Urgent Notice

Due to the recent passing of Chinnie William Robin Brown, the Board of Education’s Regular Board meeting will be postponed to provide Trustees and staff the ability to attend the funeral being held on October 23rd.   The board meeting will be held on October 30, 2017 at Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary beginning at 6:00 PM.  The board sends our deepest condolences to Trustee Brown and his family.







School is back in session for the students and staff of School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii) on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  The following times are in effect for Tuesday, September 5, 2017 only:


Agnes L. Mathers Elementary Jr. Secondary             9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary                       8:45 AM to 11:40 AM

Port Clements Elementary                                             9:00 AM to 12:05 PM

Gidgalang Kuuyas Naay Secondary                              8:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary                                           8:55 AM to 12:00 PM

Tahayghen Elementary                                                   9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Bussing will be in effect for Opening day.  Return bussing will be adjusted to accommodate the above schedule.  Please monitor the district website for any amendments at www.sd50.bc.ca.



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: