Groundbreaking event!

Groundbreaking event!

On September 10, 2015, students of W.F. Ready school and Regina Catholic’s St. Gabriel school joined the Minister of Education, Don Morgan, school board trustees, school division and Ministry of Education administration and guests for a sod turning for the new Joint-Use schools. The event was held near the site of the Greens on Gardiner school, but was also intended to launch the work of the new builds at Harbour Landing and Cooperstown.

Emceed by Directors of Education Greg Enion and Rob Currie (Regina Catholic Schools), the event began with a blessing from Elder Noel Starblanket followed by a blessing from Catholic Deacon Joe Lang. The Minister of Education brought greetings from the Government. Chairperson Katherine Gagne spoke of what the new schools will mean for the students, their communities and the school division, as did her counterpart from the Catholic Board, Rob Bresciani. The speeches were concluded by JUMP (Joint-Use Mutual Partnership) representative, Derron Bain.

Following the speeches, the Minister unveiled the new sign, along with students. The big photo op. was the sod turning with freshly minted, golden shovels provided by the RPS Educational Facilities department.

Special thanks go to the all of Jillian Tunison’s Grade 5 students at W.F. Ready school and especially students Jasmin Flaman and Cade Kennedy who represented their class, their school and the school division during the sign unveiling, the sod turning and in news media interviews.

Stay tuned for more details about the new Joint-Use schools and start thinking about what would be a good name for each one of them. Early in the new year, there will be an opportunity for name suggestions for our three newest schools.

For more information, please read the Government of Saskatchewan media releases: here and here.