About Our School
Hughenden is a thriving central eastern community located 250 km east of Edmonton on Highway 13. The town of Wainwright, with abundant retail outlets, is 40 km away. The economic base of Hughenden is closely tied to the agriculture and petroleum industries. Military families are also moving into the area. This great rural Alberta community features an attractive golf course, arena, bowling alley, ball diamonds and soccer for your recreation needs. A short 5-10 minute drive away takes you to the villages of Amisk and Czar that each have curling rinks with active leagues all winter long. There are several lakes in the area for your various water sports and camping interests. The community of Hughenden prides itself on being a safe and friendly community to live in.
We have 12 teaching staff members, 4 teacher assistants, 1 librarian, and 2 secretaries.
The primary mission of the Hughenden Public School is to provide a learning environment that allows students to achieve to their fullest potential, while acquiring knowledge, skills and attitudes to function as productive and responsible individuals and citizens in society.
As educators, we strive to develop each individual to his or her maximum potential through effective teaching strategies. An effective school develops the foundation for lifelong learning. At HPS we are dedicated to building that foundation. Students will be encouraged to evaluate their own endeavors and continually strive to improve. A positive self-image must be nurtured and maintained for each student. Each person must feel worthwhile and see the contributions he or she can make with other people to build a better world. At HPS we will reinforce the importance of personal well-being and appreciate the contributions of family and others. The values, rights and responsibilities of citizenship (both personal and community) will be a priority. We will also encourage an active, healthy lifestyle.
A standard of acceptable moral and ethical behavior will be developed that reflects community standards and supports a positive climate for learning. We will emphasize an atmosphere of respect, responsibility, fairness, honesty, caring, loyalty and commitment.
The staff at HPS, both professional and support, dedicate themselves to develop and preserve an acceptable and effective school climate that demands the best of each individual and is conducive to learning.
The academic foundation of our school is the development of communication skills, computation skills, problem solving skills, decision-making skills, knowledge of the natural and social world around us, and the ability to process information.
As a school, we believe very strongly that the administration, teachers, support staff, parents and students are a team. For this commitment to learning to be successful, the entire team must work collaboratively. As members of the team, parents and students need to help to achieve the collective goal of optimal learning. As parents and students we ask that you commit to the following:
Ensure that your child arrives at school and is properly nourished, rested and ready to learn.
Strive to have your child attend school each and every school day.
Set aside reading time each school night.
Monitor homework to see that it is complete.
Communicate with your child’s teacher should you feel there is an area of concern.
Attend, as requested, all scheduled parent/teacher conferences.
We are all valuable members of a team, working together, to give your child optimum success