About Us

Douglas Harkness Has Heart

  • A focus on growing in mind, body, spirit and heart
  • Literacy instruction guided by the CBE Literacy Framework
  • Mathematics instruction guided by the CBE Numeracy Framework
  • Inquiry-based learning projects that offer multiple entry points to serve all learners
  • Music and performing arts program
  • Daily physical education
  • Vibrant Learning Commons offering access to print and audio materials
  • A dedicated and well stocked maker space
  • A sensory room promoting self-regulation and mindfulness
  • Chromebooks, iPads, iMacs, and the use of Google Suite
  • A Community Closet that provides warm clothing to families in need of assistance
  • A daily Breakfast Clubs of Canada breakfast program and weekly "Weekends and More" grocery bags for families in need of assistance
  • Regular teacher tweets @DHarknessCBE and “DHS Weekly” email updates
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​​About the CBE

The CBE is the largest school district in Western Canada. Our mission is to ensure each student, in keeping with his or her individual abilities and gifts, completes high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning. You can look on the CBE website for more information. ​​​

In February we celebrate Black History Month! It’s an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the contributions of Black Canadians in communities across the country. Activities and lessons are planned in CBE schools throughout the month. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/zQV1xcoztb

There are no classes for CBE students on Friday, Feb. 3, because it’s a system-wide non-instructional day. Have a great long weekend! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/mvrodtENcq

RT @Tombainescbe: Happy Groundhog Day #yyc Check out this student made GIF done in computers to celebrate! #wearecbc @yyCBEdu @CbeArea1 https://t.co/HitZvs1slg

February 1 is World Hijab Day. It is a day to celebrate and honor the diversity and strength of women who choose to wear the hijab. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Q11FGeAyRz

Chief Superintendent Christopher Usih and Blackfoot Elder Saa'kokoto joined the Literacy and Indigenous Education Teams to celebrate World Read Aloud Day. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/kMS0U61gGS