Division News

Find out what staff will be learning on PD day

November 17th, 2017

There is no school for students on Monday, November 20, however our teachers and school staff will be busy at the division professional development day. All teachers and program assistants will work through the same kinds of sessions, focusing on three areas: Literacy, Numeracy and Treaties. Goals for staff learning about Literacy and Numeracy include: […]

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Stand up against bullying

November 16th, 2017

November 12-18 is Bullying Awareness Week. This provincial initiative strives to promote bullying awareness and positivity. Show your support by posting a message on social media using the hashtag #StandUpAB. Thursday November 16 – Where do you go for information and help? Friday November 17 – What initiatives help to prevent bullying in your communities and schools? […]

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Marlys Scheffler — dedicated to the students

November 14th, 2017

Marlys Scheffler easily connects with students of all grades and ages at École Barrhead Elementary School where she works as a program assistant. Students are drawn to her and trust her because she makes each student feel valued and important all while being patient, caring and compassionate. Marlys is a valuable team member at BES.  […]

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Education Minister visits PHPS School Councils

November 9th, 2017

Representatives from school councils across the division had an opportunity to speak to Education Minister David Eggen at their annual Council of School Councils Meeting on November 7th. One spokesperson from each school council was given two minutes to share their thoughts about the education issues that matter most to their school community and how […]

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Attend the Nov 8 board meeting

November 3rd, 2017

Here are some of the items that will be discussed at the November 8 school board meeting: The school board will review the criteria for school / grade configuration presented in the School Viability Report The school board will review information and prepare for the upcoming ASBA and PSBAA Fall General Meetings IT Services will […]

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Attend a Remembrance Day ceremony

November 1st, 2017

Parents and community members are welcome to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies at our schools on November 9th. Barrhead Composite High School – 1:00 pm Busby School – 10:30 am Dunstable School – 10:30 am École Barrhead Elementary School – 9:30 am École Westlock Elementary School – 9:00 am *please note time changed from 9:30 am in original post Eleanor Hall School – 1:00 […]

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Jennifer Palylyk connects with students

October 30th, 2017

Jennifer Palylyk is a Grade 3 teacher at Barrhead Elementary School. Every day she greets her students with a warm, caring and enthusiastic attitude. Quick to connect with students, she focuses not only on how they learn, but who they are. Students in her class feel valued and important. Jennifer is a dedicated member of […]

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Anne Marie Tyrrell — inspirational teacher, friend, mentor

October 26th, 2017

Fun, interactive learning happens daily in Anne Marie’s grade 1 classroom at Barrhead Elementary School.   Anne Marie creates a classroom environment in which each student is celebrated by their uniqueness and amazing qualities.  Her class operates as one unit, celebrating one another each and every day.  She is to many people an inspirational teacher, friend […]

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Board elects Chair and Vice chair

October 26th, 2017

The new PHPS Board of Trustees conducted their first order of business at the October 25 meeting, electing Jennifer Tuininga to serve as Board chair for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year. Jackie Comeau will serve as Vice chair. As Board chair, Tuininga will preside over all board meetings, works with the superintendent to […]

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Attend the Oct 25 board meeting

October 20th, 2017

The next school board meeting will commence with the retiring of the old board and the swearing in of the new board. MLA Glenn van Dijken will be at the meeting to administer the Oath of Office. The new board will then elect their Chair, Vice chair and appoint trustees to various committees. Also on […]

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