April Career

NOTES OF INTEREST 1. Saskatchewan School Boards Association scholarships

Application deadline: August 31

Two scholarships of $2500 each are available for students pursuing a degree program or a technical/trade program.

2. Gerry McCudden Memorial Scholarship Award

Application deadline: June 17, 2019

The Gerry McCudden Scholarship is a competitive, merit-based $2000 scholarship program designed for graduating grade twelve students.

3. Scholar Tree Scholar Tree recently launched a new website ( https://ScholarTree.ca) that helps students find and apply for scholarships.

4. Access Communications Scholarship Program Full details and application forms can be found at https://www.myaccess.ca/about-access/in-the-community/scholarship-program/ . Submission deadline is April 18, 2019.

5. myBlueprint Latest Update:


6. Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan

LDAS will be putting on two free information sessions to help people navigate student loan & grant applications for the next school year.

Individuals only need to choose one session, but they need to register ahead of time.

See attached poster.

7. Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists Scholarships

The Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists offers six $1,000 scholarships for Grade 12 high school students entering a post-secondary program related to agrology. Preference will be given to those registering at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Agriculture and Bioresources.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2019 Learn more at https://www.sia.sk.ca/html/scholarship/index.cfm

February Career Information

University of Alberta Aboriginal Discovery Days

Location: Lister Centre, U of A North Campus

Date: May 15, 2019

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Lakeland College – Program Information Sessions

Lloydminster and Vermillion Campus options

· Different programs featured at Lloydminster and Vermilion Campuses

· Opportunity for students to experience program options

Post Secondary Application Deadlines University of Saskatchewan

February 15 deadline for:



Agriculture and Biosciences

May 1, 2019 deadline for

Edwards School of Business

Engineering University of Regina

See Link for Application Deadlines Saskatchewan Polytechnic

February 15 Deadline for High Demand Programs:

Dental Hygiene

Medical Radiologic Technology

Power Engineering Technology

Practical Nursing

Scholarships 1. Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Scholarship (Grade 11) Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (Grade 12)

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

Every year, the Government of Saskatchewan provides up to $16,000 in scholarships, through The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Scholarship and The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Scholarship, to ease the financial burden some students face. Every high school in Saskatchewan is invited to nominate one student for each scholarship.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Scholarship assists Grade 11 students living with vulnerable circumstances to complete their secondary education. Up to 20 scholarships of $500 are awarded each year.

2. 2019 Application for the Annual Mark MacLeod Memorial Bonspiel Scholarship

Is a scholarship for students in grade 12 who are active curlers and will be post secondary students.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019 Applicants will be notified by April 30, 2019

Notes of Interest

1. 2019 Verna J. Kirkness Science & Engineering Education Program

The Kirkness Program provides the opportunity for grade 11 students to spend one week in a research laboratory (science or engineering) and experience what it would be like to attend University.

WHO CAN APPLY? Grade 11 First Nations, Métis or Inuit students with an interest in science, math or engineering

Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2019

2. Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Industry Scholarships valued at $1,000 each, will be awarded to graduating students nominated by selected provincial high schools each June.

4. Work Safe Saskatchewan Starting a job is a big event in a teenager’s life. Most young people want to get a job and earn money. However, they are inexperienced and often afraid to ask questions. Talk to your students about their rights and responsibilities on the job.

Game On!

Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning February 27, 2019

(Deadline for application: February 14, 2019)

Skills Bootcamp: Automotive

Wednesdays beginning February 27, 2019 to May 8, 2019

(Deadline for application: February 13, 2019)

Health Link – scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 2019

Day Event – 8:50 am to 3:00 pm

Bishop James Mahoney High School

Health Link Application deadline – Thursday February 28, 2019

Spotlight on Careers – There are many Spotlights scheduled for March and April. The SIEC has sent out information on the programs.

5. The Future is Yours

The Future Is Yours is an event for Indigenous youth aged 16 – 29 years designed to build bridges to meaningful employment experiences.

FEBRUARY 6 2019 9:15 AM – 3PM


For more information go to https://thefutureisyours.c

Colonsay School January Exams

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Exam Schedule:

Grade 9:  Wed, Jan 23rd:  ELA  Regular classes on the 24th

Grade 10:  Wed. Jan 23rd:  ELA, Thursday, Jan 24th Math. Regular classes on the 25th.

Grade 11 and 12:  Wed.  Jan 23rd:  History.  Thursday, Jan 24th: Health Science. Friday, Jan 25th: Math.  Monday, Jan 28th: Pre Calc 30.

Opening Assembly

The Colonsay School SRC hosted a fun opening assembly.  Cole welcomed everyone back and pumped the spirit.  A member from the Contractors working on the gym talked to us about safety.  We made our new house teams and had our first competitions:  a dance off and football throw.  I was surprised to see how poor our football throws really are, and how great our dance moves really are.  We did the famous Banana cheer and heard a speech about respect from Marlyse our President. We also had a relay race with bean bags.  The SRC did a great job presenting our theme this year:  Don’t Worry Be Happy!!

June News Letter

Colonsay  School  N E W S L E T T E R

June 21, 2018 

  • Staffing Changes. . .
  • We are very sad to announce that Ms. Dufour will be leaving our staff at the end of the school year. During her year at Colonsay School, Ms. Dufour has been the advisor for Yearbook and SRC and coached Jr. Boys Basketball.  Her positive attitude and willingness to help everyone will definitely be missed. We wish her the very best in her teaching career.
  • Miss Anderson and Mrs. Maes joined our staff to fill maternity leave positions. It didn’t take long for us to realize how incredibly lucky we were to have them on staff.  Their warm smiles, caring personalities, and gift of working with children will be missed.  Thank you to Miss Anderson for coaching Sr. Girls Volleyball and Jr./Sr. Curling and Mrs. Maes for coaching Cross Country and running our Solstice Track and Field program for the elementary students.  Miss Anderson has accepted a grade 3 teaching position in Calgary and Mrs. Maes has accepted a position at Allan School.  Our loss is definitely their gain.  Congratulations!!!
  • We welcomed Mrs. Hunter back from her maternity leave on May 7 and look forward to having Mrs. Brickner back in August.
  • Danny Earl will be joining our staff in August as our Special Education teacher. He will also teach History 20, English 7/8 and Health in the grade 5/6 classroom (Semester 2).  We look forward to working with you.


  • School picture day for the 2018/2019 school year will be Friday, October 12th at 9:00 a.m.

Pre-school students are welcome. Picture retakes will be on Wednesday, November 7 at 9:00 a.m.

  • Congratulations to the new SRC executive for 2018/19

President                  Marlyse Steckler

Vice-President         Cole Schmidt

Sports Director     Wyatt Holland/Brayden Lang/Michael Kirk/Kaitlin Fitzsimmons/Halle Mitchner/Rylan Brochu/Will Breckner

 Secretary                  Annika Steckler/Paitynn Schatz                 

Service                      Emma Buscholl/Katie Young

Spirit Coordinator  Sarah Wood/Davyn McKenzie/

Public Relations      Bryn Schmidt/Annika Steckler/ Brooklyn Takakenew/Paitynn Schatz

Fundraiser  Alyssa Emmerson/Maddy Lang/TannerBourgeois

Social Director        Rebecca Fitzsimmons/ Kalan

Lang, Kasen Brochu, Austin

Emmerson/Logan Maitland                          

  • Year-end procedure:
  • The last day of classes for K – 8 students is Wednesday, June 27th. They will be dismissed at the regular afternoon closing time.  Buses will not run after this date.  Report cards will go home with K to 8 students on this day.  Grade 9 – 12 students can pick up their report cards on Friday, June 29th between 9:00 and 11:30. 


The 2018/2019 school year calendar will go home with the report cards.  Please note the first day back is Tuesday, September 4th.  This is a FULL day of classes for the students. 



Colts Gear!

If you’re looking for a place to get your Colonsay Colts gear, look no further. Recently the Colonsay School launched their new shop on entripyshops.com. You can access the site at http://colonsayschool.entripyshops.com, or by clicking on the “Colonsay Colts Shop” text in the menu bar, where you will be taken directly to the site. A new feature of the new shop is that shipping is free anywhere in Canada!