• 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
    janet.jeffries@spiritsd.ca
    Prairie Spirit School Division Office - 683-2800
    Information for Home Based Educating parents on the Prairie Spirit School Division website

Saskatoon Children’s Choir Auditions

for 2013-2014 Performing Season

The Saskatoon Children’s Choir auditions for 2013-2014 performing season will take place on May 10, 11 and 25, 2013. The Saskatoon Children’s Choir offers young singers a rich and challenging experience. All young people who enjoy singing are welcome to audition.

The choir has earned an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative performance practices that focus on initiatives promoting global understanding. It has performed on choral stages in Europe, Asia, the United States, South Africa, and across Canada.

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 http://www.saskatoonchildrenschoir.org.

Sylvia’s Marchmallow Treat

@ The Refinery
(609 Dufferin Ave.)

March 9th 10;30/1pm
March 10th 11am/2pm

Come celebrate the winter with Sylvia & the coming of Spring too! A wonderful occasion for families and their young ones to sing
together and have a rollicking good time! Sylvia will have everyone warmed up in no time. No toques, mittens or scarves required!

Tickets $5 in advance or $7 at the door (under 2 Free)
Call 653-5191 for tickets or go online to buy tickets

Plus, Sylvia will be doing the storytime at the Farmers Market on February 15th @ 11am if you’re interested in coming out. It is FREE, Bonus! : )

Saskatoon Children’s Choir Auditions for 2012/2013 Performing Season

The auditions for the Saskatoon Children’s Choir 2012-2013 performing season will take place on May 4, June 1 and June 2, 2012. The auditions are open to all children who love to sing or would like to learn more about singing through the SCC experience.

Under the direction of its founding Artistic Director, Phoebe Voigts, the choir has earned an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative performance practices that are focused on initiatives promoting global understanding. The choir has performed on choral stages in Europe, Asia, the United States, South Africa, and across Canada. 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 children aged 10-16. Principal accompanist is Michelle Aalders.

There is no fee for auditions.

Please call (306) 249-3927 to book an audition or for more information.

Sylvia’s Christmas Concerts

Let the Sylvia ‘Holiday Hoopla’ begin!
Concert dates are: Thursday, December 8th at 10:30 a.m. & 1pm and Friday, December 9th at 10:30 & 1p.m.
Sylvia is cooking up some special goodies to share in this festive celebration of the season. It’s a musical gift for everyone in the family.
All shows take place at the Refinery, 609 Dufferin Ave. in the Broadway area.
Pre-Paid tickets are $5 per person, $7 at the Door.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Refinery Box Office at 653-5191 or online http://www.ontheboards.ca. . Children under 2 years old are free! Group rates are available.

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

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 players from Saskatoon for its annual Christmas concert “Sing Choirs of Angels”.

The concert takes place on December 2 and 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM at Third Avenue United Church in Saskatoon, and will feature the angelic voices of 120 choristers, accompanied by pianist Michelle Aalders. The program will feature classical and contemporary choral music of Lang, Stroope, Tiefenbach, Bach, Franck, Canadian folk 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, including performances in France, Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic, China, the United States and Canada. This past July, the choir performed six concerts on their tour of South Africa.

Tickets are $20 and are available at McNally Robinson Booksellers, and at the door. Reserved seating.

For more information, contact Rita McLeod, ritamcleod@shaw.ca or 306-374-8077.

Piano Lessons in Parkridge

I am an experienced piano teacher who instructs all ages, beginners to advanced, in my home near the Shaw Centre. “It is my goal to teach students in the way they learn best in the style of music they prefer, inspiring them to become competent players, so that the enjoyment of music will last a lifetime.” Playing styles include: basic fundamentals for beginner students, classical piano and theory, popular piano, chording, contemporary worship and hymn playing. RCM examinations, Music Festival and recital participation is encouraged.

I have taught numerous homeschoolers who have completed RCM exams for high school credits and special projects. In my experience, I have observed that homeschoolers have an advantage, in that piano practicing becomes part of their daily routine during their prime learning time. For this reason, it is also beneficial for them to take daytime lessons. Daytime and evening lesson times are available. There is a family tuition rate: the 3rd family member receives a 10% discount. You may contact me at 384-3808 or ol.cr@sasktel.net.
Linda Driedger ATCL

Saskatoon Children’s Choir Auditions for 2011/2012 Performing Season

The Saskatoon Children’s Choir auditions for 2011/2012 performing season will take place on May 4, 7 and 28, 2011. The Saskatoon Children’s Choir offers young singers a rich and challenging experience. All young people who enjoy singing are welcome to audition.

The choir has earned an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative performance practices that are focused on initiatives promoting global understanding. It has performed on choral stages in Europe, Asia, the United States and across Canada, and is currently preparing for a performance/humanitarian tour of the Republic of South Africa in July 2011.

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 children aged 10-16.

Please call (306) 249-3927 to book an audition or for more information.