Division News

What makes Swan Hills School GREAT

October 12th, 2018

The October 10 board meeting was held at Swan Hills School and trustees had an opportunity to learn about some of the unique programming and benefits offered to the school’s 211 students. Principal Slade Sekulich shared ways the K-12 school seeks to provide a wide range of programming and benefits, and works with students to […]

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No school October 5th and 8th

October 2nd, 2018

There will be no school for students on Friday, October 5th and Monday, October 8th. We all know why there are no classes on Thanksgiving Day, but why not on Friday? Again, we went to Assistant Superintendent Mark Thiesen for this explanation. October 5th is a non-instructional day because we take into consideration the time required […]

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Eleanor Hall School – an amazing place for students!

September 28th, 2018

At the September 26 board meeting, Eleanor Hall School Principal Nadine Marchand, along with staff and parents from the school highlighted some of the opportunities for students. All activities address the division priorities of student diversity, student-teacher relationships, numeracy and literacy. Other items from the meeting include: School board provides input into Alberta Education’s Business Plan […]

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Working to support Truth and Reconciliation

September 26th, 2018

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day. During the last week of September many PHPS schools will be encouraging students to wear orange as part of a growing movement of reconciliation and learning of the impact of residential schools. The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) Walking Together project describes how Orange Shirt Day grew out of a former student’s […]

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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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