Division News

School board to seek input on student awards

September 14th, 2018

For over 20 years, the board has presented Citizenship Awards to chosen students in Grades 6, 9 and 12, based on the criteria in Administrative Procedure 20-18 PHPS Citizenship Awards. At their September 12 meeting, the board discussed revising the criteria for the award, including eliminating the academic requirement. Instead of one award winner per year, […]

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Changes to student grades and reporting

September 13th, 2018

Last year, principals and senior administration reviewed the language used in report cards to describe student achievement. The discussion came as a result of some misunderstanding of the word “Acceptable”. Parents might interpret “Acceptable” to mean that everything is okay and there are no concerns. However, by the definition used, it can mean that things […]

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Be a part of School Expo 2018

September 13th, 2018

Local employers, professional associations, commmunity organizations and post secondary schools have a unique opportunity to connect with over 1000 Grade 9-12 students at our School Expo and Career Fair. This is a chance to showcase the variety of employment and career opportunities available to students in their home communities, so they will be inclined to stay or return to learn, […]

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Changes to Alberta School Immunizations

September 5th, 2018

Alberta Health Services has made changes to the School Immunization Program that will take effect in the 2018-19 school year. Important messages for parents include: In the 2018-19 school year, public health nurses will be reviewing the immunization records of all Alberta students from Grades 1 to 9 to assess immunization status. You will be […]

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School board refines travel ban list

September 4th, 2018

At the August 30th board meeting, Assistant Superintendent of Education Services Mark Thiesen provided an update on international travel conditions. The report comes as a result of an October 2016 motion, suspending authorization of international field trips to all of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia for two full school years, until August 2018. Following […]

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Board selects Chair and Vice chair

August 31st, 2018

At their August 30th meeting, the PHPS Board of Trustees chose Jennifer Tuininga to serve as Chair and Wendy Scincki to serve as Vice chair for the 2018-19 school year. Tuninga has served as Board chair since August 2015 and is in her second term as a trustee. As Board chair, Tuininga will preside over all board meetings, […]

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Starting school after Labour Day

August 31st, 2018

This year our students go back to school after the Labour Day long weekend. So why don’t we always start after Labour Day? Some years our students go back in late August — why is that? Why can’t it be consistent? We asked Assistant Superintendent Mark Thiesen to shed some light on these questions. Here’s […]

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Shelley Moore talks inclusion at staff opening day

August 30th, 2018

Inclusion advocate, researcher and special educator Shelley Moore was the keynote speaker at the division’s opening day for staff. Through her own experience as a student with learning difficulties, and as an educator specializing in inclusion, she shared some very powerful messages about the way we view diversity, and how to create better supports for […]

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Welcoming our new teachers

August 28th, 2018

We are pleased and excited to welcome 52 new teachers to Pembina Hills, along with 14 Pembina Hills teachers who are taking on assignments at the Alberta Distance Learning Centre. Prior to school startup, these teachers spent some time at orientation sessions. We would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the best […]

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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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