International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

MARCH 15, 2021 -- March 21st is designated by the United Nations (UN) as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to focus on respect, equality and diversity.

It’s a day observed all around the world to focus attention on the problems of racism and the need to promote racial harmony. The UN made this designation in 1966 to mark a tragic event that took place on March 21, 1960 in Sharpeville, South Africa when 69 peaceful demonstrators were killed during a protest against apartheid.

Canada was one of the first countries to support the UN initiative and launched its first annual campaign against racial discrimination in 1989.

WorkSafe Youth Video Contest

MARCH 10, 2021 -- WorkSafe Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) invite students in Grades 9 to 12 to create a two-minute video about workplace health and safety. The theme "Focus on safety" must be used. Prizes range from $500 to $1,500.

The contest closes on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

For details, please CLICK HERE.

Mosaic School Nutrition Challenge

MARCH 5, 2021 -- The 2021 Mosaic School Nutrition Challenge (formerly Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge) is now open to all Saskatchewan schools. The Mosaic School Nutrition Challenge encourages grassroots initiatives to promote student nutrition and healthier school environments through nutrition-related activities and programming. Cash awards of $10,000 each will be awarded to 10 successful applicants.

To learn more about the Mosaic School Nutrition Challenge and to download the application, visit the Saskatchewan School Boards Association website using the link below:

Student Citizenship Awards

FEBRUARY 26, 2021 -- Public Schools of Saskatchewan will be recognizing public school student groups or classes that support citizenship or character building within their schools or community by providing annual Student Citizenship Awards. Student groups or classes at elementary and high school will be recognized for their contributions. There will be three $1,000 awards for Grades 1 to 8 and three $1,000 awards for Grades 9 to 12.

COVID Identified, Close Contacts Called.

February 15, 2021 – the Saskatchewan Health Authority informed us that there was one case of COVID-19 at École Dr. A.E. Perry School.

For the safety of students and staff, and in consultation with Public Health, we have informed all close contacts and provided them information about self isolation. All schools are currently on February Break. Affected students will begin remote learning following the end of the break and will not return to the school until March 1, 2021.

The school will be open for classes on February 22, 2021 and more information will be shared with the school community at that time.