Welcome Back!

Dear Parents and Guardians:

We are all looking forward to seeing our students return on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 8:50 a.m. until 12:30 a.m.

Students will be attending their homeroom to receive copies of their schedules and locker assignment, attend a brief assembly, and then run through a rotation of their classes. Thursday, September 6th will be a regular school day, with classes starting at 8:50 a.m. and finishing at 3:25 p.m.

Your son’s/daughter’s timetable for the 2018-2019 school year will be mailed home before the end of August. It will also be given to them first thing Wednesday morning in their homeroom. Teachers will also be letting students know what specific school supplies will be needed during the first week of classes.

Many factors go into scheduling students, including the choices students made on their course selection sheets, teacher availability, and province wide mandated composition requirements. We are excited to be able to maintain our academic course offerings, offer new courses, and maintain many elective options at our school. The 2018-2019 school year also continues with redesigned K–9 curriculum and will be transitioning to the new 10-12 curriculum. More information can be located at https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/

Information about busing and other school schedules and transportation can be found at: http://www.sd85.bc.ca/?page_id=130

We hope we have answered most questions you may have, but if not, please feel free to call the school between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. If you wish to discuss your son’s/daughter’s timetable, please contact the school at 250-956-3394 or niss@sd85.bc.ca to make an appointment with our advisor, Ms. Nina Mitchell.

We are looking forward to another vibrant year of learning at North Island Secondary School.

Yours truly,

Mr. J. Dixon

Principal, NISS



Summer Hours

The 2017/2018 school year has ended.

The school office will be open until  July 13, 2018
The school office will be closed for the break until August 20, 2018

Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The office will be closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

We wish everyone a safe and happy summer break.

Important Dates:

Important Dates:

Satuday Jun 9th                      7:00 pm School Leaving Ceremony

Wednesday Jun 13th               Grade 7 Parent Meeting & School Tour 6pm

Friday June 22nd                     9am Numeracy Assessment Gr 11’s

Monday Jun 25th                     English 12 Exam

Wednesday Jun 27th               Communications 12 Exam

Tuesday Jun 26th                     Awards Day Assembly (2 pm)

Thursday Jun 28th                   Last Day of Classes

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: