FAQ About Buffalo Head Prairie School

Where is Buffalo Head Prairie?

Buffalo Head Prairie is located about 20 km south of La Crete on Highway 697.

When was Buffalo Head Prairie School first open?

The school was first built in 1953, about 1.5 km east of where it stands now. BHPS built a new school in 2005.

What grades are in BHPS?

Buffalo Head Prairie School is a Kindergarten to Grade 9 school.

How many staff work at BHPS?

There are currently 11 teaching staff, 6 support staff, and 2 custodians employed at the school.

How many students go to BHPS?

There are currently 140 students attending Buffalo Head Prairie School.

School Vision.

We strive to:

1) Positively impact the number of students reading at or above grade level

2) Increase and improve relationships and connections between all members of the BHPS community.

School Mission Statement.

Through a positive, child centered team approach, Buffalo Head Prairie School strives to assist each child in becoming a responsible citizen and lifelong learner.

School Motto.

REACH for Success.

What does REACH stand for?

R- Respect – Respect the people around you, yourself, and the building.

E- Excel – Do your best at all times.

A- Accountable - Be responsible for yourself.

C- Community – Work together to have a good place to live.

H- Honour – Do the right thing even if no one is looking

Does the school close for cold or snow days?

No. Busses do not run under severe weather conditions, -40 or icy road conditions. The school, however, is still open. Parents are made aware by telephone if the busses will not be running.

What extra-curricular activities are offered?

There are several activities offered at Buffalo Head Prairie School. BHPS has a strong sports program, including basketball, ice hockey, badminton, soccer, cross country running, and track and field. We also offer clubs such as, guitar club, sewing club, and Lego club, depending on student interest and staff abilities.

Can parents stop in at the school during school hours?

Yes! Parents are encouraged to come to the school anytime to see what is happening at BHPS. Volunteers are also welcome.  We ask that all visitors to the school sign in at the office.

What is available if my child needs specialized programming?

Supports are provided for all students with special needs, some through the pull out program, and others through the in class programming. We focus on inclusion of students with special needs wherever possible.