Each year, Canada’s History Society recognizes 6 teachers for innovative approaches to teaching Canadian history. The 2018 recipients will be awarded:
•An individual cash prize of $2500.
•A $1000 cash prize for the recipient’s school.
•A trip for two to Ottawa to attend the awards ceremony at Rideau Hall, the Canada’s History Forum, and the History Makers celebration dinner.
To nominate, go to:
Our In-service & Planning Day will be held September 29th, with our General Meeting following. The theme is Advocacy & Opportunity for Children & Youth.
For more information please see the Meeting Page.
The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute has recently completed a DVD focused on providing parents with useful information about how to talk to their children about sexual health. Although parents may find these conversations challenging, research has shown that they can be effective sexual health educators when provided with support and accurate information. The DVD, titled “It’s Easier Than You Think: Tips for Talking with Your Kids About Sexual Health”*, includes tips for parents, expert advice, and parent experiences.
To order the DVD or view this video, please visit: http://www.skprevention.ca/sexual-health/parents-as-educators/
A literature review focused on parents as sexual health educators for their children is also available from the Prevention Institute’s website (see http://skprevention.ca/resource-catalogue/sexual-health/parents-as-sexual-health-educators/). This literature review defines sexual health and sexual health education, discusses potential facilitators and barriers to parental provision of this type of education, and provides suggestions for parents. A list of online sexual resources for parents is also shared.
The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is available to provide presentations to parents about how to talk to children about sexual health. If you are interested in hosting one of these presentations, please contact the Cara at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (306)651-4316.
McKenna Fineblanket attends Bishop Roborecki School in Saskatoon. She is back with a big 3rd place overall win, having just competed in the National Spelling Bee Championships, representing Saskatchewan in Toronto, Ontario. To get there, she won first place in the Primary Category in the First Nation’s Provincial Spelling Bee competition that was held at the end of March in Saskatoon. More than 150 kids from across the province competed to win a chance to travel to the big T.O. and take part in the annual National Spelling Bee.
Fineblanket started studying her first 400 words last fall, which was how she won in Saskatoon. After the celebrations and fan fare it was right back to focusing on the next 400 words, this time with less than a month to prepare. “This experience has allowed McKenna to obtain pride and confidence in herself, and expand her vocabulary.” says her proud mom, Brittney Olsen. “I’ve always told her that she can do anything she sets her mind to and I believe that with the right guidance, love and support she has the capability to succeed in life.”
Congratulations on all your hard work!
To see the whole article on McKenna Fineblanket, check out http://www.eaglefeathernews.com/education/index.php?detail=2760
Apr 19, 2018 - Apr 20, 2018
419 Slimmons Rd
Saskatoon SK S7V 0E3
Mental health issues affect everyone in society. It is so important to educate ourselves and build capacity in our students, families and community, ensuring that we have the skills to understand and not fear the term “Mental Health”.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important in every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
A Shift in Our Mindset Conference is designed to offer our delegates resources and strategies to work within their community with a deeper understanding of how mental health affects all of us.
Thursday, April 19th
1:00-4:30 – Pre Conference
Option A – Safe Talk
Option B – Building Resilience in Youth
7:00-8:30 – Keynote Speaker – Jack Saddleback
8:30-10:00 – Social
Friday April 20th
8:30-9:30 – Breakfast
9:30-10:30 – Breakout Session #1
10:45-11:45 – Breakout Session #2
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-2:30 – Keynote Speaker – Michael McCreary
Maximum of 200 delegates
Pre-Conference – $50.00 (40 maximum per session)
Conference – $175.00
Oct 14, 2017 - 6:18pm
Sep 30, 2017 - 9:20am
Sep 30, 2017 - 9:19am