- The Safe School Health Improvement Project (SafeSHIP) is a strategic community-based partnership between the University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing and the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. The partnership allows nursing students in their fourth-year community practicum to apply the academic lessons they've learned in class in a real life setting, while the students at St. Luke School learn about overall health and wellness from the nursing students. Since the program inception in 2002, more than 500 nursing students have rotated through this service learning clinic experience. Students complete their clinical practicum by applying the academic lessons they have learned in areas like population health, program planning, counselling, primary health care, and health education to name a few.
- One of the most visible outcomes of the SafeSHIP Program at St. Luke School has been the creation of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, a group for girls in Grades 7 and 8. The group is facilitated by the nursing students and is focused on building capacity and empowering young women to be change agents in their community and in the world. The nursing students work alongside the sisterhood to help the girls begin acquiring the personal skills they will need to move from childhood to adulthood.
- The St. Luke School SafeSHIP Program is directed by Clinical Associate, Patricia King who is also the recipient of the 2020 Canadian Association of Schools for Nursing (CASN) Award for Excellence in Nursing Education.
The St. Luke School Before and After School Program is operated by the YMCA. This program opens at 7:30am until the first bell of the school day, then the last bell of the school day until 6:00 pm.
For further information contact Ms. Ashlee Bloder, Before and After School Programs Direction, YMCA Saskatoon
Phone: 306-652-7515 Ext. 242