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Learning About Truth and Reconciliation

8 hours 9 minutes 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 They examined copies of historical documents to learn about the pass and permit system and then read an article about farming policies meant to repress Indigenous farmers.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

8 hours 22 minutes 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 day 5 hours 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 day 7 hours 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

2 days 2 hours 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 week 6 days 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

2 weeks 5 days 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

3 weeks 1 day 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

3 weeks 1 day 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

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

4 weeks 1 day 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

1 month 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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More Than Just a Tipi Raising

1 month ago
More Than Just a Tipi Raising

SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 -- A tipi is a portable conical structure made of skins, cloth or canvas on a frame of poles used by Indigenous Peoples of North America. The purpose of the tipi is to provide shelter, warmth and connectedness between family and community. It not only provided physical support for Indigenous Peoples, it also has many teachings about humanity’s relationship with the natural and spiritual worlds. The tipi today is still used for modern-day ceremonial gatherings and teachings. It is an iconic symbol for representing Indigenous Peoples’ identity.

cathy.wall Mon, 09/27/2021 - 08:06
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Close Contacts in Schools

1 month ago
Close Contacts in Schools

September 20, 2021--On September 17, 2021, the Government of Saskatchewan implemented a Public Health Order that includes specific directives for schools that support Regina Public Schools safety protocols, including the requirement of mask use in all our schools and facilities.

The following new Government of Saskatchewan requirements help clarify and explain how your school administration will respond and communicate with parents when there is a case of COVID-19 in the school.

cathy.wall Tue, 09/21/2021 - 09:06
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Former Trustee Honoured

1 month 2 weeks ago
Former Trustee Honoured

September 8, 2021 – At the meeting of the Regina Board of Education on September 7, 2021, current trustees welcomed and thanked former trustee Aleana Young for her eight years of service with the Board. Chairperson Adam Hicks presented her with a plaque reflecting the school division’s Shared Values: I Belong; I Am Responsible; I Want To Know and I Respect.

cathy.wall Wed, 09/08/2021 - 13:20
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Masks Required in High Schools

1 month 3 weeks ago
Masks Required in High Schools

September 3, 2021 -- Effective Tuesday, September 7, 2021, Regina Public Schools will be requiring mask use in all its high schools. This means that masks will need to be worn by all employees, students and visitors at Regina Public Schools’ eight high schools, Campus Regina Public and the Allan Blakeney Adult Campus.

This decision is made following recommendations from Regina area Medical Health Officers and the continued increase in COVID-19 caseload in the Regina area.

cathy.wall Fri, 09/03/2021 - 10:23
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Back-to-School Address by Board Chair

1 month 3 weeks ago
Back-to-School Address by Board Chair

September 1, 2021 – Regina Board of Education Chairperson Adam Hicks brings greetings to all parents/guardians, students and employees on the first day of classes. Mr. Hicks also highlights some of the plans and what to look forward to in Regina Public schools in the 2021-22 school year.

To view the video, please CLICK HERE.

cathy.wall Wed, 09/01/2021 - 08:06
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