Gilakas’la, Bonjour, Konnichi wa, Hello

I would like to thank the student body for the warm welcome that I have experienced at NISS since my arrival. A strong sense of community is apparent in the school and I am impressed with the many activities available to staff and students.  There is an active wall climbing group, a Zumba class, a Rotary youth group, a Connections program and a well-equipped Learning Commons. As I get to know each of you, I encourage all of you take advantage of the many programs NISS has to offer and to strive for a respectful and high quality learning environment. I am honoured to be coordinating Grad this year.

Please let me know if I can support your learning journey in anyway.

Ms. Stacia Johnson Acting Vice Principal


The climbing wall is open for public use commencing:

Mondays from 6:00—10:00 p.m.

Drop in (Adult) $10.00 Drop in (Youth) $5.00 Loyalty Cards: 10 visits for the price of 8 Adult $80.00 Youth $40.00

In order to use the climbing wall, all users are required to submit the appropriate liability waivers, receive a safety orientation. All proceeds from climbing or rentals are directly applied to the ongoing maintenance, operations, and equipment required to run the facility. If you are interested in renting the wall for a private group event, please contact Mr. Greg Muirhead

Work Experience


North Island Secondary School is offering for students in Grades 11 & 12 known as Work Experience 12 (WEX 12).

Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of paid or non-paid work over the school year. This course can be an excellent option for students wishing to earn credits outside of the school setting.

This semester we have students working with local businesses, and community organizations. If you have any questions or are interested in hiring a work experience student please feel free to contact Mr. Jay Dixon



Connections – Workplace Awareness Activities


We are pleased to announce that the Connections Program is once again being offered this year at North Island Secondary School. This program provides an opportunity for high school students to take part in “Workplace Awareness Activities” throughout the North Island. Together with the support of local business and organizations we strive to work with the communities on the North Island to introduce youth to the opportunities that surround them.

If you are an employer, business owner, or an organization who is interested in having students participate in a guided tour of your worksite, please contact Mr. Jay Dixon at This could include a small group visit, larger group, or a personalized “hands on” experience. We will arrange all transportation to and from the worksite and supervision throughout.

We would like to thank the following for recently welcoming our students into their place of business;

Windsor Plywood

North Island Gazette

Quatsie Hatchery & Interpretive Centre

Visions Learning Centre

Port McNeill Volunteer Fire Department

It is the participation of these businesses that makes the Connections Program a success.

School Pictures

All students had their picture taken free of charge on September 28, 2017.  The picture will be used to issue a free student id card to each student at North Island Secondary School.  Students are not required to pay for this.

If families would like to purchase student photo packages they can access their child’s photo at:
Enter the Picture Day ID:  QO027433Q0

Choose the package you would like and pay for your purchase online.  All enquiries must go through Lifetouch at 1-877-738-0983

Photo retakes and missed student photos will take place on November 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.  If you want retakes, you must provide the original photos to the photographer.


Tour de Rock

The Tour de Rock cyclists paid a visit to NISS on Monday, Sept. 25th.  Over twenty riders cycled to NISS and were welcomed in an assembly in the gym.  We were proud to announce that Sandra Boyd, a previous graduate from NISS, was on the cycling team. NISS was the first of many schools to have the honour of meeting the cyclists, who are on some days cycling up to 140 kilometers. The funds raised as a result of the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer 2017 Tour de Rock go towards cancer research.

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.