About Our School
Hughenden Public School is located in in the Village of Hughenden, approximately 2.5 hours southeast of Edmonton. HPS draws students from our local Metiskow, Czar, Hughenden and Amisk (MCHA) area and acts as a central hub for grade 4-12 students.
We offer a variety of curricular programming through regular core instruction, as well as through videoconferencing within Buffalo Trail Public Schools (BTPS). In addition to core classes, we also offer daily physical activity and have tremendous resources for our art program and CTS such as industrial arts and home economics. Also, in conjunction with BTPS and Lakeland College, students are encouraged to participate in off-campus dual credit options and the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP).
HPS also offers a variety of extra-curricular programming such as athletics, leadership, students' union and youth club. The Wildcat Athletics program offers golf, cross country running, volleyball, basketball, curling, badminton and track and field to both junior and senior high students. We also offer an extra-curricular archery program through the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). This specific program is open to all students in our school. Our leadership program and students' union contributes positively to our school community and strives to build a safe, caring and welcoming school.
At HPS, we currently have 10 full-time teaching staff, an administrative assistant, 4 instructional assistants and 2 custodians.
Within the village itself, we offer a general store and postal service, as well as recreational facilities such as the Hughenden golf course, the Hughenden arena and bowling alley. A short commute to the villages of Czar and Amisk offer other recreational activties such as curling in the winter and watersports in the summer at Shorncliffe Lake (Czar). For optimal amenities, the Town of Wainwright is a short 30 minute drive away.
“At Hughenden Public School, our collective commitment is to provide opportunities and encouragement for all learners to be their best selves and to inspire lifelong learning”
Proud to Achieve, Wildcats Succeed!
At HPS, we strive to develop a culture of mutual respect among students and staff and it is up to each individual to understand and adhere to classroom and school expectations. We also strive to foster a culture and foundation of lifelong learning. Students are encouraged to evaluate their own endeavors and continually strive to improve. It is up to each individual student to nurture a positive self-image and 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 reinforce the importance of personal well-being and appreciate the contributions of family and others.
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