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...
At Prairie Valley School Division, we believe in Every Student by Name, by Need because every student is
important to us and we provide teachers with the supports they need to make this belief a reality.
Our teachers are offered a range of professional development and career growth opportunities:
- The Teacher Enhancement and Mentoring program provides onboarding and support to all teachers
who are new to Prairie Valley
- Opportunities to specialize in curriculum areas, such as literacy, technology, numeracy and others
- Annual school-directed professional development funds
- Personal Professional Development Accounts after five years of service with Prairie Valley
- Opportunities to move to different positions within our division, through the Expression of Interest
process. Our Staffing Model Belief statements were developed in consultation with school
administrators and teachers, and can be found below.
- Opportunities to teach in a variety of school settings provides a range of different experiences that
help teachers to grow professionally
- Opportunities for growth into school-based administration, consultant/coordinator or superintendent
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; Prekindergarten programs; enhanced PAA, arts education and cultural programming; a variety of extra-curricular activities in athletics; arts and clubs. 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, and Behaviour Coaches); consultants with specialization in subject areas such as English
Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts Education, Health and Wellness, French
Immersion, PAA, Library, Career, and Inclusion and Complex Needs.
- The Week in the Life (WILO) initiative adresses the daily and weekly distractions and
disruptions that interfere with engaged teachers and learning time and address
teacher intensification concerns.
- A progressive and equitable school year calendar that offers continuous blocks of instructional time to
maximize student contact and a healthy work-life balance for staff.
- A commitment to enhanced delivery of education to our students through the use of technology. All
instructional spaces will have a SMART Board. We have a minimum 2:1 student to computer ratio and
student Bring Your Own Technology is rolling out.
- All teachers receive laptop computers for their use in the classroom and other school business.
- Teachers receive pay or days off in lieu of time committed to extra-curricular or noon-hour
supervision through Service Recognition Days.
Staffing Model Beliefs
- 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
- Prairie Valley employees are hired to fulfill the needs of the school division and its schools
- Prairie Valley employees are qualified, credentialed and/or appropriately skilled to meet the needs of students
- Prairie Valley values strong team members who are willing to contribute broadly wihtin the school community
- Prairie Valley values a work force characterized by diversity to ensure students have a variety of positive role models
- 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
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, over 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.
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 1,300 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
We have a wide variety of school sizes, grade configurations and locations. For more, click here.
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, Emerald Park, White City, Balgonie and Pilot
Butte are vibrant and 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 feel?
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
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
Recreational and cultural facilities in Prairie Valley include museums, libraries, swimming pools,
skateboard parks, 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)|||
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