Division News

Board meeting on livestream

April 8th, 2020

At the April 8th meeting which was held at Regional Office, the school board broadcast their first board meeting via livestream. Board Chair Tuininga was in attendance at the Regional Office and in order to comply with social distancing guidelines, the remaining trustees participated in the meeting virtually through Google Meet.  Members of the public […]

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How is “Learning At Home” different from “Home Schooling”?

April 7th, 2020

By definition, “home schooling” requires a huge teaching commitment from parents as they must learn curriculum and “teach” their children at home. The current situation is very different. With “learning at home” parents and students continue to rely primarily on their teachers for guidance and support. Parents do not need to become home-school teachers, but […]

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Pembina Hills response to funding cuts

April 6th, 2020

Pembina Hills has been responding to information provided by the province during the school year. In late fall, the board received the funding details for the current school year; 2019-2020. Over the past few weeks, Pembina Hills also received details from Alberta Education about a new funding framework for the next school year; 2020-2021. Most […]

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Laura McCartney: Bringing languages to life for ADLC students

April 2nd, 2020

Laura McCartney is a Languages Teacher at the Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC). A strong advocate for her students, Laura always puts the welfare of her students first, providing them with the best possible learning experience. She is constantly challenging her students as they learn new languages! “We are grateful to have Laura as a […]

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Getting ready for a new ‘First Day of School’

March 20th, 2020

Our school staff are extraordinarily dedicated professionals who care deeply about your children’s learning. They really miss being with them every day. They and the division staff have worked hard to prepare for a new ‘first day of school’ on March 30th. Regarding continuity of learning The division administration has directed school staff to use […]

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BCHS remains top capital plan priority

March 20th, 2020

At their March 18th regular board meeting, the school board adopted their three-year capital plan, keeping Barrhead Composite High School (BCHS) as their top priority. In 2018, Alberta Education funded a Value Scoping Session to examine the implications of modernizing and right-sizing the school vs. building a replacement. Representatives from Alberta Education, Alberta Infrastructure, Pembina […]

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