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. ​​​

The Board of Trustees will hold a public meeting on Monday, May 30 at 7 pm to hear from parents, students and other persons on the proposed closure of Discovering Choices Westbrook Outreach site for the purpose of relocation. Learn more: https://t.co/Nm0kkpiaG7 #yycbe https://t.co/OcMmefWsZr

Trustees Approve 2022-2023 Budget and 2021-2024 Education Plan: https://t.co/veCKjywBYy #yycbe https://t.co/0Wg0Y2LfXi

RT @gale_school: This month’s front display is informative and stunning. #AsianHeritageMonth https://t.co/3x0QcPgKUt

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting starts at noon at the Ed Centre. Join us in-person or stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fvF09 #yycbe https://t.co/qfp6IA9FGJ

Don’t forget, transportation registration is underway. All families considering using school bus transportation for the next school year must register by Wednesday, June 8 to be part of planning for next year's routes. https://t.co/ZaLR6wezXU #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Hc3XRzdhLZ