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School History


Bready School, named for the Bready sisters, opened in 1960.  The Bready sisters contributed 64 years of teaching in the Battlefords.  Miss Effie Bready taught 22 years at Connaught; Miss Lillian Bready taught 39 years at King Street School and Mrs. Inez Ferguson taught 3 years at Lawrence. The school was situated in an open field, well to the west of the residential area at the time.  Four of the six classrooms were occupied with 108 students from grades one to eight. 

    Kindergarten was first operated as part of the school program in 1961

    A major renovation and addition to the school was undertaken in July of 1981.  Construction of five additional modular classrooms in the east wing of the school occurred in the summer of 1982.   Two more modular classrooms were added in the fall of 1984 when Bready became a K-7 school.

    In 1997, the motto and logo for the newly amalgamated Battlefords School Division #118 was created using input from students and staff in the division.  The motto "Building Bridges" reflects the many interactions of the division - its rural-urban composition, cultural diversity, and the progress of students as they move from Kindergarten to Grade 12.  Bready School is proud of the contributions to the logo made by one of our students, Robin Morley, and one of our teachers, Barbara Campbell.

    A grade reconfiguration in 2001 resulted in the closure of Alexander Junior High.  Bready School became a K-8 school in the fall of that year.  In 2006 a series of amalgamations with the Northern Lakes, Landswest, and Biggar School Divisions resulted in Bready School belonging to the Living Sky School Division #202.

In Memory

       Several memorial trees have been planted in front of the school to
honour the memory of former Bready students and staff.
You will find markers with engraved plaques 
indicating the name of our
students and staff who are no longer with us.​