Division News

What makes Swan Hills School GREAT

October 12th, 2018

The October 10 board meeting was held at Swan Hills School and trustees had an opportunity to learn about some of the unique programming and benefits offered to the school’s 211 students. Principal Slade Sekulich shared ways the K-12 school seeks to provide a wide range of programming and benefits, and works with students to […]

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No school October 5th and 8th

October 2nd, 2018

There will be no school for students on Friday, October 5th and Monday, October 8th. We all know why there are no classes on Thanksgiving Day, but why not on Friday? Again, we went to Assistant Superintendent Mark Thiesen for this explanation. October 5th is a non-instructional day because we take into consideration the time required […]

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Eleanor Hall School – an amazing place for students!

September 28th, 2018

At the September 26 board meeting, Eleanor Hall School Principal Nadine Marchand, along with staff and parents from the school highlighted some of the opportunities for students. All activities address the division priorities of student diversity, student-teacher relationships, numeracy and literacy. Other items from the meeting include: School board provides input into Alberta Education’s Business Plan […]

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Working to support Truth and Reconciliation

September 26th, 2018

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day. During the last week of September many PHPS schools will be encouraging students to wear orange as part of a growing movement of reconciliation and learning of the impact of residential schools. The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) Walking Together project describes how Orange Shirt Day grew out of a former student’s […]

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Minister Eggen sees inclusive learning at Sunny Bend Colony School

September 21st, 2018

The students, staff and parents of Sunny Bend Colony School were proud and excited to welcome Education Minister David Eggen to his first ever colony school visit. Minister Eggen was also greeted by past Principal Brett Seatter, current Principal Mitch Hammond, Superintendent David Garbutt, Board Chair Jennifer Tuininga, and Trustees Nancy Keough and Jackie Comeau. […]

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Apology from Superintendent David Garbutt

September 20th, 2018

On behalf of Pembina Hills Public Schools and the Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC), I extend a sincere apology for the inappropriate and offensive content in one of our print courses. As a division, we accept full responsibility, and are committed to ensuring this does not happen again. The content in the document absolutely does not […]

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$16,000 bursary available to student teachers

September 19th, 2018

The Northern Student Teacher Bursary is worth $16,000 and is offered to students in their last two years of a Bachelor of Education degree. We’re accepting applications from students who agree to work and live as a teacher in Pembina Hills Public Schools following the completion of their program. You may be eligible if you […]

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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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