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Proof of Vaccination or Test Status Required

2 days 11 hours ago
Proof of Vaccination or Test Status Required

November 26, 2021 -- Regina Public Schools continues its commitment to promote the health and safety of students and employees and to provide and maintain a safe work and learning environment for all. The Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Health Authority have recommended vaccinations for those who are eligible as one way to minimize COVID-19 risk to citizens.

As of November 29, 2021, proof of vaccination, or recent negative COVID-19 test, will be required for all who enter a Regina Public Schools building. This requirement does not apply to students.

cathy.wall Fri, 11/26/2021 - 09:56
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Métis Awareness Month at Johnson

3 days 7 hours ago
Métis Awareness Month at Johnson

NOVEMBER 25, 2021 -- F.W. Johnson Collegiate flies the Métis flag for the entirety of November in recognition of Métis Awareness Month.

In the classrooms this month, students continued to further their learning on Métis culture and finger wove their own mini sashes to wear for Louis Riel Day on November 16th. Both staff and students wore mini Métis sashes on their lapels as part of their ongoing acts of reconciliation to honour Louis Riel.

cathy.wall Thu, 11/25/2021 - 13:54
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November is Financial Literacy Month

3 days 7 hours ago
November is Financial Literacy Month

NOVEMBER 25, 2021 -- Campbell Collegiate’s Business program created online games and activities to engage the community in all topics relating to money and financial literacy. They will be sharing the links via emails, social media and student announcements each Monday in November for #MoneyMondays.

cathy.wall Thu, 11/25/2021 - 13:19
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Massey Welcome Sign in Many Languages

4 days 12 hours ago
Massey Welcome Sign in Many Languages

NOVEMBER 24, 2021 -- When École Massey staff were looking to make the entrance to the school more welcoming, Vice-Principal Maxine McKenzie-Cox shared some knowledge she received at a conference that focused on inclusion. The speaker stressed the positive impact that seeing one’s own language would have on visitors to any building.

The idea led to a collaboration with Regina Open Door Society, who already had the I’m Glad We’re Neighbours campaign up and running for Regina residents. A quick survey of students asking which languages were spoken at home meant adding other languages (including the ASL sign for “welcome”) to the 10’ by 4’ banner.

cathy.wall Wed, 11/24/2021 - 08:27
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Balfour Collegiate Flash Mob

3 weeks 3 days ago
Balfour Collegiate Flash Mob

NOVEMBER 4, 2021 -- On September 22, 2021, more than 100 students from Balfour Arts Collective and Balfour Collegiate’s dance and performing arts programs in Regina came together to perform a flash mob. Socially distanced and masked, students in Grades 9 to 12 danced on the school football field to a mix of upbeat and inspiring songs by Canadian artists. They were proud to dedicate this performance to all of the hard-working healthcare workers in Saskatchewan.

adminrpsweb Thu, 11/04/2021 - 08:09
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Martin's Radio Play Project

3 weeks 4 days ago
Martin's Radio Play Project

NOVEMBER 3, 2021 – The following article was written by Sara Salazar, teacher at Martin Collegiate.

For the last two years, I have had the absolute privilege of teaching the Fine Arts Drama 9 rotation as a temporary teacher at Martin Collegiate during an ever-hanging pandemic. As if starting a new career and precarious work during a global pandemic wasn't stressful enough, you can imagine creating authentic theatrical experiences for drama students has been an interesting challenge.

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Crescents Teachers Leading Innovation

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Crescents Teachers Leading Innovation

NOVEMBER 1, 2021 -- A culture of innovation is building at The Crescents School. Monthly book clubs, vegetable fundraisers and home visits are just a few of the many inclusive ways that staff, students and the community are innovating together!

Teacher Rebekah Halvorsen has a star jar to help build community and responsibility within the Grades 1/2 classroom. By working together, students are filling the jar with stars so they can achieve goals that they collaboratively brainstorm. Some of those goals include extra technology time or more time to complete activities with partners.

adminrpsweb Mon, 11/01/2021 - 09:52
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Sewing Understanding at Albert and Judge Bryant

1 month ago
Sewing Understanding at Albert and Judge Bryant

OCTOBER 28, 2021 -- The ribbon skirt has been worn for centuries by Indigenous women. The original product would have been made from hides and then a design application would have been done with natural paint. As time passed, the European traders brought with them silk ribbon and cotton calico fabric to trade for furs. These trades then changed the design and look of ribbons skirts.

adminrpsweb Thu, 10/28/2021 - 08:16
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Learning About Truth and Reconciliation

1 month ago
Learning About Truth and Reconciliation

OCTOBER 27, 2021 -- Raelynn Smith’s Grades 7/8 class at Lakeview School has focused on learning more about truth and reconciliation over the past number of weeks in their classroom. They have worked in groups to demonstrate their learning and have created orange T-shirts out of paper to share the information with others in the school.

The students learned truths about residential schools in Canada. They learned about the discriminatory Indian Act that is still in place today. They examined copies of historical documents to learn about the pass and permit system and then read an article about farming policies meant to repress Indigenous farmers. Students also researched current social issues and injustices that plague Indigenous people today.

adminrpsweb Wed, 10/27/2021 - 08:16
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Students Visit RIIS Cemetery

1 month ago
Students Visit RIIS Cemetery

OCTOBER 27, 2021 -- On Wednesday, September 22nd and Thursday, September 23rd, the Grades 7/8 classes at Coronation Park Community School had the honour to visit the Regina Indian Industrial School (RIIS) cemetery off of Pinkie Road. Accompanied by Bill Wall from the RIIS Commemorative Association, students learned about the hardships and history during this important part of Canada’s past.

adminrpsweb Wed, 10/27/2021 - 08:03
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Thom Students Reflect on Reconciliation

1 month ago
Thom Students Reflect on Reconciliation

OCTOBER 26, 2021 -- On Tuesday, October 5th, students in Thom Collegiate’s Grades 10 and 11 Indigenous Studies classes embarked on a journey for reconciliation.

Thom teachers, Elder Frank Caldwell, Indigenous Advocates Krista Sherman and Luke Blondeau, and the students travelled to Standing Buffalo First Nation, the Fort Qu’Appelle Treaty Four Education and Governance Centre and to the site of the former Lebret Residential School to engage in land-based learning and to reflect upon the personal implications of truth and reconciliation.

adminrpsweb Tue, 10/26/2021 - 10:44
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Thom Students Reflect on Reconciliation

1 month ago
Thom Students Reflect on Reconciliation

OCTOBER 26, 2021 -- On Tuesday, October 5th, students in Thom Collegiate’s Grades 10 and 11 Indigenous Studies classes embarked on a journey for reconciliation.

Thom teachers, Elder Frank Caldwell, Indigenous Advocates Krista Sherman and Luke Blondeau, and the students travelled to Standing Buffalo First Nation, the Fort Qu’Appelle Treaty Four Education and Governance Centre and to the site of the former Lebret Residential School to engage in land-based learning and to reflect upon the personal implications of truth and reconciliation.

adminrpsweb Tue, 10/26/2021 - 09:11
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McLurg Thanks Frontline Workers

1 month ago
McLurg Thanks Frontline Workers

OCTOBER 25, 2021 -- The School Activity Council (SAC) at McLurg School planned a Frontline Worker Appreciation Day on Friday, October 8th. Students and staff were asked to dress as a frontline worker to celebrate and honour everything that these workers do for our community and the essential role they have played during the global pandemic. Students and staff dressed as nurses, doctors, paramedics, firefighters, RCMP, dentists and teachers.

adminrpsweb Mon, 10/25/2021 - 14:10
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Glen Elm Raises Treaty 4 Flag

1 month 2 weeks ago
Glen Elm Raises Treaty 4 Flag

OCTOBER 14, 2021 -- Glen Elm Community School raised the Treaty 4 flag on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. The school’s wahkotowin team and other staff members worked hard to prepare school activities leading up to their very memorable flag ceremony. They worked with Indigenous Education Coordinator Jeff Cappo to plan the ceremony, worked with students who were a part of the event, and also planned tipi lessons for each classroom to take part in the day.

Honoured guests who participated in the flag-raising ceremony included Knowledge Keeper Gary Gott, Elder Hazel Dixon, Director of Education Greg Enion, Superintendent Jason Coleman, Supervisor of Indigenous Education Vanéa Cyr and SCC President Monique Baird.

cathy.wall Thu, 10/14/2021 - 10:25
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World Mental Health Day

1 month 2 weeks ago
World Mental Health Day

OCTOBER 8, 2021 -- World Mental Health Day is observed internationally on October 10th. The overall objectives are to raise awareness of mental health around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health.

Regina Public Schools' Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy stresses the importance of raising mental health awareness, reducing stigma, promoting well-being, and creating and sustaining a healthy and supportive workplace culture.

For a list of mental health and wellness community supports available in the Regina area, please visit https://www.reginapublicschools.ca/mental_health_supports.

cathy.wall Fri, 10/08/2021 - 08:53
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World Teachers' Day 2021

1 month 3 weeks ago
World Teachers' Day 2021

OCTOBER 5, 2021 -- Every year on October 5th, the world celebrates World Teachers’ Day to highlight the responsibilities, rights and the value of teachers. UNESCO introduced World Teachers’ Day in 1994 to draw attention to teachers’ contributions and achievements, as well as to teachers’ concerns and objectives in education. The date of October 5th was chosen as the international day to honour teachers since it was on that date in 1966 that a special intergovernmental meeting accepted the UNESCO Recommendation on the Status of Teachers.

The theme of World Teachers' Day 2021 is "Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery" to recognize teachers for their tireless efforts to keep teaching even during hardships such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

cathy.wall Tue, 10/05/2021 - 09:40
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How to Manage Stress in the Workplace

1 month 3 weeks ago
How to Manage Stress in the Workplace

October 5, 2021 -- Canada Life is offering a live, interactive, 45-minute event on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. to discuss how to manage stress in the workplace. This event is taking place before World Mental Health Day, which is on Sunday, October 10, 2021. This online event may be of particular interest to Regina Public Schools parents/caregivers and school families.

For details, please CLICK HERE.

cathy.wall Tue, 10/05/2021 - 08:09
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Orange Shirt Day/National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

1 month 4 weeks ago
Orange Shirt Day/National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 -- Every year on September 30th, people across Canada wear orange and participate in Orange Shirt Day events to acknowledge, teach and learn about the terrible, multigenerational legacy created by the residential school system in Canada. It is a time to reflect on the atrocities committed against Indigenous Peoples and to address the ongoing trauma and inequities in our society today.

cathy.wall Wed, 09/29/2021 - 13:44
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Messages of Hope

2 months ago
Messages of Hope

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 -- In preparation for Orange Shirt Day on September 30th, the students at Judge Bryant School wanted to share messages of hope and positivity beyond the walls of the classroom. To do this, they painted rocks a bright orange colour in honour of those who attended residential schools and the precious lives lost there, and then wrote thoughtful, inspirational messages.

Having these rocks placed throughout the area around the school is intended to inspire members of the community who might come across them. Reconciliation begins with relationship, and this is a way to start that.

cathy.wall Tue, 09/28/2021 - 09:06
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The Significance of Orange Shirt Day

2 months ago
The Significance of Orange Shirt Day

SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 -- Regina Public Schools will participate in Orange Shirt Day on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

This day recognizes the harm done to generations of children by residential schools and is an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that every child matters. Orange Shirt Day also recognizes our commitment to reconciliation, anti-racism and Treaty education.

Please CLICK HERE to view a video that was made a few years ago by Elders and those who survived residential schools discussing the significance of Orange Shirt Day.

cathy.wall Mon, 09/27/2021 - 13:40
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