Qu'Appelle Indian Residential School
Qu'Appelle Indian Residential School (Q.I.R.S.) or Qu'Appelle Industrial School was a
Qu'Appelle Industrial School was built in 1884 to fulfil one of the conditions of
"With the assistance of the Grey Nuns, a few Oblate fathers, and lay instructors, Hugonard was to make Qu’Appelle Industrial School a model Catholic educational facility for native people and the largest such institution in Canada. The native children, in parallel boys’ and girls’ schools, attended classes for half the day and engaged in domestic or agricultural pursuits the other half. English was the language of instruction; the girls played croquet and the boys cricket."
The first building was destroyed by fire in 1904 and the second Qu'Appelle Industrial School was destroyed by fire in 1932. It was replaced by the Qu'Appelle Indian Residential School in 1935. The school was expanded with additions and a gymnasium and St. Paul's High School was added to the complex in 1951.The school was closed in 1969.
The school re-opened under the operations of the reserve in 1973, and renamed White Calf Collegiate, but closed in August 1998.
White Calf Collegiate, operated by the