Welcome back - message from Superintendent Bennett

Welcome back - message from Superintendent Bennett

It is my pleasure to welcome students, staff and parents to Peace River School Division for the 2018-2019 school year.

As always, our focus is to ensure that students are provided with engaging learning experiences that cultivate deep learning, inner reflection and of course, find ways to make learning enjoyable for students. Specifically, we will continue to implement the Response to Intervention process in all our schools, flexible learning environments in our high schools, wellness initiatives and technology integration. We are committed to ensure students are provided with opportunities to work as a team, to be mentors, leaders, and get involved in the community.  With the guidance of our dedicated staff, students are provided with the support and conditions that allow them to experience their full potential in all they do.

Education truly is everyone’s business and we are very grateful for the support of parents, family, community members, organizations and businesses. Together we provide students with a wide range of engaging learning opportunities and experiences. We are very proud of the collaborative nature of our school communities as it models to our students that they are supported and what can happen when we work together.  On this note, I invite you to review our latest ‘report card’ from the government. We have exceeded provincial averages in many areas and we share in this success with you.

Student safety is always our number one concern and on this important note, I invite you to visit our website and review correspondence regarding how families will be contacted in the event of an emergency. This information can be found by clicking HERE or under the ‘students and parents’ portal under ‘emergency communication' for parents on our website. Kindly review this information and should you have any questions, please contact your school principal.  

Like our communities, our schools consist of a variety of backgrounds, cultures and religions joined together as one and we are proud providers of high quality public education. Thank you for choosing Peace River School Division, we are happy to serve your family and we wish you a wonderful school year.  

Paul Bennett, PRSD Superintendent