School Board News

June 27, 2018 Board Meeting News

Regional Office, Barrhead –

Division reports on priorities and key strategies
Assistant Superintendent of Education Services Mark Thiesen provided an update on the key strategies of the Education Plan as they relate to the priority areas of:

  • Addressing the diversity of student needs
  • Student-teacher relationships
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy

School board adopts 2018-19 Workplan
The purpose of the Board Workplan is to guide the business of the school board throughout the school year.

Division creates planning tool for transportation of students with complex needs
Transportation Director Shantelle Haitel reviewed the recently developed Administrative Procedure and planning tool to help ensure the safe transportation of students with complex needs and/or mobility issues. The purpose of the tool is to improve communications between parents, the school and transportation.

PHPS student selected for Minister’s Youth Council
Congratulations to Tahir Natha, a Grade 8 Vista Virtual School student from Calgary who was selected from 300 applicants to the province’s 33-member 2018-19 Minister’s Youth Council.

As part of the Youth Council, Tahir will have the opportunity to travel to Edmonton three times in the next school year and speak to the Minister of Education and Alberta Education staff about curriculum, student engagement, and goals for furthering the province’s education system.

The next school board meeting is on Wednesday, August 30, 2018 at the PHPS Regional Office in Barrhead starting at 9:30 a.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Recent Board News

June 13, 2018 Board Meeting News

École Barrhead Elementary School – BES – Proud of their rich and diverse culture The June 13 board meeting was held at École Barrhead Elementary School, the division’s largest elementary school with 693 students in Kindergarten to Grade 6. The school has 70 staff members, consisting of 36 teachers and 34 support staff, and operates […]

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May 23, 2018 Board Meeting News

Regional Office, Barrhead – PHPS offers $2,500 Relocation Incentive 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 […]

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May 9, 2018 Board Meeting News

R. F. Staples Secondary School, Westlock – R. F. Staples — Work Hard, Be Kind The May 9 board meeting was held at R. F. Staples Secondary School, the division’s largest school with 719 students in Grades 7-12 and 59 staff members — 39 teachers and 20 support staff. The school operates on an annual […]

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