School Board News

October 23, 2019 Board Meeting News

Pibroch Colony School – Student enrolment continues to decline This year, the division will serve 3,776 students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 at eleven community schools, two Hutterite colonies, and two outreach centers. Similar to past years, enrolment is down 46 students or 1.4%. The division also operates an online school, Vista Virtual School, which […]

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October 9, 2019 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Board appoints interim representative following Swan Hills Trustee resignation Trustee Nancy Keough recently resigned from her position as trustee for the Swan Hills Ward. The board discussed whether to fill the vacancy with a by-election. As part of the 2019-2020 school year, the board has also committed to a review of the […]

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September 25, 2019 Board Meeting News

Neerlandia Public Christian School – Student enrolment on the rise at Neerlandia Public Christian School Principal Brett Seatter reported that the school has approximately 20 more students this year. They also welcomed eight new staff members to the school this fall. Offering an alternative Christian program, the school focuses on providing the highest quality of […]

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September 11, 2019 Board Meeting News

Regional Office, Barrhead – Legal Name Change Brought Opportunity to Synchronize Names Recently the province changed our division’s legal name from “Pembina Hills Regional Division No. 7” to “Pembina Hills School Division”. Trustees passed a motion to change the division’s communication name “Pembina Hills Public Schools” to the new legal name “Pembina Hills School Division” […]

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August 28, 2019 Board News

School board chooses Chair and Vice chair At their organizational meeting, the board elected Trustee Jennifer Tuininga to serve as Chair and Trustee Wendy Scinski as Vice chair. “I am honoured to continue to serve as the board chair for PHPS. I have the pleasure of working with a strong and supportive board and senior […]

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June 26, 2019 Board News

Regional Office, Barrhead –  School board 2019-20 budget depletes reserves Delayed release of the provincial budget has required the school board to adopt their 2019-20 budget based on assumptions including: Declining enrolment of approx 2% resulting in $284,000 less revenue Removal of Classroom Improvement Funding (CIF) resulting in $843,600 less revenue Elimination of nutrition funding […]

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June 12, 2019 Board Meeting News

Fort Assiniboine School – Fort Assiniboine School — a safe and caring family atmosphere Principal Lorna Hiemstra and School Council Chair Penny Price reported on the many opportunities available to the school’s 83 Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. From the great team of people who care about students, to strong community support, the school focused […]

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May 22, 2019 Board Meeting News

Regional Office, Barrhead – Fall release of provincial budget forces school board to make assumptions The school board discussed some of the assumptions they will need to make in order to develop their 2019-20 budget, including the following monies that may not be provided in the coming year: The Classroom Improvement Fund (CIF) expires August […]

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May 8, 2019 Board Meeting News

Vista Virtual School, Calgary –  Board meeting goes on the road to Vista Virtual School – Learning Without Limits For the first time in its history, the school board held its regular meeting in Calgary, at the Vista Virtual School campus. With an overall combined budget of $84 million, Pembina Hills Public Schools is unique […]

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April 17, 2019 Board Meeting News

École Westlock Elementary School –  Students exceed reading challenge – Principal Ouimet kisses a goat! Teachers and principals are so passionate about reading, they’ll agree to almost anything to get their students excited about reading. March 2019 was reading month at WES. In addition to daily fun reading events–from Karaoke to Dr. Seuss Day to […]

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