The following are highlights of our 2014-2015 initiatives to fulfill our Board's goal to Build Relationships and Partnerships within our community:
Working with parents and faith partners
Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools believes a strong relationship is needed between parents, their church and their school to educate children and youth to their full potential.
The Board of education liaises with Catholic school community councils at two large group meetings each year; topics have included faith development, service and creation and support of learning improvement plans.
The Board's Together in Faith and Action Committee is working on strengthening the relationship between home, school and parish to address the faith development and religious education needs of students.
Trustees and senior division staff meet annually with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon
Improving First Nations and Métis student outcomes
Our Board of Education seeks to develop reciprocal relationships with First Nations and Métis governance orgranizations, to contribute to student retention and improved student learning outcomes.
The māmawohkamātowin Partnership with the Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) and the Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. was formalized in 2010 and has provided an accountable structure to continue to improve First Nations and Métis education within Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools.
A turning point occurred in the partnership in 2015 with the development of the māmawohkamātowin Educational Alliance to explore more fundamental collaboration in the future.
Welcoming new Canadians
We wish to support the settlement of families new to Canada through deepened relationships, partnerships and shared initiatives with various service agencies and associations.
- Our division has opened the doors to our Registration Centre for New Canadians as a support for these families.
We will work to develop and enrich relationships with the broader community and all levels of government, particularly the Ministry of Education, as we work to achieve many shared goals.
We are part of Regional Mobilization Saskatoon (RMS), an integrated multi-agency team dedicated to building safe, health communities and reducing crime and victimization.
We are serving with many other community partners in "the HUB" to address elevated risk situations related to persons, families or environments with rapid deployment of collaborative interventions.