Bert Fox Community High School (B.F.C.H.S.) is located in the town of Fort Qu’Appelle which is nestled amongst the hills and lakes of the historical and beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley. If you are fortunate enough to attend Bert Fox, you will be one of 300 students attending grades 8 through 12. Fewer than half of the students at B.F.C.H.S. actually live in Fort Qu’Appelle, with approximately 170 students travelling in from the surrounding farms, ranches, and communities of B-Say-Tah, Fort San, Lebret, Katepwa, Taylor’s Beach, Edgeley, Pasqua Lake, Pasqua First Nation, Standing Buffalo First Nation, Starblanket First Nation, and Muscowpetung First Nation. As you can see, once gathered together, our students create a rather diverse learning community.
Our students are served by 22 teachers and 15 support staff who work hard to provide all students with a broad range of curricular and extracurricular learning experiences. Extra supports at Bert Fox are provided by a community school coordinator, nutrition coordinator, school-based social worker, and a family liaison worker.
To support all students in their high school learning programs we offer regular, modified, alternative, and functionally integrated programs. Bert Fox Community High School offers many elective courses to our students. Cosmetology, commercial cooking, welding, carpentry, photography, forensics, drama, and peer mentorship are just some of the optional classes available to senior students.
In an attempt to live the community education philosophy, all classes, whether elective or core, offer students a variety of learning experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. Some of our curricular learning environments include: Treaty Four grounds, Globe Theatre, Agribition, the Science Centre, Regina Leisure Centre, Mission Ridge Ski Hill, Cypress Hills, and local and Northern Saskatchewan lakes and rivers.
The utilization of community resources is also a major part of our extracurricular/afterschool programming. While most of the “traditional” extracurricular activities are offered for all grades/genders at Bert Fox (cross country, golf, football, volleyball, basketball, badminton, curling, track & field), there are numerous other options available during noon hours and after school (school skiing, table tennis, archery, yoga, fitness classes, Open Gym Night, Guitar Club, Drama Club, Student Leadership Council, Book Club, Art Club, S.A.D.D. (Students Against Dangerous Decisions), cooking class, literacy bingo, and many, many more!
The Bert Fox servery provides delicious and nutritious options to students before school and during the lunch hour (12:15 – 1:15). In order to fulfill work experience, community service hours, or fundraising duties, students help the nutrition coordinator/afterschool programmer prepare and serve the food. Morning and noon hour meals are offered in the Community Room for students who require these services.
What makes Bert Fox special?
We have recently united our school under a new logo, the Bert Fox Bison. All students and teams can proudnly wear the Bison and a re a part of Bison Pride! We have been hosting a scrumptious and entertaining Dinner Theatre for thirty years! Dinner Theatre and Spookarama are two of the main fundraising activities for all curricular/extracurricular activities offered at Bert Fox, but, in particular, our S.T.E.W. program (Student/Teacher Education Week). For one week in June, all of our students are involved in some outdoor activity – orienteering & backpacking in Cypress Hills (Gr. 9), canoeing in the North (Gr. 10 & 12), or camping in local parks/recreation areas. It is a fabulous experience for students and teachers alike, and the S.T.E.W. stories are often highlighted during our graduation ceremony.
“Think, believe, become” is the Bert Fox motto. We “think” that Bert Fox is a great place to learn, we “believe” in one another, and we work to create a learning environment where everyone will “become” all they can be!!!
If you require more information or have any questions, please feel free to contact the office (306-332-4343) or drop by for a visit – we would be happy to tell you more about our incredible school.