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.
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.