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. ​​​

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There are no classes for CBE students on Friday, Nov 26 because it’s a system-wide non-instructional day. Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/cAWIKT8nVR

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting starts at noon at the Ed Centre. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person audience capacity is limited. We invite you to stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fNgoJ #yycbe https://t.co/e13SAs1TMm

We’re updating our Sustainability Framework. Help us prioritize our sustainable actions by completing our survey and participating on our idea boards: https://t.co/D0bikjmEV5 #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/LkFOPwbBMP

National Child Day is celebrated annually on November 20 to raise awareness of the rights of children in Alberta, and contributing to a healthy environment where children can grow and prosper with adequate resources. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/foUzgL5XLv