School Board News

November 28, 2018 Board Meeting News

Regional Office, Barrhead –  Education Plan and Annual Education Results Report Assistant Superintendent Mark Thiesen presented the combined Education Plan and Annual Education Results Report to the school board for approval prior to publishing and submission to Alberta Education. This document represents the end of the 2017-18 planning and reporting cycle. The document is a […]

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November 14, 2018 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Barrhead, Alberta No schools considered for closure next year The school board accepted administration’s recommendation that no schools be considered for closure next year. Each year administration reviews the division’s schools against the criteria in Policy 15 to determine if a school or program should be considered for closure. This year, none […]

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October 24, 2018 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Barrhead Provincial test results will help drive improvement Superintendent David Garbutt presented the 2017-18 Provincial Achievement Test results for Grades 6 and 9, as well as the Grade 12 Diploma Examination results. Teachers and principals use these results to make decisions about instruction and support student progress. The division will work with […]

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October 10, 2018 Board Meeting News

Swan Hills School – What makes Swan Hills School GREAT When asked what makes their school a great place to learn, reps from the school’s Students Union said approachable teachers and staff, and access to one-on-one support. Principal Sekulich highlighted some of the unique programming and benefits offered to the 211 students at the K-12 […]

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September 26, 2018 Board Meeting News

Eleanor Hall School, Clyde – Eleanor Hall School –  an amazing place for students! Principal Marchand, staff and parents from the school highlighted some of the opportunities for students including: Supports for students both within the school and division A weekly intergenerational program for Grade 2 students with the Westlock Continuing Care Centre Student Wellness […]

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September 12, 2018 Board Meeting News

Regional Office, Barrhead – School board requests input on how to recognize student citizenship 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 […]

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August 30, 2018 Board Meeting News

Regional Office, Barrhead – School board chooses Chair and Vice chair At their organizational meeting, the board elected Trustee Jennifer Tuininga to serve as Chair and Trustee Wendy Scinski as Vice chair. Read more in division news. A number of board committee appointments were also made at the meeting. School board will wait to make decision […]

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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 […]

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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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