Division News

Stephen Gokiert — supporting PHPS students and parents since 2003

April 10th, 2019

Stephen is a contracted psychologist with Pembina Hills who is approachable, friendly, and is able to guide and direct both staff and parents in a very kind and gentle manner. Student Services Director Rob McGarva says, “Stephen works diligently to ensure that students receive the necessary services and supports. He is a very dedicated and […]

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Swan Hills School to get Early Learning program

April 5th, 2019

At their April 4th meeting, the school board approved a request from the Swan Hills Preschool Society to establish a school based Early Learning program for children ages 3-5 at Swan Hills School starting next year. This brings the number of PHPS Early Learning programs to seven: Busby School (B-PREP) Dunstable School (DEN) École Barrhead […]

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School board weighs-in on provincial election

April 2nd, 2019

The Pembina Hills Public Schools Board of Trustees would like to share their local advocacy priorities for the April 16th provincial election. Board Chair Jennifer Tuininga says, “As a school board we are urging government to invest in education. We are the elected voice, in the region, on the education of K-12 students in our […]

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Cheryl Frose inspires teachers and students

March 20th, 2019

“Cheryl is committed to meeting the needs of her students and ensuring their success.” As a teacher and the Department Head of Elementary / Junior High at the Alberta Distance Learning Centre, Cheryl shares her experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm to help students achieve their very best.   The confidence she has in her colleagues and her […]

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Swan Hills teacher nominated for provincial award

March 6th, 2019

Each year the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) recognizes first-year teachers for their outstanding efforts, with the Edwin Parr Teacher Award. This year the school board received recommendations from principals for two very deserving first-year teachers; however, each school board is allowed to submit only one nominee. We are pleased to announce that Swan Hills […]

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School bus “fly-by” incidents up 40%

March 4th, 2019

“When the flashing reds are on and the stop arm is out, you must stop.” That’s the message from Pembina Hills Public Schools and the RCMP. But many people aren’t stopping. It’s called a ‘fly-by’—and it’s happening far too often. Last school year the division transportation office received a whopping 123 reports of fly-by incidents […]

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