The schools in the Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division saw an overall increase of 2.37 per cent in enrolment, as of the Sept. 30 cutoff date.
WEYBURN – The schools in the Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division saw an overall increase of 2.37 per cent in enrolment, as of the Sept. 30 cutoff date for the Ministry of Education.
“That’s pretty healthy growth for us, with 32 more kids than we had last year,” said Chad Fingler, supertintendent of schools, in presenting the numbers to the board of trustees on Wednesday evening.
He added they had projected a decline rather an increase, so this was a good surprise for the schools to see. The numbers are up 5.19 per cent from what had been projected.
The school division as a whole grew from 1,317 to 1,349 as of Sept. 30, an increase of 2.37 per cent. There were 1,344 students enrolled as of Sept. 1, but the official count is not taken until Sept. 30.
Going school by school, St. Michael School in Weyburn saw the enrolment go from 502 on Sept. 30 a year ago to 517 this year, a three-per-cent increase.
St. Olivier in Radville declined, going from 109 a year ago to 94 this year, a 16 per cent decrease.
Sacred Heart School went from 350 a year ago to 362 this year, a three-per-cent increase, while St. Mary’s went up from 273 last year to 290 this year, a six-per-cent increase.
St. Augustine in Wilcox had 56 a year ago, and grew to 59 this year, a five-per-cent increase.
The number of home-schooled children under Holy Family stayed the same at 27 students.