Willow Awards

Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice – The Willow Awards promote reading by granting a Willow Award to the Canadian books voted by students to be the best of those nominated in three categories: Shining Willow (K-3), Diamond Willow (4-6) and Snow Willow (7-9)

The 2011 Willow Awards winners were announced at the SaskEnergy Willow Awards Gala 2012 on April 27, 2012 at the Heritage Inn, Moose Jaw hosted by Holy Trinity School Division.

Davidson School will host the 2013 SaskEnergy Willow Awards Gala where the 2012 winners will be announced.

2013 Shining Willow Nominees

The Shining Willow Award for books written for young readers.

2013 Diamond Willow Nominee

The Diamond Willow Award for titles written for upper elementary readers, (grades 4-6).

2013 Snow Willow Nominees

The Snow Willow Award for books for young people, (grades 7-9).

What’s New

Ever wondered what’s happening for Willow activities around the province? Check out our News section. All of the latest Willow news, events, and activities are posted there.

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Observation of Nature Art Exhibit

You are cordially invited to the opening of “Observations of Nature” an art exhibit by students with Saskatoon and Area Homeschoolers.

Visit with students, and view their artwork

Sunday, March 10th

from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 Meewasin Valley Centre Gallery

402 3rd Ave. South

Saskatoon, Sask.


 Refreshments will be served

Exhibit on display March 1st to April 30th.

Please come to see this wonderful show, bring a friend, invite family members and view some great art! 

 HBE 1

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Through this website we hope to give you a better understanding of what The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is about,  how you can get involved, and what other youth, like yourself are doing to complete their Award. If you have decided to Make a Difference, and have enrolled in The Award, congratulations! We are your division, and will be your point of contact. As your division, we are here to guide and support you, while on the road to completing The Award. 

Can’t find what you are looking for or need a few questions answered about your Award? Then send us an email saskatchewan@dukeofed.org. We are here to help.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors, who are helping to Make a Difference in the lives of young people in Saskatchewan. If you would like to become a donor on a regional level to Make a Difference in the lives of young people in your community, please visit the supporter section of our website or send us an email.

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Symbaloo has become my new EDU tool of choice.  Please let me know if there are links that you would like to share with other home-based educators and I can easily add them here.  If you create your own symbaloo and add these webmixes to it, you will automatically receive any updates that I publish. 

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Welcome to the Prairie Spirit School Division Home-Based Education website.  Our hope is that through this site, we will be able to provide up-to-date information, resources and ideas to help you with your home-based education program. 

We welcome any suggestions for improvement, added features, information, and resources so that this site becomes a truly useful tool for you to use in your program. 

Please explore the site, check out the links to Symbaloo webmixes  (up-dated regularly) and check back often to find out what’s new!!

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