Saskatchewan’s Education Week is being celebrated from October 16-22 and the staff and students in Englefeld School took the opportunity to celebrate reading as part of the festivities. Everyone gathered in the gym for a special reading by Horizon School Division Director of Education, Kevin Garinger, dressed in his “grandpa guise.” Garinger nestled into a comfy chair to read to those assembled in the spirit of the week. The event allowed staff, students and community members to gather for some social time and refreshments. 

There’s a lot to celebrate in Englefeld School, says Principal Corinne Harcourt, with the completion of their renovations and work going on with their unique loose parts playground. Schools throughout our local divisions and the rest of the province host similar celebrations during the week. 

A government release notes the declaration of Education Week in the province dates back 30 years. It celebrates student success and the hard work and dedication of education professionals across the province. 

This year’s theme is “Reaching for Tomorrow, Celebrating Today.” The Ministry of Education says the theme highlights the role of education in supporting students in reaching and building for their future and the shared future of our province. This is achieved through collaboration amongst the province, education stakeholders, teachers, parents and students.

The theme speaks to the importance of celebrating today and the present moment while understanding that growth can be achieved by looking into the future.