School News

2020

School Bus Transportation and Inclement Weather

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 today? Why are the buses running in Darwell when…

Empathy in Global Uncertainty

“It is not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It is our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.” ~ L.R. Knost Check out the latest from NGPS Student Support Facilitator,…

Hot dog days

Our hot dog day's will now be on Friday's. Please check our future calendar's for future dates.  

School Council and Darwell Betterment Meeting

Please make note that the Darwell School Council and Darwell Betterment Association meeting will be held on Tuesday January 21st at 6:30pm.

Hot Lunch

 Due to the cold weather and no buses running we are changing the Lunch by the Bunch due date to Tuesday, January 21 and the lunch will happen on Friday, January 24 (instead of hot dog day). Paper order forms have already been sent home.  You can either…

Mental Health

How can you help with you child's mental health? Please read all of the information below for the upcoming event. Register for this event before January 24th.

2019

Snowbusters

Still looking to purchase Christmas gifts for your children? Snowbusters , a skiing and snowboarding program at Rabbit Hill, is being planned for January 10, 17, 24, and February 5 for students in grades 4-7. This would make a great gift or students…

Impact of the Provincial Budget

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 Improvement funding, and decrease to High School…

Quality Learning Environment

Responsive Instruction is one of the 5 domains that contribute to quality pedagogy in NGPS classrooms.Educators collaborate with students to differentiate process, content, product and environment, based on interests, abilities and readiness of their…

QLE: The Heart of Teaching and Learning is Quality Pedagogy

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 learning. There are five domains of Quality Pedagogy…

Food Hampers/Toy Donations

Students and staff will be collecting items for food hampers and toy donations starting November 18 and ending the night of our Christmas Concert December 17th.

Positive Classroom Culture!

Positive Classroom Culture is one of the 5 domains that contribute to quality pedagogy in NGPS classrooms. #QLE #QualityLearningEnvironment #engaged #positive #purposeful #intentional #responsive #learnersaresupported #learnersaresuccessful #ngps10

Leading the Way into the Future of Learning!

Enriching the NGPS Learning Landscape with Dr. Santiago Rincon-Gallardo Parents, principals, trustees and division leaders gathered in Whitecourt yesterday with the unified purpose of enriching, deepening and liberating learning for NGPS students. The…

Quality Learning Environment

The Engaged Professional is one of the 5 domains that contribute to Quality Pedagogy in the Quality Learning Environment in NGPS classrooms. #QLE #engaged #purposeful #intentional #positive #responsive #instructionalexcellence #learnersaresupported #learnersaresuccessful #ngps10

To Run or not to Run

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 today? Why are the buses running in Darwell when…

Remembrance Day Assembly

We will be holding our Remembrance Day assembly on Thursday November 7th, 1:00 pm in the gym.Parents and members of the community are welcome to join us.  

Safety First: an Overview of Emergency Response Planning & Preparation at NGPS

Safety First: an Overview of Emergency Response Planning & Preparation at NGPS  HourZeroNewsletter 10 18 19  

Safety First: an Overview of Emergency Response Planning & Preparation at NGPS

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 staff. Follow the link to read more about emergency…

QLE: How a Culture of Wellness supports student learning at NGPS

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 schools. Wellness Champions, School and Division…

Emergency Response Planning in NGPS Schools

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 staff. Last year, NGPS began working with Hour-Zero,…

The Focus of the Quality Learning Environment is Learner Centered

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, revolves around our students - their needs,…

How is your child supported in a Quality Learning Environment in NGPS?

NGPS students supported in Quality Learning Environments

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 of teaching) with a foundation of wellness. Ensuring…

Grade 6-7 Tripleball League 2019 Schedule

Parents please note that a schedule will be going home today with students in regards to Tripleball for those students who are interested in Grade 6 and 7. Permission forms went home with students yesterday, please have these forms returned to the office…

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent-Teacher Interviews are on Tuesday, October 22 from 4pm-6:30pm and Thursday, October 24 from 5:30pm-8pm. The School Interviews Program is now open to book you appointment. You can either go to the website www.schoolinterviews.ca and enter the…

Words of Inspiration

Please see the newest support article from Tammy Charko Student Support Facilitator for Northern Gateway Schools. WORDS OF INSPIRATION

Student Union Ticket Pak

Student Union Ticket Pak (SUTP) Orders are here!The book/apps are $25.00 each and you get both with purchase. If you would like to purchase a coupon book order forms are being sent home with students. There is no order deadline, books are available until…

October Community Events

Emotion Coaching October 2019 Halloween Party Onoway October 2019 Halloween Party Sangudo Oct 2019 Sangudo Stay Play October 2019 Newsletter October 2019 Stay Play Onoway October 2019  

Safe at School: HOLD AND SECURE

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 and activities inside the school continue to…

Did You Know?

Northern Alberta Boston Pizza Receipts Boston Pizza is supporting schools by donating back 5% of the total receipts collected during each school year. Simply have your receipt validated by your server or host and return it to Darwell School. All money…