About Us

Douglas Harkness Has Heart

  • Whole School "Harkness Hour" collaborative response twice a week, focusing on literacy, math, and well-being  outcomes
  • A focus on growing in spirit, heart, body and mind guided by the Holistic Lifelong Learning Framework
  • Literacy instruction guided by the CBE Literacy Framework
  • Mathematics instruction guided by the CBE Numeracy Framework
  • Student and Staff Well-Being guided by the CBE Well-Being 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 that encourages learning through play with loose parts
  • A wellness curriculum promoting self-regulation and mindfulness
  • Chromebooks, 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 from classrooms and from @DHarknessCBE as well as “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. ​​​