News Archive

Here's how our schools are helping Fort McMurray evacuees

     Left: Two R.F. Staples students organize donation drive; Westlock El...

School board visits Alberta legislature - Meet with local MLA and Education Minister

One of the school board's roles is to advocate on behalf of Pembina Hills Publi...

Check out the May 25 board meeting highlights

In the May 25 board meeting highlights read about: How to enrol in a sch...

Daryl Chattargoon named associate principal at Pembina North Community School

After graduating from the University of Alberta with a B.Ed. Darryl Chattargoon...

Dale Erickson becomes associate principal at Eleanor Hall School

During his 10 plus years at École Barrhead Elementary School Dale Erickson ta...

Jason Wiks becomes associate principal at R.F. Staples Secondary School

Most recently associate principal at Pembina North Community School, Jason Wiks...

Perry Kulmatyski named associate principal at R. F. Staples Secondary School

In 1995 Perry Kulmatyski started teaching at R.F. Staples School. He came to the...

New associate principal at École Westlock Elementary School: Greg Ferguson

Greg Ferguson joined Pembina Hills Public Schools in 2004 as a Grade 5 / 6 teach...

Amber Monteath has a new role at École Barrhead Elementary School as associate principal

A 2004 graduate of the University of Alberta, Amber has taught at Swan Hills Sch...

New principal for Busby School: Raime Drake

Raime Drake brings 17 years of service with Pembina Hills Public Schools to her...

Tammy Tkachuk becomes principal of Dunstable School

Since joining Pembina Hills Public Schools in 2001, Tammy has worked at the  Al...

Nadine Marchand is new principal of Eleanor Hall School

Nadine Marchand joined Pembina Hills Public Schools in 1996 as a teacher at Swan...

Angie Bachand moving to École Westlock Elementary School

Most recently associate principal at R.F. Staples Secondary School, Angie Bachan...

Suzanne Lundrigan appointed Communications Director

Suzanne brings more than 25 years’ experience in education communications to P...

Student fees to stay the same in 2016-17

In the May 11 PHPS board meeting highlights read about: Student fees hel...

Welcome Fort McMurray families and children!

Our community schools welcome you! "We welcome the 31 Fort McMurray students wh...

Eleanor Hall Principal Don Hinks joins Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools

Best wishes to Eleanor Hall School Principal Don Hinks as he moves into a new ro...

Paddy Zadunayski’s new role focused on literacy and supporting new teachers

Paddy Zadunayski has been appointed Coordinator of Literacy & New Teacher Suppo...

Division adds associate principal to BCHS; meet the new associate principal

Fort Assiniboine principal Charlene Assenheimer will become associate principa...

Meet the new principal at Fort Assiniboine School

Dunstable principal Lorna Hiemstra is returning to Fort Assiniboine School as...

Giving 3 to 5 year-olds a head start on school

We want every child to succeed in school. Because some children need extra help...

School board makes 17 changes to attendance areas

See this page for maps and detailed land descriptions outlining the changes th...

Check out the Education Week activities at Pembina Hills Public Schools

Education Week is May 2-6 - Here are some of the things our schools are doing....

What 178 citizens said about proposed changes to attendance areas

Thanks to the 77 people who attended the April 19 and 20 community engagement ev...

Provincial Budget shields students from brunt of economic downturn

Board chair Jennifer Tuininga issued this statement responding to the 2016 Prov...

Board sets bus fees for 2016-2017 at Apr 13 board meeting

In the April 13 PHPS board meeting highlights read about: Division mov...

Celebrating agriculture at Pembina North Community School

PNCS students wrapped up an Agriculture study unit with an Ag Fair which feature...

Partnership opens doors to welding classes for R.F. Staples students

April 8, 2016 - High schools -- including R.F. Staples -- don't always have th...

Check out the March 23 board highlights

Apr 4 - In the Pembina Hills Public Schools March 23 Board Highlights read abo...

Is your child turning 5 before Dec 31, 2016?

It's time for Kindergarten! Register your child and check out the program at...

PHPS policies in line with legislation re LGBTQ students​

See the complete report to the school board here. March 24, 2016 - Pembina H...

Colleen Symyrozum-Watt is president-elect of Alberta superintendents’ group

March 22, 2016 - Pembina Hills Public Schools’ Superintendent Colleen Symyrozu...

Westlock News’ Kevin Berger is a great reporter!

Mar 3, 2016 - In recognition of Kevin Berger’s outstanding coverage of our d...

No change to bus service and new calendar approved

March 2 board highlights  Board decides not to change busing for studen...

Check out the Feb 24 Board Highlights

Feb 26 - In the Pembina Hills Public Schools Feb 24 Board Highlights read abou...

Alberta Education ADM visits schools

On February 18, Alberta Education Assistant Deputy Minister Dean Lindquist visit...

Where should PHPS invest to make the biggest difference for kids?

On Feb 16, trustees, school principals, associate principals, and regional servi...

What do people think about proposed change to bus service?

Feb 22, 2016 - Thanks to the 127 people who shared their views about this prop...

Check out the Feb 10 Board Highlights

Feb 17, 2016 - In the Feb 10 Board Highlights read about: Change of locati...

We’re flashing you! PHPS to run strobe lights on school buses in all weather

Jan 28, 2016 - Since January 4, 2016 Pembina Hills Public Schools buses have bee...

Board chair asks minister to confirm govt. "Best Practices" document is a guideline

Conveys parental concerns about some elements in the document In a January 2...

Two Pembina Hills Public Schools (PHPS) nominees win $16,000 bursaries

Jan 20, 2016 - Congratulations to Christina Frose and Dylan Schumacher, who e...

School board adopts new name and logo for Pembina Hills Public Schools

Jan 19, 2016 -  Pembina Hills Public Schools has adopted a new visual ...

Holiday greetings from the superintendent

Following is a message to staff from Superintendent Colleen Symyrozum-Watt: D...

Moving day at Neerlandia Public Christian School

All hands were on deck Tuesday, December 15th as Neerlandia Public Christian Sch...

Check out the highlights from the December 9 Board Meeting

In the December 9 Board Highlights read about: Decisions about two inter...

A tradition of giving at Pembina Hills Schools

All throughout Pembina Hills Public Schools our students and staff are in the sp...

BES Grade 6 class raises $600 to buy toys for Santa's Toybox

Christmas will be a lot brighter for local children thanks to Miss Epp's Grade 6...

Check out the highlights from the November 25 board meeting

RF Staples students' union raises $2700 for Operation Christmas Child

The R.F. Staples Students' Union recently raised $2700 in cash and donations fro...

Winter is coming... When and why do we cancel school buses?

Winter – and winter-driving conditions – are around the corner.  With that...

Bus driver unharmed after empty school bus slides into ditch

On Nov.16 at 7:30 a.m before picking up any students, Bus No. 102 slid into the...

Read the Oct 28 Board Highlights

ATA event recognizes new and retiring teachers

Teachers new to the profession and teachers recently retired from PHRD were hono...

What's coming up at the Oct 28 Board Meeting

The public is welcome to attend the October 28 PHRD Board Meeting which takes pl...

Dunstable students' posters tell school bus safety story

Thanks to the students at Dunstable School for their awesome School Bus Safety p...

PHRD and ADLC - leading and learning at FNMI symposium

Pembina Hills and ADLC were active participants at Alberta's first ever First Na...

New BCHS program gives students opportunity to earn 25 credits and Health Care Aide certificate

The 15 students in Barrhead Composite High School’s new Health Care Aide progr...

Cognitive Coaching supports school administrators fulfilling instructional leadership role

October 5, 2015 – In late September, PHRD school administrators participated...

Read the October 7 Board Highlights