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The Farm School

Farm School aerial photo

The Farm School Program, in partnership with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, provides, in a rural setting, "at risk" youth with:

  • a high school academic program which gives students the opportunity to earn regular high school credits
  • the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to be a successful student
  • the opportunity to learn life skills and receive counseling
  • the opportunity to develop responsibility through gardening, care of animals, buildings and ground maintenance
  • two classrooms with a ten to one student-teacher ratio
The Farm School Program Testimonials

What did you like most at the Farm School?

  • I liked the teachers. They give a lot of help to their students.
  • I liked the fact that the students and teachers became almost like a closely knit family. It gave me my self-confidence back. It was great!

- Students

Most important things our children learned at the Farm School?

  • Respect for authority, perseverance, good character traits were developed - trust, honesty. My son made a complete U-turn in his life. Don't stop working with the animals or doing works of charity for the underprivileged.
  • Learning how to study. Learning respect for others and themselves. It's too bad all students don't get the benefits of the Farm School.

- Parents

Substance Abuse Awareness Program

Lake view at the farm

The Farm School Program, in partnership with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, offers high school students a two week education program that focuses on substance abuse which:

  • is a referral program for all Greater Saskatoon Catholic high school students
  • allows students to continue their academic classes during the two weeks, with support and cooperation from their home schools and Farm School staff
  • provides students with intensive education, up to date materials and support with substance abuse issues
  • provides a forum for presentations of information, discussing and sharing

The Family Learning Centres Program

Family fun

The Family Learning Centres Program (Parent and Tot), in partnership with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, is a free, ongoing program for parents and children aged 0 - 6 that:

  • encourages and supports parents as their child's first and most important teacher
  • emphasizes learning through family literacy and play
  • provides opportunities for parents to focus on positive parenting with "Parent Talk"
  • offers a means for families to meet others and build upon their community and capacity

Bishop Klein
1121 Northumberland Ave.
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
St. Maria Goretti
301 Avenue Q North
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
St. Mark
414 Pendygrasse Rd.
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
St. John Bosco
1205 Ave N South
Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
St. Volodymyr School
302 Kellough Road
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
St. Lorenzo Ruiz
1023 Hampton Circle
Friday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
St. Anne
102 Ravine Ct.
Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Family Learning Centres Program Testimonials
  • I can honestly say I'm a better person and a better Mom to my son since coming here

    - Mother

  • I hope I never hit my children again. I now use words instead of yelling and hitting. I wish to continue to come so that my children and I can continue to grow, learn and flourish. Without this my future and my children's future would not be as bright.

    - Mother

  • It's very educational - my children are very happy and they look forward to coming so it makes me feel secure. It gives me a chance to meet other parents and children to interact with other kids.

    - Mother

  • It helps me and my children communicate more than we did before I started coming here. I'm hoping to provide a better life for my kids and myself at home. I want to be a better parent and listener for myself and my children.

    - Mother