QDS / St Chads Title


1601 College Avenue

Regina, Saskatchewan

1918 - 1970





     The Qu'Appelle Diocesan School for Girls (QDS), renamed St. Chad's Girls' School in 1964, was an Anglican residential school for girls, begun and administered through the years by the Sisters of St. John the Divine for the Diocese of Qu'Appelle.  During the 52 years of its existence, from 1918 to 1970 when it closed for financial reasons, hundreds of girls from Saskatchewan, other Canadian provinces and the northern U.S. states, called it home.  Hundreds more Regina girls (and boys) who never went on to attend QDS/St. Chad's began their education in its Kindergarten.

    Since 1983, when a large reunion attracted alumnae, Sisters and former staff to Regina for what would have been the School's 65th birthday, alumnae volunteers have maintained records on over 1400 former students and staff members.  Funded by contributions from alumnae and friends, we have mailed out newsletters at various times over the years and now attempt to maintain communications primarily by e-mail.   If you are a former student at the School and are not in our network, please use the secure e-mail link to get in touch with us.  We are always happy to change the "never found" or the "lost" to "current" status on our database!  - and to help re-establish connections between  friends and classmates.

     We periodically get together for reunions large and small, and in the last few years have been meeting annually for a reunion lunch in Regina, typically in June.

     And a last news update , we are pleased to announce that the newly-appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan is Vaughn (Solomon) Schofield who was a student at QDS, graduating in 1962.  Congratulations, Vaughn!

Updated April 5, 2012


  was the School motto, which translates as "Do what you ought"


The school telephone number was LAkeside 2-3594

The school colours were royal blue and yellow -
 "true blue and good as gold!" as Sister Constance would say

The school flower was the marigold

The School song was  #812 in the Hymn Book (1938) of the Anglican Church of Canada -

St. Patrick's Breastplate


I bind unto myself today
The strong Name of the Trinity;
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One, and One in Three.

I bind this day to me for ever,
By power of faith, Christ's Incarnation;
His baptism in Jordan river;
His death on Cross for my salvation;
His bursting from the spiced tomb;
His riding up the heavenly way;
His coming at the day of doom;
I bind unto myself to-day.

I bind unto myself the power
Of the great love of Cherubim;
The sweet "well done"of judgment hour;
The service of the Seraphim;
Confessors' faith, Apostles' word,
The Patriarchs' prayers, the Prophets' scrolls,
All good deeds done unto the Lord,
And purity of Virgin souls.

I bind unto myself to-day
The virtues of the star-lit heaven,
The glorious sun's life-giving ray,
The whiteness of the moon at even,
The flashing of the lightning free,
The whirling wind's tempestuous shocks,
The stable earth, the deep salt sea,
Around the old eternal rocks.

I bind unto myself to-day
The power of God to hold and lead,
His eye to watch, his might to stay,
His ear to hearken to my need.
The wisdom of my God to teach,
His hand to guide, his shield to ward;
The word of God to give me speech,
his heavenly host to be my guard.

Christ be wtih me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

I bind unto myself the Name,
The strong name of the Trinity;
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One, and One in Three,
Of whom all nature hath creation'
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word;
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord.

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