Saskatchewan Home Based Educators

Saskatchewan Home Based Educators (SHBE) is the official voice of home-based educators in Saskatchewan. We assist in creating a positive social network and a positive political environment for all those who choose home-based education. We also provide supportive, social and instructional resources for our members.

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September 16, 2015

Mark your calendars!!

2016 SHBE Convention
February 19 and 20
Prairieland Park

This is SHBE's 25th convention and the organizers are working on ways to make it really special! Stay tuned for more details.

June 5, 2015

Melody Friesen is the new Director for Zone 4 - Saskatoon and Area.

Thank you to all the candidates who put their name forward to be of service to SHBE. We appreciate you all!

March 16, 2015

Online membership application form with online payment is now available for your convenience. Click on the button at the top of the page to access the form. Please consider becoming a member as it give us a stronger voice with the province.

March 16, 2015

Convention 2015 - MP3 Audio Downloads - Order Form. Audio MP3s of the 2015 convention are now available, click here for the order form. To order or if you have any questions please email .

December 20, 2014

Registration for the 2015 conference is now available. You may register either online or through regular mail. Lots of new information regarding the conference has been added on the conference page. Hope to see you all htere! The conference is in Regina this year.

November 7, 2014

24th annual SHBE Home Based Educators Convention 
REALizing Success

We are excited to announce the Keynote Speaker for 2015

July 21, 2014

Dear SHBE Members:

For the past 4 years, I have served this organization in the role of President.  We have seen several changes and have gone through several challenges.  As always, the highlight of every year has been our annual convention, and I am excited to see new leaders stepping up to continue the tradition of excellence that has become the SHBE Convention.

With the end of the 2013-2014 school year, I have decided that it is the right time, both for my family, and for the organization, for me to step aside as President.  My intention is to remain on the board for the duration of my term, which will allow me to continue to serve the organization (and the new President) in a support role.  I believe this transition period is the right thing to do for the strength of SHBE.

When the SHBE Board meets in September, a new President will be elected at that time. Thank you for your support over the past 4 years, and for your continued support of SHBE in the exciting years ahead.

Bryan Watson
Past-President, SHBE

May 24, 2014

Petition to help German Homeshcoolers. Please consider to do this for your collegues in Germany.

May 6, 2014

Join us February 20-21, 2015 at Evraz Place (Queensbury Centre) Regina, for the 24th annual SHBE Home Based Educators Convention

Mark your Calendars - Feb 20 to 21, 2015 convention in Regina!

January 7, 2014

Interested in finding out more about homeschooling in Saskatchewan?  Saskatchewan Home Based Educators (SHBE) invites you to an informational evening on Wednesday, January 15, 7:00 PM at Regina Public Library, Regent Place Branch (331 Albert St).  Get answers to questions like: Can I do this? Is it legal? What about university?

No charge to attend. Please RSVP to

December 4, 2013

The brochure and registration from are now posted on the Convention 2014 page. New information will be added to the convention 2014 page as it becomes available. Check the convention page often for updates.

August 5, 2013

This is a reminder that according to the new regulations, home educators need to register with their school boards by August 15th. HSLDA has developed some forms that can help you with the new regulations if you wish to use them. They are located here.

May 29, 2013

Here are the forms that were developed by HSLDA and SHBE in order to help home educators register and report to the Saskatchewan school boards and meet the new home-based education regulations that were implemented in 2012.

April 13, 2013

Greetings to all of our SHBE members.

With the new regulations in place, we are now experiencing some uncertainty regarding what is required for year-end evaluations.  Even the school divisions are trying to work out what the regulations mean, and how they will apply the policies.

Over the last 2 months, the SHBE board has been working with the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) to try to come up with a way to reduce the confusion while protecting our homeschooling freedoms.

In the next few days, we will be sending you a follow up email with more detailed information.  However, I can tell you that we have been working together to develop an evaluation form that will satisfy the minimum requirements of the Department of Education, while protecting the uniqueness of homeschooling families and their individual homeschooling styles.  I have personally shown the draft to the Director of Home Based Education, and he had no issues with it.

Unfortunately, there's no such thing as "one size fits all".  Therefore, when the form comes out, please remember that it is a template that you may choose to use if you wish.  It is our attempt to simplify things for our members, and reduce some year-end stress.  However, whether you choose to use the form or not, SHBE is here to support you in your homeschooling adventure.

We are currently putting the final touches on the form, and will be distributing it soon.  In the meantime, please stay tuned...

On behalf of the SHBE Board,
Bryan Watson
SHBE President

August 6, 2011

Dear Fellow Homeschooler:

Please be aware that the Department of Education has implemented new regulations and a new policy manual for homeschooling in Saskatchewan.  If you are a member of HSLDA, you will have received an email from HSLDA early Monday.  

The SHBE Board and HSLDA have worked in partnership throughout June and July to review and discuss these changes.  While we are not particularly concerned by the new regulations, there are some things to be aware of, as identified in an article by HSLDA, which you can find here.  However, the SHBE Board has been in contact with both the Ministry and the Department to suggest ways of improving their communication with us, as we were disappointed in the lack of communication with SHBE prior to these changes being implemented.  SHBE President, Bryan Watson, will be meeting with the Director of Home Based Education during the week of August 13, to discuss this matter.

SHBE encourages all homeschoolers to be familiar with the regulations.  They can be found here.  If you have any questions, please contact your local Board member or HSLDA.  Click here for a list of SHBE Board members.

On behalf of the SHBE Board,
Bryan Watson
SHBE President

January 20th, 2011 - Watch the newest addition to this web site. The Max Magazine Video. Be informed of the benefits to home schooling.

April 9, 2008. CLEP Testing Now Available in Saskatchewan. CLEP, which stands for College Level Examination Program, has arrived in Saskatchewan as of February 2008. This program is widely recognized in United States where there are upwards of 2900 colleges granting college credit for individuals who successfully write CLEP tests. There are even several American Colleges who will grant complete distance degrees using CLEP combined with other testing methods such as the DANTES. Students using the CLEP testing method are not required to attend classes; rather they are able to prepare/study independently to write these college level exams. Read more.

November 14, 2006. SHBE and the College of Arts and Science of the University of Saskatchewan are pleased to announce that a Memorandum of Understanding on Prerequisite Policies for Home-Educated Students was signed November 14, 2006. Read more.


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