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. ​​​

RT @KeelerSchool: Grade 2 classes took advantage of the beautiful fall day sharing stories under the trees. #KeelerCougars #WeAreCBE #fall #together #storytelling https://t.co/ogenE1WBtA

Today is the first public meeting of the Board of Trustees for the 2022-23 school year. Join in-person or stream the meeting online. Please note the new meeting start time of 11 a.m. https://t.co/nvCl1fNOeh #yycbe https://t.co/HVrHuKa0P3

We were pleased to host Ministers Nicolaides and LaGrange at @BownessHighCBE today for the announcement of Apprenticeship Day in Alberta. Culinary student Evan provided a tour of the industrial kitchen at the school. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/8mNsyla2oV

RT @tuscany_cbe: Setting up our display at @yyCBEdu Education Centre which illustrates our journey of ahsokiniksii (to be wisely aware & to notice deeply) & ohkakiiyosit (when knowledge branches out). Ss created land-art to demonstrate their learning. #landbasedlearning @Indigenous_cbe @CbeArea1 https://t.co/OdJ4MvEXpg

There are no classes for CBE students on Friday, Sept. 23 because it’s a system-wide non-instructional day. Have a fun, safe long weekend! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/kJIWeVbOFn