Division News

Parent guide to Selfies, Sexting and Snapchat

June 20th, 2018

Social media and technology use is on the rise and constantly changing. Unhealthy use of technology can lead to addiction, bullying and other problems. So what can parents do to understand the dangers and help support their child? Colleen Teske, PHPS Coordinator of School Counseling, presented Growing up with Selfies, Sexting and Snapchat in several communities and […]

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Farewell to School Resource Officer Constable Hynes

June 18th, 2018

After almost four years as the School Resource Officer for Barrhead area schools, Constable Robert Hynes will be transferring to the RCMP Academy “Depot” Division in Regina, Saskatchewan. During the June 13 school board meeting, trustees thanked him for his dedication, commitment and service to schools. Other items from the June 13 board meeting include: […]

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Tara Thue is an excellent educator!

June 14th, 2018

Tara Thue, currently teaching grade 5 at Eleanor Hall School, is a true professional in every sense of the word.  Tara is always willing to go the extra mile, whether she is providing new and exciting lessons to her students, coaching, or just welcoming the students into her classroom for a chat.  Former Eleanor Hall […]

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Trustee Jackie Carson receives Esquao Award

June 8th, 2018

PHPS school board trustee Jackie Carson was recently honored by the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) as a recipient of the Esquao Award in the category of Education. The Esquao Awards Gala was held on April 27 at the River Cree Resort which Jackie attended with her husband Andrew. The IAAW is […]

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Jessica Hiemstra—a true member of the team

June 6th, 2018

Jessica works as a program assistant in the PREP class at Barrhead Elementary School.  Confident, strong and knowledgeable are just some of the strengths that make her an asset to the class.  Jessica is always willing to go above and beyond learning new strategies and ideas to support the students.  She has become a committed […]

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Warning about Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’

June 4th, 2018

Season 2 of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why was released on May 18, and it’s even more concerning than the first season. This season contains situations that may be upsetting for students, including gun violence, a planned school shooting, a rape scene, drug abuse, slut shaming and the attempt to heal after a suicide. […]

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