St. Michael School
St. Michael School is named in honour of Saint Michael. Saint Michael is an Archangel. He is the leader of all angels in the army of God. He is the patron saint of soldiers, police and doctors.
In 2012, St. Michael School welcomed the students and staff from St. Dominic Savio School as they came together to form one PreK- Grade 9 school. To honour the history of St. Dominic Savio School the new Chapel at St. Michael School was named St. Dominic Savio Chapel. Dominic was devoted to God from a young age and was canonized in 1954, nearly 100 years after his death. He is the patron saint of choirboys, the falsely accused and juvenile delinquent.
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Pre-Kindergarten to Grade Nine school.
Catholic Education in Weyburn started in 1950 when four Catholic Nuns, Loretto Sisters of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, arrived in Weyburn at the invitation of Monsignor Jansen, Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul parish. The old rectory was converted into housing for the sisters and classrooms for students from grades 1 to 7. The Loretto Academy, as it was known, operated until 1956.
The first Catholic school division in Weyburn was established by Monsignor Jansen on April 2nd, 1955. The Weyburn Roman Catholic Separate School Division District No. 29 (later No. 84), the Estevan Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 27, and St. Olivier Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 12 amalgamated on January 1, 2004 to form the current, Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division # 140.
St. Dominic Savio School opened for classes April 9, 1956 with an enrollment of 178 students from grades 1 to 12. Student numbers continued to increase requiring some classes to move to the basement of the Parish hall.
To meet the growing demand, St. Michael’s School was constructed in 1962. The new school opened its doors in September of 1962 and boasted seven classrooms, library, science lab, and auditorium / gym for grades 9-12. The current building has been extensively renovated and modernized but at its core remains the school from 1962.
In 2007 St. Michael’s began additions and renovations. Part of a 2 phase project to amalgamate St. Dominic and St. Michael Schools into one Pre-K to grade 9 school. St Dominic closed in 2012 and St. Michaels became the only Catholic School in Weyburn providing full services from PreK to grade 9.
To commemorate this long history you can still find a St. Dominic Savio Chapel and the Loretto Room Deeper Learning Lab within St. Michael School.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”