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Bill 1 is new legislation that regulates school fees.  Golden Hills School Division families will see a reduction in fees commencing September 2017.  Not all fees will be eliminated.  Fees are established by each school and reviewed by GHSD and Alberta Education.

Jun 9 - Trochu Valley School Athletic Awards

Trochu Valley School held their annual sports awards on June 9. All of the 2016-2017 athletes were recognized for the achievements in their sport. Mrs. Van Otterloo and Mr. Joshua Wiley along with many of the community coaches and staff coaches were on hand to summarize the teams and individuals accomplishments this season. We are very proud of all of our athletes for doing so well and for represe...

Jun 8 - Europe 2019 Student/Parent Meeting

June 8 7:30 pm Three Hills School Current Grade 9 and 10 students interested in going on the next Europe Trip are encouraged to attend this meeting

Jun 5 - Grade 9 - 11 Parent Meeting

Meeting for 2017-2018 High School Students & Parents Wed., June 5, 7:00 pm   -  Room 1040 This meeting is for all 2017-2018 High School parents and students.        The meeting will focus on the High School Curriculum and the        criteria students need to attain a high school diploma. Students and parents will be planning the courses and options to be taken...


For more information go to: http://open house 2.pdf

May 24 - New Alberta Curriculum Letter for Parents

Letter to all Alberta student's parents concerning the new Alberta Curriculum - click on the following link: http://New Provincial Curriculum Letter to parents.pdf

May 18 - Spring 2017 Curriculum Survey

It is an exciting time in our province as Alberta Education continues its development of a student-centered provincial curriculum that will enrich students’ lives and prepare them for careers in a diversified and global economy and society. This spring, Alberta Education is looking to Albertans to participate in a validation process where education stakeholders will be able to provide their refl...

May 12 - Swimming Lessons Begin

Our school is offering swimming lessons this year to our Kindergarten through Grade Nine students. These lessons are a part of the school Physical Education curriculum. The Grade 7 – 9 students will have 7 – 1 hour sessions beginning May 15th, 2017. The K - 5 students will have 9 – 45 minute sessions, the 6’s will have 7 – 1 hour sessions. Elementary lessons will begin the week of May 2...

Apr 26 - Tro Val Drama Production WIZARD of OZ

Troval Is Proud to present: The Wizard of Oz April 26 -29


Friends of Tro-Val hosted a Paint Nite Fundraiser with all proceeds being donated to the Trochu Drama Club. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Drama Club. Everyone had a wonderful evening and who knew there were so many Picasso's in the community.Thank you to the Friends of Tro Val for hosting and to all of the Drama Parents for all of your hard work.    

Mar 25 - ROCKSTEADY Rock Band

Check out Rocksteady!! Thank you to our very own Mackenzie Anderson for the professional quality photo!! The band is playing their first "Gig" for a fundraiser this weekend. Thank you to our former student Krista Jensen for inviting them to your event which is raising money for cancer.


Click on the link below to read Alberta Health Servicesto the public concerning the outbreaks of Mumps in Manitoba and the United States. Mumps Letter from AHS for Parents English.pdf


Kindergarten Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 School Year Please stop by the school and pick up a registration form or download from the link below. A copy of your child's birth certificate is required as well. Student Registration Form .pdf

Jan 10 - Inclement Weather

In accordance to the GHSD administrative policy - there are three possible levels of status Green Level –    Due to weather and travel conditions, some busses are not running. School is open and regular classes will be offered *Yellow Level –  Due to severe weather and travel conditions, no busses are running. School is open but regular classes are not being offered.We encourage pare...

Dec 15 - January Exam Schedule 2017

Exam Schedule January 2017

Nov 17 - Read-a-Thon

Tro Val's Raising a Reader Read-a-Thon was a tremendous success!! Collectively K-6 students read for 51,531 minutes, WOW!!... and raised a total of $7,589.76 in pledges!! Trochu Valley School also received generous support for the Read-a-Thon from the community: Bank of Montreal (treasure box prizes for all of the participants), Kneehill Adult Learning Society (class pizza party!), Trochu Public L...


Trochu Valley School 2015-2016 Academic and Athletic Awards Trochu Valley School held their 2015-2016 Academic Awards on October 14th in the School Gymnasium. The evening began with the audience being entertained by Mr. Vokins and the Senior Band (grade 9 – 12).  Mrs. Howard welcomed everyone and Mrs. Van Otterloo was the MC for the evening. Many TroVal teachers and Community Members present...

Oct 21 - Government of Alberta Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey

Direct link Government of Alberta  Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey:   Parents/Guardians: Have a say in the future of your children’s education We want to give all students the best possible start in life so that they can meet the demands of living in the 21st century. Alberta Education is moving forward in the development of...

Oct 18 - Parent Council RAISING A READER Fundraiser

RAISING A READER This year, we are holding our first ever Raising A Reader, Read-A-Thon designed to reinforce good reading habits while raising funds to support our school and benefit our children.  From this fundraiser, 100% of the proceeds will stay in our community and will be put towards the purchase two new Buddy Benches for the playground to encourage kindness, inclusion, friendship an...

Oct 18 - ROYAL PURPLE DONATES to Forgotten Lunch Program

Trochu Valley School would  like to extend a huge thank you to the Royal Purple/Elks for their very generous donation to our Forgotten Lunch Program. Proceeds from the September 14 Box Lunch fundraiser were donated to both Trochu Valley and Three Hills schools - $1500.00 to each school - WOW!. We appreciate the funding to have lunches available for our students on those days when they do no...

Oct 7 - Student Achievement continues to improve in Golden Hills

Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and continue to improve in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2015-2016 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We are very pleased to see continued increases again in this year’s student achievement results” said Bevan Daverne, Superintendent of Schools. Many of our Achievement test and Di...

Jun 27 - Student Transportation Registration

Transportation Registration for the 2016/17 school year is OPEN. Please be aware that Golden Hills School Division has eliminated transportation fees. There will be NO charge to transport your child Parent Note: Alberta Education funds door to door bus service for students that attend their designated school. Parents may choose to send their child to any school that they wish (school...


Trochu Valley School is excited to announce that we will be offering a Hockey Academy Program for the 2016-2017 school year. This is available for interested students in Grades 5 - 12.    Please click on the link below to see the brochure. http://hockey program brochure.pdf Click on the link below for a registration form. http://HockeyAcademyRegistration.pdf

Mar 23 - Associate Principal Appointment Announcement - Trochu Valley School

The Golden Hills School Division is very pleased to announce the appointment of Chantalle Boese to the position of Associate Principal of Trochu Valley School effective the 2016/2017 school year. Chantalle holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and is working towards her Master of Education degree. She began her teaching career at Three Hills School in 2009. In 2010 she ac...


March 17 - 19 Trochu Valley School hosted the Sr High 1A Girls Basketball Provincials. Provincial Tournament  Acknowledgements In the fall of 2014, Chantalle Boese, Athletic Director of Trochu Valley School, had the idea of hosting the 1A Girls Basketball Provincial Championship.  After a bid to the ASAA (Alberta Schools Athletic Association) was won, a committee of incredibly talented...

Mar 10 - Trochu Valley School Video

Mrs. Howard and Miss Boese presented a Fabulous Video showcasing our school to the School Board on Thursday, March 3. Levon Vokins, Grade 11 student, worked very hard to put this professional together. It is a great representation of our school.

Mar 9 - Principal Appointment Announcement - Trochu Valley School

The Golden Hills School Division is very pleased to announce the appointment of Leana Howard to the position of Principal of Trochu Valley School effective the 2016/2017 school year. Leana holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary; a Certificate in Assistive Technology for Inclusive Learning Environment; a Diploma in Instructional Leadership and is completing her Masters of E...

Mar 2 - Tro Val Students Participate in Provincial Emergency Management Exercise

On Feb 25 & 26 30 of our Trochu Valley Students were the Victims in an emergency Trochu Mall (the Old Pontmain School Building) parking structure collapse,  Over 100 rescue personnel including Doctors, Paramedics, Structural Engineers, Communication Specialists,Canine & Technical Searchers, Logistics and Command Staff with the Canada Task Force ere on hand to oversee the "resuce" of the victims....


As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping students for success. The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators consisting of surveys of students, parents and teachers on various aspects of quality; student outcomes such as dropout and high school completion...

Dec 1 - Servus Credit Union Donates to Tro Val

Cheryl Sherwin on behalf of the  Elnora Branch of the Servus Credit Union donated funds to our Forgotten Lunch Program. We are so appreciative of their ongoing support of our school and students.


Trochu Valley School Donates Generously to Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child….. Thank you to the Elementary Student Council for packing the Operation Christmas Child donations from the elementary students as well as staff members. Thank you so much for the donations!  There were also a few boxes donated by Junior High and High School students. Thanks go to them as well. Thank you...

Nov 3 - PowerSchool Parent/Student Access

PARENT and STUDENT PORTAL   To access your child(s)  current grades and attendance please go to the following website:   If you are a Golden Hills student you do not need to create an account. You simply need to use your network username and password to access your information.   If you are a Golden Hills parent you will need to create an account. PowerSchool...

Oct 21 - 2015-2016 Student and Parent Handbook

Click on the link to view the 2014-2015 Student and Parent Handbook Handbook 2015-2016.pdf

Oct 19 - TRO-VAL Receives Generous Donations

Trochu Valley School has been lucky enough to receive donations from a variety of generous community businesses and organizations to help supplement many of our extra curricular programs. The Trochu Lions donated funds to the Athletic Department to help fund uniforms. The Trenville OORP donated soccer balls to the elementary classrooms. The Trochu/Three Hills OORP/Elks donated to our Forgotten...

Oct 16 - 2014-2015 AWARDS Night

Trochu Valley School held their 2014-2015 Academic Awards on October 16th in the School Gymnasium. The evening began with the audience being entertained by Mr. Vokins and the Senior Band (grade 9 – 12).  Mrs. Howard welcomed everyone and Miss Boese was the MC for the evening. Many TroVal teachers and Community Members presented over 150 awards and scholarships. 18 Grade 4 - 6 students received...

Oct 8 - Golden Hills Sees Continued Improvement in Student Achievement

Press Release - Golden Hills sees continued Improvement in Student Achievement ----- Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and continue to improve in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2014-2015 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We are very pleased to see continued increases again in this year’s student achievement resul...

Jun 26 - GHSD Report to the Community - June 2015

We are pleased to share our Report to the Community & Interim Education Plan with all of our parents, staff, students and communities. Please click here for the link to the document.  Enjoy!

May 23 - TRO-VAL GRAD 2015

May 23, 2015 7:30 pm Trochu Community Hall Everyone welcome to attend and celebrate with the Class of 2015!

May 13 - TroVal Cosmetology Class Now Offering.............

Spray Tans, Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Single Process Colors, Facial Waxing,Joico - Hair Repair Treatment. Please call the school office 403-442-3872 for appointment arrangements and prices. http://Cos class poster.pdf  


Trochu Valley School Drama Presents... April 29 - May 2

Mar 31 - 2015-2016 Kindergarten Registration

Trochu Valley School is now accepting registrations for the 2015-2016 School Year. Forms are availiable at the office or download the form below Student Registration Form 1.pdf Kindergarten Advertisement.pdf      

Mar 30 - BLUE JAYS vs STAMPEDERS - What a Great Night!

The Homecoming celebrations and basketball game held on March 26, 2015 was a great success. Thank you to all the organizers for such a wonderful event. There was cake, tours of our school and to cap off the evening a great Basketball game with our Senior High Girls and Boys teams taking on the Calgary Stampeders Basketball team. Thanks to all of the community members for attending this great event...

Mar 26 - TroVal September - March Sports Awards

Trochu Valley School held their September to March Sports Awards on March 26th. This event was held in conjunction with our Homecoming Celebrations. Many community members, parents, coaches and all our students were on hand to celebrate our very talented athletes. Click on the link below to see a complete list of recipients. Sept - March Sp...

Feb 4 - Important Letter to Parents About Measles

Measles Information - As spring holidays approach, we know that many families have vacations planned, both within and outside of Canada. Travelling increases your family’s risk of exposure to many different diseases, including measles. Measles is a very real threat in many parts of the world, including as close to home as California, where a measles outbreak is currently ongoing. It is al...

Feb 2 - 2015 Parent Council Quilt & Craft Weekend

Attention all parents, This Wednesday, Feb. 4th at 7 pm in the common room there will be a planning meeting for the upcoming Quilt and Craft Weekend (March 6-8th, 2015).  This Quilt and Craft Weekend is one of Tro Val Parent Council's largest fundraising events of the year and they NEED your help.  They are looking for people to help in lots of different capacities, from set up to advertising...


The students, staff, bus drivers, maintenance staff and custodians of Trochu Valley School  were all treated to the fourth annual Parent Council Christmas Dinner. Everyone gathered in the Trochu Community Hall – all 340+ people on December 18th for a delicious Turkey Dinner. Hats off to all the organizers, cooks, servers and cleanup crews – it was amazing and so much fun to all be together....