Division News

Minister Eggen sees inclusive learning at Sunny Bend Colony School

September 21st, 2018

The students, staff and parents of Sunny Bend Colony School were proud and excited to welcome Education Minister David Eggen to his first ever colony school visit. Minister Eggen was also greeted by past Principal Brett Seatter, current Principal Mitch Hammond, Superintendent David Garbutt, Board Chair Jennifer Tuininga, and Trustees Nancy Keough and Jackie Comeau. […]

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Apology from Superintendent David Garbutt

September 20th, 2018

On behalf of Pembina Hills Public Schools and the Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC), I extend a sincere apology for the inappropriate and offensive content in one of our print courses. As a division, we accept full responsibility, and are committed to ensuring this does not happen again. The content in the document absolutely does not […]

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School board to seek input on student awards

September 14th, 2018

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 for the award, including eliminating the academic requirement. Instead of one award winner per year, […]

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Changes to student grades and reporting

September 13th, 2018

Last year, principals and senior administration reviewed the language used in report cards to describe student achievement. The discussion came as a result of some misunderstanding of the word “Acceptable”. Parents might interpret “Acceptable” to mean that everything is okay and there are no concerns. However, by the definition used, it can mean that things […]

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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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