Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools

News Releases & Advisories


2014-2015 School Year


March 2015

Challenges remain after provincial budget: Saskatoon school divisions (March 27, 2015)


Money Fair at St. Bernard School Kicks-Off 'Talk with Our Kids About Money Day' (March 25, 2015)


November 2014

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Receives Premier's Award (November 19, 2014)

Boyko starts seventh year as Catholic Board chair (Monday, November 3, 2014)


October 2014

Jelinski elected to Catholic school board (Wednesday, October 30, 2014)

Forum for by-election candidates set for Oct. 15 (Wednesday, October 15, 2014)


September 2014   

Holocaust survivor brings his story to Feehan students (Thursday, September 18, 2014)


August 2014  

Catholic school division kicks off school year (Friday, August 30, 2014)


2013-2014 School Year

June 2014   

Trustees pass 2014-2015 operating and capital budget (Tuesday, June 24, 2014)


Cameco donation helps clinic make a difference (Friday, June 13, 2014)


March 2014

Think Good. Do Good. On Int'l Day of Elimination for Racial Discrimination (March 21, 2014)

Voices for Change speaking out (Wednesday, March 19, 2014)

School receives $20,000 technology grant (Thursday, March 6, 2014)


February 2014

Students build harmony through art (February 27, 2014)



January 2014

Canada's Outstanding Principals (January 30, 2014)


December 2013

Students raise nearly $25,000 for typhoon relief (December 20, 2013)

Catholic division adds new French Immersion program (December 10, 2013)

Budding business leaders ready to make their pitches (December 5, 2013)

Schools undertake action and prayer to support Philippines (December 3, 2013)


November 2013

Six new partners added to community safety protocol (November 27, 2013)

Kielberger meets with Aboriginal youth at Oskayak High School (November 5, 2013)

Trustees choose Boyko as Board chair for sixth term (November 4, 2013)



October 2013

PotashCorp funds student meals, snacks and community gardens in Saskatchewan

Holy Cross Wall of Honour welcoming four inductees


September 2013

High school wins $7,000 in Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge (September 13, 2013)


August 2013

Catholic school division kicks off school year (August 30, 2013)


2012-2013 School Year

June 2013

Shakespeare street banner project is best in Canada (June 28, 2013)

School's out - it's time for math! (June 27, 2013)

Trustees pass 2013-2014 operating and capital budget (June 18, 2013)

Mayor to face tough questions from third graders (June 7, 2013)


May 2013

PotashCorp donation keeps students on track (May 30, 2013)

Green Day returns to Bishop Mahoney (May 30, 2013)

Students show off skills in Cree (May 28, 2013)

High school welcomes Special Olympics athletes (May 24, 2013)

Community celebrates adult learners' graduation (May 23, 2013)

Technology tackles learning in community schools (May 16, 2013)

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools students do well in French-language oratory contest - Release courtesy of Canadian Parents for French (May 8, 2013)


April 2013

Wellness Expo features students teaching students (April 30, 2013)

St. Anne School presented with national award (April 24, 2013)

School showing solidarity on Red Cross Day of Pink (April 10, 2013)

Seed Survivor comes to Saskatchewan (April 10, 2013)

Trustees pass 2013-2014 school year calendar (April 8, 2013)


March 2013

Kids polishing prose for poetry slam (March 27, 2013)

Board welcomes plan to fund enrolment increases (March 20, 2013)

Students' fund-raising success rewarded with visit from Riders (March 19, 2013)

Catholic board reviews school-year calendar survey results (March 19, 2013)

Superintendent wins Indspire education award (March 15, 2013)

Teachers and students visit high-tech mobile classroom (March 11, 2013)

St. Anne School wins Canadian Education Association award (March 1, 2013)


January 2013

Kinsmen and Brainsport outfit students for workouts (January 18, 2013)


December 2013

Student getting head shaved after 'losing' food bank challenge (December 21, 2012)

Students host guests from Elmwood Residences for annual Christmas party (December 12, 2012)



November 2012

Boyko begins fifth term as chair of Catholic school board (November 5, 2012)

Students gain real-world experience in health-care (November 2, 2013)

St. Joseph students scaring hunger on Halloween (November 1, 2013)


October 2012

Catholic school board adds 623 students (October 23, 2012)


September 2012

Start of construction celebrated for Holy Family Catholic School - Government of Saskatchewan News Release (September 11, 2012)


2011-2012 School Year


May 2012

School division hosts first child health conference (May 22, 2012)


April 2012

Saskatchewan's first online summer school launched (April 24, 2012)

Board passes 2012-2013 school year calendar (April 17, 2012)


March 2012

PotashCorp feeding the future of Saskatoon students (March 28, 2012)

Board pleased with funding for Holy Family Catholic School (March 21, 2012)

Jumpstart Hockey League season wraps up (March 15, 2012)

Hip hop meets science at EcoJustice program (March 8, 2012)


February 2012

Chatlain appointed director of education (Tuesday, February 7, 2012)


November 2011

Boyko acclaimed for fourth term as chair of Catholic board (Tuesday, November 8, 2011)


October 2011

Catholic school board pleased with enrolment increase (Friday, October 14, 2011)


First Nations students learn about entrepreneurship with funding from new program - the first in Saskatchewan (Wednesday, October 12, 2011)


September 2011

Student ceremonies mark division's 100th anniversary (Friday, September 9, 2011)


August 2011

Catholic school board moves to eliminate school fees (Monday, August 29, 2011)


Catholic school division kicks off year-long 100th anniversary celebration (Friday, August 26)


2010-2011 School Year


May 2011

Board of Education passes 2011-2012 operating budget (Wednesday, May 18, 2011)


March 2011

Catholic school board welcomes three school renovations announced in provincial budget (Thursday, March 24, 2011)


February 2011

Partnership putting food on shelves at Friendship Inn (Friday, February 18, 2011)


January 2011

Media invited to observe students participating in rainforest videoconference (Tuesday, February 15, 2011)


December 2010

Saskatoon school wins $20,000 technology grant (Wednesday, December 15, 2010)


November 2010

Saskatoon project judged among best in the world (Monday, November 22, 2010)

YMCA awards Peace Medal to Holy Cross High School Just Youth (Friday, November 19, 2010)

Dream Brokers come to three Saskatoon schools (Monday, November 15, 2010)

High school hosting unique peace and remembrance ceremony (Tuesday, November 9, 2010)

Boyko begins third term as chair of Catholic Board (Monday, November 8, 2010)


October 2010

Painting pumpkins annual tradition for elders and teenagers (Monday, October 25, 2010)

Students explore their heritage during Education Week (Monday, October 19, 2010)

Teachers win national technology award; get ready to compete globally (Monday, October 18, 2010)


September 2010

St. Frances students mark International Literacy Day (Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010)


August 2010

Catholic school staff gather for Opening Day Celebration (Thursday, August 26, 2010)


2009-2010 School Year

May 2010

Holy Cross Wall of Honour adding four members (Friday, May 21, 2010)

Celebrating 30 years of Ukrainian bilingual education (Thursday, May 20, 2010)

Spring means it's time to raise thousands of dollars with box lunch auctions (Thursday, May 13, 2010)

Train tunnel transformed by students from St. Philip School (Thursday, May 13, 2010)


April 2010

Grade 4 students testing out Zoo School (Thurs. April 29, 2010)


March 2010

Grade 8 students stage dramatization of the Stations of the Cross (Wed. March 31, 2010)

Entertainer Fred Penner makes special visit to Holy Cross High School (Fri. March 12, 2010)


February 2010

St. Volodymyr hosting mini-Olympic Games (Thurs. February 11, 2010)

Partnerships enhance First Nations and Métis education (Thurs. February 4, 2010)


January 2010

Cardinal Leger students and staff raise money for Haitian orphanage (Mon. Jan. 25, 2010)

Mother Teresa School creates large Haitian flag with student donations (Tues. Jan. 26, 2010)


December 2009


Cameco gives $500,000 early Christmas present to St. Mary Community School (Fri. Dec. 18, 2009)


Breck Scaffold - Whitecap Dakota - Feehan partnership sees students build home for reserve

(Fri. Dec. 4, 2009)


November 2009

Committee names Community Torchbearer (Wed. Nov. 9, 2010)


Incumbents return; Boyko begins second term as chair (Mon. Nov. 2, 2009)


October 2009


School celebrates national recognition for innovative teacher (Tues. Oct. 27, 2009)

Students, long-term care residents put happy faces on pumpkins (Tues. Oct. 27, 2009)


September 2009


Bethlehem earns prestigious designation as UNESCO school (Thurs. Sept. 24, 2009)


August 2009


Board of Education unveils new mission statement (Fri. Aug. 28, 2009)

Board of Education passes 2009-2010 operating budget (Tues. Aug. 25, 2009)



2007-2008 School Year

December 2007

Hawkins resigns seat on board of education (Tues. Dec. 18, 2007)

Teachers among Canada's most innovative educators (Mon. Dec. 3, 2007)


November 2007


Carriere begins new term as board chair (Tues. Nov. 20, 2007)

Bethlehem Catholic High School celebrates blessing and official opening (Fri. Nov. 16, 2007)

Hockey camp at St. John School a success with students (Tues. Nov. 6, 2007)

Student earns award for outstanding achievement in Advanced Placement courses (Fri. Nov. 2, 2007)


October 2007


St. Joseph's students prepare to go 'Halloweening for Hunger' (Wed. Oct. 31, 2007)

School divisions reach agreement to jointly operate HCI (Fri. Oct. 26, 2007)

Elementary school girls launch book; proceeds to breast cancer research (Thurs. Oct. 25, 2007)

International Student Program wins prestigious industry award (Tues. Oct. 23, 2007)


2006-2007 School Year

June 2007


Bethlehem Catholic High School reaching out to the world (Wed. June 27, 2007)

Board of education approves Transportation Communication Protocol (Tues. June 26, 2007)

New program offers students hands-on opportunities to explore careers in applied science (Mon. June 25, 2007)

Partnership strives to nurture potential of First Nations and Métis students (Wed. June 20, 2007)


May 2007


In-school clinic puts children children closer to pediatric care (Tuesday, May 29, 2007)

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools celebrates World Catholic Education Day (Wed. May 16, 2007)

pdficonStops With History Project Hits the Streets (Thurs. May 10, 2007)

pdficonMaking Music Across Canada on Music Monday (Thurs. May 3, 2007)


March 2007


pdficonGreater Saskatoon Catholic Schools students showcase talents during 2007 Junos in Saskatoon (Thurs. March 29, 2007)

pdficon Hanson appointed director of education (Mon. March 26, 2007)

pdficon Taking down the walls of racism (Tues. March 20, 2007)


February 2007


pdficon Catholic high school students getting their kicks with innovative Soccer Academy program (Wed. Feb. 7, 2007)


January 2007

pdficon French immersion students urged to continue second language studies (Thurs. Jan. 25, 2007)

pdficon Community makes decision on student uniforms (Wed. Jan. 24, 2007)

pdficon New name symbolizes new direction for high school (Tues. Jan. 23, 2007)


December 2006

pdficon Georges Vanier students bring sea and sky to young patients at pediatrics unit (Thurs. Dec. 7, 2006)

pdficon Budget focuses on opportunities for students (Wed. Dec. 6, 2006)


November 2006


pdficon Support for immigrant and refugee students (Fri. Nov. 24, 2006)

pdficon BJM community to unveil memorial plaque during Remembrance Day service (Tues. Nov. 7, 2006)

pdficon Carriere re-elected as board chair (Tues. Nov. 7, 2006)


October 2006

pdficon Acting Director of Education's term extended (Oct. 12, 2006)


September 2006

pdficon Ukrainian bilingual school marks new beginning (Sept. 28, 2006)


August 2006

pdficon Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools launches new look (Aug. 29, 2006)


2005-2006 School Year

June 2006

St. Mark School celebrates World Refugee Day in partnership with Saskatoon's Open Door Society (June 20, 2006)

Students learn to dig archaeology at excavation site near St. Mary School (June 19, 2006)


May 2006

Catholic schools students raised $50,000 for social justice causes (May 24, 2006)

Premier, mayor and school board chairs turn sod for Blairmore integrated facility (May 24, 2006)

Blairmore integrated facility - media backgrounder (May 24, 2006)

Community schools celebrate spring with Intertribal Powwow (May 16, 2006)

Students showcase award-winning short films to raise funds to fight cancer (Thursday, May 11, 2006)

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools 2006 operating budget focuses on resources for classrooms (May 2, 2006)


April 2006

Provincial Budget a Good Start say Local Boards (April 11, 2006)


March 2006

St. Luke students show neighbourhood they're committed to Just Saying No (March 27,2006)

St. Matthew students get "The Edge" in learning to skate (March 23, 2006)

Holy Family English Language Program moving to neighbouring Catholic school (March 21, 2006)


January 2006

New Board of St. Paul's RCSSD #20 ready to govern province's largest Catholic school division (January 9, 2006)

Three new board members welcomed as Catholic school divisions complete amalgamation (January 6, 2006)

December 2005

Art students showcase Saskatchewan landscape in unusual space at Ronald McDonald House (December 16,2005)

Bethlehem Catholic High School design revealed to community (December 6, 2005


November 2005

Joe Duquette High School celebrates 25 years of aboriginal education (November 16, 2005)

Trustees re-elect board chair (November 8, 2005)


September 2005

Premier joins students at St.Dominic in commitment against bullying (September 22, 2005)

Students at Saskatoon Catholic Schools join national Terry Fox event (September 14,2005)

St. John Community School marks 50th anniversary (September 6,2005)


August 2005

Opening celebration launches school year (August 29, 2005)


January 2005 - June 2005


June 2005

Pleasant Hill holds third annual community powwow

Georges Vanier students create art for Tasmania

Sturgeons Released into South Saskatchewan River

Students to mark centennial with premier


May 2005

Elementary school students run, jump and throw at annual track and field meet

Students celebrate First Nations culture with annual Joe Duquette Powwow

Former students to be inducted into Wall of Honour

Young Saskatchewan readers’ favourite Canadian authors to be honoured at SaskEnergy Willow Awards Gala


April 2005

Saskatoon Catholic Schools 2005 budget protects classroom learning

Elementary students to discuss new Pope and their hopes for the future of the Church

Students to elect new Pope and Tipi Skylight resource project to be introduced

Box lunch auction to raise funds for water projects in developing countries

Catholic school students and staff memorialize Pope in special celebrations


March 2005

St. James and St. Thomas school programs to amalgamate

Elementary students mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Catholic Cyber School offers unique programming (March 14, 2005)

Changing program and facility needs at E.D. Feehan Catholic High School to be examined (March 2, 2005)


February 2005

Agreement sets stage for enhancing job opportunities for First Nations and Métis People (February 25, 2005)

School programs to be maintained at St. Paul, Sister O’Brien and Saskatoon French Schools (February 16, 2005)

Teachers focus on building community of learners (February 14, 2005)


January 2005

Four Catholic divisions agree to amalgamate (January 20, 2005)

Unveiling of The Garden that Love Built (January 17, 2005)