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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"
|ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENT |School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North)
Bringing Learning to Life
The Board of Education for School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Carol Robertson as the new Assistant Superintendent of Schools, effective August 1, 2014.
Ms. Robertson brings many years of experience in teaching and school administration in Canada, Germany, and England. She possesses a Masters of Education degree with an Advanced Diploma in Special Needs Education in addition to a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education. Mr. Leightan Wishart, Board Chair said, “We are fortunate to have such an experienced and professional educator joining our District team. We know that Ms. Robertson will continue the outstanding service that Ms. Katherine McIntosh has provided our district over the past six years.”
Ms. Robertson will be finishing the school year in her position as principal of Teulon Elementary in Manitoba and then relocating to the North Island in the summer. Ms. Robertson said, “I look forward to meeting the staff, students, and families of the North Island when I arrive in the district this August.”
Welcome, Carol, and thanks for bringing your talents and passion for learning to our district.
Scott Benwell, PhD
Superintendent of Schools/CEO
March 5, 2014
|NISS Trades Fair |
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, NISS will be hosting the "North Island Trades and Business Fair". The day will be a hands on interactive experience providing excellent advertising, recruiting, and exposure for local business. Parents, secondary and elementary school students, and community partners are all invited. This is truly a North Island "Connections" Event! Come and enjoy the booths, activities, door prizes. There will be plenty to see and do.
For more information, please contact Kathleen McArthur at 250 956 3394 or email@example.com.
|Carpentry and Woodworking |
Cheslakees Elementary school will receive this beautiful greenhouse built in the NISS Woodshop. Much of the work on this project was done by North Island Secondary student Cory Miller under the guidance of Mr. Bramham, the school's new carpentry and woodworking teacher (with help from Daniel Ehlert, Mason Jackson, and Riley Browne).
Corey built this green house on contract for Cheslakees school while earning a combination of school credits in Field Studies 12 and Independent Directed Studies in Carpentry 12. Cory also benefited from onsite work experience with Abernethy Contracting. which has led to potential job and trades training.
A big Thank You for the community support from Roger James (SD 85), Stuart Abernethy (Abernethy Contracting), and Don Orr (Black Bear Resort).
|School Spirit |
Students and staff at Sea View Elementary Junior Secondary School enjoyed themselves during their "School Spirit Week" which included activities on each day of the week such as "Mustache Day", "Pajama Day", and "Wacky Hair Day" as seen in this crazy display of coifs.
|Science Odyssey |
Science students from NISS took their learning outside during an overnight Science camp held at Cluxewe November 19-20. The focus of the camp was on learning how the water systems of Cluxewe support and shape life there. Grade 8 Science students from PHSS joined NISS for a full day of exploration and activity on the first day, and Grade 6 students from Eagle View joined on the second day. NISS Leadership students spent time over the two days leading groups, taking pictures, and supervising activities. Activities included water sampling, biodiversity surveys, guided hikes, fish dissection, guest speakers Jackie Hildering and Tommy Child, and a moonlight clamdig. While it was windy on the first day, calm seas allowed us to explore the area by traditional canoe on the second day.
Student will be showcasing their learning through multimedia presentations on the tablets purchased through the Mitchell Odyssey Foundation grant.
| Administration Office|
"Thank you Mrs. Ropponen. I'm 100 days smarter" is the saying on this clever 100 Day project made with 100 googly eyes.
Isabella Glasov, a grade 12 student at NISS, will have her artwork published on the cover of the June edition of the BCPVPA magazine "Adminfo". The piece is acrylic on canvas and is titled "Headless Man".
Cheslakees Kindergarten students enjoy a rainy day playing in the puddles.
Students at Fort Rupert Elementary School were treated to a performance from "The Wheat in the Barley". The learning experience included international music genres, history, and instruments.
NISS students and staff enjoy a BBQ lunch celebrating the first month of being back to school.