Prairie Land Public School Division

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Volume 9, Issue 5 June 2024 This issue celebrates the Prairie Land retirees and numerous athletic accomplishments from across the division. Congratulations to everyone on

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The Focal Points that inform our vision

Our four focal points, Teaching and Learning, Health and Wellness, Culture and Inclusivity, and Engagement and Community, are our compass for our work in our schools. With these four focal points in mind, we can be confident we are offering the best possible educational experiences for Prairie Land students. We use them to guide our work year over year and ensure that we offer an education that supports each aspect of our students’ growth, helping each of them as they prepare for their big futures.

Each Prairie Land staff member engages with each of the four focal points through their work in our schools. Our Teaching and Learning focal point guides us toward high quality education for every student in our care. We value engaging learning opportunities that inspire curiosity, support each student to do their best, and allow for growth and excellence every day. With our focus on Health and Wellness, we ensure that all Prairie Land Staff and Students have what they need to be well and stay well. We focus on opportunities for students to be active whenever possible. In partnership with Project REACH, we seek to build resilience and mental health capacity in our schools. When it comes to Culture and Inclusivity, we strive to build school communities that are safe and welcoming for all. Our focal point of Engagement and Community shines a spotlight on our unique small-town atmosphere, being sure that each school acts as an important hub for each community.

TEACHING & LEARNING

All students deserve quality education provided by exceptional, well supported staff.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Learning happens best when students and staff are healthy and supported.

CULTURE & INCLUSIVITY

Inclusive relationships are built through participation and engagement that embraces education.

ENGAGEMENT & COMMUNITY

Our schools act as community hubs that foster partnerships that enhance learning and innovation.

Beyond the Basics!

All schools in Prairie Land Public School Division strive to promote academic excellence and ensure students reach their fullest academic potential. However, opportunities for students do not stop there. The list of activities around the jurisdiction that are available to our students are tied to our three focal points as we work with our school communities to bring our students into the future as well rounded, productive citizens of the world.

Drop by your local school, or check out their website, to learn more about the unique and interesting activities happening there and how you can be involved!

Land Acknowledgement

Prairie Land School Division respectfully acknowledges that the places where we work, learn and play are located on the traditional travelling routes, gathering places and meeting grounds for many diverse Indigenous Peoples, including Métis Otipemisiwak, the Nehiyaw, Denesųłıné, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee (in the north of Prairie Land) and the Siksikaitsitapi, comprised of the Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, Amskapi Piikani First Nations; the Tsuut’ina First Nation; and the Îyârhe Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Goodstoney First Nations (in the south of Prairie Land), and Esikisimu Nunangat. The histories, languages, cultures and traditions continue to influence our vibrant community.

We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We recognize the land as integral to our way of life, and as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.

Board Meeting

June 18, 2024