School Board News

June 19, 2024 Board Meeting News

Division Office ~

Approved in Principle: Swan Hills School trip to Portugal and Spain in 2025

Pembina Hills encourages its students to participate in special events such as field trips, athletic competitions, music and drama festivals, tours and student exchanges, as these activities can significantly complement the educational program. While Field Trips, Excursions, National and International Tours have positive educational value, care must be taken to ensure that all off-site activities are organized to maximize educational benefit and ensure the protection and safety of students.

The board considered a request from Swan Hills School regarding a tour through Portugal and Spain in the spring of 2025. The board approved the trip in principle, which authorizes the lead teacher to inform students and parents and to continue planning the trip.  

Facilities Assurance Report

Facilities Director Tracy Tyreman presented the board with an overview of the department’s structure and priorities. Mr. Tyreman presented this information through the context of the department’s mission statement to “maintain and upgrade our facilities to provide a safe and pleasing environment that continues to meet the educational needs of our students and protects staff, property and the general public.”. 

Mr. Tyreman provided an update on several significant projects in the department, including a roof repair at Barrhead Composite High School, the renovation of the Barrhead Outreach School and Learning Centre building, and the project plan for the Barrhead Composite High School Modernization and Right-Sizing project.

Promoting Activity, Wellness & Success Program Presentation

PAWS Program Manager Vanessa Lewis Vanessa Lewis presented the Board with an overview of the Promoting Activity, Wellness and Success (PAWS) program including its history, mandate, and key functions. The program is focused on promoting mental health and prevention, including developing tangible coping skills and social/emotional learning. The small but mighty team has a large mandate and provides critical services within Pembina Hills communities.

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Next School Board Meeting
Wednesday, September 4, 2024
Division Office
9:30 a.m.

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