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.

 

Leadership Banquet

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.

 

Lecture Series

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.

7 p.m.

Theatre

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.

 

Community Celebration

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.

 

 

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