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 & 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.


We would like to remind you that May 21 to 23 is Victoria Weekend.  Tuesday, May 24 will be Non-Instructional school day so students will not attend school that day.  Teachers will be learning about the new provincial curriculum that will be implemented in September 2016.  For more information on the new curriculum, check out


To view the provincial exam schedule for the 2015/2016 school year, see the schedule below or go to:


Wednesday, June 22

Social Studies 11                                             1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

In Class Exams Block 1                                  9:00 – 12:00 p.m.

In Class Exams Block 2                                  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 23

English 10                                                         9:00 – 12:00 a.m.

BC First Nations Studies 12                           1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

In Class Exams Block 3                                  9:00 – 12:00 p.m.

In Class Exams Block 4                                  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Friday, June 24

English 12                                                         9:00 – 12:00 a.m.

Science 10                                                        1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Monday, June 27

Communications 12                                       9:00 – 12:00 a.m.

Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10       1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Foundations of Math & Pre-calculus 10    1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


trades fair poster 2016

I would like to invite all students and parents to our second Trades Fair at North Island Secondary School.  It will be held on Thursday, March 10th at NISS.  We will begin at 11:30 with an opening by Jay Dixon and then students will be able to move throughout the Fair with their teachers or in small groups. Our PAC will be providing a free hot dog for all students.  This year we will have the ‘Find Your Fit Tour” on site. This will give students a real chance to discover a trade they may be interested in.  More information can be found at:

There will be hands on activities for the students and they will have a bingo stamp card that they can have filled up for a chance to win an awesome prize.  Some of the businesses in attendance will be Hardy Buoys, Greigs Seafood, Marine Harvest, Progressive Diesel, West Coast Helicopters, Vancouver Art Institute, Visions Hair Salon, Creation Renovation, Coastal Community Insurance, North Island Employment Foundations Society, Community Futures, and many others.

I hope you will participate.  This was an awesome day in 2014 and NISS loves hosting the Trades Fair.  It is also open this year to the public from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. See you there.

If you have a business and would like to participate contact or phone Kathleen McArthur at 250-956-3394.

2016 Satisfaction Survey

School District 85 is participating in the 2016 Ministry of Education Electronic Anonymous Satisfaction Survey Project in cooperation with all other school districts throughout the Province.

Parents/Guardians can complete the Internet Electronic Anonymous Surveys any time before midnight April 30th, 2016, providing immediate satisfaction level results to the school and the district.

For 2016:  Students in Grades 4, 7, 10 and 12 complete the survey; Parents/Guardians of Grade 4, 7, 10 and 12 students complete the survey; and all staff associated with a school complete the survey.

 You will be receiving mail this week with your Anonymous Code.

To complete the survey:

  1. Go to any computer that has an up-to-date internet browser access at home, work, or school.  Go to
  2. Enter your anonymous PIN access code.
  3. Complete the survey by clicking on the “radio buttons” for each question.  Move to the next set of questions by clicking on NEXT in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  4. When you are finished the survey you will get a message “Thank you for sharing your views”.
  5. If you feel you made a mistake, repeat the procedure above.
  6. Once complete, your school will have the results immediately.

If you do not have access to a computer, please contact the school and we will make arrangements to accommodate you.  Thank you for participating.  If you need more information or would like to see the results for the District or your school, please contact the school.