In one of his first actions as the new Minister of Education in Saskatchewan, Jeremy Cockrill is welcoming Saskatchewan's over 190,000 students, and over 20,000 education workers back to the classroom after another long summer.

"Schools across the province will come back to life with the sounds of school bells ringing, lockers clanking and the voices of children and youth flooding the hallways, as many Saskatchewan students return to class today." stated the release.

Minister Cockrill exercised the invitation to all students at school, online, or at home.

"The Ministry of Education is pleased to work with our educational partners to offer choice in education while continuing to provide students with the highest quality education experiences possible." 

The provincial release noted over 11,500 teachers and over 10,300 education support staff in the province ahead of the school year. These committed individuals have been putting in lots of time for the year ahead.

"Student success would not be possible without the contributions from all members of the education team, including education professionals, teachers, education assistants, library technicians, bus drivers, custodians, and administrative personnel. Their dedication to educating and supporting Saskatchewan students helps ensure students have access to optimal places for learning."

Whether you are a new or returning, this time of year always marks an exciting stretch of fun, learning, and new possibilities.