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Prairie Valley School Division
Located within Treaty 4 Territory
Reasons to Work with Us

​​​Every day, our committed and expert staff make a difference in the lives of students. "Every Student by Name, by Need" is much more than a slogan - it is a fundamental belief that guides everything we do. We believe in the inherent potential of each student and work to provide learning opportunities and services that nurture and support. We know that children progress at their own developmental pace regardless of grade level and we celebrate all aspects of student learning and growth. We have good people, growing good people.

Prairie Valley School Division is committed to achieving and maintaining a fair and representative workforce. We encourage qualified potential applicants who are of First Nations or Metis ancestry to self-identify on the application form.

To find out more about Prairie Valley School Division, read on...

In the Classroom

At Prairie Valley School Division, we believe in Every Student by Name, by Need and provide teachers with the supports they need to make this belief a reality.

Our teachers have a range of professional development and career growth opportunities:
  • Teacher enhancement and mentoring provides onboarding and support to all teachers who are new to Prairie Valley.
  • A variety of centrally delivered professional development and training, supplemented by school-directed professional development funds and, new for 2019-2020, teacher collaboration days.
  • Personal Professional Development Accounts after five years of service, providing flexible funding for personal wellness and professional development.
  • Opportunities to move to different positions within our school division. Our Staffing Model Belief statements were developed in consultation with school administrators and teachers, and can be found on the reverse page.
  • A variety of school settings provides a range of different experiences that help teachers to grow professionally.
  • Opportunities for career growth into school-based administration, consultant/coordinator or superintendent positions.
  • Other great reasons to work for Prairie Valley:
  • Unique programming options that optimize learning opportunities for our students: magnet programming and distance learning provide more possibilities for students in smaller schools; French immersion in three schools; Pre-kindergarten programs; career counselling for all Grades 11 and 12 students; a variety of extra-curricular activities in athletics, arts, clubs and social justice; enhanced practical and applied arts, arts education and cultural programming. Available courses vary by school, however we strive to provide as many quality course options to our students as possible.
  • A Direct Service Delivery model that provides targeted services to students and support to teachers, including learning supports (psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists), instructional team coaches and behaviour coaches; consultants with specialization in subject areas such as English language arts, math, science, arts education, health and wellness, French immersion, complex needs and more.
  • A progressive and equitable school year calendar that offers continuous blocks of instructional time to maximize teaching and learning time.
  • Pay or days off in lieu of time committed to extra-curricular or noon hour supervision through service recognition days.
  • A commitment to integration of technology into instructional practice. All instructional spaces have a SMARTBoard, we are rolling out a 2:1 student to computer ratio and have iPads and Chromebook for student use; student Bring Your Own Technology is evident in our schools.
  • All teachers receive laptop computers for their use in the classroom and other school business.

Staffing Model Beliefs

  1. Prairie Valley is committed to the well-being and professional growth of our staff to promote long-term commitment by employees and continued opportunities and achievement for our students
  2. Prairie Valley employees are hired to fulfill the needs of the school division and its schools
  3. Prairie Valley employees are qualified, credentialed and/or appropriately skilled to meet the needs of students
  4. Prairie Valley values strong team members who are willing to contribute broadly within the school community
  5. Prairie Valley values a work force characterized by diversity to ensure students have a variety of positive role models
  6. Prairie Valley believes in a transparent teacher transfer process in which:
    • teachers may request a transfer at any point in their career
    • the needs of the system and individual schools come before individual preferences
    • assignment changes are determined by the school-based administrator in consultation with the teacher
    • communication regarding the transfer process is clear and understood by all

About Us

Prairie Valley is a progressive School Division that delivers educational services to more than 8,500 students in 39 schools located in 32 communities around Regina and throughout southeast Saskatchewan, extending east to Kennedy, south to Sedley and Milestone, north to Kelliher and west to Bethune. Approximately 1,300 of Prairie Valley School Division’s students are self-declared First Nation and Métis students, almost 500 of whom live on 15 First Nations land in the Prairie Valley area. We also have a growing number of immigrant students, as well as Hutterian students of German origin.

The Board of Education believes that the education of our more than 8,500 students is a shared  responsibility. We encourage parent and community engagement in our schools because we believe that the support and guidance of parents and guardians support positive student attitudes and achievement. We are grateful to have such strong parent involvement in our schools and for  the dedication of our school community councils.   

Janet Kotylak 
Chair, Prairie Valley Board of Education

In Prairie Valley School Division we are focused on providing the most outstanding educational opportunities possible for our children. The ultimate goal of our Prekindergarten to Grade 12 education system is to prepare students to graduate with the 21st century skills, experiences and abilities that will ensure they are successful as they transition to post-secondary education or begin a career. Our dedicated staff of 1,200, regardless of role, is committed to making a difference and to serving students and the community with this goal in mind. We are extremely proud of our caring and collaborative team who support each other in delivering rich and engaging educational experiences so that all students can achieve their academic potential. 

Luc Lerminiaux 
Director of Education

We are a dedicated and energetic team of professionals committed to improving learning opportunities and outcomes for all children and youth.

About half of our 1,200 employees are teachers and the other half represent a wide range of occupations including speech language pathologists, social workers, education assistants, occupational therapists, clerical staff, information technology support, caretakers, bus drivers, mechanics, accountants and other staff. We work collectively to make a difference in the lives of our students and provide them with the very best education.


Our Communities

The communities in Prairie Valley School Division offer many opportunities for diverse housing, recreation, culture and lifestyle choices for our staff members and their families.

Twenty-three of the 32 communities where our schools are located are 100 km or less from the City of Regina, which provides those who prefer the city life with opportunities to live in Regina or one of our suburban communities and still teach in our schools.

Many of our communities are located along the #1 Highway, which makes for easy travelling to other communities or to nearby urban centres, such as Regina or Yorkton. All of our communities are within a 45 minute drive of at least three or four schools.

Our suburban communities, such as Lumsden, White City, Balgonie and Pilot Butte offer vibrant, growing communities with many amenities but still provide a quiet and friendly small-town feel. These communities have at least one school each and have between eight and 15 schools within a 45 minute drive.

Prefer the rural life? We have farming and ranching communities such as Kipling, which has eight schools within 45 minutes; Grenfell, which has 11 schools within 45 minutes; Whitewood, which has seven schools within 45 minutes; and Kelliher, which has four schools within 45 minutes.

Many of our schools are located at, or very near to, resort communities. For example, South Shore School is located at Regina Beach, a community on Last Mountain Lake that boasts a nearby golf course, snowmobiling trails, boating and fishing. An employee who lives at Regina Beach could teach at four Prairie Valley schools within a 30 to 45 minute drive.

Fort Qu’Appelle is another resort community with many stores, services, clubs and recreational facilities. Making your home in Fort Qu’Appelle would open teaching opportunities in 18 schools within a 45 minute commute. The area is home to lakes for boating and fishing, a ski resort, golf courses, a provincial park and a mix of historic features and modern businesses and facilities.

Recreational and cultural facilities in Prairie Valley include museums, libraries, swimming pools, hockey rinks and curling arenas, campgrounds, snowmobiling trails, social centres, fitness facilities, ball diamonds and heritage sites.

 Distances From Regina

​Below indicates the distance of every school from the Prairie Valley Education Centre, which is just a few minutes north of Regina. 

Arm River Colony School (45 km)Balcarres Community School (97 km)
Balgonie Elementary School (32 km)Bert Fox Community High School - Ft. Qu'Appelle (79 km)
Broadview School (158 km)Clive Draycott School - Bethune (53 km)
Cupar School (70 km)Dr. Isman School - Wolseley (108 km)
Edenwold School (39 km)Emerald Ridge Elementary School (28 km)
Fort Qu'Appelle Elementary School (79 km)Greenall High School - Balgonie (32 km)
Grenfell Elementary School (131 km)Grenfell High School (131 km)
Indian Head Elementary School (76 km)Indian Head High School (76 km)
James Hamblin School - Qu'Appelle (63 km)Kelliher School (152 km)
Kennedy/Langbank School (185 km)Kipling School (161 km)
Lajord Colony School (46 km)Lipton School (100 km)
Lumsden Elementary School (30 km)Lumsden High School (30 km)
McLean School (47 km)Milestone School (70 km)
Montmartre School (98 km)North Valley Elementary School -Neudorf (142 km)
North Valley High School - Lemberg (128 km)Pense School (47 km)
Pilot Butte School (20 km)Robert Southey School (51 km)
Sedley School (62 km)South Shore School -Regina Beach (49 km)
Stewart Nicks School - Grand Coulee (24 km)Vibank School (60 km)
White City School (25 km)Whitewood School (180 km)
Wolseley High School (106 km)​​​​


 
​For printable PDF versions of this information, click below:

In the Classroom

About Us

Our Communities​