Balfour Collegiate

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For details on the High School Strategy please visit:  http://www.rbe.sk.ca/our-schools/high-schools/high-school-strategy

School Program Offerings:    

  • All enriched, modified and regular credit requirements for grade 12 graduation
  • Balfour Advisory Program
  • Advanced Placement Program
  • Aboriginal Advocacy Program
  • English as an Additional Language Program
  • Independent Studies
  • Learning Disabilities and Learning Resource Programs
  • MacKenzie Infant Care Centre Incorporated
  • Shirley Schneider Support Centre

Family of Neighbourhood Schools:

  • Arcola, Douglas Park, W.F. Ready, Thomson, Wascana Plains

Balfour Collegiate is a semestered comprehensive high school offering a strong academic platform and varied extra-curricular programing that includes: fine arts, technology, clubs and student groups as well as many athletic experiences.  The mission statement reads:  “At Balfour Collegiate, we are creating a community of passionate, respectful, lifelong learners who explore and engage responsibly in their world.”

“It’s so awesome.  Everyone at Balfour gets to be themselves.  No matter what you like to do, there’s something for you to belong to.”  - Maegan Krajewski

“We’re very welcoming.  It’s like a family.”   - Colleen Henschel

“It’s a good community. It’s very diverse.  There’s something for everyone.  It’s an inclusive environment" -Mackinley Sim

“It’s welcoming place.  The sports are good and lots of students participate in extra-curricular.  The teachers all interact with students in a positive way.  Also, there are lots of classes that give students extra support if you need help to be successful.”-Anthony Burley

“There are people who come from different countries and they never feel alone.  You feel so welcome.  The teachers make you feel included.  They help you us much as they can.  There are so many kinds of activities.  It’s awesome.  I would definitely recommend it to grade 8 students. -Sureti Woldensenbet

Academic Programs:

Balfour Collegiate offers a strong academic program that supports diversity and is considerate of all student needs.   This is an inclusive environment where all students can succeed with accelerated and modified programs that assist and enhance student learning. 

All Balfour students take part in the Advisory Program where a small group is supported by a teacher advisor who assists with course selection, career planning and personal life management skills throughout their high school years. 

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program at Balfour offers students an opportunity to take extended courses.  Many universities recognize these courses and grant credit to students who achieve a 4 or 5 on the international AP exams.  These courses are for students who enjoy a challenge, are motivated to achieve, and are excited to take their learning to an advanced level.

Student Supports:

The Aboriginal Advocacy program supports and enhances the high school experience of First Nations, Metis and Inuit students through academic advising, tutorial support, and post-secondary planning.  The advocacy program provides opportunities for all Balfour students to gain awareness and understanding of Aboriginal culture. 

The English as an Additional Language program supports students with language learning.  EAL students are provided sheltered literacy classes, tutorials, homework room, and outside agency support through Regina Open Door Society.  Students who do not yet have the necessary English literacy skills to be successful in the academic program receive sheltered literacy classes.  Once students have acquired the necessary English literacy skills, they are integrated into the regular academic program with tutorial support.

Independent Studies offers students academic alternatives to receiving high school credits. 

The Learning Resource Program provides students with academic and behavioural needs an opportunity to receive academic and organizational assistance as they work through the regular high school program.  During structured tutorial time, students may receive support in the following areas: additional instruction to support learning in students’ classes, instruction in organization, time-management, problem-solving, and self-advocacy skills, instruction in the use of learning strategies to aid academic performance, guidance on setting short and long-term goals, and adaptations to meet students’ specific needs. 

The Shirley Schneider Support Centre and Mackenzie Infant Care Centre are caring, trusting, supportive environments for pregnant and parenting teens in pursuit of education, self-esteem, and lifelong learning.   This program is operated by Regina Public Schools, and students may transfer into the program anytime during the school year.

Extra-curricular Activities:

Balfour Collegiate offers a variety of extra-curricular activities.   Well rounded athletic, arts and student leadership initiatives are supported with Balfour Pride.   Offerings may change year to year, but the significance of an enriched experience through extra-curricular involvement is valued and encouraged at Balfour.

Grade 8 Transitions:

Balfour Collegiate offers opportunities for future students to experience first-hand what it is like to be a high school student.  Students entering grade nine are welcome to attend an open house every March and an organized “Welcome to Balfour” afternoon every June.

School Community Council:

The Balfour School Community Council consists of parents and school administration.  The council meets regularly to discuss school activities, to support teaching and learning, and to develop a sense of community.  The council supports various activities in the school including a Staff Appreciation Lunch.  Parents are welcomed at any meeting to share and learn.   

Facility and History:

Tradition pervades life at Balfour Collegiate, which opened in 1930, as two schools in one:  Balfour Technical School and Balfour Commercial High School.  The school facilities include a dance studio, photography lab, multimedia room, auto shop, wood working shop, welding shop, chemistry and biology labs, fitness centre, art rooms and pottery room. 

Partnership with Campus Regina:

Campus Regina Public provides grade 11 and 12 Regina Public School students the opportunity to enroll in specialty two credit courses and dual university courses.  Each course is industry supported and features approved training that may not be available in the students’ home schools.  Students engage in learning opportunities with others who share their passions. During these experiences, students are supported as they prepare for the transition to post-secondary studies and/or the workplace.

Balfour Collegiate
Balfour Collegiate
Balfour Collegiate
Balfour Collegiate
Balfour Collegiate
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Balfour Collegiate
Balfour Collegiate
Balfour Collegiate
306.523.3200

1245 College Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 1B1

Attendance Boundaries

Pre-Kindergarten School Boundaries
open map of current school boundaries (pdf) »

Elementary School Boundaries
2017-18 elementary school boundaries

High School Boundaries
2017-18 high school boundaries

French Immersion School Boundaries
2017-18 French Immersion school boundaries