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 nmitchell@sd85.bc.ca 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


Parent/Teacher Interviews (Early Dismissal)

Nov 24th 2016

Parent Teacher Interviews & BBQ 4:00-6:00 p.m.

We will also be having an early dismissal this Thursday at 1:50 p.m. (Friday bell schedule with blocks “DABC”)

You are invited to meet with your son/daughter’s teacher this Thursday to discuss their learning.

We will also be hosting a BBQ in our multipurpose room for all. All parents and students are welcome to join us.

If you cannot join us please feel free to contact your son/daughter’s teacher directly to set up a different meeting time.

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 mylifetouch.ca & 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.

NISS at Port McNeill Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner

NISS students and staff attended the Port McNeill Chamber of Commerce Awards on Friday, October 22, 2016.  A student and three teachers  received awards during the evening.

Youth Entrepreneur – Danielle Lacasse

Professional Merit – Greg Muirhead

Innovation Award – 1-Eleven Coffee (Doug Abbot and Mark Taylor)

Well done, team!