Hanson Island

Travelling by boat on May 17, 2017, the grade 7 Students from A.J. Elliott Elementary and nine students in the Forestry Program and three chaperones at Port Hardy Secondary school had an opportunity to visit Yukusam (Hanson Island), which is located in the traditional territories of the Kwakwaka’wakw and is home to more than 1500 culturally Read More …

Cultural Celebrations in Alert Bay….

Cultural Celebrations for Alert Bay Elementary School was held Friday, June 2, 2017 at ‘Namgis Big House in Alert Bay.  The “Namgis Big House was full with family, friends and guests from other communities with approximately 60 of our students participating.   “Our students made us proud once again” said Jen Turner, Principal, Alert Bay Elementary School.

SD85 Annual Track Meet at PHSS…….

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 the School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North) Annual Track Meet was held at Port Hardy Secondary School in Port Hardy.  There were 12 schools including SD 84 Gold River/ Tahsis, Gwa’Sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw, Avalon Advent Academy, Wagalus, K’ak’ot’lats’i, and T’Lisalagi’Lakw and approximately 240 participants competing for the top school trophies and ribbons. Read More …

Annual SD 85 Grade 6/7 students S.T.E.M. challenge

The annual SD 85 Grade 6/7 S.T.E.M. Challenge was another huge success, hosted by Eagle View Elementary School at the Civic Center in Port Hardy.  Students were tasked with the challenge of building a watering/catchment system for a school garden using supplies such as plastic cups, jumping rope, tape, etc. Top Overall Design award went Read More …

Regional Science Fair at NISS…….

Regional Science Fair Malcolm Fleeton and science fair committee organized another successful event at this years regional science fair hosted by North Island Secondary School in Port McNeill.  There were 110 projects and over 125 students attend the fair.  The two students going to the nationals in Regina are both from Gold River. A large Read More …