Welcome to Sutherland School!
Our school is located just off Central Avenue in Sutherland, one of Saskatoon's oldest neighbourhoods. The present school, built in 1960, replaced a "castle" school built in 1912, and an earlier small schoolhouse constructed in 1909. Over the decades, our school has seen generations of families enjoy the rich cultural diversity that continues to encompass our student body. Our school takes pride in many innovations developed within the areas of technology, mathematics, literacy, cultural diversity/responsiveness, and wellness, character and arts education. In the 2012-13 school year, we celebrated our 100th anniversary. Over time, our school has developed a warm and cozy atmosphere. Our families can attest to its stability, sense of charm and security. We often hear people saying, "Sutherland School is one of Saskatoon Public Schools best kept secrets."
Sutherland School offers wonderful, innovative programming, including a prekindergarten
program in the morning and afternoon. Our literacy programs are second to none and include Just Read, Levelled Literacy Intervention, Picture Word Inductive Model (PWIM) strategies and Language Arts Inquiry strategies
. We offer technological learning in areas like computer programming and students have the opportunity to use electronic white boards, both in regular programming and special education/resource-based learning. We believe in cultural belonging and multicultural learning and offer programming in inclusive education. Our extracurricular program is superb, with high student participation in sports such as track, cross-country running, floor hockey, basketball and volleyball. In the spring of 2017, we started a traditional drumming group that meets weekly for practices on Tuesday over the noon hour.
At Sutherland School, we are committed to providing a safe, positive learning environment for our students. Our students are engaged learners who are encouraged and supported as they become better decision-makers and reflective thinkers. Assessment for Learning
practices are directed and guided within our students' learning, and we are proud of their commitment. Our motto "Working Hard to Be Our Best!"
reflects the effort we encourage each student to put into their learning. We take pride in working hard to motivate each student to do their best. Our staff is also dedicated to doing their best. Working together, students, parents and staff strive to ensure that each student has the opportunity to develop to their full potential. We work closely with our parents and community members and develop plans with the
School Community Council
as cohesively as possible. We believe parents are our partners!
Our goal is to connect with all students in a deep, meaningful way. This translates into a strong sense of inclusiveness and engagement with our staff and students. There is no better place to learn than in a school that provides a family atmosphere. Our Sutherland Sabres' belief statement says it all: "We believe that to empower students they need organized, knowledgeable instruction in a safe, compassionate environment." Our school's environment is warm and welcoming. Students, staff and parents consistently demonstrate goodwill and work together to create a positive learning experience for all. Our school's cheerful welcome and inviting atmosphere leave a lasting first impression. Our students never cease to amaze us and make us proud. They continue to demonstrate improvement in academic, social and personal skills throughout their time at Sutherland School.
We welcome the opportunity to show you around our great school. Please
or come visit for a tour to learn more about our innovative programming and excellence in education.
We look forward to meeting you!