March 10, 2023
March 13, 2022 - March 13-17 is Substitute Teachers' Appreciation Week and we are proud to recognize the many ways in which our substitute teachers contribute to the success of all students.
Substitutes have the same daily responsibilities as classroom teachers, including instruction, management, and supervision of students. However, they have the added...
February 17, 2023
February 17, 2023 - Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 when a student in Nova Scotia was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. Since then, it has grown into a worldwide opportunity to promote healthy relationships, respect diversity and take a stand against bullying. Please join us as we wear pink...
November 08, 2022
November 8, 2022 - Mark your calendar because on November 12th, GPPSD's Phoenix football team will be hosting the Bev Facey Falcons for the Larry Wilson (Regional Based) Tier 1, ASAA Provincial Playoffs for 2022!
"I am very proud of how our team has performed this season," says Symon Pfau, Head Coach of...
November 04, 2022
November 4, 2022 - Please remember our students will continue to play outside for recess, up to 30 minutes at a time. Recess will not be cancelled unless there is extreme weather, meaning temperatures below -25°C, including the windchill. If your child is older, and is spending time walking to and from school, please ensure they leave the...
October 11, 2022
Celebrating GPPSD student achievement at the 21st annual Striving for Excellence awards night October 11, 2022 – 150 students from across the Grande Prairie Public School Division (GPPSD) were celebrated for their outstanding achievements during the 21 st annual Striving for Excellence Awards night on October 5.
Proudly hosted by...
June 21, 2022
Grande Prairie, AB, June 21, 2022 - Announcing the opening of the new Grande Prairie Composite High School (GPCHS) facility for the 2022/2023 School Year. The new school is the single largest high school north of Edmonton and will be opening its doors to over 1,200 Grade 9-12 students.
"We are proud...
June 17, 2022
Grande Prairie, AB, June15, 2022 – Student Advisory Committee is Looking for Committee Members
Grande Prairie Public School Division students in grades 5-11 can now apply to become a member of our Student Advisory Committee!
Purpose The development of a Student Advisory Committee will provide the Board an opportunity to...
June 10, 2022
Grande Prairie, AB, June 10, 2022 – Calling all students! Your design could be the new face of our Music Grades 5-8 Program of Choice!
Create a logo that represents music. Take inspiration from the world around you, including music classes. It can incorporate the Grande Prairie...
June 01, 2022
Grande Prairie, AB, June 1, 2022 – On May 27 and 28, students competed in the 2022 North West Alberta School Athletics Association (NWASAA) Junior High Zones and the 2022 NWASAA High School Zones Championships.
Image: Team A from Derek Taylor Public School pose with their coach after winning...
May 13, 2022
Grande Prairie, AB, May 13, 2022 – Excitement is in the air at the Grande Prairie Public School Division (GPPSD), where students and staff prepare for graduation ceremonies. GPPSD is pleased to announce all celebrations will be in-person. List of events in chronological order: May 20, 2022 – Grande...
May 03, 2022
Grande Prairie, AB, May 3, 2022 – Daniela Falaye, a Grande Prairie Composite High School student, has been awarded a prestigious University of Calgary scholarship.
The Grande Prairie Composite High School is proud to announce Daniela Falaye, a Grade 12 student in the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme will be...
January 07, 2022
Please watch for an email communication from your school principal on behalf of our
Superintendent regarding the return to in-person learning. All Grande Prairie Public School Division schools, including Central Office will reopen on
Monday, January 10, 2022.
Grande Prairie Public School Division
November 18, 2021
Grande Prairie, AB, December 15, 2021 – On November 1, 2021, United Way Alberta Northwest launched their Period Promise Campaign to help end 'period poverty,' which is when an individual cannot afford period products. Period poverty impacts...
July 09, 2021
Please share this exciting important opportunity with your school community! With the success of the Minister’s Youth Council, the Minister of Education is looking for representatives to sit on the Minister’s Teacher Advisory Council as well as a Parent Advisory Council. The Honourable Adrianna LaGrange is looking for 40 teachers and 40...
July 05, 2021
ATTENTION ELECTORS of The Grande Prairie Public School Division. The Board of Trustees of The Grande Prairie Public School Division intends to purchase or construct a warehouse of approximately 4,500 square feet in the city of Grande Prairie, for the Division’s Maintenance Department. The purchase will be funded by a combination of...
June 29, 2021
#GPPSDThanks the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie Sunrise for the $2,900 donation to the GPPSD nutrition program. We are most appreciative of their kind gesture and their continuous support of our GPPSD students. These funds will be earmarked for Charles Spencer High School and Grande Prairie Composite High School to ensure...
June 17, 2021
The Division's Indigenous Programming is offering two $500 scholarships for our graduating Indigenous students attending a Post-secondary school or Trades Programming for the upcoming Fall of 2021. Apply today online at http://bit.ly/GPPSDIndSch2021
. Deadline: August 16 Successful applicants will be contacted no later than August 23, 2021. #GPPSDScholarship #GPAb #GPPSDIndigenous
June 08, 2021
On Thursday, June 3, 2021, Students at Charles Spencer High School (CSHS) cut the ribbon to open the Maverick Market. The initiative is driven by the Maverick Movement, a student-led club supervised by Ms. Shaylene Penner, a Charles Spencer High School teacher.
The Maverick Market is a social enterprise that...
May 31, 2021
The Grande Prairie Composite High School is pleased to announce that Malana Loxam, a Grade 12 student at the Grande Prairie Composite High School in the International Baccalaureate Program, has been awarded the prestigious $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study Bachelor of Science at the University of Calgary beginning in September...
May 26, 2021
The Board of Trustees of the Grande Prairie Public School Division (GPPSD) is very pleased to announce at their May 25, 2021, meeting of the Board of Trustees that Grande Prairie Composite High School (GPCHS) teacher Kaitlyn Frost is the GPPSD nominee for the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Edwin Parr...
May 18, 2021
The Young at Art Photo Contest is happening now. Students are invited to submit their photos and be entered to win some fabulous prizes, including a camera! Entry deadline is June 11. Click the link for contest details Young at art 2021 contest poster.pdf
May 17, 2021
GPPSD is pleased to appoint two new School Administrators for the 2021-2022 school year. Mrs. Cindy Clarkson has accepted the role of Principal at Crystal Park School; Mr. Josh Hartman has accepted the role of Principal of Hillside Community School.
Mrs. Cindy Clarkson Cindy joined the Division in 2013 and...
May 17, 2021
GPPSD is pleased to announce that Mrs. Corinne Kruse has been appointed to the role of Director of Teaching and Learning, effective at the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Corinne, originally from Virden, Manitoba, is married to Darren. Corinne earned her Bachelor of Education Degree 31 years ago from Brandon...
May 06, 2021
The Board of Trustees of the Grande Prairie Public School Division wishes to announce the resignation of Trustee Lynn Driedger, effective Thursday, Mar. 18, 2021. Lynn Driedger has been a Trustee of the Board since 2017 but is required to resign due to moving residency outside of the City of Grande...
May 05, 2021
Have Your Say About the new Draft Curriculum (Session May 5, 6 and 13) Alberta Education has scheduled 4 opportunities for Albertans to attend an online session, learn more about the new draft curriculum, and to ask questions.
Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/curriculum-have-your-say.aspx to identify dates/times of the sessions and to register. ...
May 04, 2021
"Name it, don't numb it! #GetReal about how you feel" is this year's theme for #MentalHealthWeek . Organized by the CMHA National / ACSM National , Mental Health Week is from Monday, May 3 to Sunday, May 9. These are times of extreme anxiety and isolation, so feeling worried and lonely...
May 03, 2021
Reminder to wear a special hat to school on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health. Alberta’s teachers are concerned with the well-being of children and youth and understand that children’s physical and mental health needs must be met in order for them to...
May 03, 2021
Reminder to wear a special hat to school on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health.
Alberta’s teachers are concerned with the well-being of children and youth and understand that children’s physical and mental health needs must be met in order for them...
May 03, 2021
‘Learning is a Journey'! This year #EducationWeek is taking place from today, May 3 to Friday, May 7 and the first Alberta School Week (Education Week) was held from Dec. 2 to 8 in 1928, which is 93 years ago. Education Week acknowledges the role education plays in providing students innovative learning opportunities, while...
April 30, 2021
GPPSD students in Grades 7 to 12 will be learning online from Monday,
May 3 until Friday, May 14. Please watch for updates and communication from
your school and teachers.
April 26, 2021
#GPPSDThanks all our Support Staff for their continuous hard work throughout this year. Thank you for everything you do; thanks for making a difference. #SupportStaffAppreciationWeek!
April 14, 2021
Welcome to the Composite High School. Please enjoy this welcome video.
Thank you to Mr. Adam Baldin for putting this together.
Song: Fredji - Happy Life (Vlog No Copyright Music) Music Video Link: https://youtu.be/KzQiRABVARk
April 09, 2021
All Canadia n Flags across the division, and at all Government of Alberta buildings across the province, are being lowered to half-mast until further notice to recognize the passing of His Royal Highness, the Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.
March 18, 2021
Dear parents and guardians, Many parents will receive a survey in their mailbox after March 25 from Alberta Education. Please take a few moments to complete this survey - your participation supports local and provincial planning and is very important to us.
Click the link to access the Alberta Education Assurance...
March 16, 2021
We are pleased to expand the programming options for students interested in joining The Academy Sports and Dance program in the 2021-2022 School Year. Changes to programming include:
Expanding the number of schools offering students access to the full Academy program (Hockey, Dance and Soccer) from Grade 4 to...
March 08, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians, Your school will be sending you an email with a link to the annual GPPSD Parent/Guardian Assurance Survey; please, watch for it! The survey is being conducted by the Grande Prairie Public School Division to gather information to improve the quality of education for all members of...
March 08, 2021
This year's Substitute Teachers' Appreciation Week is from Mar. 8 to 12, 2021, and we at the Grande Prairie Public School Division would like to send a #GPPSDThank
s to all our nearly 200 Substitute Teachers who are always willing to go above and beyond and lend a helping hand to our staff and students during this challenging year. On behalf of all the...
February 24, 2021
Thank you to Northern Metalic for their generous donation of $3,000 worth of supplies to the Career Technology Studies program at Grande Prairie Composite High School. The supplies will offer students an opportunity to learn new skills with some of those products such as bench grinding wheels, flap discs, emery cloth, chop...
February 19, 2021
We are honoured to have the Swanavon School staff recognized and selected as the winning recipients for the Passionate Heart Exceptional Team Award. This marks the 15th annual Passionate Heart Awards, and they celebrated with a virtual recognition ceremony on February 12, 2021. Congratulations to all the Passionate Heart Award nominees and #GPPSDProud of our Swanavon...
February 18, 2021
The Minister's Youth Council gives students opportunities to share input and perspectives on provincial programs and initiatives. This student engagement initiative: ⚪️ empower students as leaders of their learning ⚪️ provide opportunities to build positive working relationships with education partners ⚪️ engage students as leaders of change in their communities ⚪️...
February 18, 2021
On Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, Green for Life (GFL), the Division's waste removal services provider, will deliver individually wrapped Tim Horton's cookies for all staff at schools, maintenance office, and central office. GFL's kind gesture honours the importance of the daily efforts made by GPPSD teachers, support staff, and administrators to...
December 16, 2020
GPPSD Celebrating 10 Years Long Service Awards - The Board of Trustees of the Grande Prairie Public School Division values the great opportunity to recognize and reflect on the excellent staff who work in our School Division. Especially within these complicated COVID times, the Board is incredibly thankful for the opportunity...
December 15, 2020
GPPSD Celebrating Retirement Recognition - The Board of Trustees of the Grande Prairie Public School Division values the great opportunity to recognize and reflect on the excellent staff who work in our School Division. Especially within these complicated COVID times, the Board is incredibly thankful for the opportunity to show their...
December 15, 2020
The Grande Prairie Public School Division Education Foundation is grateful to have received a generous grant of $34,150 from the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta from the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) to support student health and wellness.
The Executive Director of the GPPSD Education Foundation, Shaundra...
December 14, 2020
GPPSD Celebrating Exemplary Service Awards - The Board of Trustees of the Grande Prairie Public School Division values the great opportunity to recognize and reflect on the excellent staff who work in our School Division. Especially within these complicated COVID times, the Board is incredibly thankful for the opportunity to show...
December 09, 2020
Seventeen schools within the Grande Prairie Public School Division have just received additional funding support from the Grande Prairie Public School Division Education Foundation. Each year the Foundation calls for applications for funding aimed at supporting programs and projects that will enhance the learning opportunities for our students.
November 27, 2020
The Grande Prairie Public School Division (GPPSD) was very pleased to learn that the Grande Prairie Firefighters Charitable Foundation had donated $15,000 to supplement the GPPSD Nutrition Program.
Figure 1 - Justin Davidson, Chairperson of the Grande Prairie Firefighters Charitable Foundation, accompanied with other members from the foundation, hands cheque...
November 09, 2020
A Grande Prairie Composite High School (GPCHS) physical education teacher, Troy Sandboe, has been awarded this year’s North West Zone Award of Merit by the Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association (ASAA). This award is given in recognition of outstanding service to the students of Alberta schools in the promotion and operation of...
November 05, 2020
Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers, the attached letter below has been sent out by your school principal. The first part is a letter from Alexander McDonald, Superintendent of Schools and attached after, is a written letter from Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health, explaining the changes made to the screening questionnaire...
August 25, 2020
Please read as there is important information on the start of school enclosed.
May 21, 2020
As we look forward to the opening of the new school, we will be re-branding as we head to the new school, allowing all members of our school community to unify under one logo, mascot/name, and slogan. We have honoured the rich tradition of the Grande Prairie Composite High School by...
June 26, 2019
Grade 11 & 12 - Thursday, Sept. 5 Grade 9 & 10 - Friday, Sept. 6
January 22, 2019
We are still missing approx. 32% of our Student Profile forms. These documents were sent to your home in August with our expectation that they be returned to us in September. We have been calling, emailing and mailing documents to the parent/guardians for the forms we are missing. If we do not receive...
November 19, 2018
Totems play 12:00 vs PWA Tomahawks play 1:00 vs St. Joe's
November 13, 2018
Sr Girls & Boys hosting Zones, Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th 1:00pm at The Comp
November 08, 2018
Warriors vs Lindsay Thurber Raiders, November 10th @ 1:30
November 08, 2018
Peace River High School, November 9th & 10th
May 01, 2018
Please wear a hat to school tomorrow!
April 30, 2018
A note to all parents; The Parent Council Meeting that was scheduled on May 8 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 12/18.
October 24, 2017
The Composite High School Music Ensembles Playing in the Composite High School Cafeteria Wednesday, October 25th @ 7:00pm
October 12, 2017
Parent Night October 17th
November 24, 2016
For all Grad information, please visit compgrad.net
November 24, 2016
Pre-ordered yearbooks are available for pickup in the History room across from the main office at lunch. We have some available for purchase for $50 in the main office.
November 23, 2016
November 30th Doors open at 6:00pm in the Comp large gym Entrance cost by donation or food item to GP Food Bank
November 22, 2016
When: Friday, December 16 th from 12:00 – 2:00pm Where: The Comp Cost: $15/person Menu: Choice of turkey or roast beef, potatoes, corn, stuffing and dessert. Tickets can be purchased at the main office or by contacting Mr. Vobeyda at (780) 532-7721 ext.1101 or Mrs. Debbie Haiworonsky (Mrs. H) at (780)...
June 02, 2016
The District is pleased to announce that it will be providing bussing to students living outside of the City of Grande Prairie area who are enrolled or planning on enrolling in a Program of Choice. The bussing will began on Monday, May 2 and continue for the 2016-2017 school year. For full details...
May 26, 2016
The Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that Mr. Alexander (Sandy) McDonald has been appointed as the new Superintendent of Schools and Chief Executive Officer effective June 1, 2016. “Throughout his career with GPPSD, Sandy has proven his leadership and commitment to our students. And we are fortunate to have...
May 09, 2016
In this time of need, we want to share that the doors of our Grande Prairie Public Schools are open to you and your children. Engaging with our community is an essential priority at each of our schools, and if you have made your way to the Community of Grande Prairie,...
February 19, 2016
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to view the registration packages, the 2016-2017 school calendar and exam schedule(s). Please contact the school admin if you have any questions.
January 29, 2016
The Board of Trustees want your feedback on draft Board Policy 20 and draft of Administrative Procedures Policy 359.1. Please review the document titled "Gender Identity Information Package" and complete the online survey by visiting www.gppsd.ab.ca