Division News

Buses and fleet vehicles for sale

July 5th, 2018

Pembina Hills Public Schools is offering several buses and fleet vehicles for sale by tender. All units are available for viewing at the Westlock bus yard (10320 107 St) between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. For specific details about any of the buses or vehicles, please contact the Westlock Bus Shop at […]

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Read the June Newsletter

June 29th, 2018

In our June newsletter, read about: Year-end message from Superintendent David Garbutt Division policies align with School Act Back to School École WES celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day Double Gold at Skills Canada Nationals Hands-on learning for BCHS photography students Parent guide to Selfies, Sexting and Snapchat Farewell to SRO Constable Hynes Recognizing our people! […]

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Division policies adjusted to align with School Act

June 27th, 2018

In response to the recent changes to the School Act regarding a board’s responsibility to provide its students and staff with a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment, PHPS  reviewed the related Policies and Administrative Procedures (APs). Our board believes that all students and staff should be able to work and learn in a […]

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École WES celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 26th, 2018

In honor of National Indigenous Peoples Day, these Grade 3-6 École Westlock Elementary School students performed a song at the June 21 school assembly. The Lil’wat Song which is derived from Lillooet, B.C., was sung by the students in traditional Ucwalmicws language. The song is about the First Nations people who would often hunt salmon […]

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Double Gold at Skills Canada Nationals

June 22nd, 2018

Congratulations to Aidan Victoor and Jonathan Verheul for winning GOLD at the Skills Canada national competition in Edmonton on June 4-5. Left: Grade 12 RF Staples student Aidan Victoor won Gold in Carpentry – with teacher Kevin MacKenzie. Right: Grade 12 BCHS student Jonathan Verheul won Gold in Automotive Technology – with teacher Dan Sribney. […]

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Hands on learning for BCHS photography students

June 21st, 2018

Barrhead Composite High School photography teacher Bruce Tyrrell creates amazing opportunities for his students with an annual field trip to either New York or Vancouver. This year it was Vancouver, where they had the opportunity to put their skills to work — however a great deal of work had to be done before they boarded […]

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Parent guide to Selfies, Sexting and Snapchat

June 20th, 2018

Social media and technology use is on the rise and constantly changing. Unhealthy use of technology can lead to addiction, bullying and other problems. So what can parents do to understand the dangers and help support their child? Colleen Teske, PHPS Coordinator of School Counseling, presented Growing up with Selfies, Sexting and Snapchat in several communities and […]

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Farewell to School Resource Officer Constable Hynes

June 18th, 2018

After almost four years as the School Resource Officer for Barrhead area schools, Constable Robert Hynes will be transferring to the RCMP Academy “Depot” Division in Regina, Saskatchewan. During the June 13 school board meeting, trustees thanked him for his dedication, commitment and service to schools. Other items from the June 13 board meeting include: […]

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Tara Thue is an excellent educator!

June 14th, 2018

Tara Thue, currently teaching grade 5 at Eleanor Hall School, is a true professional in every sense of the word.  Tara is always willing to go the extra mile, whether she is providing new and exciting lessons to her students, coaching, or just welcoming the students into her classroom for a chat.  Former Eleanor Hall […]

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Trustee Jackie Carson receives Esquao Award

June 8th, 2018

PHPS school board trustee Jackie Carson was recently honored by the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) as a recipient of the Esquao Award in the category of Education. The Esquao Awards Gala was held on April 27 at the River Cree Resort which Jackie attended with her husband Andrew. The IAAW is […]

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