Education Week 2021!

Posted on May 3, 2021

It has been over a full year since NGPS began adapting to the challenges of delivering education in the context of a pandemic.…

May Newsletter

Posted on May 3, 2021

Please find attached our May Newsletter here.  

April Month in Review

Posted on Apr 30, 2021

April has brought us many memories that we are excited to share with our WCS families and community. We hope you enjoy our Month…

School Board Election 2021: Shaping the future of…

Posted on Apr 22, 2021

Are you passionate about kids and public education? You may want to consider running for a school trustee position! Alberta School…

Register NOW for the 2021-22 school year!

Posted on Apr 22, 2021

Your educational journey is our inspiration! At Northern Gateway Public Schools, we understand that every student is unique.…

April Newsletter

Posted on Apr 7, 2021

Please find our April newsletter here

March Month in Review

Posted on Mar 26, 2021

It brings us so much joy when we get the opportunity to share all of our monthly memories with our community. We hope you enjoy…

Spring Break

Posted on Mar 24, 2021

  No School Reminder There are no classes Monday, March 29 to Tuesday, April 6 for the spring break, Easter Monday and a Board…

Celebrating our Substitute Teachers!

Posted on Mar 8, 2021

Thank you to all of our substitute teachers! Whether you are coming to the rescue in person, or online, you provide incredible…

March Newsletter

Posted on Mar 1, 2021

Please find our march newsletter here

Planning for Student Success: share your feedback…

Posted on Feb 26, 2021

Your Voice Matters Northern Gateway Public Schools seeks your input as we plan for the 2021-22 school year and beyond. Your feedback…

February Month In Review

Posted on Feb 25, 2021

Pink Shirt Day is Feb 24!

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

Pink Shirt Day is an anti-bullying movement that began in 2007 when a student in Nova Scotia was bullied for wearing a pink shirt…

February Newsletter

Posted on Feb 1, 2021

Please find our February newsletter here    

January Month in Review Video

Posted on Jan 22, 2021

Please enjoy our Month in Review Video. We are continuing to build our wonderful story for the 2020-2021 school year.   

Feedback on the 2021-2022 School Calendar

Posted on Jan 20, 2021

NGPS is looking for feedback on the DRAFT 2021-2022 school calendar. Please email any feedback you may have to…

Return to In-Person Classes, January 11!

Posted on Jan 7, 2021

On November 24, 2020, the Alberta government introduced a series of enhanced COVID-19 measures that impacted all Alberta K-12…

January Newsletter

Posted on Jan 5, 2021

Happy New Year to all of our WCS Families! Please find our January Newsletter here


December Month In Review Video

Posted on Dec 18, 2020

Merry Christmas from WCS! We wish all of our families the best over the holiday season!

NGPS Christmas Vacation and Return to Learning Schedule

Posted on Dec 17, 2020


I'll Be Home Christmas

Posted on Dec 17, 2020

Christmas has always felt magical and miraculous. After the stress and anxiety of the last ten months, we need the hope and…

Merry Christmas!

Posted on Dec 16, 2020

Wishing all of our NGPS families an extra Merry Christmas and happy holiday break! The Christmas Break for NGPS students is December…

Happy Holidays from WCS!

Posted on Dec 13, 2020

We would like to wish all of our WCS families a happy holiday season. Stay safe, healthy and enjoy your time together!  Please…

December Newsletter

Posted on Dec 4, 2020

Please find our December newsletter here

November Month in Review

Posted on Nov 27, 2020

Alberta Government announces new series of enhanced…

Posted on Nov 25, 2020

Alberta Government announces new series of enhanced COVID-19 health measures, ENHANCED public health measures: Stop the Spike.…

WCS Collects for the Whitecourt Christmas Hamper

Posted on Nov 23, 2020

Please see the information using the following link Christmas Hamper Donations


Posted on Nov 10, 2020

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the official end of the World War I hostilities on November 11, 1918.  In gratitude,…

To Run or Not to Run? School Bus Transportation and…

Posted on Nov 10, 2020

Preparing for Winter temperatures and road conditions With Winter weather upon us, families are reminded to take necessary precautions…

November Newsletter

Posted on Nov 2, 2020

November Newsletter

October Month in Review Video

Posted on Oct 30, 2020

October Newsletter

Posted on Oct 2, 2020

Please find our October newsletter here.     

School Council Update

Posted on Oct 1, 2020

Thank you to everyone who attended our school council meeting earlier this week. Please see the attached information regarding…

EVERY CHILD MATTERS: Phyllis Webstad and the story…

Posted on Sep 29, 2020

Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 to honour Residential School survivors and their families, to remember those children who didn't…

COVID-19 Information - Student illness STAY AT HOME…

Posted on Sep 18, 2020

This summary, based on the September 2020 Government of Alberta update, COVID-19 Symptom-Student illness, provides further clarity…


Posted on Sep 11, 2020

NGPS 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook updated September 10, 2020. To read more on the NGPS Mask Protocol please see Section…

September 2020 Newsletter

Posted on Sep 11, 2020

September 2020 Newsletter

Daily health screening required for all NGPS staff…

Posted on Aug 27, 2020

We all have a role to play in keeping schools healthy. Before coming to school each day, all staff and students must use the…

WELCOME BACK! School starts next week!

Posted on Aug 24, 2020

Board approves change to 2020-21 school year calendar. The first day of school is Wednesday, Sept 2; however, many schools have…

School health measures now include mandatory masks

Posted on Aug 6, 2020

On August 4, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced that the use of masks will be required when students and staff return…

EDITED Re-entry: Students will return to In-school…

Posted on Jul 22, 2020

The Government of Alberta announced yesterday that students will return to in-school classes under Scenario 1, with near-normal…

Looking Ahead! NGPS releases 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry…

Posted on Jul 8, 2020

As promised, we are pleased to share the Northern Gateway Public Schools, 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook. The Handbook will…

Division surveys students, staff and families on re-entry…

Posted on Jun 1, 2020

Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS) is planning for the 2020-21 school year and what it may look like for students, staff…

Message from NGPS

Posted on Apr 27, 2020

Please see the attached letter from Superintendent Andrea to parents here. We continue to recognize the efforts of our WCS families…

Proof of Residence required for NGPS students

Posted on Apr 23, 2020

As part of the regular registration process, proof of residence is now required for all Northern Gateway Public Schools students.…

UPDATE MARCH 29, 2020 - 9:28 a.m. Funding to School…

Posted on Mar 29, 2020

  On March 28, 2020, the Education Minister announced that resources to school divisions will be adjusted to match an at-home…


Posted on Mar 27, 2020

No, really. How are YOU doing? Take a pause... and think …. how are you doing? Let’s take a moment to do a self- assessment:…

Parent Message - March 25

Posted on Mar 25, 2020

Good afternoon WCS parents and Families. Our first day of pick up was very successful and we thank you for working within the…

Continuing Student Learning

Posted on Mar 24, 2020

As shared by the Minister of Education last week, all Kindergarten to Grade 12 students will continue to receive learning opportunities…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 20, 2020 - 10:32 a.m. - Important…

Posted on Mar 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented change to us all. It has also brought us together. Our entire NGPS staff family…

Parent Information from WCS - March 19

Posted on Mar 19, 2020

Hello Parents and Guardians:We would like to share the attached parent bulletin with you. We will continue to share plans as…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 18, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. - Information…

Posted on Mar 18, 2020

The school division appreciates your patience and resilience in the face of this unprecedented interruption in the normal operations…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 16, 2020 Information for Families…

Posted on Mar 16, 2020

While many parents have questions regarding yesterday’s update and the closure of schools in the province of Alberta, there…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 15, 2020 All K-12 Classes Canceled

Posted on Mar 15, 2020

As of March 15, 2020, the Government of Alberta has announced a province-wide school closure. All classes are canceled indefinitely.…

March Newsletter

Posted on Mar 2, 2020

Please find the March newsletter here

February Month In Review

Posted on Feb 28, 2020

Pink Shirt Day is Feb 26

Posted on Feb 13, 2020

Pink Shirt Day is an anti-bullying movement that is celebrated around the world, every year, on the last Wednesday in February.…

Student Newsletter - Friendships

Posted on Feb 5, 2020

Our second student newsletter is now available for parents to read. This month our students were asked to share their thoughts…

February Newsletter

Posted on Feb 3, 2020

You can find the February Newsletter here

January Month In Review Video

Posted on Jan 24, 2020

January may have brought us some extremely cold weather, but it didn't stop WCS from creating some great memories! We hope you…

January Newsletter

Posted on Jan 6, 2020

Please find our January newsletter here


December Month in Review Video

Posted on Dec 20, 2019

Student Newsletter - Resiliency

Posted on Dec 9, 2019

Our first ever student newsletter is ready for everyone to see. Our students want to bring messages to our parent community from…

Impact of the Provincial Budget

Posted on Dec 6, 2019

Northern Gateway Public Schools is facing a budget shortfall this school year. While Maintenance and Transportation Funding will…

December Newsletter

Posted on Dec 2, 2019

Please access our December Newsletter here

November Month in Review Video

Posted on Nov 29, 2019

QLE: The Heart of Teaching and Learning is Quality…

Posted on Nov 14, 2019

There are many supports in place to enhance the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) for NGPS students. Quality Pedagogy, or the…

School Bus Transportation and Inclement Weather

Posted on Nov 4, 2019

To run or not to run? Winter weather and driving conditions bring questions about school bus transportation. Are the buses running…

November Newsletter 2019

Posted on Nov 1, 2019

Please find our November Newsletter here

October Month in Review Video

Posted on Nov 1, 2019

QLE: How a Culture of Wellness supports student learning…

Posted on Oct 23, 2019

Mental, Social and Physical well-being impact learning. A Culture of Wellness, with a focus on these three domains, is foundational…

Emergency Response Planning in NGPS Schools

Posted on Oct 17, 2019

Schools are considered to be one of the safest places in our communities. However, an emergency can occur anywhere at any time. During…

The Focus of the Quality Learning Environment is Learner…

Posted on Oct 10, 2019

The focus of the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) is student or learner centered. Everything we do as Educators, from how we…

How is your child supported in a Quality Learning…

Posted on Oct 9, 2019

NGPS students supported in Quality Learning Environments

Posted on Oct 3, 2019

The Quality Learning Environment (QLE) in NGPS is our commitment to assure learners are successful and learners are supported. …

October Newsletter

Posted on Oct 1, 2019

October Newsletter

Every Child Matters

Posted on Sep 30, 2019

In the spirit of reconciliation and hope Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration…

September Month in Review

Posted on Sep 27, 2019

Safe at School: HOLD AND SECURE

Posted on Sep 19, 2019

Being safe at school means working together with our community partners, parents and first responders. Understanding the terminology…

September Newsletter

Posted on Sep 5, 2019

Welcome Back to the 2019-2020 School Year. Please find our September Newsletter here. 

Welcome Back!

Posted on Sep 2, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! We hope you enjoyed the summer break and are excited for a new school year. The beginning…

First Day Back is Sept 3!

Posted on Aug 7, 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 is the first day back to school for nearly 5,000 Northern Gateway students! Preview important dates…

2018-2019 Year In Review

Posted on Jun 27, 2019

June Month in Review Video

Posted on Jun 27, 2019

Happy Summer!

Posted on Jun 27, 2019

TO OUR STUDENTS We hope each and every one of you has had an amazing year of learning and growth! Each day you inspire us with…

June Newsletter

Posted on Jun 3, 2019

June Newsletter

May Month in Review Video

Posted on Jun 1, 2019

May Newsletter

Posted on Apr 29, 2019

May Newsletter

It's Education Week!

Posted on Apr 29, 2019

Alberta celebrates Education Week! The first Alberta School Week (Education Week) was held December 2–8, 1928. Its purpose…

April Month in Review Video

Posted on Apr 19, 2019

March Month in Review Video

Posted on Mar 29, 2019

Pink Shirt Day - Grade 5 Glee Performance

Posted on Feb 27, 2019

February Month in Review

Posted on Feb 22, 2019

January Month in Review Video

Posted on Jan 25, 2019


December Month in Review

Posted on Dec 21, 2018

Whitecourt Central School wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season as we share our December memories with…

November Month In Review

Posted on Nov 30, 2018

October Month in Review

Posted on Nov 1, 2018