Division News

Changes to Alberta School Immunizations

September 5th, 2018

Alberta Health Services has made changes to the School Immunization Program that will take effect in the 2018-19 school year. Important messages for parents include: In the 2018-19 school year, public health nurses will be reviewing the immunization records of all Alberta students from Grades 1 to 9 to assess immunization status. You will be […]

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School board refines travel ban list

September 4th, 2018

At the August 30th board meeting, Assistant Superintendent of Education Services Mark Thiesen provided an update on international travel conditions. The report comes as a result of an October 2016 motion, suspending authorization of international field trips to all of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia for two full school years, until August 2018. Following […]

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Board selects Chair and Vice chair

August 31st, 2018

At their August 30th meeting, the PHPS Board of Trustees chose Jennifer Tuininga to serve as Chair and Wendy Scincki to serve as Vice chair for the 2018-19 school year. Tuninga has served as Board chair since August 2015 and is in her second term as a trustee. As Board chair, Tuininga will preside over all board meetings, […]

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Starting school after Labour Day

August 31st, 2018

This year our students go back to school after the Labour Day long weekend. So why don’t we always start after Labour Day? Some years our students go back in late August — why is that? Why can’t it be consistent? We asked Assistant Superintendent Mark Thiesen to shed some light on these questions. Here’s […]

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Shelley Moore talks inclusion at staff opening day

August 30th, 2018

Inclusion advocate, researcher and special educator Shelley Moore was the keynote speaker at the division’s opening day for staff. Through her own experience as a student with learning difficulties, and as an educator specializing in inclusion, she shared some very powerful messages about the way we view diversity, and how to create better supports for […]

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Welcoming our new teachers

August 28th, 2018

We are pleased and excited to welcome 52 new teachers to Pembina Hills, along with 14 Pembina Hills teachers who are taking on assignments at the Alberta Distance Learning Centre. Prior to school startup, these teachers spent some time at orientation sessions. We would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the best […]

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