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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

The Family Support Program

Family fun

The Family Support 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
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Bishop Klein
1121 Northumberland Ave.
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
St. Mark
414 Pendygrasse Rd.
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. John Bosco
1205 Ave N South
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
St. Anne
102 Ravine Ct.
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bishop Roborecki
24 Pearson Place
Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
St. Volodymyr School
302 Kellough Road
Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Family Support 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

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