Thanks to parents, students, and staff we are always learning!
Regina Public Schools has had to, on several occasions, cancel all student transportation because of dangerous, icy conditions on residential streets. We would like to thank all parents, students, school families and, of course, school staff for working through that inconvenience and interruption to daily routines.
We’ve heard from a number of parents, students, staff and partners about what we have done right and what we could do better. We appreciate and welcome all your comments, observations and suggestions!
A number of things to keep in mind:
Severe weather is a way of life in Saskatchewan. In Regina, it gets cold in the winter. There are severe weather conditions that include snow, ice, blizzards and windchill that we have come to expect.
Going to school is also a way of life for our students and staff, regardless of the weather. Very rarely are Regina Public schools closed during a regular school day. Even in a blizzard! School buses and transportation similarly will run in most temperatures.
The members of the Douglas Park School Grades 5-8 choir, under the direction of Sharon Meredith, Nysa Ochitwa and Danielle Dumelie, have spent the last couple of months preparing for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
On December 10th, the students took to the stage at the Conexus Arts Centre to perform in “The Tenors: Home for the Holidays” Christmas show. The choir members had the opportunity to perform three times on stage with The Tenors, a world-renowned vocal group who have performed for world leaders and the Queen.
Sheldon-Williams Collegiate is well known for supporting inclusion and celebrating diversity. This fall, Sheldon was recognized twice for their unique programs that connect students of various cultures together.
In October, representatives from Sheldon’s Mindful Creative Writing class were invited to a private reception and luncheon with Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. During this time, students spoke to Her Honour about how Sheldon’s Mindful Creative Writing class supports students from differing cultures and backgrounds to connect with each other and share their unique perspectives.
On November 22nd and 30th, the Regina Public School Division Office was filled with excited students from Grades 5-7 who came to learn about peer mediation and left with the skills to be conflict managers on their school primary playgrounds.