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Communication & Media Relation



Communication Philosophy


Guided by the Division's universal guiding principles, mission statement and beliefs – The Communications department will help fulfill the general and specific aspects of the Superintendent's role description as defined in the provincial statute, Alberta Education Policy, Board Policy and Administrative Procedures. The department will develop, maintain, manage and implement effective internal and external communications and public relations between the Grande Prairie Public School Division, staff, parents, students and the local community.

The department is responsible for overseeing, promoting and enhancing the Division's image, brand identity and reputation. It does so by developing and executing media relations and public relations strategies, marketing communications and plans for brand building/innovation/District promotions, internal communications and Division communications initiatives.

The department work includes crisis communication, issues management, and supporting schools, programs and Division initiatives. Communications also support the Board of Trustees, Superintendent of Schools and Division staff on strategic communications.

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Media Coverage 2020-2021

Feb. 24, 2021, Pink Shirt Day puts spotlight on importance of anti-bullying | EverythingGP

Feb. 22, 2021, Public school division to offer full-day kindergarten -- Grande Prairie Public School Division introducing KinderPAL | Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune

Feb. 18, 2021, Several Grande Prairie public schools offering all-day kindergarten program in new school year - Reach FM

Feb. 18, 2021, GPPSD also looking to offer full-day option for Kindergarten students | EverythingGP

Jan. 28, 2021, GFL delivers Tim Horton's cookies to GPPSD teachers and staff - Reach FM

Jan. 28, 2021, Company donating 1,100 cookies to Grande Prairie Public School Division teachers Friday | EverythingGP

Jan. 28, 2021, Public school division applauds perseverance of students, staff | My Grande Prairie Now

Dec. 29, 2020, GPPSD Superintendent looking for a bounce back year in 2021 | My Grande Prairie Now

Dec. 16, 2020, GPPSD Education Foundation receives grant for mental health training - My Grande Prairie Now

Dec. 16, 2020, GPPSD Education Foundation receives $34,150 grant to support student health and wellness | EverythingGP

Dec. 15, 2020, GPPSD Education Foundation receives a grant of $34,150 from the Community Foundation of Northwest Alberta - Reach FM

Dec. 10, 2020, Education Foundation funds new learning materials for 17 public schools - My Grande Prairie Now

Dec. 10, 2020,  Over $50,000 in grants handed out to Grande Prairie Public Schools | EverythingGP

Dec. 9, 2020, GPPSD superintendent proud of students, staff adjustments to online learning | EverythingGP

Dec. 9, 2020, GPPSD Education Foundation supports classroom needs with $50,688 in grants to 17 schools - Reach FM

Dec. 4, 2020, Swanavon school gets grant for additional learning resources - My Grande Prairie Now

Dec. 3, 2020, Swanavon School receives a $14,870 technology grant - Reach FM

Nov. 27, 2020, Grande Prairie Firefighters Association donations go to feed school children | EverythingGP

Nov. 27, 2020, GPPSD nutrition program receives $15,000 donation - Reach FM

Nov. 27, 2020, Operation Warm donates 150 winter jackets to Grande Prairie youth - My Grande Prairie Now

Nov. 25, 2020, 150 students at Avondale School will be warmer this winter - Reach FM

Nov. 25, 2020, Grande Prairie area school divisions quickly pivoting to altered format under new restrictions | EverythingGP

Sep. 17, 2020, Public school division felt prepared for COVID-19 case | My Grande Prairie Now

Advertising & Media Relations

All media relations inquiries, publications, and advertising to be directed to:

Mohammad Haidar
Communications Officer


All Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy inquiries are to be directed to:

FOIP Coordinator