Big River and area is served by two schools and a regional college. The T.D. Michel Elementary and High School belong to the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division.
T.D. Michel Elementary School: Pre-kindergarten to Grade 6
Big River SK S0J 0E0
Phone: (306) 469-2128
Fax: (306) 469-5708
Big River Community High School: Grades 7-12
Big River SK S0J 0E0
Both schools are community schools; where schools, communities and families work closely for the benefit of every child.
A community school is both a place and partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, services, supports and opportunities leads to improve student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Schools become centres of the community and are open to everyone–all day, every day, evenings and weekends.
Using public schools as hubs, community schools knit together inventive, enduring relationships among educators, families, volunteers and community partners. Health and social service agencies, family support groups, youth development organizations, institutions of higher education, community organizations, businesses, and civic and faith-based groups all play a part.
By sharing expertise and resources, schools and communities act in concert to transform traditional schools. In an increasing complex and demanding educational climate, schools are not left to work alone.
Students engage in learning and service activities at a community school and have access to an array of personal and social supports. Community schools promote youth development activities and community-based learning and offer preventive health and social services before, during and after school.
Parents and community residents support their children’s learning while developing their own knowledge and skills. Literacy classes, adult and parent education, employment training, family support and leadership development all are part of the community school vision.
Families, youth and residents join with educators and community partners to articulate the community’s goals for its students, and to help design, implement and evaluate activities. Participation of these stakeholders as decision makers helps ensure that community schools meet local needs and show measurable progress.
The website for the Coalition for Community Schools, www.communityschools.org is an excellent resource for information about community schools. The web site for Saskatchewan Community Schools is www.communityschools.ca. Please feel free to check out these two websites for information.
T.D. Michel Community School offers many fun activities for the students and families such as:
Big River Community High School offers a variety of activities to our students and we are always open for any ideas for programming that you might have:
North West Regional College
Academic upgrading is provided by North West Regional College. Adult 10 and Adult 12 are the most commonly offered programs in Big River. These individualized programs will help you achieve your educational and employment goals. Adult 12 students are required to complete seven 30-level credits including: English (2 credits), Math (1 credit), Science (1 credit), Social Studies (1 credit), and electives (2 credits).
GED testing is also available. Adults may receive a high school equivalency at a grade 12 level. The GED program recognizes that many adults who have not completed a formal high school education may have acquired an educational maturity equal to or above the level of a high school graduate. The GED tests are designed to determine that level.
Professional development, safety classes and other Skills Training opportunities are available if there is a need. If you are wanting the College to customize training for your staff, please contact one of their program coordinators.
Phone 306-469-4840 or 306-234-5100 Fax 306-469-4851