Division News

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 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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Jerry Buchko — “All in” for his school community

October 18th, 2017

Whether it’s Rock of Ages, T-Birds football, or teaching English, Social Studies and Drama, Jerry Buchko goes above and beyond for the benefit of others.  Jerry has a real zest for teaching, learning and going the extra-mile for students and colleagues at R.F. Staples Secondary School.  Everything he does, he tackles with gusto, making a […]

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