Division News

Double Gold at Skills Canada Nationals

June 22nd, 2018

Congratulations to Aidan Victoor and Jonathan Verheul for winning GOLD at the Skills Canada national competition in Edmonton on June 4-5. Left: Grade 12 RF Staples student Aidan Victoor won Gold in Carpentry – with teacher Kevin MacKenzie. Right: Grade 12 BCHS student Jonathan Verheul won Gold in Automotive Technology – with teacher Dan Sribney. […]

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Hands on learning for BCHS photography students

June 21st, 2018

Barrhead Composite High School photography teacher Bruce Tyrrell creates amazing opportunities for his students with an annual field trip to either New York or Vancouver. This year it was Vancouver, where they had the opportunity to put their skills to work — however a great deal of work had to be done before they boarded […]

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Parent guide to Selfies, Sexting and Snapchat

June 20th, 2018

Social media and technology use is on the rise and constantly changing. Unhealthy use of technology can lead to addiction, bullying and other problems. So what can parents do to understand the dangers and help support their child? Colleen Teske, PHPS Coordinator of School Counseling, presented Growing up with Selfies, Sexting and Snapchat in several communities and […]

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Farewell to School Resource Officer Constable Hynes

June 18th, 2018

After almost four years as the School Resource Officer for Barrhead area schools, Constable Robert Hynes will be transferring to the RCMP Academy “Depot” Division in Regina, Saskatchewan. During the June 13 school board meeting, trustees thanked him for his dedication, commitment and service to schools. Other items from the June 13 board meeting include: […]

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Tara Thue is an excellent educator!

June 14th, 2018

Tara Thue, currently teaching grade 5 at Eleanor Hall School, is a true professional in every sense of the word.  Tara is always willing to go the extra mile, whether she is providing new and exciting lessons to her students, coaching, or just welcoming the students into her classroom for a chat.  Former Eleanor Hall […]

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Trustee Jackie Carson receives Esquao Award

June 8th, 2018

PHPS school board trustee Jackie Carson was recently honored by the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) as a recipient of the Esquao Award in the category of Education. The Esquao Awards Gala was held on April 27 at the River Cree Resort which Jackie attended with her husband Andrew. The IAAW is […]

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Jessica Hiemstra—a true member of the team

June 6th, 2018

Jessica works as a program assistant in the PREP class at Barrhead Elementary School.  Confident, strong and knowledgeable are just some of the strengths that make her an asset to the class.  Jessica is always willing to go above and beyond learning new strategies and ideas to support the students.  She has become a committed […]

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Warning about Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’

June 4th, 2018

Season 2 of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why was released on May 18, and it’s even more concerning than the first season. This season contains situations that may be upsetting for students, including gun violence, a planned school shooting, a rape scene, drug abuse, slut shaming and the attempt to heal after a suicide. […]

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Raising teens in a digital age — Open sessions

May 31st, 2018

Join us for an open conversation about the realities of raising teens and tweens in a digital age. These FREE sessions are open to parents, guardians, community members, and youth 12+. Facilitated by Colleen Teske, PHPS Coordinator of School Counseling, the sessions will cover questions like: Why do our kids love selfies so much? Why […]

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PHPS offers $2,500 Relocation Incentive

May 23rd, 2018

Are you considering applying for a position in Pembina Hills Public Schools? Do you already work for us but live outside the division? Our new Relocation Incentive offers $2,500 to all new and existing employees who live outside the division and choose to move to a community within Pembina Hills’ geographic area. This includes the major centres […]

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