Rapid Test Kits and Masks

Posted on Jan. 11, 2022

Attention Paddle Prairie School Families! Please see the attached letter. If you have any questions, please call the school. 

Attention! Mistake on Important Dates Page

Posted on Jan. 11, 2022

When we sent home the important dates page at the beginning of the year there was a mistake on the January staff meeting date. The January staff meeting for Paddle Prairie School is Friday, January 21st…

December Newsletter

Posted on Jan. 6, 2022

Please click here to view the December newsletter!


Tutoring Services Available to all Students!

Posted on Nov. 23, 2021

Hello Paddle Prairie School families, Frontier college will be continuing their partnership with our school this year and offering tutoring sessions to our students. Some great news is that they have…

October Newsletter

Posted on Nov. 18, 2021

Check out the newsletter tab to see last month's newsletter, or click here!

September Newsletter

Posted on Oct. 7, 2021

Check out this months school newsletter for information on what has been happening at Paddle Prairie School and exciting upcoming events!   September Newsletter

Get to Know you BBQ!

Posted on Sep. 14, 2021

Come meet the staff at Paddle Prairie School!

May Newsletter

Posted on Jun. 13, 2021

Check out the May Newsletter here!

February & March Newsletter

Posted on Apr. 8, 2021

Check out the February and March newsletter by clicking here!

Our Success Story

Posted on Mar. 15, 2021

We are proud of our students and staff here at Paddle Prairie School and we would like to show you why. Click the link below to view our success stories this year! Our staff are working hard to provide…

January Newsletter

Posted on Feb. 19, 2021

Check out January's Newsletter here!


At-Home Learning Website and Facebook Page

Posted on Sep. 26, 2020

This year there will be a section of our website and a Facebook page dedicated to at-home learning students and families. Here we will share information about at-home learning. Please click on the link…


Our Highest S.O.A.R-er in November!

Posted on Dec. 9, 2019

Last month's highest S.O.A.R-ers are Rocky Wanuch and Anna St. Germain. These students became our highest S.O.A.R-ers by collecting the most S.O.A.R cards last month. Congratulations and keep up the great…

Paddle Prairie School- Attendance Action Protocol

Posted on Dec. 7, 2019

The Paddle Prairie School attendance improvement committee has created a procedure for tracking and improving attendance. As you may know, attendance is an important aspect of student's success in school. The…

Our Highest S.O.A.R-er in October

Posted on Nov. 4, 2019

Congratulations to Myles Roe for being our highest S.O.A.R -er last month. Myles obtained this award by collecting the most S.O.A.R cards in October.  Keep up the great work Myles!

Paddle Prairie School Launches School Wide S.O.A.R…

Posted on Oct. 11, 2019

As a staff we recognize that we need to celebrate the amazing students we have here at Paddle Prairie School. After some collaboration we came up with the S.O.A.R awards. Students can earn a S.O.A.R award…

October Newsletter

Posted on Oct. 11, 2019

Check out October's Newsletter! It is filled with important information, upcoming events, and celebrations.

Teachers experience being a student on Professional…

Posted on Oct. 7, 2019

On Friday, October 4th, principal and teachers located in Area 1 - Bishop Routhier School, Hillview School, Gift Lake School, Grouard Northland School, Paddle Prairie School and Susa Creek School gathered…

Northland School Division Hosting Community Meeting…

Posted on Sep. 4, 2019

Northland School Division invites residents to a community meeting on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Paddle Prairie School. The meeting is an opportunity for hired contractors to explain and answer questions…

Great News! Paddle Prairie School Cleared to Re-Open

Posted on Sep. 3, 2019

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has completed its review of air quality reports taken at the school today (Tuesday, September 3, 2019).  Two health inspectors were at the school today and they observed…

First day of school delayed as a precaution for Paddle…

Posted on Aug. 30, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:  The start-up date at Paddle Prairie School is being adjusted due to health and safety precautions related to the restoration work taking place. The decision was made in consultation…

Lucas Whittle appointed Paddle Prairie School Principal

Posted on Jun. 28, 2019

Northland School Division (NSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lucas Whittle as Paddle Prairie School Principal. Whittle, who has been teaching at Paddle Prairie School since 2016, is excited…

Paddle Prairie School closed for the remainder of…

Posted on Jun. 7, 2019

Attention: Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange approved a request from the Board of Trustees of Northland School Division (NSD) to close Paddle Prairie School for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school…

Junior high students at Paddle Prairie School host…

Posted on May. 9, 2019

Junior high students at Paddle Prairie School hosted a Business Expo on May 7th. The Business Expo was a celebration of the hard work each student put into their businesses. Many groups of students…

Paddle Prairie on a worldwide journey writing letters

Posted on Apr. 15, 2019

Paddle Prairie School students are learning about other parts of Canada and the world through writing. For the past couple of weeks, students in grades 2 and 3 have been writing letters to a grade 1 class…

Paddle Prairie students attend Gener8 2019

Posted on Mar. 21, 2019

Four students along with two teachers from Paddle Prairie School attended Gener8 2019 in Canmore. The summit, which was put on by Inside Education, gave students the opportunity to explore the issues…

Start a Fundraising Association

Posted on Jan. 25, 2019

Any parents/guardians interested in this workshop to start a school Fundraising Association. Please come to the school on Monday January 28th @ 5:00pm.Hope to see you here!!


CTS Week at Paddle Prairie School

Posted on Jun. 21, 2018

Students at Paddle Prairie School covered a number of Career and Technology Studies (CTS) strands while camping out at the Jack Pines. This is a camping area situated above the banks of the Peace River.…

CTS Week for Students in Grade 7-12

Posted on May. 18, 2018

Next week is our last CTS week of the year for students in grades 7-12. Students are travelling to Jackpines to participate in various CTS activities.IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOUR CHILD HAS A SIGNED…

Report Cards

Posted on Apr. 10, 2018

Welcome Back everyone! All High School students who were present this afternoon received their report cards to take home. Anyone that was not present will receive the report in the mail. Please ask your…

Book Fair

Posted on Mar. 7, 2018

Our annual book fair is just around the corner. Students will have an opportunity to visit the book fair during school hours. If you would like your child to purchase something from the book fair please…

Paddle Prairie School Students Celebrate Pink Shirt…

Posted on Feb. 28, 2018

Students at Paddle Prairie School celebrated pink shirt day today. Pink shirt day is designed to spread bullying awareness to youth. An assembly was held at 9:00am to kick off the day!

Pink Shirt Day

Posted on Feb. 28, 2018

Tomorrow is Pink shirt day at Paddle Prairie School. Students are encouraged to wear a pink shirt to school to show their support for the anti-bullying campaign. For more information on Pink shirt day…


Gift Walk- November 30th at 2:00pm

Posted on Nov. 30, 2017

Paddle Prairie School will be hosting a gift walk on November 30th at 2:00pm in the school gym. This is an excellent opportunity to get some Christmas gifts checked off of your list! If you cannot make…

Kindergarten Graduation Committee Meeting

Posted on Nov. 29, 2017

There will be a meeting for parents/guardians of the kindergarten class on November 29th at 4:30 (before the school council establishment meeting). 

Important Dates

Posted on Nov. 20, 2017

Important Dates to Remember: Thursday, November 23- Parent teacher interviews (all grades) and Elementary report cards will be given out at PTI's. ... Wednesday, November 29th- Alberta Student Council…

Paddle Prairie School Participates in a Blanket Exercise.

Posted on Nov. 17, 2017

Today the Junior and Senior high students and staff had the opportunity to participate in a blanket exercise. This exercise was meant to teach students about the true history of Canada and the Indigenous…

Attention: Jr/Sr High Parents/Guardians

Posted on Nov. 16, 2017

  Northland School Division No. 61 Paddle Prairie School Box 40, Paddle Prairie, AB T0H 2W0 Phone (780) 981-2124  Fax (780) 981-3777 Cell: 780-507-9467 E-mail: Jill Gaudet, Principal…


Posted on Nov. 7, 2017

  Our students need your support. Please help us establish our new School Council! Now is the time to have a voice and make a difference for all of our students. Please join us:... Date: Wednesday, November…

School Board Trustee Elections information for parents…

Posted on Oct. 12, 2017

Do you want to ensure Paddle Prairie School students are strong in identity, healthy and successful? Have your voice heard and vote for a school board trustee! School Board Trustee Election Day is October…

Paddle Prairie School celebrates high school graduate

Posted on Jun. 27, 2017

On June 24th, Paddle Prairie School celebrated grade 12 graduate Haley Sowan! Here is special message from Paddle Prairie School Principal Jill Gaudet.  "The grade 12 graduation ceremony in Paddle Prairie…

Paddle Prairie School host Business Expo

Posted on May. 23, 2017

Paddle Prairie School hosted a Business Expo in April! Students who have been taking business class showcased their entrepreneurial spirit to other students, staff, parents and community members.  "We…

Northland School Division Community Engagement Discussions

Posted on Jan. 6, 2017

The Government of Alberta is committed to working collaboratively with members of the Northland School Division community to take action and help ensure a positive future for students of the division.…


What a weekend for Paddle Prairie Eagles Volleyball

Posted on Dec. 5, 2016

What a weekend for the Paddle Prairie School Eagles! The senior boys and junior girls volleyball teams participated in a tournament sponsored by North Peace Tribal Council at High Level Public School…

Biology Class - Dissection

Posted on Nov. 9, 2016


Posted on Nov. 9, 2016

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Posted on Nov. 8, 2016

2016 Halloween Costume Parade

Posted on Oct. 31, 2016

Paddle Prairie celebrates Aboriginal Day

Posted on Jun. 22, 2016

A celebration of Aboriginal values, customs, language and culture is attracting visitors and residents in the Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement. The settlements three-day Métis Culture Days officially…

Paddle Prairie School host fundraiser to support Fort…

Posted on May. 12, 2016

Paddle Prairie School hosted a Cake & Gift Walk fundraiser recently to support everyone affected by the Fort McMurray and area wildfires. $466.25 was raised and donated to the Canadian Red Cross.   …

Winter Carnival

Posted on Apr. 7, 2016

Paddle Prairie School & Dr. Mary Jackson School participated in the Winter Carnival that was set up and put together by Dawn Cardinal (PPMS) 

Career and Technology Studies Week February 29 - March…

Posted on Mar. 9, 2016

The school hosted a Career and Technology Studies Week from February 29th - March 4th. Students in grades 7-12 participated in courses related to sewing, moccasin making, cooking, woodworking and mechanics.…


Trickster Theater & Paddle Prairie School Students…

Posted on Dec. 4, 2015

Students recently performed at the school with the help of Trickster Theatre. The company visited the school to educate and help students create a theatre performance. The theme for the play was "Walk…

Seniors Christmas Dinner

Posted on Dec. 2, 2015

November- December 2015

Posted on Nov. 23, 2015

November 26th-  Elementary Parent Teacher Interviews @ 4:00-7:00pm November 30th-December 4th:  Trickster Theater "Walk in two Worlds"  Parents/Guardians/Community feel free to volunteer  or stop…

Halloween 2015

Posted on Nov. 2, 2015

Check out Halloween photos!

Pumpkins Donated by Hazel Bellrose

Posted on Oct. 27, 2015

A big thank you to Hazel Bellrose for kindly donating pumpkins to the school. They are from her garden.

Student Vote 2015

Posted on Oct. 27, 2015

Paddle Prairie School students participated in Student Vote before the October 19th federal election. Student Vote is a parallel election for students under the voting age, coinciding with federal,…

Cultural Day at Paddle Prairie School

Posted on Oct. 1, 2015

Paddle Prairie School hosted a cultural day recently. Students, staff, parents and community members cleaned ducks to make duck soup, started the moose hide tanning process, cut meat to make dry meat. …

Attendance Improvement Initiative 'Every Day Counts'…

Posted on Oct. 1, 2015

Congratulations to students in grades Kindergarten to grade 8 who received Attendance Improvement Initiative 'Every Day Counts' certificates. Students received the following certificates: Eagle Award: For…

Paddle Prairie School's Open House/Meet the Teacher…

Posted on Sep. 16, 2015

September 17, 2015 at 4:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.  4:00 p.m. : 7:00 p.m. Open House/Meet the Teacher 4:30 p.m.: Attendance Improvement 'Every Day Counts' Initiative session for parents and community with Northland…

Positive Literacy Results for Northland Schools

Posted on Jun. 30, 2015

Northland School Division No.61’s (NSD61) long term vision for the division-wide Literacy Initiative is coming to fruition after three years. Gail Sajo, Literacy Supervisor, presented the latest progress…

Year End Awards 2015

Posted on Jun. 25, 2015

2014/2015 has been a happy and successful year for us at Paddle Prairie School and we ended the year on a very high note. Thank you for joining us at the Year End Awards. 

Contemporary Baking

Posted on Jun. 24, 2015

Fun Day 2015

Posted on Jun. 24, 2015

ECS Grad 2015

Posted on Jun. 23, 2015

Aboriginal Day 2015

Posted on Jun. 22, 2015

Crafts and Bannock Making. 

Filleting Fish

Posted on May. 27, 2015

Northern Pike (Jack Fish) caught down at the Haig, and Jamie and Pat demonstrating how to clean and fillet the fish.

ECS to Grade 6 Swimming Lessons

Posted on May. 27, 2015

Cooking Making

Posted on May. 26, 2015

Grade 2/3 finished up their division unit in math, by making cookies and dividing them equally. 

Northland Games 2015

Posted on May. 20, 2015

A signature event for Northland School Division No.61 (NSD61) is just around the corner! May 29th marks the 28th edition of the Northland Games! Hundreds of athletes will travel to compete in the regional…

Summer Reading Program

Posted on May. 19, 2015

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”                                                                                                       –…

Forensic Lab Tour

Posted on May. 15, 2015

Tour of Forensic Lab at RCMP Detachment in Peace River

Skills Alberta Field Trip

Posted on May. 14, 2015

Grade 9-11 attended the Skills Alberta in Edmonton May 14th, 2015. 

University of Alberta Tour

Posted on May. 14, 2015

Student Vote 2015

Posted on May. 11, 2015

On May 4, 2015, Paddle Prairie School students took on the role of election officials and organized a Student Vote Day where students voted for the official candidates running in their electoral district. …

Mother's Day Tea

Posted on May. 8, 2015

Mother's Day Tea 2015

Posted on May. 8, 2015

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Posted on May. 4, 2015

The Student Transportation Association of Alberta's has declared May 4th, 2015 “School Bus Driver Appreciation Day”. Join us in recognizing and celebrating our hard working, dedicated School Bus…

Forensic Lab

Posted on Apr. 30, 2015

Tolko Tour (High Level)

Posted on Apr. 30, 2015

Sr. High Tour of Tolko Mill in High Level.

Indigenous Youth Science and Traditional Knowledge…

Posted on Apr. 28, 2015

The Faculty of Native Studies - University of Alberta is co-hosting a Traditional Knowledge - Science Fair with Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta, and the Treaty 6 Confederacy. The vision of the fair…

Taste Testing

Posted on Apr. 22, 2015

Regional Science Fair 2015

Posted on Apr. 21, 2015

Schools across Northland School Division are busy preparing for the Regional Science Fair! Bishop Routhier School in Peavine Métis Settlement will once again host the event on Monday, April 27, 2015.…

Attendance Improvement Initiative Awareness Campaign

Posted on Apr. 7, 2015

The Attendance Improvement Initiative - 'Every Day Counts' Awareness Campaign runs from April 6-10, 2015. Click here to listen to our radio advertisements and learn more about the Attendance Improvement…

Northland Photography Contest Winners!

Posted on Mar. 26, 2015

Northland School Division held a division wide Photography Contest! We are very pleased to announce that 2 of our students placed in the Senior High Category; 1st place Haley Sowan, Grade 10. 2nd place:…

Winter Carnival 2015

Posted on Mar. 25, 2015

Beautiful day for a Winter Carnival and it was nice to have the staff and students of Dr. Mary Jackson School join us for the day. Thank you to Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement for organizing the events

Substitute Teachers' Appreciation Week

Posted on Mar. 9, 2015

Northland School Division No.61 (NSD61) takes this opportunity to thank substitute teachers for their valuable service to students, staff, schools, parents and community members. “In times of illness,…

Photography Contest

Posted on Mar. 4, 2015

A reminder that the Northland School Division Photography contest deadline is this Friday. Click here for details about the contest and how to submit a photo!

Community Conversations: Guiding Principles for an…

Posted on Mar. 2, 2015

Alberta Education is holding community conversations to develop guiding principles for an amended Northland School Division Act. To support attendance, there will be events in five communities within…

Food Safe Course

Posted on Feb. 26, 2015

Students, staff and community members participated in Food Safety & Sanitation on Feb 24 & 25, 2015 with instructor Emily Hunt. 

Whispering Pines Ski Hill, Worsley, Alberta

Posted on Feb. 25, 2015

Students grade 7-11 Day Trip to Whispering Pines Ski Hill in Worsley, Alberta on February 26, 2015.

Pink Shirt Day (Anti-Bullying Day) 2015

Posted on Feb. 25, 2015

Paddle Prairie School students and staff participated in Pink Shirt Day today. Pink Shirt Day originated in Nova Scotia in 2007 when a Grade 9 student was bullied by other students for wearing a pink…

Pajama Day

Posted on Feb. 25, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015 is Pajama Day for ECS to Grade 6.  

Have your say in Education

Posted on Feb. 25, 2015

We are asking parents for input by filling out the Accountability Pillar Survey! The Accountability Pillar Survey uses a number of indicators to determine how schools are measuring up. Click here for…

Feb Newsletter

Posted on Feb. 24, 2015

Feb 2015 newsletter

Pink Shirt Day

Posted on Feb. 23, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 is Pink Shirt Day. Say No to Bullying!!!

January Newsletter

Posted on Jan. 29, 2015

You can now view our newsletters online! Click here to read the January 2015 issue! 

Family Literacy Day 2015

Posted on Jan. 28, 2015

We hosted another successful Family Literacy Day! We hosted a Scholastic Book Fair and invited the community librarian, Dawn Cardinal, who organized reading activities. Thanks, Dawn! The event was well…

Family Literacy Day

Posted on Jan. 26, 2015

We are hosting a Scholastic Book Fair and inviting the community librarian to organize reading activities with ECS to grade 6 students. Grade 4-6 students will perform a puppet theater production and…