Welcome to Evan Hardy—Home of the Souls!
Evan Hardy is a friendly and focused school where students,
staff and the community have agreed that the pursuit of "Excellence In
All Things" is a worthy goal. We encourage our students to strive for "personal
bests" in all their efforts. The results of pursuing this ideal, as demonstrated
throughout the forty-two years the school has been open, are impressive. The
strong academic traditions of the school are reflected in the fact that most
of our graduates go on to post-secondary education. Achievements in the fine
and performing arts, athletics and student leadership are many and demonstrate
the school's commitment to the education of the whole person. Evan Hardy is
a wonderful place for students to develop interests and discover new talents
in a warm and caring atmosphere.
We are extremely proud of not only our current
students, but also all the former students who have graced the hallways of
Evan Hardy over the years. Some of our well-known alumni include: Rhodes Scholars
- Murray Fulton, Brent Fairburn, John Melin and Megan McNeill; Olympians Gord
Goplen (speed skating), Bob Molle (wrestling), Gina Smith (equestrian) and
most recently Jamie Cruickshank (bobsledding); CFL Players- Doug Redl, Kevin
Molle, Mike Anderson, Scott Redl, Bob Molle, Larry Wruck and Marshall Toner;
NHL hockey players Brian Skrudland and Trent Yawney; Nationally recognized
musicians- Michael Swan (concert master with the Saskatoon Symphony) David
Swan (pianist) Brenda Baker (singer/songwriter) and Thomas Yu (pianist); Media
personalities- Susan Ormiston (CBC) and Martine Gaillard (sports desk anchor).
Our Academic Program
Evan Hardy offers a broad spectrum of courses to meet all the requirements
for a Saskatchewan High School Diploma. The compulsory subjects combine
with a wide rage of options to allow students to explore diverse interests
preparing for subsequent educational experiences. Some of the unique courses
and/or programs found at Evan Hardy include: grade nine survey courses
in the performing arts and in practical and applied arts, the only Spanish
in the Public System, ESL (English as a Second Language) supports, Integrated
Performing Arts, Media School, an Autism/Asperger’s Resource Centre,
creative writing, photograhics, Japanese, Communication Production Technology,
integrated Drama and English and History and English classes, and the International
These courses and programs reflect the professional expertise of the staff
and the quality of instruction that the teachers of Evan Hardy Collegiate
offer to a student body of wide-ranging needs, interests and abilities,
a large group of students who are academically strong and intend to proceed
to post-secondary education. Note- For a detailed listing of our course offerings,
please see our Course Selection Guide and/or contact our Student Services
We take great pride in ensuring that all students are well prepared for life
after high school. Through course work, workshops, job fairs, and out-of-school
experiences, a variety of career exploration and experience opportunities
are made available to students.
In terms of university and college connections, Evan Hardy is a leader when
it comes to successfully transitioning students from grade 12 to post-secondary
schooling. Advanced Placement (AP) classes in Calculus and Studio Art, our
Academic Co-op Program, and U of Saskatchewan classes being housed at Hardy,
assist many of our students in making a very smooth transition to more advanced
education opportunities. For more information on the various post-secondary
connection programs offered at Evan Hardy, please contact our Student Services
Our Daily Timetable
Classes are 60 minutes in length, with five minutes moving time between them.
There are three periods in the morning and two in the afternoon. There is
a recess between the second and third periods in the morning.
Each Thursday all of the public school collegiates use an alternate schedule
to allow for staff, department and leadership team meetings. On these days
each of the class periods is shortened and classes are dismissed at 2:10 p.m.
The school attempts to facilitate our students taking outside classes at the
university or other schools, participating in athletic competition and performing
arts activities, and being involved in other unique out-of-school learning
Most subjects in the school are semestered. The non-semestered exceptions are
band and choral in all grades, physical education and a few academic subjects
in grades nine and ten.
Grade nine students must have a full timetable of ten courses. Grade ten students
must take a minimum of nine classes while grade eleven and twelve students
must take at least eight courses, with a minimum of 4 courses per semester.
Most of our students take ten courses each year and some take as many as eleven
or twelve courses.
Fine and Performing Arts
The distinctive shape of the collegiate’s theatre is a landmark in the community. Not surprisingly, the fine and performing arts are a very important part of the school’s activities. There are both curricular and extracurricular aspects to the program.. A performing arts survey, embracing drama and music, and visual art class is taught in grade nine. Students also may choose band and choral in any grade. Drama, art, and photographics and guitar classes are also available in grades ten, eleven and twelve.
Evan Hardy Computes
Evan Hardy provides numerous computing opportunities for its students. Most of the computers are networked and therefore provide students and teachers with a wide variety of resources. Our Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is connected to our network thus facilitating access to its resources from any location in the building. The thirty Windows based computers housed in the LRC are also available for career exploration exercises for all students.
In addition to the LRC computer ‘lab’, the school has two networked computer labs. These labs are utilized for a variety of classes including Commerce and Computer Applications 9, Information Processing 10, 20 and 30 and Computer Science 20 and 30. A number of other classes use the labs for supplementary computer-based activities. For example, drafting classes use Computer-Assisted Drafting programs to facilitate instruction. Accounting teachers use a computer-based accounting package as part of their class. Computers are useful in other programs including physics, band and choral, English, history, physical education and visual arts.
Maths and Sciences
Evan Hardy has a rich tradition of success in math contests as evidenced by the wealth of plaques and awards won by our students over the years. A series of nationwide contests start in February with Grade 9, 10 and 11 students participating in the Pascal, Cayley, and Fermat contests respectively. In April Grade 12 students write the Euclid contest. In addition, the Canadian National Mathematics League sponsors a six-part contest, one part monthly from October through March. This contest is open to students from all grades. Students are encouraged to participate as there are many personal benefits to be gained including cash awards and enhanced résumés.
Our science program also has a great tradition of supporting students in their preparation for post-secondary schooling and the world of work. We offer a full contingent of science courses, including Physics, Chemistry, and Biology classes, and have recently upgraded a couple of our science labs.
Our Extra-curricular Program
Our school's curriculum is not restricted to the classroom. An extensive extracurricular program enables students to develop their interests and to learn new skills. There are social and academic benefits as well. Whether in athletics, the fine and performing arts, music, or various other realms, Evan Hardy is renowned for “excellence” with its teams and clubs.
Evan Hardy creates opportunities for students to be involved in sport at the frosh, junior and senior levels. Students in grades 9 to 12 can participate in a variety of activities involving local and provincial competition. Athletic opportunities include participation in volleyball, soccer, football, cross country, curling, basketball, wrestling, badminton and track & field.
Thirty-six provincial championship banners, the most won by any school in Saskatchewan, hang in the main gymnasium. In recent years, we have won numerous city and provincial championships in both girls’ and boys’ soccer. In addition, the 2006 football season saw our senior boys’ team capture the city championship.
A varied program of intramural sports at noon includes: basketball, baseball, volleyball, hockey, soccer, football, frisbee and badminton. As part our wellness initiatives at the school, there are also Fit Tuesday events that see such activities as yoga and aerobic classes take place. The weight training and fitness enthusiast will find that our fantastic Fitness Centre is a great place to work out and meet new friends. Any student can participate in these fitness opportunities.
Fine and Performing Arts
Excellent opportunities exist at Evan Hardy for students with musical, artistic and dramatic talents. Our band, chorus, artists and actors find many opportunities to perform or display for a variety of audiences. Dramatic and musical productions in recent years include: Macbeth (2007), Footloose (2006), Guys and Dolls (2006), Pride and Prejudice (2005), Little Shop of Horrors (2005), and A Wonderful Life (2004). These performances typically involve large casts and are yearly highlights for our entire school community.
Many drama students also participate in the production of various one-act plays. Many of these plays are performed at drama competitions.
Our band and choir groups, as well as our recently formed vocal jazz choir, perform and various school and out-of-school functions.
The Harvester, the student yearbook, is produced annually. Another publication is the Crampl, an annual collection of creative writing and art. Student writers, editors, word-processors, artists, layout artists, publicity representatives and in-school sales staff produce the journal. Some Crampl contributors have gone on to careers in writing, publishing, television and radio.
Evan Hardy's annual Writers' Festival has been a great encouragement to Crampl's membership throughout the years. Over 100 professional writers have provided readings or held workshops at Evan Hardy. The list includes more than a dozen Governor General's Award winners, several Leacock Humour Award winners and dozens of Saskatchewan Writer's Guild winners.
Other Extra-Curricular Activities
Other extra-curricular activities at Evan Hardy currently include: Outdoor Education, Inter-School Christian Fellowship (ISCF), Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE), Soul Ambassadors, Spanish Club, and Culturescape. If you are interested in more information on any of these clubs/groups, please contact the school.
Our Special Programs
The 2006/2007 school year saw the founding of the System’s
Media School at Evan Hardy. For more information on this
Program, please see another link on our school web page-
"Resource" is a non-credit option class designed to support students who need additional help with their regular course work. This class includes instruction in study skills, review of reading, writing and math skills, and tutorial support. Students who have learning disabilities or require instructional accommodations should be in contact with the Resource teacher. Permission from the Resource teacher is required to take this class.
International Visa Student Program
Our school is the focal point of the Saskatoon Public School System's Program for International Students. One of the aims of this program is to help Canadian students to gain knowledge about the cultures and countries with which Canada is likely to have its closest social and business ties in the near future. The participants in this program are full-time students whose families reside in other countries, particularly Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Mexico and Brazil. Long term students come to learn English and they remain for three or four years as they work toward graduation. Short-term students stay for one or two terms to experience life in our high school and learn about Canadian culture before returning to their home countries to continue their high school education. Regardless of their purpose or background, international students introduce a wide range of points of view to our school community and provide a more stimulating cross-cultural environment.
International students must meet the same requirements as Canadian students with regard to subjects required and academic standards expected. All program costs, recruiting expenses and special materials are paid for out of tuition fee revenue. More information on this program can be obtained at
English as a Second Language (ESL)
ESL classes are accessible to any student requiring additional
English language supports. Learning activities are constructed to
help students develop increased mastery of English. A very
supportive and welcoming class and school culture help students
Autism/Asperger’s Resource Room
This resource program is for students who have a diagnosis of high
functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. Students enrolled in this
program benefit from individual programming with the goal of inclusion
in regular programming, or to receive individual programming within the
A variety of services are available to assist you in educational, career, and/or more personal decisions. The two counsellors, Ms. Gibbs and Mr. Hingley, provide services through individual counselling, group work, class presentations, and consultation with teachers, parents, and community. The secretary, Miss Hockman, will assist you to make the arrangements to meet with a counsellor or obtain helpful information. Your concerns will be handled quickly and in confidence.
Some example of the many services offered by counsellor are scholarship/post secondary applications, counselling in regard to information, support and building healthy relationships, family and personal issues and overall student wellness. You are always welcome!
Registration Procedures: Students enrolled in neighbourhood public elementary schools receive course request forms in mid-February. Interviews by collegiate counsellors and administrators follow later in the same month. Grade eight students who are not currently enrolled in public elementary schools may receive course request forms and information booklets at any time before the beginning of the school year. It is in their best interest, however, to enrol by late February. Students who are planning to attend in 2008/2009, and who have not yet enrolled by this date, should make an appointment with Evan Hardy's guidance counsellors as soon as possible. We welcome the opportunity to interview new students and their parents to review course requests and to answer questions. Appointments can be made directly through the Student Services' secretary (683-7706), or the school can be contacted through the switchboard (683-7700).
The Saskatoon Public School division's Online Learning Centre offers highly interactive courses via computer. The Centre offers courses in a variety of subject areas. Specific courses offered will vary from year to year depending on student interest and teacher availability. The content of each course follows provincially authorized curriculum. Our online course content covers topics presented in face-to-face instruction, except it is presented within a virtual mode make available by the Internet. More information on the Online Learning Centre can be found at http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/
Driver Education is available for students who meet age and attendance requirements. Students must be 15 years of age before being allowed to participate in this non-credit course.
A well-stocked library provides both print and non-print resources for students as well as Internet access. Thirty networked computers in the library are available to students during the day. There is plenty of space to do research and homework. As well, there is a paperback and magazine area.
Food may be purchased at very reasonable prices from the concession in the Student Commons. Soup, sandwiches, hotdogs, salads and pizza and daily specials are available. Lunches brought from home may also be eaten in the Commons.
We hope that we have answered most of your questions about Evan Hardy. You may still have some. If so, please call us at 683-7700. We look forward to hearing from you!
Principal - Mr. Paul Humbert
Vice Principal - Ms. Colleen Norris
Counsellors - Ms Gibbs and Mr Hingley
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