Gilakas’la & Happy Holidays!


Gilakas’la & Happy Holidays!

I continue to be impressed and proud of the many different talents and positive energy that our students bring to North Island Secondary School. Since September there has been a wide variety learning activities throughout the school and many guests from our communities that have come in to share their knowledge.

We invite parents and all students to join us for our annual “Holiday Breakfast” on Friday, December 22 beginning at 8:00 am. Come in enjoy a pancake breakfast on the last day before our holidays!

I would like to pass on the sincere wishes on behalf of North Island Secondary School that everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday season. I look forward to seeing everyone return well rested when school resumes on Tuesday, January 9.

Thank you once again for all of your support in “Bringing Learning to Life” at North Island Secondary School during 2017.

-Mr. J. Dixon, Principal


New Resources for Teachers, Students, Parents – Numeracy Assessment

New Resources for Teachers, Students, Parents – Numeracy Assessment Prep:

The following are new resources to support teachers, students and parents in anticipation of the new Numeracy Assessment in 2018. North Island Secondary School Grade 10 & 11 students will write in June.

•  Collaborative Learning Video Package

•  Numeracy Assessment Brochure for Parents (PDF)

•  Sample Graduation Numeracy Assessment

Legion Contest Winners

Congratulations to winners of the Legion Poster and Literacy Contest:

First place winners (shown): Tabeni Lightheart, Mia McCormick, Avarii Lasota, Lyra Fletcher
(Not shown): Saiya Gachter, Amadeus Javier

Second place winners (shown): Shantel Benoit, Mackenzie Murgatroyd, Mandy Foldy
(Not shown): Garrett Montjoy

Third place winners (shown): Jordan Hahn, Abigale Christianson, Madison Woo, Crystal Tapp
(Not shown): Miranda Estlin

NISS Dry Grad 2018 – Christmas Basket Raffle

Tickets for the raffle are being sold by NISS grad students. We thank the community for their generous offerings of the following items which are included in the box. Tickets will be sold from Dec. 4-Dec 20th. The winner’s number will be announced on the 21st.

  1. $100 Visa Card from Vancity
  2. $80 NISS climbing wall pass
  3. $58 Coach Pouch
  4. Winter Solstice Book from Strong Nations Bookstore
  5. Italian Hand Soap Collection
  6. Wooden train advent calendar with surprise goodies
  7. Chocolate wafers
  8. Candles

Parent Teacher Interviews – Nov. 23/17

You are invited to Parent Teacher interviews at NISS on Thursday, November 23, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Students will be dismissed early that day at 1:50 p.m. Buses are are arranged to fit the day’s schedule.

We will start with a barbeque at 4:00 p.m. in the Multi Purpose Room.

After the barbeque, interviews will take place in the Multi Purpose Room, Learning Commons and classrooms.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Photo Retakes – November 17, 2017

Anybody who has not had their photo taken, should do so, and anybody who would like retakes can have their photos retaken.

If you are getting retakes done, please bring the photos you already had taken to return to the photographer.

You do not have to bring payment with you.  You can order photos and pay for them online.

If you do want to order ahead, there are order forms available in the office that you can take home.

Please be ready to be called to the Multi-Purpose room by 12:30