Monthly Archives: October 2014

Supporting all students: A ‘Student First’ Partnership

The students of any school are the focus of all efforts.  Every community wants the best for their children and “the best” can only be achieved by working together.  Whitecap Dakota First Nation is well-known for its strong Dakota culture and traditions. Saskatoon Public Schools is recognized for delivering an impressive education program...
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Growing roots in students’ learning: Kamsack’s school-community garden project

What started as a dream of two teachers has grown into a true ‘school – community’ garden. Two years ago, Grade 3 teachers Chantel Kitchen and Colleen Pennell came across a grant through the World Wildlife Federation and decided to apply. After being awarded both that grant and a grant through the TD...
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Celebrating Saskatchewan Libraries Week Online

Did you know that all Saskatchewan residents have access to an incredible selection of online journals, newspapers, and electronic books? The Ministry of Education, through the Provincial Libraries and Literacy Office, coordinates funding to public, school and associate libraries so they can access a wealth of digital resources they would not be able to afford...
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Saskatoon’s St. Anne’s students take on arts education in a new way

Urban Culture United was a project that explored culture and expression of culture through the arts. Funded through an ArtsSmarts grant, artists were an important part of the project and taught the students how to rap, create music, and hip hop dance. The purpose of the project was to build cultural awareness and an...
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Moose Jaw focuses on Information Technology

The use of technology in classrooms has become a major objective for a lot of teachers to strive for in the last few years, including myself, because students are learning more than ever from their own electronic devices.  Access to information has never been easier for students, yet games and social media tend to be...
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Putting student safety first: Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Each year at Good Spirit, we hold the “Sea Stars Making a Difference” awards as a way to celebrate our employees and the amazing work they do on a daily basis. Sea Stars is based on the starfish (also called sea stars) story: An old man walked up a shore littered with thousands of...
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Student First in action: What does it mean to put the student first?

Student First is not an initiative, but an approach to all of our work as a sector. It is the glue that holds all major education initiatives together, such as anti-bullying, P3 schools, response to the Joint Task Force, and the priorities set out in the Education Sector Strategic Plan. But what does this really mean?...
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