We're celebrating our 100th anniversary!
On Sept. 5, 1911 three teachers and 69 students began a new school year together in the basement of St. Paul's Church. This marked the beginning of a newly formed Catholic school division in Saskatoon. Events commemorating the centennial are taking place from August 2011 through to June 2012. We are celebrating a century of faith and learning!
School Anniversary Celebrations
DATE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
Our official anniversary falls on Labour Day, Sept. 5 - when students are not in school - so we celebrated on Friday, September 9. Schools marked the day with special anniversary liturgies to commemorate the occasion and each received a green ash sapling to plant on school grounds. The trees were planted using a mixture of soil that includes a bit of dirt taken from each school on World Catholic Education Day in May.
DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2011
October 8, 2011 all those whose leadership brought us to this 100-year milestone gathered for the Centennial Leadership Banquet at TCU Place in Saskatoon. Learn more about this event here.
DATES: MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011 & APRIL 2012
Bishop Murray Chatlain kicked off the lecture series with his talk, entitled Born in a Basement. Read more about the lecture series here.
Division Christmas Celebration
DATE: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011
More than 900 people attended this Christmas social event. Our division's Principals' Association led the planning. Thanks to everyone who helped make this evening a success!
Performing Arts Showcase
DATE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
There are many talented performers among our nearly 2,000 staff members at Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. They will share their gifts during this special evening featuring a variety of performances.
St. Joseph High School
110 Nelson Road
Visual Arts Showcase
DATE: FEBRUARY/MARCH, 2012
Visual artists in our division are eager to share their artwork on the occasion of our school division's 100th anniversary. Their work will be displayed from February 13 to March 18 at the Centre at Circle and Eighth.
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
We will celebrate our centennial with the wider community with a Mass at the new Cathedral of the Holy Family, followed by a 1911-style Picnic in the Park at the Forestry Farm Park. There will be lots of fun and games for kids of all ages, along with hotdogs, hamburgers and ice cream at 1911 prices!
Mass: 11:30 a.m.
Picnic: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.