. All Saskatoon public schools will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day on Friday, Sept. 29. Students are encouraged to wear orange that day....
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School year calendar provides key dates for parents, students

February 22, 2017
The 2017-18 school year is underway and the division's school year calendar provides information for parents and students about the schedule for the coming weeks. Key dates for the current school year include the following breaks: Winter Break: Last day of classes is Friday, December 22; classes resume Monday, January 8 February...
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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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Therapeutic swing space enhances student learning and wellness

April 19, 2016
Our Therapeutic Swing Space was developed in collaboration with our physical therapist and occupational therapist.   Swinging is not only a fun physical activity, it can also be very therapeutic in terms of sensory regulation and overall wellness. We have a variety of types of swings to ensure access and comfort for...
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Mary Vinish Snoezelen Park provides a sensory environment

March 09, 2016
The Mary Vinish Snoezelen Park at John Dolan School is a multi-sensory environment creating a magical world of sensory delights to foster relaxation, cooperation and participation through sensory-based stations based on Snoezelen concepts and philosophy.
Inside a Snoezelen room you can expect to experience a soft, safe, and stimulating environment with...

Announcement Archive

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School division reports enrolment increase of more than 300 students

November 01, 2018
​ Saskatoon Public Schools recorded its 10th consecutive year of enrolment growth with 25,209 students registered in kindergarten to Grade 12, an increase of 318 students from 2017.
As of Sept. 30, there were 16,251 students attending the division’s elementary schools and 8,654 attending secondary schools.
Trustees were told during the...
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Saskatoon Public Schools renews literacy focus, leads citizenship education

October 16, 2018
Saskatoon Public Schools is "open to all" – our classrooms are welcoming learning environments where teachers guide students to build a foundation for a bright and healthy future. These lessons begin by first introducing the foundations of literacy to our youngest learners. This year, Saskatoon Public Schools has refined its focus...
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Sensory playground offers unique experiences to John Dolan students

October 10, 2018
A new sensory playground at John Dolan School was expected to create a welcoming atmosphere for the school's students and children of all abilities, but Charmaine Bellamy says the profound effect it had on both her son and herself came as a surprise.
Bellamy, a John Dolan parent and board of...
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Saskatoon Public Schools celebrates Education Week Oct. 14-20

October 10, 2018
A World of Learning for Every Student is the theme for Saskatchewan Education Week that runs Oct. 14-20. 
Education Week provides Saskatoon Public Schools with an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our more than 25,000 students and recognize the more than 2,500 dedicated education professionals and staff members whose work...
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Community input helps shape Board of Education's strategic plan

October 10, 2018
Members of Saskatoon Public Schools' school communities were asked for their ideas and opinions in order to inform the Board of Education as it refreshes its strategic plan and ensure the division's focus and goals reflect the needs of our evolving community. 
The online survey conducted during the spring of 2018 through ThoughtExchange gave families...