Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Mr. Speaker, Today’s Parent magazine recently published its sixth annual list of top schools in Canada. I’m proud to report that Montgomery School of Saskatoon was one of only 20 schools from across the country to receive this honour.
Readers nominated schools in a range of categories developed by a panel of teachers, parents, and education experts. Submissions from hundreds of schools across the country were poured over, and Montgomery School stood out of the pack in the punched-up programming category for its ScienceTrek program.
This stimulating program blends hands-on science activities with outdoor excursions in labs at the University of Saskatchewan. Activities include camping, canoeing, biking, and skiing. Grads who earn more than 70 per cent can then fast-track into Grade 10 science the following year. Ninety-one students from all across Saskatoon applied to this ScienceTrek program last year, a clear testament to the popularity of this program.
Mr. Speaker, the staff at Montgomery School has gone above and beyond expectations to create innovative and enjoyable learning opportunities for grade 8 students.
As a mom of two young children myself, I recognize the importance of providing a quality education to our province’s children. I certainly appreciate the work schools like this are doing to enhance students’ educational experiences. Mr. Speaker, I ask all MLAs to join with me in recognizing Montgomery School of Saskatoon for its exceptional achievements in creating a quality education for our children.