Division News

Orange Shirt Day at our schools

October 2nd, 2019

September 30th was Orange Shirt Day and many of our schools showed their support. Check out some of their photos including the image at the top of this story — Barrhead Elementary Students placed feathers with a word that completes the sentence “How we think children at residential schools may have felt…” Then they filled […]

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Vista Virtual School — Alberta’s largest online school

October 2nd, 2019

Vista Virtual School (VVS) is one of about 30 online schools in the province of Alberta. Its 30+ teachers provide instruction to almost 500 full-time students and roughly 10,000 part-time registrants making it the largest online school in Alberta. The Pembina Hills School Division Board of Trustees opened Vista Virtual School in 1996 to address […]

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NPCS student enrolment on the rise

September 26th, 2019

At the September 25th board meeting, Neerlandia Public Christian School Principal Brett Seatter reported that the school has approximately 20 more students this year. They also welcomed eight new staff members to the school this fall. Offering an alternative Christian program, the school focuses on providing the highest quality of education for our students, integrating […]

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Trustee Keough Resigns

September 26th, 2019

Earlier today the Board of Trustees received a resignation letter, effective September 30th, from Trustee Nancy Keough who currently represents the Swan Hills ward. The reason for her resignation is that she will be relocating. The Board of Trustees will be discussing how best to deal with the vacancy at our October 9th board meeting. […]

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Legal name change an opportunity to synchronize names

September 13th, 2019

Recently the province changed our division’s legal name from “Pembina Hills Regional Division No. 7” to “Pembina Hills School Division.” At the September 11th board meeting, Trustees passed a motion to change the division’s communication name “Pembina Hills Public Schools” to the new legal name “Pembina Hills School Division” with an objective of removing confusion […]

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ADLC supports Alberta teachers and students

September 11th, 2019

People who have lived in the area for a while probably know of the big glass building at the north end of Barrhead as the Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC). Many people still think of it as the “correspondence school.” Pembina Hills staff may think of it as the building where they attended meetings and […]

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