October 12, 2016 9:55 am
Updated: October 12, 2016 9:59 am

Saskatoon Board of Education decides on names for new elementary schools

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The Saskatoon Board of Education has decided on the names for four public elementary schools that are currently under construction.

The schools have been named after four people who made contributions to Saskatoon:

  • Sylvia Fedoruk School in Evergreen
  • Ernest Lindner School in Hampton Village
  • Colette Bourgonje School in Rosewood
  • Chief Whitecap School in Stonebridge

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Board chair Ray Morrison said the four names “represent the diversity, strength and richness we value so much in our students.”

The names were decided following public consultations and research by administration staff in the school division.

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“The legacy of each of these four individuals represents the priorities of our school division, not to mention that they set an inspiring example for the students who will learn and grow in these new schools,” Morrison said.

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Chief Whitecap is one of the founders of Saskatoon, while Fedoruk is a pioneering woman physicist who is also recognized as a community advocate.

Linder is considered the father of arts education in Saskatoon and Bourgonje has won multiple Paralympic medals and did much of her training while a teaching with Saskatoon Public Schools.

The schools are scheduled to open next fall, part of four joint-use schools currently under construction in the city.

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