Spencer O’Brien Visit

Thank You, Spencer O’Brien

On Friday, September 22nd, we had the privilege of listening to one of the world’s top snowboarders, Spencer O’Brien, as she delivered an inspirational message on the importance of hard work, perseverance, patience, resiliency and family support in order to achieve one’s goals in life.  Born in Alert Bay, she is proud to say that her love for the sport started in the North Island.

Thank you for the visit Spencer, and NISS wishes you the best in your future endeavours.


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!


GRAD 2016

Congratulations to the NISS Class of 2016



 Tre Alfred, Robert Aman, Shayla Beattie, Ryan Benwell, Dawn Briscoe, Kacie Brittain, Robert Burgess-Griffith, William Chan, Cassie Conley, Shantal Cook, Brandon Cyr, Keifer Daly, Noreen Dick,

Peri Donaghy, Justin Ellis, Beth Ford, Mason Friman, Eric Glendale, Evan Gordon Valan, Madison Guldager, Matthew Harder, Aliyah Harper, Terry Hooper, Jessiah Macko, Riley Matson, Chance McClendon,

Miranda Mountain, Darian Murgatroyd, John Nelson, Sarah Nelson, Benjamin Pahti, Kiara Peterson, Asia Prest, Bessy Prevost, Brandon Purdey, Patricia Rufus, Hannah Sadler, Anthony Schofield,

Alex Scott, Mahalia Smith, Kyle Sparling, Christopher Speck, Cody Swanson, Thomas Symons, Madison Tremblay, Nathaniel Valleau, Devin Williams, Brodie Wilson


Climbing wall volunteer students

We are proud of this group of students for volunteering to assist with cooking, decorating and serving tables during the Climbing Wall Gala which took place on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Over 100 community members from the North Island enjoyed an evening which included dinner, entertainment, and a fun cash auction.

It was a fun evening with everyone coming together around the common goal of getting a climbing wall built at our school.

During the evening the Port McNeill Rotary Club presented a cheque to the school for $10 000.00.  By the end of the evening another $10,000.00 was donated by the guests through the auction and other fun activities.

Feedback today from community has been very positive about learning in School District No. 85.  Most of all people have been talking about the wonderful student volunteers that helped make the evening a success.

Many thanks to the staff and students who helped the Rotary Club with the evening.  To date we have now raised over $40 000.00!

Thanks to the North Island’s commitment to our youth, we will be building our climbing wall this summer.