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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. Jillian Walkus to Acting Principal, Eke Me Xi Learning Centre, effective February 1, 2014.
The Board recognized the work of staff and District Principal, Kaleb Child, for their contribution to the growth seen at the school over the last year. Eke Me Xi now has a student population approaching 50 learners.
Ms. Walkus has been a teacher in our School District for the past 18.5 years. Along with many local colleagues, she is working toward her Master of Education in Curriculum Studies at the University of Victoria.
The Board wishes Ms. Walkus well in her new role and welcomes her to the administration team of SD 85.
Superintendent of Schools/CEO
December 10, 2013
|Strategic Plan |
The Board of Education for School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North) proudly introduces the 2013/14 Strategic Plan, adopted at its October 21st regular meeting.
|Connections Program |
Students learned about the business of kayaking through North Island Kayaking in Telegraph Cove during a recent Connections field trip. Eighteen students participated in the day trip where they learned about the safety, potential hazards, and procedures for taking customers out onto the water. Students had a great time. After the initial safety tours, they were guided onto the water for an hour tour. Students were able to see orcas, seals, porpoises, eagles, heron, and even a large humpback whale that was close enough to see him blowing (but not so close as to be a danger).
Future Upcoming Connections Trips:
*Mid October Keltic Seafoods/Hardy Buoys students from PHSS and NISS will participate;
*October 24 Food Bank Port Hardy;
*November Cape Scott Windfarm PHSS and NISS students;
*Strategic in Port McNeill.
The grade 8 classes from North Island Secondary & Port Hardy Secondary Schools, staff, & guests gathered at the Cluxewe River Estuary, an ancient Kwakiutl village & fishery site, to learn about the history, culture, & ecology of the territory. Participants were divided into seven groups and rotated through four different workshops ; Harvesting, Ecology, History, & Culture. Following the workshops there was a catered luncheon provided by Cluxewe Staff and volunteers. Thank you to Mike Child, manager of the Cluxewe Resort, who hosted this group of over 150 people.
As well, thank you to the facilitators of the workshops – Mike Child, Tommy Child, Hazel Wilson, Wata Christine Twance, Shannon Alfred, Peggy Svanvik, Stephanie Nelson, Ross Hunt Junior, Verna Chartrand, Maria Patskovsky, Donna Cranmer, & Anthony Hunt. This was a day to remember!
| Administration Office|
Zombie janitors “Land” and “Phil”, stopped by the Board office for a “bite” on their way to work Halloween day. YIKES! Thank you - Darlene and Margaret, you are a lot of fun!
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.
AJ Elliott Elementary School was fortunate to have the extremely talented Masala Youth Theatre Group from Finland come to their school and put on mini workshops with students. Everyone had a wonderful time!
NISS students and staff enjoy a BBQ lunch celebrating the first month of being back to school.
Artwork submitted by recent North Island Secondary School graduate Jacqueline Biggs made the cover of the October issue of the bcpvpa magazine "Adminfo".