Calgary Board of Education Douglas Harkness School
6203 - 24 Avenue N.E., Calgary AB T1Y 2C5 | Grades K-6 Modified Calendar
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Admin Team

Ms. Devitt: for the school @DHarknessCBE

Mrs. Miller
Assistant Principal


Mrs. Billeck :


Ms. Purdy


Miss Cavanaugh:

Grade 1/2

Ms. Dron:

Miss Engelman: @DHSEngelman

Ms. LaBerge

Ms. Shihab:

Grade 3/4

Miss Garrah:

Ms. Paterson:

Ms. Peterson

Grade 5/6

Ms. Araki

Mrs. Dhillon:

Mr. Meuser


Mrs. Villman


Mrs. Bodley

Physical Education

Jason Salter

Welcome to Douglas Harkness School

On behalf of the staff and students at Douglas Harkness School, welcome to Douglas Harkness School website. We welcome you to learn more about our school by viewing our Student and Parent Handbook
We update this website throughout the school year. It is our hope that you will visit frequently for current information about the exciting things that are happening in our school community.


Please be aware that our school uses Twitter to share daily events rather than student agenda books. If you wish to communicate with the teacher or the school about your child, please do so through the teacher's email link at the side of this page, or contact your child’s teacher at the school.


The Calgary Board of Education has a Student Code of Conduct that is adhered to in all of our schools. Please click here to read the Adminstrative Regulation.


Our school operates on a Modified Calendar. For more information about our school, please click on any of the items from the drop-down menus above.

October Events
December 7 Winter Giving Faire 6:15pm-8:00pm
December 8 Non-Instruction Day - No School
December 14 School Council Meeting - 6:30pm
December 21 Last Day of Classes
December 22 Non-Instruction Day - No School
December 25-January 12 Winter Break No School
January 15 Classes Resume
January 19 Report Cards go home
January 26 Non-Instruction Day - No School


Every Day Counts

The Calgary Board of Education believes there is a strong positive correlation between attendance and a student’s success in school. Regular attendance at school maximizes student learning, school attachment and the potential for high school completion. Early identification and communication of attendance concerns with students and families is critical.

  • The Alberta School Act section 13 and CBE Policy 6020 states:
        • An individual who at September 1 in a year is 6 years of age or older, and is younger than 16 years of age shall attend school.
        • ​A school board shall make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a student who is enrolled in a school attends regularly and punctually.
  • It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to ensure compliance with this requirement and the responsibility of schools to ensure parents/guardians are informed promptly when the attendance of students is not satisfactory. 
  • Absenteeism is an indicator of other problems, and should be treated as a symptom. When students are not in school we need to understand why they stay away before we can generate solutions.
  • When a student feels attached to school through a web of relationships with other students, teachers, or a caring adult, it can help overcome many of the causes of absenteeism (Jenkins, 1995).
  • Attendance Tips for Parents (pdf)

Calendars & School times for 2017-2018
Hours for Grade 1 - 6 - Click here for calendar
Days Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  12:55 PM - 3:25 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours for Kindergarten - Click here for calendar
Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:35 AM 12:35 - 3:25
Friday Alternating weeks - 8:30 AM - 12:00
Hours for Early Development Center -Click here for calendar
Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:35 AM 12:20 - 3:25
News items



Please click to view the CBE Leadership Link for December.


School Council -

  • Next Meeting: Oct. 18 at 6:30 PM








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