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Saskatchewan is embarking on a path to create a new Provincial Education Plan and school divisions are tasked with engaging our local stakeholders and partners to find out their priorities for education.

In 2018, Minister of Education, Gordon Wyant, called on the ministry to work collaboratively with education sector stakeholders to begin planning for the future of education beyond 2020, the end of the current strategic plan.

Over the course of two days in October 2018, more than 260 stakeholders from 80 organizations came together for a Provincial Education Summit to begin work developing the path that education in Saskatchewan will follow over the next 10 years. Organizations included representatives from the PreK – Grade 12 system, post-secondary education system, First Nations organizations, Metis Nation, community, business, industry and provincial government.

Through discussions and feedback at the summit, the following eight themes emerged:

  1. Graduation requirements are current and flexible, preparing students for their futures;
  2. The education system is equitable and sustainable;
  3. Early learning and literacy are foundational to future learning and success;
  4. Indigenous languages, cultures and identities are affirmed and reconciliation is advanced through education;
  5. Inclusive and safe school environments support diversity;
  6. Strength-based approaches support mental health and well-being;
  7. Curriculum, instruction and assessment are relevant, engaging and culturally affirming; and,
  8. Students, parents, teachers and communities are engaged in respectful relationships.

The next phase of developing the plan for the future is reaching out at a community level to seek feedback.

Our school division will host a series of public engagement events with local School Community Councils. The public will be invited to share thoughts and ideas about what is best for students in our area.

The topics discussed at the session will include: the knowledge, skills and abilities students need to be prepared for their future; barriers to student success; what is currently working in the school system; and what needs to change in order to improve the school system.

This feedback will be collected and shared with the Provincial Education Plan Planning Team. The conversations will be summarized and no names will be personally matched with any comments.

Feedback Survey:

The government is seeking feedback through an online survey, in addition to the public engagement sessions. The survey will be open until May 10th - and there is a version specifically for students, in addition to the general public.

Access the survey here:

Engagement Sessions:

  • March 6 - Neilburg School @ 7:00 pm. Hosted by Marsden & Neilburg SCC
  • March 11 - Pierceland Central School @ 7:00 pm. Hosted by Pierceland SCC
  • March 12 - Maidstone High School @ 7:00 pm. Hosted by Maidstone SCC
  • March 14 - Goodsoil Central School @ 7:00 pm. Hosted by Goodsoil SCC
  • March 18 - Hillmond Central School @ 1:00 pm. Hosted by Hillmond SCC
  • March 18 - JH Moore Elementary @ 7:00 pm. Hosted by Lashburn SCC
  • March 19 - Paradise Hill School @ 6:30 pm. Hosted by Paradise Hill SCC
  • March 19 - Jonas Samson Junior High School @ 7:00 pm. Hosted by JSJH SCC
  • March 19 - Jubilee Elementary School @ 7:00 pm. Hosted by Jubilee SCC
  • March 20 - St. Walburg School @ 6:30 pm. Hosted by St. Walburg SCC
  • March 21 - Carpenter High School @ 7:00 pm. Hosted by Carpenter High SCC
  • March 21 - Dorintosh Hall @ 7:00 pm. Hosted by Dorintosh SCC
  • March 25 - Green Acre School in Rapid View @ 7:00 pm. Hosted by the Rapid View and Loon Lake SCCs
  • March 26 - H. Hardcastle School in Edam @ 12:00 pm. Hosted by H. Hardcastle SCC
  • March 27 - Glaslyn School @ 7:00 pm. Hosted by Glaslyn SCC
  • March 28 - Turtleford School @ 7:00 pm. Hosted by Turtleford SCC
  • April 1 - Gateway Elementary School @ 7:00 pm. Hosted by Gateway SCC
  • April 2 - Lakeview Elementary School @ 7:00 pm. Hosted by Lakeview SCC
  • April 4 - Marshall School @ 7:00 pm. Hosted by Marshall SCC