• The Prairie Spirit Home Educators support group

    consists of home educating families living in the towns, farms, and acreages surrounding Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • Prairie Spirit Parents Liaison Group

    This group meets with members of the Prairie Spirit School Board to form the Prairie Spirit Home-Based Education Committee. Last year the Parent Liaison group helped draft the new home-based education policy now in effect. Members of the Prairie Spirit Home-Based Educator Parent Liaison group include: Lori Giesbrecht,Kayla Hunt, Teena Ens, Melissa Ong, and Shelley Gilbey.
    Please contact any of these committee members with concerns you would like to be addressed by the PSSD Home Education Committee.
  • PSHE on Facebook

    A group for home-schoolers (Parents and Students) that live in the Prairie Spirit area.
    Purpose: to keep up-to-date on activities and info within the homeschool community. We can also share pictures of various events or things we're working on etc.

  • Prairie Spirit School Board

    HBE Facilitator:
    Janet Jeffries 683-2830
    Prairie Spirit School Division Office - 683-2800
    Information for Home Based Educating parents on the Prairie Spirit School Division website

Volunteer Opportunity

We are starting a volunteer program at Circle Drive Special Care Home that will appeal to students aged 16 to 18 interested in the field of Nursing. It is similar to the old candy striper program. Students, two at a time or one student together with a parent, would offer snacks, treats or magazines to our residents. For more information please contact Karen Lilly at 306 955 4800, ext. 23 or karen.lilly@saskatoonhealthregion.ca


Saskatoon Children’s Choir Auditions

for 2016-2017 Performing Season

The Saskatoon Children’s Choir auditions for 2016-2017 performing season will take place on April 30, May 3 and 30, and June 4, 2016. The Saskatoon Children’s Choir offers young singers a rich and challenging experience. All young people who enjoy singing are welcome to audition.

The Saskatoon Children’s Choir has three choirs: Preparatory Choir for children aged 7-9, Apprentice Choir for children aged 8-13 and Concert Choir for young people aged 12-16.

Please call 306-249-3927 to book an audition or for more information. Visit the choir website at www.saskatoonchildrenschoir.org.


Sing Choirs of Angels: Saskatoon Children’s Choir in Concert

SASKATOON, SK – The award winning Saskatoon Children’s Choir (SCC), under the direction of Artistic Director Phoebe Voigts, will be joined by a number of professional brass, string and percussion players from Saskatoon for its annual Christmas concert “Sing Choirs of Angels”.

The annual concert takes place on Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7:30 PM at Knox United Church in Saskatoon, and will feature the angelic over 120 choristers, with Michelle Aalders at the piano. On the program classical and contemporary choral music, as well as the choir’s stunning renditions of traditional seasonal favourites.

“We are delighted to be joined by so many Saskatoon’s professional musicians once again for this year’s concert,” said Voigts.  “Their presence not only enriches the selections on the program, but also creates a wonderful learning experience for our choristers.”

The SCC is a strong presence on the world choral stage. They have performed in France, Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic, China, the United States, South Africa, united Kingdom, Ireland and across Canada. Last summer they were awarded two gold medal placements at the European Choir Games in Magdeburg, Germany.

Tickets are $25 and $15 (limited sight lines) and are available at McNally Robinson Booksellers, and at the door. Reserved seating.


PARK TIME starts next week April 28th in Warman

Where: Warman Lions Spray Park
When: TUESDAYS 1:00 pm – 3:30ish pm

A free drop-in style weekly time for home-based educating families to get together in the great outdoors. Kids of all ages can have fun together – it is a park! There is playground equipment, spray park, lots of trees & green space. You may want to bring a ball of some kind, Frisbee, bathing suit & towel, etc, but definitely a water bottle! Parents, bring a lawn chair or blanket so we can gather in a common area for visiting, meeting new people, sharing ideas, supporting each other, or just relaxing together.

Park Time continues right through the summer, usually until it is too cold in the autumn for the moms to sit outside happily:)

If you have questions, feel free to contact me:

Shelley Gilbey at 306-384-2716 or brad.shelley.gilbey@gmail.com

PSSD Homeschool Skating Windup Party

Everyone is welcome!  Don’t worry if you haven’t made it out to the skating this year – come out for the last skate and visiting time of the season (goodbye winter!)


When:  Monday March 30, 2015

Time:  1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Where:  Warman Diamond Arena (Ye old rink on railway)

Remember:  Bring snacks to share (the kids’ favorite part)

You can contact me if you have any questions.

Hope to see you there,

Shelley Gilbey




Job Opportunity

Looking for a

Christian Nanny

For 2 children, a 5-year-old and a 5-month-old baby
(5-year-old has autism, but nanny would be working primarily with 5-month-old)

Some light-housekeeping and meal preparation

Possibility of part-time or full-time work,
drive to work, or live-in with board and room incl.

Starting ASAP, preferably before May

Please call 306-242-4696

The Scene: Youth Media Festival

Greetings Prairie Spirit Home Educators! Here’s a great opportunity for home schoolers to attend the SCENE Youth Media Festival, taking place at the Broadway Theatre March 3-5. Program info, ticketing and curriculum resources are available online at www.thesceneyouthmedia.ca


Tickets are only $2 each!! Space is still available for all 6 of our programs for students aged 6 through 16 and all sessions are open to the public.

The Scene: Youth Media Festival is a youth-centred film festival that promotes media literacy and community engagement. The Festival is dedicated to the presentation of media work that complements the curriculum needs of Saskatchewan educators. With its educational focus, The Scene presents screenings, panel discussions, Q&A sessions with filmmakers, and hands-on workshops. This year’s programming includes themes of creativity and cooperation, worlds of wonder and overcoming obstacles, Indigenous art and culture, storytelling and an entertaining documentary on food sustainability.


If you have any questions, contact Alison Whelan, festival administrator, at 306-652-6556 ext. 4 or scene@broadwaytheatre.ca


This is a reminder that the Warman Diamond Arena will be closed this coming Monday, Feb. 16th for Family Day.  After that we are down to six skating times left (Mondays 1:00-3:30pm) .  If you haven’t dropped in to skating for a while or ever, please do.  There has been a good variety of ages of kids, and a few more moms on the ice too – lots for everyone.
Our last skate is on March 30th (unless they tell me otherwise).  Let’s plan to have a wind-up party on that last Monday where we bring snacks to share – I will send out a reminder for this closer to the end of March.
To all the Prairie Spirit homeschoolers – Happy Family Day!

Bioscan 2015

February 6 – 8

Biology Building, University of Saskatchewan

This is an event hosted every three years by the Biology Department. School tours are available.

Here’s the new Bioscan website.


We are having a Homeschool Books/Materials Sale on January 31st
Where? Holy Covenant Church, 1426 Alexandra Avenue – north park area in saskatoon
Hours: setup from 11-12, sale begins at noon and will wrap up at 4pm with clean up to follow
Everyone will run their own table.
Coffee and tea will be provided.
Please email me at klarc.hunt@gmail.com if you are planning to sell materials so I can make sure we have enough tables set up.