Division News

Shopping for school supplies?

August 15th, 2018

Find everything you need, including school supply lists, on our Back to School page. For your convenience we’ve listed them here. Barrhead Composite High School Fort Assiniboine School Busby School Neerlandia Public Christian School Dunstable School Pembina North Community School École Barrhead Elementary School R. F. Staples Secondary School École Westlock Elementary School Swan Hills School Eleanor […]

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Assistant instructor needed for Health Care Aide program

August 13th, 2018

Are you an LPN or RN looking for employment as a casual instructor? NorQuest College requires an LPN (no degree required) or an RN to assist with the Health Care Aide instruction in our high school dual credit program. The successful candidate will be required to work approximately 100 hours during weekday afternoons (noon – 3:30 […]

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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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