Peer support welcomes new Grades 9s!
Did You Know?
When the College was first looking to relocate from Melville to Regina, it considered land at College & Winnipeg, College & Broad, and 23rd & Albert, finally settling on 18 acres of land on the west end of property owned by Government House, now called Royal Street.
The first LIT was held on January 31, 1953. That year it was a one-day tournament involving sixteen teams from Southern Saskatchewan. All preliminary games were played cross court, two games at a time.
The International Baccalaureate provides an enriched curriculum that both covers and extends beyond regular Saskatchewan curricula in its depth and detail. It emphasizes the development of the necessary critical skills that university-bound students need to master: reflecting, inquiring, thinking, analyzing and evaluating.
The Tuck Shop for snacks was at the bottom of the south stairs going to what is now the cafeteria. The legendary beans in a cone were considered a healthier & cheaper alternative to what students purchased across the street at the Aintree.
The gym officially opened July 8, 1951. The Sunday afternoon celebration, attended by 1,500 people, featured speeches followed by an evening celebration with another 1,500 people in attendance to hear the Luther Choir and the RCMP Band.
Students admitted to Luther College are not required to be Lutheran or Christian. By welcoming students of all faiths and religious backgrounds, Luther College enjoys a richly diverse student body.
Luther students, even though from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of tightly woven community of students, parents, alumni, teachers and staff. Typically 12% of the school’s student body originates from outside of Canada.
Luther graduates have gone on to universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Pennsylvania State, McGill, Queen’s and other renowned educational institutions throughout Canada, North America and the world.
Our summer blog feature introduces new grade 9 students coming to Luther to our wonderful peer support program. Peer support is led by students for students, providing a safe space and supports from our senior students to younger ones. New students can always seek out peer supporters with any worries or problems they may have!
Hi new grade nines! My name is Sarah Durr and I’ll be one of the leaders of peer support this year. I’m in grade 12 doing IB Diploma. This will be my last year at Luther, and I’m so thankful of the wonderful experiences I’ve had — and I can't wait for you to start your own journey through high school! I love to read, especially murder mystery and dystopian novels. My favourite movie has to be Ratatouille. I can't think of a more inspirational (and realistic) story than a rat turn chef!
Hi grade nines, my name is Chan and I’ll be helping lead peer support this year alongside Sarah. A soon-to-be grade 12 student, as you enter into the dawn of your high school lives, I’ll be signing off with one more year that is hopefully as exciting and eventful as the past three years have been. I hope you join me this year playing for our school’s soccer team, arguing about a range of different topics on our debate team, or helping out at our prestigious annual Luther Invitational, just some of the many activities and events open to the Luther community!
We are so excited to welcome you to Luther College High School! Peer Support is a club here at Luther that is meant to make sure everyone feels included in our Luther community. We are made up of peer supporters from grade 10-12 wanting to promote a welcoming and inclusive environment.
We want to help you transition into high school and feel comfortable at Luther. It can feel a little daunting leaving your elementary school and come to high school (we remember the feeling!) but that feeling will wear off quickly! If you ever need help, please feel free to turn to either of us, or any peer supporter for advice. We would love to help! If you get lost trying to find a class (don't worry, Sarah was lost for the first month of grade 9) just ask! Don’t let any worries concerning life in high school deter you from enjoying what remains of your summer; your transition into the Luther community will be smooth and effortless. We look forward to meeting you at the New Student Orientation on August 28!
Best of Luck!
Sarah and Chan