Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Student First Success Stories

Student First is about shining the spotlight on the pockets of excellence that currently exist.

We want to share some of the success stories we've heard from across the province.

Have a success story of your own? Get in touch with us by emailing

What are the goals of Student First? Brought to you by the class of 2020.

"I am prepared for my future."

Here are some success stories from across the province we wanted to share with you.

We visited Melville Comprehensive School in Good Spirit School Division to learn about how they addressed issues in their school including bullying, nutrition and attendance using results from the Tell Them From Me survey to develop their morning program.

"Our whole goal behind this was to make students want to come to school. And not that they had to come to school." - Darren Wandy, Vice Principal at Melville Comprehensive School

Teachers at Kitchener Community School share their thoughts and successes using reading assessments to help students achieve their goals.

"They were all successful. There wasn't a kid who didn't meet whatever standard they'd set for themselves..." - Jillian Bussiere, Vice Principal, Teacher Librarian & Grade 7/8 Teacher at Kitchener School

Gladys McDonald Elementary School in Regina went from 30% of students reading at grade level to 70% reading at or above grade level.

Teachers at this school are using assessment data to create targeted intervention plans to provide supports for students, but also supports for teachers.

"It's empowering for them to want to be better readers, and the atmosphere in this building is contagious so if we're all really excited about that growth, then the students get excited about that growth." - Brittany McDonald, Grade 2/3 Teacher at Gladys McDonald

Check out the story of the 5 year journey Chinook School Division has taken to get 86% of their Grade 3 students at or above expectations for reading levels.

"I can watch the students grow from the beginning of the year to the end, and I can really focus on their learning. I know what they need to learn, and as their teacher I can make sure they learn it." - Shantel Roszell, Kindergarten Teacher at Central School

We need your feedback to improve Help us improve