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School Council AGM

Posted on October 13 2021

Please join us on Monday, October 18th, at 7:00pm for our School Council AGM. If you would like to be added to the virtual meeting please notify for child's teacher or phone the school at (780)778-6266.…

UPDATED Daily Health Checklist

Posted on September 23 2021

Parents, THANK YOU for your support and diligence in screening for illness daily and keeping children home when they are sick. Your efforts continue to help ensure healthy learning environments at school.…

UPDATE: Masks required in school common spaces

Posted on September 3 2021

Starting Tuesday, September 7, all students, staff and visitors will be required to wear a non-medical face mask in school common spaces like hallways, washrooms and other spaces where people are close…

Daily health screening for all students and staff

Posted on August 31 2021

We all have a part to play in keeping our school communities healthy. Screening daily for illness is an important action we can take to support our schools. Alberta Health Daily Checklist Before coming…

NGPS 2021-22 Back to School Plan

Posted on August 24 2021

NGPS's 2021-22 Back to School Plan outlines the strategies and health measures the Division will follow in supporting the health and safety of students and staff. As always, we remain committed to providing…

Government releases COVID-19 guidance documents for…

Posted on August 16 2021

On Friday, August 13, the Government of Alberta released their Guidance for Respiratory Illness Prevention and Management in Schools, as well as a tool kit with information for parents and school staff…

Every Child Matters

Posted on May 31 2021

In remembrance of the 215 children whose remains were discovered at a former Kamloops residential school, flags across Northern Gateway Public Schools will be lowered to half mast. We extend our deepest…

Division announces new Superintendent of Schools

Posted on May 27 2021

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that following an extensive Canada wide search, Mr. Kevin Bird has been appointed as the new Superintendent of Northern Gateway Public Schools, effective July…

K-12 students return to in-person learning! NGPS is…

Posted on May 19 2021

As per Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange's announcement this afternoon, Alberta students will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, with the exception of students in the Regional…

Education Week 2021!

Posted on May 3 2021

It has been over a full year since NGPS began adapting to the challenges of delivering education in the context of a pandemic.   This year, we want to take the opportunity to celebrate the many hands,…

School Board Election 2021: Shaping the future of…

Posted on April 22 2021

Are you passionate about kids and public education? You may want to consider running for a school trustee position! Alberta School Board elections will take place on Monday, October 18, 2021! Elected…

Register NOW for the 2021-22 school year!

Posted on April 22 2021

Your educational journey is our inspiration! At Northern Gateway Public Schools, we understand that every student is unique. Teachers, support staff and leadership work together to create personalized,…

Spring Break

Posted on March 24 2021

  No School Reminder There are no classes Monday, March 29 to Tuesday, April 6 for the spring break, Easter Monday and a Board Approved Non-Instructional Day. Classes resume for all NGPS students on…

School Advisory Council Meeting March 15th at 7:00pm

Posted on March 12 2021

Our next School Advisory Council Meeting is scheduled for March 15th at 7:00pm.  If you would like to attend our online Google Meet, please notify your child's teacher or call the school at (780)778-6266…

Celebrating our Substitute Teachers!

Posted on March 8 2021

Thank you to all of our substitute teachers! Whether you are coming to the rescue in person, or online, you provide incredible support to NGPS students and staff year-round. You are a crucial member of…

Planning for Student Success: share your feedback…

Posted on February 26 2021

Your Voice Matters Northern Gateway Public Schools seeks your input as we plan for the 2021-22 school year and beyond. Your feedback as students, parents, staff and leaders is an important part of our…

Pink Shirt Day is Feb 24!

Posted on February 23 2021

Pink Shirt Day is an anti-bullying movement that began in 2007 when a student in Nova Scotia was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. Since then, Pink Shirt Day has been recognized annually around…

Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year is Open!

Posted on February 11 2021

We are excited to begin accepting registrations for the 2021-2022 school year! Come experience the Pat Hardy difference! Please click here for more information and to register your child.

My Heroes of COVID-19

Posted on January 27 2021

“Even as we grieved, we grew. Even as we hurt, we hoped. Even as we tire, we try.” - Amanda Gorman I recently heard a radio story of a first grade teacher who was teaching her students virtually…

Return to In-Person Classes, January 11!

Posted on January 7 2021

On November 24, 2020, the Alberta government introduced a series of enhanced COVID-19 measures that impacted all Alberta K-12 schools. These temporary measures were set to be in place from November 30,…

2020

NGPS Christmas Vacation and Return to Learning Schedule

Posted on December 17 2020

CHRISTMAS VACATION - DECEMBER 18, 2020 - JANUARY 1, 2021 ALL GRADES RETURN TO AT-HOME, ONLINE LEARNING: JANUARY 4-8, 2021 ALL GRADES RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING AT SCHOOL: JANUARY 11, 2021 Please continue…

I'll Be Home Christmas

Posted on December 17 2020

Christmas has always felt magical and miraculous. After the stress and anxiety of the last ten months, we need the hope and peace of the Christmas Season more than ever before. Even if you’re not…

Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 16 2020

Wishing all of our NGPS families an extra Merry Christmas and happy holiday break! The Christmas Break for NGPS students is December 18 to January 1.  Return to at-home, online learning: January 4, 2021…

Happy Holidays from PHP!

Posted on December 16 2020

We would like to wish all of our PHP families a happy holiday season. Stay safe, healthy and enjoy your time together!  Please remember that our last day of classes before Christmas Break is December…

Alberta Government announces new series of enhanced…

Posted on November 25 2020

Alberta Government announces new series of enhanced COVID-19 health measures, ENHANCED public health measures: Stop the Spike. On November 24, 2020, the Alberta Government announced a series of new COVID-19…

LEST WE FORGET

Posted on November 10 2020

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the official end of the World War I hostilities on November 11, 1918.  In gratitude, we stand with our communities to honour and reflect on the sacrifices and…

To Run or Not to Run? School Bus Transportation and…

Posted on November 10 2020

Preparing for Winter temperatures and road conditions With Winter weather upon us, families are reminded to take necessary precautions for inclement or severe weather. When the safety of transporting…

EVERY CHILD MATTERS: Phyllis Webstad and the story…

Posted on September 29 2020

Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 to honour Residential School survivors and their families, to remember those children who didn't come home and to encourage and support awareness of the individual, family…

COVID-19 Information - Student illness STAY AT HOME…

Posted on September 18 2020

This summary, based on the September 2020 Government of Alberta update, COVID-19 Symptom-Student illness, provides further clarity to parents about the ‘isolation’ period or ‘stay home and minimize…

NON-MEDICAL FACE MASKS: WHY USE? WHAT TO CONSIDER?…

Posted on September 11 2020

NGPS 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook updated September 10, 2020. To read more on the NGPS Mask Protocol please see Section 1 - Provincial Health Measures, Pages 9-14 of the Handbook. WHY USE A NON-MEDICAL…

Daily health screening required for all NGPS staff…

Posted on August 27 2020

We all have a role to play in keeping schools healthy. Before coming to school each day, all staff and students must use the Government of Alberta's screening questionnaire - the COVID-19 Alberta Health…

WELCOME BACK! School starts next week!

Posted on August 24 2020

Board approves change to 2020-21 school year calendar. The first day of school is Wednesday, Sept 2; however, many schools have staggered start dates. Schools will share information with you specific…

School health measures now include mandatory masks

Posted on August 6 2020

On August 4, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced that the use of masks will be required when students and staff return to school.  Students from Grades 4 through 12 will be required to wear masks…

EDITED Re-entry: Students will return to In-school…

Posted on July 22 2020

The Government of Alberta announced yesterday that students will return to in-school classes under Scenario 1, with near-normal daily operations and added health measures. This means that daily in-school…

Looking Ahead! NGPS releases 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry…

Posted on July 8 2020

As promised, we are pleased to share the Northern Gateway Public Schools, 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook. The Handbook will guide our collective response to COVID-19 and operations for the 2020-21…

Division surveys students, staff and families on re-entry…

Posted on June 1 2020

Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS) is planning for the 2020-21 school year and what it may look like for students, staff and families. While any return to school will be managed under the guidelines…

Proof of Residence required for NGPS students

Posted on April 23 2020

As part of the regular registration process, proof of residence is now required for all Northern Gateway Public Schools students. Parents will be required to provide a copy of their resident legal land…

UPDATE MARCH 29, 2020 - 9:28 a.m. Funding to School…

Posted on March 29 2020

  On March 28, 2020, the Education Minister announced that resources to school divisions will be adjusted to match an at-home learning environment. At this time, Alberta school divisions are expected…

HOW ARE YOU DOING?

Posted on March 27 2020

No, really. How are YOU doing? Take a pause... and think …. how are you doing? Let’s take a moment to do a self- assessment: How is your heart rate? How quick are your breaths? Your shoulders: how…

Continuing Student Learning

Posted on March 24 2020

As shared by the Minister of Education last week, all Kindergarten to Grade 12 students will continue to receive learning opportunities at home, either through online means or through other accommodations,…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 20, 2020 - 10:32 a.m. - Important…

Posted on March 20 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented change to us all. It has also brought us together. Our entire NGPS staff family has been working hard to develop instructional alternatives for students.…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 18, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. - Information…

Posted on March 18 2020

The school division appreciates your patience and resilience in the face of this unprecedented interruption in the normal operations of public education in the province. We realize that the school closure…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 16, 2020 Information for Families…

Posted on March 16 2020

While many parents have questions regarding yesterday’s update and the closure of schools in the province of Alberta, there are still many uncertainties for all of us as learning communities and Alberta…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 15, 2020 All K-12 Classes Canceled

Posted on March 15 2020

As of March 15, 2020, the Government of Alberta has announced a province-wide school closure. All classes are canceled indefinitely. Children are expected to stay home. The safety of our students and…

All Schools Closed to Students

Posted on March 15 2020

All Schools Closed to Students - As per direction from Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health, all Northern Gateway Public schools are closed to students indefinitely effective immediately. Students…

Health Resouces for Families

Posted on March 9 2020

Check out the resources regarding handwashing and other health topics for families to use to teach their children provided by our Health Promotion Facilitator. http://www.dobugsneeddrugs.org/kids/

School Advisory Council

Posted on March 3 2020

Click on the link below to get caught up on all the great work our School Council Advisory does at Pat Hardy! https://conta.cc/2I9W3oY   

Tether Yourself

Posted on February 26 2020

Tether Yourself: Advice for Youth (and adults too!) on Devices Being a kid is tough no matter the era, and it is no surprise that our kids today are facingchallenging experiences these days. Smartphones,…

Pink Shirt Day is Feb 26

Posted on February 13 2020

Pink Shirt Day is an anti-bullying movement that is celebrated around the world, every year, on the last Wednesday in February. As schools, we teach, model and practice kindness, empathy and inclusion…

2019

Impact of the Provincial Budget

Posted on December 6 2019

Northern Gateway Public Schools is facing a budget shortfall this school year. While Maintenance and Transportation Funding will receive modest increases, the loss of Class Size, School Fee and Classroom…

BAD DAYS DURING THE “HAPPIEST TIME OF YEAR”

Posted on November 27 2019

Advent calendars have a way of producing both excitement and anxiety for me. As a child, I loved the anticipation of the countdown but as an adult, it sends me into panic. Immediately following Remembrance…

QLE: The Heart of Teaching and Learning is Quality…

Posted on November 14 2019

There are many supports in place to enhance the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) for NGPS students. Quality Pedagogy, or the practice of teaching, is a main focus, as it is the heart of teaching and…

School Bus Transportation and Inclement Weather

Posted on November 4 2019

To run or not to run? Winter weather and driving conditions bring questions about school bus transportation. Are the buses running today? Should the buses be running today? Why aren’t the buses running…

QLE: How a Culture of Wellness supports student learning…

Posted on October 23 2019

Mental, Social and Physical well-being impact learning. A Culture of Wellness, with a focus on these three domains, is foundational to developing a Quality Learning Environment (QLE) within Northern Gateway…

Emergency Response Planning in NGPS Schools

Posted on October 17 2019

Schools are considered to be one of the safest places in our communities. However, an emergency can occur anywhere at any time. During an emergency, our first priority is the safety of our students and…

The Focus of the Quality Learning Environment is Learner…

Posted on October 10 2019

The focus of the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) is student or learner centered. Everything we do as Educators, from how we teach and what resources we use, to how we assess learning and plan for instruction,…

How is your child supported in a Quality Learning…

Posted on October 9 2019

NGPS students supported in Quality Learning Environments

Posted on October 3 2019

The Quality Learning Environment (QLE) in NGPS is our commitment to assure learners are successful and learners are supported.  The core elements of the QLE are made up of quality pedagogy (the practice…

Every Child Matters

Posted on September 29 2019

In the spirit of reconciliation and hope Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It…

Safe at School: HOLD AND SECURE

Posted on September 19 2019

Being safe at school means working together with our community partners, parents and first responders. Understanding the terminology that schools and responders use can help. Hold and Secure means classes…

Welcome Back!

Posted on August 30 2019

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! We hope you enjoyed the summer break and are excited for a new school year. The beginning of each school year is a special time for us all – students, staff and families…

I matter, I've got this, I'm just getting started!

Posted on August 26 2019

OUR STORY NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE YOU CAN LEARN HERE From the students, to the teachers, to the principals and staff. Because here, education happens every minute, in every corner, of every school. Here,…

First Day Back is Sept 3!

Posted on August 7 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 is the first day back to school for nearly 5,000 Northern Gateway students! Preview important dates with the 2019-20 School Year Calendar. Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS)…

Happy Summer!

Posted on June 27 2019

TO OUR STUDENTS We hope each and every one of you has had an amazing year of learning and growth! Each day you inspire us with your individuality, achievement and potential. Your journey as a student…

Survey: Alternate Seat Fee for school bus transportation

Posted on June 12 2019

Please share your thoughts with us in this short 3-question survey! Click here to take the three minute survey! Northern Gateway Public Schools is looking to find out how many parents/guardians are interested…

Gearing Up for Back to School!

Posted on May 28 2019

Team for Success is helping to support the transition from summer holidays to back to class! Book your spots now!

Ten new teachers inducted to the profession!

Posted on May 10 2019

Ten NGPS teachers were officially welcomed into the profession last night following the near completion of their first year of teaching. Each year in NGPS, first year teachers, and teachers who are new…

It's Education Week!

Posted on April 29 2019

Alberta celebrates Education Week! The first Alberta School Week (Education Week) was held December 2–8, 1928. Its purpose then, as it is now, is to call attention to the importance of education and…

Education Planning 2019-22

Posted on March 21 2019

NGPS held its annual 3 Year Education Planning session with division leadership, trustees and school principals on March 18. Superintendent Kevin Andrea says it was an opportunity to reflect on the…

Kindergarten Information and Registration Ngiht

Posted on February 22 2019

Join us on Feb. 26, 2019 for our Kindergarten Information and Registration Night!

Spirit Day

Posted on February 18 2019

It's okay if you come to school with your shirt backwards or your pants turned the wrong way because this Friday, February 22nd is  !YAD SDRAWKCAB  (BACKWARDS DAY!)

Assembly

Posted on February 18 2019

Our Buddy Bear Assembly is this Friday, February 22nd beginning at 2:00 pm. We hope to see you there.

Pizza Day

Posted on February 18 2019

Friday, February 22nd,  is pizza lunch for those students who ordered.

Responsive Instruction in Quality Learning Environments

Posted on February 15 2019

Building a culture of excellence through Quality Learning Environments (QLE) Key Domain: Responsive Instruction Responsive Instruction considers the needs of all learners so they can achieve success,…

Spring Fling

Posted on January 26 2019

This event is held at the Allan and Jean Millar Centre.

2018

School bus transportation and inclement weather

Posted on October 29 2018

To run or not to run? Winter weather and driving conditions bring questions about school bus transportation. Are the buses running today? Should the buses be running today? Why aren’t the buses running…

Hour-Zero: Keeping Students and Staff Safe

Posted on September 25 2018

Building a culture of preparedness - NGPS joins forces with Hour-Zero Student and staff safety is an extremely important part of what we do at Northern Gateway Public Schools, from playground equipment…