AIDS Awareness

NOVEMBER 30, 2022 -- AIDS Awareness Month (December), World AIDS Day (December 1st) and Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week (December 1st to 7th) continue to provide opportunities to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and its impacts; to remember, honour and celebrate those who have died of HIV/AIDS; and to support education and prevention activities that seek to counter stigma and discrimination that target people who are living with, affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS.

According to a CBC Saskatchewan report earlier this year, "Saskatchewan's HIV numbers remain the highest in Canada with transmission rates at more than double the national average." 

Severe Weather and the Student

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.

Read this article about what to expect and how to provide feedback.

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.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

NOVEMBER 25, 2022 -- On February 7, 2000, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated November 25th as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This campaign aims to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls around the world, calling for global action to increase awareness, promote advocacy and create opportunities for discussion on challenges and solutions.

According to the United Nations, violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today and remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.

CUPE 3766 Toy Drive

NOVEMBER 22, 2022 -- Regina Public Schools' CUPE 3766 members are once again requesting toy donations for families at Albert, Arcola, Judge Bryant, Centennial, Connaught, Coronation Park, The Crescents, Dr. George Ferguson, Glen Elm, Imperial, Henry Janzen, Kitchener, McDermid, Plainsview, Rosemont, Seven Stones, Thomson and Walker Schools.

Toys can be dropped off at École Centennial Community School at 6903 Dalgliesh Drive (front door entrance) from November 28th to December 1st between 3:45 and 4:30 p.m. or on December 2nd from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Thank you for helping to make the holiday season a little brighter for some Regina Public families.


National Child Day

NOVEMBER 18, 2022 -- November 20th is National Child Day, a day to recognize the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), and to recognize and honour children and youth in Canada.

To celebrate National Child Day, the Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth, together with its Youth Advisory Council, created a video about the importance of the day and invited classrooms across the province to participate in a group challenge to help spread the word about children's rights.