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School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North) is dedicated to the academic achievement of all its students. 
"Bringing Learning to Life"

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School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North)
Bringing Learning to Life

School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North) is pleased to announce the following administrative assignments and postings:

1.      Eagle View Elementary School – Current Principal, Mr. Malcolm Fleeton will return to teaching in September 2015.  We thank Malcolm for his significant contribution to district administration over the past 25 years.  We know that he has made a positive impact on the lives of countless students during his service and that this will continue through his role as a classroom teacher.  Replacing Mr. Fleeton for the 2015/2016 school year will be Mr. D’Arcy Deacon from Sea View Elementary Junior Secondary School.

2.      Sea View Elementary Junior Secondary School – There will be an Internal Posting for a new Principal for the 2015/2016 school year.

3.      Port Hardy Secondary School – Current Vice-Principal, Mr. Frank MacLean will return to teaching in September 2015.  Mr. MacLean has served the district as a principal and vice-principal for 14 years and has made a significant contribution to many programs and initiatives including leading professional growth for his colleagues through the BCPVPA’s Supervision for Learning initiative.  There will be an Internal Posting for Vice-Principal for the 2015/2016 school year.

4.      Alert Bay Elementary School – Current Principal, Ms. Jill Cook will be transferring to Cheslakees and Woss Elementary Schools for the 2015/2016 school year. Mr. Dan Baker will be full-time Vice-Principal of Sunset Elementary School in Port McNeill.  There will be an External Posting for Principal of Alert Bay Elementary School for the 2015/2016 school year. 

Any questions may be directed to the District Education Office at 250-949-6618.

Thank you,

Scott Benwell, PhD

Superintendent of Schools/CEO

February 19, 2015

Sea View Holiday Celebration Feast

 On December 9th, Sea View celebrated Term 1 student learning achievement  with a holiday themed feast.  As a recognition of the strong connections to community that Sea View maintains, staff and families shared in celebrating the progress of all learners.  In addition to enjoying a fabulous meal, students each received a reward package recognizing their accomplishments and encouraging future learning.  Congratulations to all students at Sea View on your learning successes!

Lieutenant Governor's Visit

  Students from Alert Bay School and  the T’lisalagi’lakw School had the opportunity to meet Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon and take a tour of the HMCS Calgary.  The students spent time talking with her, sharing their interests in sports and fishing and asking questions about the HMCS Calgary.

Cape Scott Windfarm

On May 6th twenty students were given a tour of the Cape Scott Windfarm.  After a two hour bus drive, students spotted an enormous wind turbine - the first of 55 currently on the site.  Gordon gave an excellent tour explaining the time it took to bring the project to life and the logistics of moving these enormous turbines to their current location.  Students had numerous questions and were thrilled to view the windfarm that they have heard so much about.

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6975 Rupert Street
P.O. Box 90, Port Hardy, B.C.

Telephone: 250-949-6618
Fax: 250-949-8792

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FNESC Conference Dec. 2013


"Connections" students at North Island Secondary School enjoy a visit the BC Provincial Court of Law Office in Port Hardy.

Students Council at Sunset Elementary School recently planned a "Movember" Moustache fundraiser. STudents paid $1.00 to have a moustache painted on their face. The money raised has been sent to Prostate Cancer Canada. Way to go Sunset!!

North Island Secondary School students in Mr. Pendergast's Biology 11 class traveled to Nimpkish Heights to look at various local species of mushrooms to support their in-class study of mycology.

Woss Lake Elementary students learn about animal husbandry during a visit to the Morrison Creek Alpaca Farm in the Comox Valley.

Sunset's Clayton Harder took home the Western University Entrance Scholarship Bronze Medal at the Canada Wide Science Fair in London Ontario. Clayton was also awarded the Nuclear Management Organization Excellence Award Junior Bronze Medal. Way to go Clayton!