Back to School – Wednesday, September 4, 2019

We are all looking forward to seeing our students return on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 8:50 a.m. until 12:21 p.m.

Students will be attending their homeroom (individuals homeroom will be posted outside of the front office) to receive copies of their schedules and locker assignment, attend a brief assembly, and then run through a rotation of their classes. Thursday, September 5 will be a regular school day, with classes starting at 8:50 a.m. and finishing at 3:25 p.m.

Your son/daughter’s timetable for the 2019-2020 school year will be mailed home the week of August 26. 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 they will need for their 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 2019-2020 school year also continues with the 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/wordpress/bus-routes/

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/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.

Gilakas’la – Have a wonderful summer!

Gilakas’la

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents and community members who have shown their support of North Island Secondary School students in a variety of ways. It has been a positive year at North Island Secondary School.

We thank you for your support at so many events including fundraisers, your donations of time, financial support, coaching sports, mentoring work experience, and the countless hours you put in behind the scenes helping students. Your generosity truly makes a difference in the lives and learning of our youth.

Congratulations to our noon hour supervisors Mrs. Christina Hinton and Mrs. Sue Jorgenson on a well-deserved retirement. Also farewell to Ms. Aimee Martin who has completed her teaching contract this year at our school. We wish you all well on your new life adventures.

As I have been seconded to the Ministry of Education beginning next year, I would like to take an opportunity to thank you all for the support over the past nine years that I’ve had the pleasure of being at North Island Secondary School.

To everyone who has been involved with North Island Secondary School during the 2018 -2019 school year, in any way, Gilakas daxwla gaxsa’xwaxus dławige’ gaxanuxw (Thank you for supporting us) thank you for your contributions.

Have a wonderful summer!

 

-Mr. Jay Dixon

Principal

Important June Dates

Friday June 21st  – 9:00 am Numeracy Assessments Gr 11’s

Monday Jun 24th –  9:00 am English 12 Provincial Exam Room 318

Tuesday Jun 25th –   2:00 pm Awards Ceremony /   3:00 pm Locker Clean Out (Lockers will be emptied and items sent to the Thrift Shop on Friday June 28th)

Wednesday Jun 26th – 9:00 am Com 12 Provincial Exam Room 318 / Exam Day #1– A Block (8:50-12:15) B Block (1:15-3:25)

Thursday Jun 27th – Exam Day #2– C Block (8:50-12:15) D Block (1:15-3:25) / Last Day of Classes / Semester 2 Ends

Friday Jul 5th              Report Cards Mailed Home

 

Classroom Exam Dates

Please note the schedule for classroom exam dates below:

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 – Exam Day 1
8:50 – 12:15 Block A
1:15 – 3:25 Block B

Thursday, June 27, 2019 – Exam Day 2
8:50 – 12:15 Block C
1:15 – 3:25 Block D

If you have any questions about class exams, please email the teacher of the class

GARDEN REVAMP

Thanks to a lot of hard work of students and staff, the garden project is well underway. After monthly meetings and an insightful design (thanks to Sonya Strang), the garden is receiving a massive overhaul so that it can be used as an amphitheatre, outdoor classroom, vegetable garden, Indigenous plant interpretative center and art show case area. The “heart of the school” is being transformed over the coming year. Ms. Sonja Strang and Mr. Howard Saunders kicked things off with a session with a backhoe. Come by for a visit and check out our plans and progress.

Thanks to the NISS PAC for your recent generous donation to help keep the plan alive.

We are accepting donations of money, plants, tools, and time to further develop this area. We are especially looking for donations of landscape fabric and landscape ties.

Mr. Dixon’s April Message

Gilakas’la

As sunshine finds the North Island, it means our school year end is rapidly approaching. All North Island Secondary School students have only ten weeks of school left this school year. It continues to be important that they attend all of their classes and complete all assignments, right up to the last day of classes on Thursday, June 27. Students 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 also look forward to seeing many of you on the evening of Thursday, May 2 for our Parent Teacher Interviews & BBQ Open House at 4:30.

Enjoy the spring season.