Graduation Numeracy Assessment

On Friday, June 22 at 09:00 a.m., 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:

Important Notice

May 11, 2018

To Parents and Guardians,

A case of Scabies disease has been confirmed within our school. The three classrooms that were exposed have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized and the child is being treated at home.

We wish to assure parents that the health and safety of our students is always a priority. We have been in contact with the health authority and the family involved. If you suspect your child has a contagious disease, please keep your child at home and contact public health or your family doctor.

Signs and Symptoms: An infectious disease of the skin with itching caused by a mite that burrows under the skin and lays its eggs. A rash, which consists of raised tracts. Bumps or blisters may appear. Most common sites on the body are finger webs (in between fingers), wrists, elbows, armpits, waistline, thighs and genitalia. Itching is most intense at night.

Mode of Transmission: Transfer of parasite occurs by direct skin to skin contact usually via the hand or by exchange of clothing. Communicable until mites and eggs have been destroyed usually after 1 to 2 treatments.

Incubation Period: Time of contact until development of signs and symptoms. In persons without previous exposure, itching begins two to six weeks after exposure. Persons previously infected may develop symptoms from one to four days after re-exposure.

Preventative Measures: Education in good hand washing, following guidelines for prevention and control of communicable diseases.

Any student presenting with these signs and symptoms will be excluded from school. Excluded students must have a note from a healthcare provider stating they are under treatment and no longer contagious. Also, affected areas of the skin must be covered in order to return to school.

At the link below you will find more detailed information from HealthLink BC.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Ms. Stacia Johnson or me at the school.


Mr. Jay Dixon


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Coinciding with Canada Pitch in Week, our entire student body will be once again participating in a spring community cleanup followed by a barbeque lunch.

The event will take place on Friday, April 20 from 10:00-11:30.

Together we can help to make the streets and trails of Port McNeill more beautiful.


April Message


As sunshine hopefully begins to find the North Island, it means the school year end is rapidly approaching. All North Island Secondary School students have only ten weeks of school left. It continues to be important that they attend all of their classes and complete all assignments, right up to the last day of classes. They should take every opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes of each class, so that they will be well prepared for the next school year.

Please feel free to contact your son or daughter’s teacher at any time for an update on their learning.

We look forward to seeing many of you on the evening of Thursday, May 3 (4:00pm – 6:30pm) for our Parent Teacher Interviews & BBQ.

Enjoy the Spring season!

-Mr. Jay Dixon


NISS ‘Namwiyut (Family) Totem Pole Celebration Invitation


On behalf of the staff and students of North Island Secondary School and School District No. 85 Aboriginal Programs and Services, we would like to invite you to attend our totem pole ceremony on Thursday, May 17, 2018 beginning at 11:00 am.

This special event will also serve to commemorate the signing of our new Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement.

North Island Secondary School is a regional high school in Port McNeill that has grown in its learning and support of First Nation’s culture and traditions. Our ‘Namwiyut “Family” Totem Pole project has had students and community members learning more of the Kwakwaka’wakw culture guided by Kwakwaka’wakw artist, Chief Don Svanvik. ‘Namwiyut (family) is a strong theme at North Island Secondary School. During this ceremony, our students will be celebrating culture through ceremony, song, and dance.

Students from all the neighboring schools and community members are invited to attend and participate in our cultural pole raising ceremony in front of our school. A shuttle to the school from BC Ferries will be provided for those wishing to join us from the island communities. A free BBQ lunch will follow for all in attendance.

Our totem pole will symbolize community strength through building connections (family) between our youth, families, and communities.

We hope to see you there!

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

Enjoy Spring Break

We hope that you all have a restful Spring Break and that everyone is able to relax and get ready for the last few months of the school year. By the time school resumes on Monday, March 26th, hopefully the cold weather will be finally behind us and the sun will begin warming up the North Island. We are proud of the many students who have worked hard and made the semester one Honour Roll and Vice Principal’s list that will be posted at the end of the month. With only a few months left this school year, it is very important that students are on time and focusing on learning at school. Once again, we would like to thank the many community members, businesses and organizations that support learning at North Island Secondary School. Together, we are continuing to make a positive impact with the youth on the North Island. Enjoy your Spring Break!
Mr. Jay Dixon