Important Dates:

Important Dates:

Satuday Jun 9th                      7:00 pm School Leaving Ceremony

Wednesday Jun 13th               Grade 7 Parent Meeting & School Tour 6pm

Friday June 22nd                     9am Numeracy Assessment Gr 11’s

Monday Jun 25th                     English 12 Exam

Wednesday Jun 27th               Communications 12 Exam

Tuesday Jun 26th                     Awards Day Assembly (2 pm)

Thursday Jun 28th                   Last Day of Classes

Important Dates – April & May

Friday Apr 20th                       Semester 2 Midterm Ends

Friday Apr 20th                       Earth Day / Community Clean Up BBQ

Monday April 23rd                  Semester 2 Final Term Begins

Wednesday Apr 25th               5:00 PAC Meeting

Friday April 27th                     Semester 2 Midterm Reports Mailed Home

Thursday May 3rd                    Parent/Teacher Interviews (Early Dismissal)

Friday May 4th                        School Based Pro D – No School

May 15th                                  1:15 ICBC Assembly

Thursday May 17th                  Totem Raising Celebration (11 am)

Friday May 18th                      Elective Rotation 5 Ends

Monday May 21st                    Victoria Day – No School

Tuesday May 22nd                   Elective Rotation 6 Begins

2017/2018 Course Selection


 There will be an open house meeting on Wednesday March 8th at 6:00 pm in the Learning Commons for any families that have questions about North Island Secondary School’s course selection process or wish to work with an Advisor to complete the paperwork.

Appointments can also be made with our Academic Advisor Ms. Nina Mitchell 250 956 3394 ext. 4250.

Over the next three weeks your son or daughter will be participating in our course selection process. You should see students bringing home course selection sheets and a course selection handbook.

It is essential that students seriously consider their course requests and how they connect to their pathway through to gradation.

Success in any course may be difficult to achieve if the prerequisite body of knowledge and skills has not already been studied.

In addition, students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 must take into account:

  1. basic graduation requirements;
  2. their own educational and vocational plans; and,
  3. the entrance requirements of any post-secondary institution(s) in which they may be interested (colleges, vocational or trade school, universities).

Courses offered depend on student enrolment for the 2017-2018 school year. No course, however, can be offered without sufficient numbers of students interested in a particular offering. Our spring course selection process helps guide the types of courses offered in 2017-2018.

Students are encouraged to talk to their teachers and with the school advisor for more specific information about course offerings.

Course Selection documents can also be found on our North Island Secondary School website:


Other Important Dates:

Mar 16th 5:30 PAC Meeting

Mar 18th-26th Spring Break

Mar 30th Social Justice Expo

Apr 13th Regional Science Fair

Apr 14th No School Good Friday

Apr 17th No School Easter Monday

Apr 21st Community Cleanup & BBQ – “Earth Day”

Apr 21st Midterm Report Cards Mailed Home

Apr 27th Parent Teacher Interviews


Photo Retakes – Nov 9/16 @ 1:00 p.m.

PHOTO RETAKE DAY                                                                                        

Wednesday, Nov 9th, 2016 @ 1pm

Reasons to have your photo taken on retake day:

  1. Anyone who was absent on the original photo day.
  1. If you are unsatisfied with your photo, you must return your original photo package to the photographer on photo day along with a note from a parent or guardian explaining the reason.

Photos will not be retaken without the return of the original photo package!

  1. Students wishing to purchase a package for the first time must return their prepaid order envelope, with payment enclosed, to the photographer on photo day OR payment may be made on-line before and up to 48 hours after picture day. To order online, please go to & enter picture id# QO02-6-433-Q1.

Late orders handed in or ordered online after the 48 hours are subject to a $7.95 shipping & handling fee.

  1. Questions please call Lifetouch @ 250-738-0983 ext. 2.

Halloween and upcoming dates

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Halloween is just around the corner.  On Monday October 31st students are welcome to wear a Halloween costume to school.  There will be a safety talk by the RCMP and an assembly led by Student Council at 2:30 pm.

When students are choosing their costumes, please be mindful of our school code of conduct.  Costumes should not be offensive to others, disrupt classroom learning, or include a weapon of any kind.

We are asking students not to dress as a “clown” this year due to concerns and alerts throughout our province regarding clown related violent incidents.

Also, as a general reminder there is zero tolerance for weapons or fireworks at school on Halloween Day.

We wish everyone a fun and safe Halloween!


On another note, below are some upcoming important dates:

Nov 3rd 4:30 Sointula visit

Nov 7th 5:30 Grad Meeting Learning Commons

Nov 8th Social Media Safety Presentations by RCMP (11:15-Gr 8, 1:15-Gr9, 2:15-Gr10)

Nov 9th 1:00 Photo Retakes

Nov 9th 6:30 “Meet the Staff” Alert Bay Dinner

Nov 10th Semester 1 – Term 1 end

Nov 10th 5:30 PAC Meeting Learning Commons

Nov 10th 1:30 Remembrance Day Ceremony & Visit from CFB Comox Representatives

Nov 11th Remembrance Day – No School

Nov 14th Non Instructional Day – No School

Nov 15th 1:15 MADD Assembly in Gym

Nov 18th Report Cards Mailed Home

Nov 24th 4:00-6:00 Parent Teacher Interviews & BBQ (Friday bell schedule with DABC)