CONTINUING CONFIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT :: District Office

START DATE:                    August 28, 2017
SALARY:                              $26.07 per hour
HOURS OF WORK:          Twenty (20) hours per week

School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii) hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Haida ancestry.

Reporting to the Secretary Treasurer, the Confidential Administrative Assistant provides a variety of confidential and routine executive level administrative assistant services as directed.

Qualifications:

  • Grade 12, plus completion of up to one year relevant post secondary training.
  • Over three years, up to four years related administrative assistance experience is preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Team player with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be extremely well organized, able to adjust priorities in a constantly changing, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all work related information.

Please forward applications to:                                                                        

Shelley Sansome, Secretary Treasurer
School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii)
PO Box 69
Village of Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0
E-mail:  ssansome@sd50.bc.ca

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM

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Haida Language and Culture Teacher :: SNES

An employment opportunity exists at Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary School for a continuing part-time (0.8 FTE) Haida Language and Culture Teacher effective September 1, 2017.

Requirements:

  • A university teaching major, or its equivalent, directly related to the teaching position;
  • Successful teaching experience in the position or in a similar position;
  • High level of skills related to successful classroom management, and to the development and maintenance of a positive classroom climate;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, instruct and evaluate learning activities;
  • Proven interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, teachers, special education assistants, parents and administrators;
  • Working knowledge of and experience in Haida language and culture;
  • The ability to work in a team situation daily in the classroom;
  • Applicants must be eligible for BC College of Teachers certification.

If you are interested in assuming this role and are a community minded leader seeking a new challenge, please submit a teacher application complete with comprehensive resume and supporting documents, along with three (3) professional references by Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM to:

Selection Committee
School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii)
PO Box 69
Village of Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0
E-mail:  hr@sd50.bc.ca
Fax: 250-559-8849

District employees need only submit a letter of intent.

School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii) hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. SD50 is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from qualified Aboriginal candidates.

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Continuing Partial Haida Immersion Teacher :: SNES

An employment opportunity exists at Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary School for a continuing part-time (0.2 FTE) Haida Immersion Teacher effective September 1, 2017.

This teaching opportunity exists for an enthusiastic individual to teach a Haida Immersion programme.  The individual needs to be comfortable and capable with speaking in Haida 80% or more of the time to a small group of young students during several hours of play based learning.  Singing, dancing, telling stories, going for walks, discovering the world around you and playing could all be part of the activities this person would engage in with Kindergarten to Grade 2 students.  The purpose of the programme is to provide young students the opportunity to be exposed to and engaged in the Haida language.

While a teaching degree is preferred, the emphasis for this position is on speaking Haida.  The successful candidate would be responsible to plan, create, and implement activities for primary aged children.  Knowledge of Haida culture and traditions, an ability to connect and co-ordinate activities with others in the community, and the energy to work with young children would be significant assets.

If you are interested in assuming this role and are a community minded leader seeking a new challenge, please submit a teacher application complete with comprehensive resume and supporting documents, along with three (3) professional references by Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM to:

Selection Committee
School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii)
PO Box 69
Village of Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0
E-mail:  hr@sd50.bc.ca
Fax: 250-559-8849

District employees need only submit a letter of intent.

School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii) hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. SD50 is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from qualified Aboriginal candidates.

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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 50 (HAIDA GWAII) INVITATION TO BID GUDANGAAY TLAATS’GAA NAAY SCHOOL WINDOW AND DOOR REPLACEMENT

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 50 (HAIDA GWAII) INVITATION TO BID

GUDANGAAY TLAATS’GAA NAAY SCHOOL WINDOW AND DOOR REPLACEMENT

Tenders are invited by School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii) for window and door replacement in Masset, B.C.

 

The scope of work includes installing 6 new commercial storm front doors and all hardware associated with said doors, installation of 31 triple glazed vinyl windows. The interior liners for the windows will be pine with a clear finish. The interior trim will be 2” wide beveled  stock painted brown. Color to be determined upon successful tender. All work will be done to the latest BC Building code.  All doors and windows to be replaced will be supplied by School District 50. Due to unknown factors some window and door openings may need some modification. Asbestos is a known component in the building of Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay

School and any and all work with it must follow WCB regulations. No work shall commence until the Asbestos manual is read and understood, which will be supplied by School District 50.

The project will begin immediately following a successful tendering process and must reach substantial completion by August 31, 2017.

The site is located at 1647 Cook Street, Masset, BC.

A site visit is greatly encouraged for general contractors intending to bid.

Contact Lao Peerless (250) 559-8471 Ext 107 or lpeerless@sd50.bc.ca

Contractors must provide School District No.50 with their WorkSafeBC Number and must provide proof of liability insurance up to $ 2 million.

All tenders must be provided to School District office located at

107 3rd Ave.

Queen Charlotte, BC

V0T 1S0

 

in a sealed envelope by no later than 3:00pm June 23, 2017

(according to the School District office’s timekeeping system).

 

Tenders are to remain irrevocable for a period of sixty (60) days following the bid closing. Bids will be opened in the School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii) District Office following the tender closing time. The lowest, or any tender, will not be necessarily accepted and the School District reserves the right to reject any and all tenders.

All tender inquiries shall be addressed to:

Lao Peerless

Maintenance Supervisor

(250) 559-8471 Ext 107

lpeerless@sd50.bc.ca

 

Link to: Bid Package

PISA results rank BC students among the best in the world

On December 6, 2016, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development released the 2015 results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). PISA is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students. In 2015, over half a million students, representing 28 million 15-year-olds in 72 countries and economies, took the internationally-agreed two-hour test. Students were assessed in science, mathematics, reading, collaborative problem solving and financial literacy.

In science and reading, BC students scored above the national average placing them among the top-performing participants globally. Along with Denmark, Estonia and Hong Kong, Canada stands out for equality in student performance—an indicator of high equity in opportunities for education that directly relates to public schooling. And while PISA is only one, somewhat narrow, measurement of student and school success, the very positive results help demonstrate that BC and the rest of Canada are on the right track in terms of education programs.

More information on the study can be found below:

Superintendent announcement

IMG_8707The Board of Education of School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawna Johnson-Day as Superintendent of Schools effective August 15, 2016.

Dawna comes to Haida Gwaii with over 20 years of experience in the education field.  Her work is based on her core belief that every child can and will succeed with the right supports.

She has spent most of her career working in small and remote school districts and with First Nations in Ontario and on Vancouver Island.   As a teacher, school administrator, Superintendent, Faculty of Education instructor and, most recently as Education Manager with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, Dawna has demonstrated that with a clear vision, strong team focus and a commitment to excellence, anything is possible.

Dawna holds three university degrees and a college diploma including a Master’s Degree in Education Administration, a Bachelor of Education and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry.

Throughout her career, Dawna has received many honours for leading initiatives such as Teacher, Principal and Superintendent Mentoring Programs, Safe and Healthy Schools, Pathways to Success for Aboriginal Students and Curriculum Design.  Despite these many accomplishments, Dawna advises that none are as great as hearing a former student say “Thank you for making a positive difference in my life”.

Dawna’s first priority as the new Superintendent is to hit the ground running to engage community partners, school staff, parents and students.  “I firmly believe that collaboration is essential to ensure that students receive a world class education that opens doors both locally and globally”.  Dawna also places great importance on ensuring that all students have access to experiential learning opportunities.   There is no better classroom than the geographic areas of Haida Gwaii.

Much of Dawna’s most recent work with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council focused on ensuring that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s “Calls to Action” become part of the day to day culture of schools.  “It is essential that, as Superintendent of SD 50, I continue this very important work”.

Please join us in welcoming Dawna to the School District upon her arrival.  We wish her great success in her new position.