Welcome to Good Spirit School Division

Located in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, the Good Spirit School Division provides educational opportunities to approximately 6,000 students operating 28 schools in 17 communities throughout East Central Saskatchewan [ ...see map].

Caring for children in a supportive environment is as important as offering excellence in educational programming. Our values of belonging, responsibility, respect, learning and nurturing ensure "Students Come First" in all public schools.

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Sum ... Sum ... Summer Time!

June 27 is report card pick-up day and then it's time for a well-deserved summer break. We wish all staff and students a safe, relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the school schedule.

Reminder: The Administration Office in Yorkton is open throughout the summer. Business hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (closed for lunch) Monday to Friday. We're always here to talk about students!

Ministry Introduces Anti-Bullying Online Reporting Tool

On June 24, the Ministry of Education introduced a way in which students can anonymously report bullying incidences. This is in response to feedback released earlier in the school year with details described in "Saskatchewan's Action Plan to Address Bullying and Cyberbullying"; the press release is available here.

The letter explaining the new initiative is available by clicking here. More detailed information can be found on the Ministry's anti-bullying webpage; click here to access.

Click here for immediate access to the "I Am Stronger" website to report bullying.

One of our value statements is"WE BELONG" which reads: "A sense of belonging is a team effort where, as we continue to grow and change, the traditions of individuals and families who live, work and play in our communities are celebrated. A safe learning atmosphere where we connect and learn from one another will be shaped by those who work and study in our school division. Diversity is celebrated and welcomed in a caring environment."Work in the area of anti-bullying is a direct connection to our goal of providing a safe learning environment for staff and students.

REVISED 2014-2015 School Calendar

Next year, as part of an agreement with our local teachers' association, monthly early dismissals have been removed as part of our regular school year calendar.

In their place, we now have 2 full school-based days being held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 and Friday, March 27, 2015. This means no school for students and a chance for staff to take part in staff meetings and staff development opportunities.

Click here to view the revised calendar.

An Award Winning May! Congratulations to ...

Jaden Novak, a grade 10 student at Melville Comprehensive School, won first place in SaskPower's ecoClips Video Challenge. The objective of the contest is to increase awareness of issues related to energy conservation and the environment. Jaden won a new laptop and the school was presented $1,000 to be applied to the purchase of new audio-video equipment. Jaden produced his video as part of the Communications Media course at MCS, taught by Don Coleman. Click here to view Jaden's video on the SaskPower website.

Amanda Kornaga of Churchbridge Public School was presented the Dr. Andy Anderson Young Professional Award. This is a yearly Physical and Health Education Canada award presented to a physical educator in each province that best epitomizes exemplary work. Amanda helped to create a unique partnership between the school and community to create and build an outdoor classroom.

We can't forget about all of the amazing athletes that took part in the SHSAA East Central District track meet. From what we hear, many records were broken with some dedicated athletes qualifying for provincials.



SaskTel and YRHS partner to advance career opportunities for local youth

Today, the Yorkton Regional High School and SaskTel announced a partnership that will advance joint efforts to increase and promote learning and career opportunities for local youths.

Principal Mr. Mike Haczkewicz comments, "This partnership provides our students with real-world applications in the classroom...to engage them with their learning."

YRHS student Ireland said it best, "SaskTel will help us prepare for the most important thing...life after school. Let's get started!"

The news release can be found at here.


Do You Have Exciting Summer Plans? We Know Someone Who Does!

Kamsack Comprehensive Institute's Wendy S found out she was accepted for the 2014 Juno Beach Centre Professional Development Tour. It is described as "the trip of a lifetime for anyone with an interest in Canadian military history" with exciting and emotional stops to such sites as Vimy Ridge, Beaumont-Hamel, the Falaise Gap, Normandy, and the D-Day landing sites at Juno Beach.

Wendy says it best ... "This is the BIGGEST DEAL ever for a history teacher! I'm so pumped and can't wait to tell my students!!" Congratulations Wendy ... we're all excited for you!


If you have a child born in 2009, they are eligible to enrol for Kindergarten this fall. After we say to ourselves "Where has the time gone?", we quickly realize what an extremely important milestone in a child's life this is. It's exciting to know that this is just the beginning of an amazing journey on the road of education. Click here for information on Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten in Good Spirit SD.

Talk to your local school directly to register ... they're waiting for your call! Click here for a listing of school contact information. Not sure which school you should be contacting, click here to enter your address/land description and find your local school. Email info@gssd.ca if you have any questions.

NOTE: "How are the Children?" Early Childhood Development Information poster entitled "Thank you for not smoking!" is available courtesy of Regional Kids First; click here to view.


We are Looking for School Bus Drivers

The call is out and we continue to look for school bus drivers. This is a great opportunity to work a few hours a day for some extra income!

Consider becoming a part of our education team; click here for further information.


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Fairview Education Centre
63 King Street East
Yorkton, SK  S3N 0T7
Phone: 306.786.5500      Fax: 306.783.0355
Phone Toll Free: 1.866.390.0773

Facilities and Transportation Department
63 King Street East
Yorkton, SK  S3N 0T7
Phone: 306.786.5505     Fax: 306.786.4791
Phone Toll Free: 1.877.390.0899

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