News Archive

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 vice principal to BCHS; meet the new vice 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...

Board proposes 18 changes to attendance areas; seeks community input

Attend two community engagement sessions - April 19 and 20 - and complete a su...

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

Tree Planting at Dunstable School

September 25, 2015 - It was a GREAT day for Dunstable school. The rain and mud...

Share your views about communications within and about Pembina Hills Regional Division

September 16, 2105 - Pembina Hills Regional Division is asking our internal and...

Accident Involving Bus 99 (Updated)

September 10, 2015 - (Updated at 9:55 pm) This morning, Bus 99 was involved in a...

Thanks to Local Law Enforcement for Keeping Kids Safe

September 4, 2015 - Did you notice an increased RCMP and Community Peace Offic...

School Bell Times at PHRD Schools

August 31, 2015 - Parents and students - Not sure what time classes start or end...

Opening Message from the Board Chair and Superintendent

August 27, 2015 - Pembina Hills staff received a warm welcome from newly elected...

PHRD Leaders Prepare for the New School Year

August 27, 2015 - The first Administrator's meeting of the 2015-2016 school ye...

Welcome Back to School - A Message from the Board of Trustees

Welcome back to all Pembina Hills employees! I hope you had a wonderful summe...

Board Holds Organizational Meeting

August 25, 2015 - The Pembina Hills Board of Trustees held their annual organiza...

Pembina Hills Welcomes New Teachers

August 21, 2015 - Pembina Hills is pleased and excited to welcome 25 new teache...

NOTICE - School Zone Changes in the Town of Westlock

There have been some important changes to the Traffic Bylaw within the Town of W...

Attention - Students Using Gmail Accounts over the Summer

As part of our annual process, we have changed student passwords for our windows...

Get Ready for Back to School

The first day of school is August 31st. Click here to view our Back to School...

Year End Message to Staff from the Superintendent of Schools

Dear Staff,  It’s hard to believe that the 2014-2015 school year is coming...

Neerlandia Receives Modular Classrooms

June 22, 2015 - Another step in the construction of Neerlandia's new school is...