For the renewal of our Strategic Plan, we are about to begin our Thoughtexchange (previously known as Thoughtstream). We are asking all parents, students, staff, and community members to participate in our Thoughtexchange.
As a parent of a North Island Secondary School grade 10 or 12 student, we would like to invite you to participate in the British Columbia, Ministry of Education annual Satisfaction survey. The survey will be open to input until April 15, 2019. You should have received a letter in the mail with your login information.
We value your input and use the information gained from this survey to plan and improve our services for students and their families. If there are things that we are doing well, we would like to hear about it. If there are areas that you feel we should work toward, please let us know. All information received remains confidential.
To take this survey, please follow the link below, enter your individual logon # which was mailed to you, in the parent survey section of the page and answer the questions. We thank you for taking your time to share your experiences and feelings in order to improve learning for your child (ren) and our students.
Link to survey: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm
Please feel free to contact the school if you experience any problems.
On Wednesday January 23rd at 9am in Room 318 Grade 11 students are required to complete the Graduation Numeracy Assessment.
Completion of this assessment is a requirement of the new graduation program.
The Graduation Numeracy Assessment is based on mathematical concepts learned across multiple subjects from Kindergarten to Grade 12, with an emphasis on K-9. It requires students to solve problems by using the five numeracy processes (different ways of thinking and working) interpret, apply, solve, analyze and communicate.
Please visit the link below for a Parent brochure:
Also, more detailed information, including samples exams, videos, and other supports can be found at:
A parent’s guide to the B.C. Graduation Program (Grades 10-12)
British Columbia’s graduation program is changing. Our education system has been recognized internationally for its excellence and we can make it even better. The Ministry of Education has worked with educators, post-secondary institutions and employers to update the BC Graduation Program. The new program will help students develop their full potential and equip them with the skills they need to adapt and thrive well into the future.
Click the url below for more information:
Have a safe and restful holiday!
See you all on Tuesday January 8th 2019
Beginning in September 2019, British Columbian students entering their final years of secondary school will benefit from a modernized graduation program, as well as an innovative new curriculum.
Read more at: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018EDUC0072-002417
Gilakas’la & Happy Holidays!
Since September, there have been a wide variety of learning activities throughout the school and many guests from our communities that have come in to share their knowledge. Each year I continue to be impressed and proud of the many different talents and positive energy that our students bring to North Island Secondary School.
We invite parents and all students to join us for our annual “Holiday Breakfast” on Friday December 21 beginning at 8:00 AM. Come in enjoy a pancake breakfast on the last day before our holidays!
Also our student leadership group is encouraging Spirit Week from Dec 17-21
- Merry Morning Monday- pajama day
- Tacky Tuesday-ugly sweaters, antlers, ornaments, hats, ties, etc…
- Winter Wonderland Wednesday-winter wear (hats, scarves, boots, etc)
- Throwback Thursday-dress Xmas retro (plaid, ribbons, 60s, 70s, 80s etc)
- Flannel Friday-cozy flannel
I would also like to pass on the sincere wishes on behalf of North Island Secondary School that everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday season.
School resumes after the holiday on Tuesday January 8th 2019.