Attention all Saddle Lake Cree Nation Post Secondary Students!
Are you planning on continuing into the Spring/Summer term?
If you are or your program continues into the intersession term, then you will need to fill out our Saddle Lake Post Secondary Sponsorship Application Form before March 15th. Also, as a reminder to all SLPS students, you should have already submitted your Fall 2017 statement of marks, if you have not, please do this today to avoid any delays in your PSA.
Thank you to all those students who have submitted all their documents and we look forward to assisting you as you move forward into the intersession or fall term.
What you need to submit for the 2018 Intersession term:
On behalf of the Saddle Lake Post Secondary Program I would like to introduce one of our 2014 Graduates, Quinn Healy. I reached out to Quinn and asked her if she would be interested in submitting a paper to highlight her recent educational successes. Quinn has graciously accepted and has submitted the following. I do encourage our Saddle Lake Post Secondary Graduates to do the same, as it gives others who are thinking about continuing their education, that extra support. Give me a call and let me know, if you are interested in being showcased on our blog.
Hi there! My name is Quinn Healy and over the past 8 years, on and off, I have had the privilege of being sponsored by Saddle Lake Post-Secondary to complete my dreams of becoming a teacher. This was a long process for me but through the support of the Saddle Lake Post Secondary Program, I was able to explore my dreams and passions to find the areas in which I excelled.
I always knew I wanted to teach, to me it was a calling, a vocation, not just a job. I firmly believe that through education children are empowered to become their best selves. I am proud to be an educator who can help facilitate this belief in children, while teaching them valuable lessons about the world through the mandated curriculum. I am also a proud Aboriginal Educator. The district I teach in encourages that we teach from a First Nations perspective. Many of my colleagues didn’t understand what that means or how to go about doing so. I am no expert, yet, but I really pride myself on connecting my Aboriginal beliefs and knowledge in the classroom and helping children understand a different point of view, in connection with the mainstream teachings. Through this passion, I have been able to see not only my students feel connected to material in ways they may have not before, but I have seen my colleagues begin to think and process information differently in terms of their teaching and their own worldviews!
Thanks to the belief I had in myself, the support of SLPS and the support of those around me, my dreams became a reality. This journey was not always easy. My first degree in history came with many, many hours of reading, research and papers and the struggle at the time was very REAL! However, when I pushed deep within myself and knew this journey was a marathon, I gained the confidence and pride to know not only could I attain my dreams, but I was worth becoming what I knew I could be. For anyone thinking of beginning their journey of post-secondary education, I encourage you to start. Jut start. Start believing you’re worth it, that you can do it and eventually, like me, you’ll look back and you won’t believe it at times, but you will be exactly who and what you dreamed you could be!
The Saddle Lake Post Secondary Allowances will be distributed as follows for the month of DECEMBER 2014:
MID MONTH will be distributed OR deposited on Wednesday, December 10, 2014
REGULAR MONTHLY POST SECONDARY ALLOWANCES will be distributed OR deposited on Wednesday, December 17, 2014: Book/Supplies Allowance will also be included for the Winter 2015 Term
Please ensure that you have submitted your statement of marks and your Winter 2015 course schedule to avoid any delays in your funding.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer, Director, Betty Ann Cardinal, Student Advisor or Betty Ann Moses, Administrative Assistant at 1-800-668-0243 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
We, the Post Secondary Staff, want to send out a WELCOME BACK to all our continuing students and WELCOME ABOARD to all our new and returning students. Your decision to continue your educational journey is commended and wish you all the best. Here at the Post Secondary office it has been a whirl wind of activity, as we prepared your files and collaborated with your institutions to ensure that your return would be as smooth as possible. We ask that if you have not sent in any of the documents that we have requested, to please send in via email, fax or drop off at the office.
We want to thank all the students who came out and participated at our Post Secondary Student Orientation that we hosted on August 26, 2013 in St. Paul. It was a pleasure meeting all the students and you are an inspiration to those around you . Congratulations to those students who took home prizes and thank you for all the positive feedback that we received, it is greatly appreciated.
We want to invite you to come back every now and again to check out our website for any updates and news from the Post Secondary staff. If you have any questions or concerns, regarding your sponsorship or have any questions regarding the institution you are attending, please call or email us right away. You can find our contact information is below or you can “click” on the “Contact Us” tab at the top . We will also have our Student Handbook up for your review shortly, all you have to do is go to our “sponsorship and applications” page and you will find it there along with other important details for your review.
Once again, good luck to you all and please keep in touch. Bye for now.
Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer, Post Secondary Director
Betty Ann Cardinal, Post Secondary Student Advisor
Pamela Large, Administrative Assistant
Saddle Lake Post Secondary
Box 130, Saddle Lake, AB T0A3T0
1-800-668-0243 toll free or 1-780-726-4069 fax.
Assisting Students to achieve Personal Success & Academic Excellence
On February 22, 2013 the Wall of Recognition Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrated all post-secondary graduates and created more hope for our nation. It’s a testament to our successes as a nation, exercising our treaty right to education, and a presentation to encourage our youth to further their education.
For more information www.slps.ca
TO THOSE SADDLE LAKE CREE NATION POST SECONDARY STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE DIRECT DEPOSIT!
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the MARCH 06, 2013 MID MONTH ALLOWANCEwill be processed manually. Which means, no Direct Deposits. However, the Saddle Lake Post Secondary Staff will ensure that all Mid Months are deposited in your respective bank account. At this point, we do not know if this will affect the next cheque release on March 20, 2013 but we ask that you please continue to check this website for updates.