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Grande Prairie Composite High School Wins International Award

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The Grande Prairie Composite High School is proud to be the recipient of an international award, receiving platinum recognition during the 2023 Facilitation Impact Awards, held on November 2nd.

This accolade, presented by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), recognizes the school's recent initiative, the Phoenix Philosophy Project. Read the award writeup::

"This award is a credit to my staff and their commitment to continuous professional improvement," says GPCHS Principal Dennis Vobeyda. Throughout the project, his school invited students, families, and the greater community, to help shape their shared vision and mission – as they all work together in the spirit of igniting students' education.

The Phoenix Philosophy Project is part of the school's commitment to staff collaboration guided by a continuous cycle of professional improvement. Through the project, staff recommitted to the goal of being part of the evidence-based Professional Learning Community at their school. 


About Grande Prairie Composite High School

The school offers its students a wide variety of complimentary courses and programs like Apprenticeship and the International Baccalaureate programme. Learn more by visiting, or following them on Facebook and Instagram @gpchs.gppsd.


About the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Award

The award, presented by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), underscores the importance of effective

The award honours excellence in facilitation and the measurable impact facilitation has on the challenges faced by organizations, including those in the education sector. The Grande Prairie Campsite High School project focused on engaging staff, students, and community in collaboration as they set the vision for their newly opened school.

The school's triumph is a testament to the positive changes that strategic facilitation can bring to educational settings, aligning with the division's focus on leadership, inclusion, and collaborative learning.


Division Information

Grande Prairie Public School Division
Phone: 780-532-4491

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