School Board meeting on Tuesday, February 26th at 6 PM

All Stakeholders are invited to attend the next Public School Board meeting on Tuesday, February 26th at 6 PM by videoconference at the District Administration Office in Queen Charlotte and at Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay in Masset. Virtual attendance is also available. A light dinner will be provided to share with the public prior to the meeting. Agenda and supporting documents to follow shortly.

How to login remotely please click here

Meeting Link: meet.google.com/ayy-cbdd-trq

Code: ayy-cbdd-trq

Survey 19/20 Budget Planning

On behalf of the Board of Education of School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii) we request your participation in a brief survey.  The Haida Gwaii School District is seeking input from students, staff, partners and the public into the development of the 2019 / 2020 budget.  Please share your ideas on how we can make the best use of funds available for our children, employees and communities by clicking the link below to go to the survey:

2019/2020 Budget Survey

Thank you for your time and consideration, your feedback is very important to us.

Bus Incident January 16, 2019

A window was damaged on a school bus on January 15, 2019 at approximately 3:45 PM in the Miller Creek sub-division.  The reason for the break is currently being investigated, at this time we are able to confirm no firearms were involved, nor was anyone injured.  The bus driver was able to travel to all stops along its route and no bussing schedules have been impacted.

 

For further details, please contact Lao Peerless, Transportation Supervisor at lpeerless@sd50.bc.ca.

Kids, Cops & Computers Launch!

On January 15th at 5:30 pm, the Kids, Cops and Computer Program was launched at Tahayghen with the families of all the grade 7 students. The RCMP Foundation and Merry-Go-Round Foundation sponsored the event with a catered meal of lasagna, caesar salad, garlic bread and fruit salad prepared by Joyce Bennet. Cst. Smith, Cst. Hull and Cpl. Kienzle were in attendance with Cst. Smith and Cst. Hull donning red serge.

Principal Verena Gibbs welcomed the families of the grade 7 students and spoke a little about the Kids, Cops and Computers program having been involved in the program last year in Port Clements. Principal Gibbs informed the students and parents that the program is very exclusive with only Haida Gwaii and one school on Vancouver Island taking part this year. Cst. Smith and Cst. Hull handed out the Chrome Books to the students along with an RCMP Foundation laptop bag, thumb drive and launch envelope. Cst. Smith and Cst. Hull explained the program to the students and parents and read out the Code of Conduct.

Parents completed pre-program surveys concerning the program and students filled out model release form for the RCMP Foundation to use the photographs in promoting the program abroad. Overall the program was very well received by the families and the students were all excited to start the program, working towards the goal of owning their own Chrome Book.

Continuing StrongStart Facilitator – SNES

START DATE:  January 7, 2019

SALARY:  $26.70per hour

HOURS OF WORK:  Four(4) hours per day, two (2) days per week

This position reports directly to the School Principal. The StrongStart Facilitator performs a variety of duties related to family literacy, numeracy, parent support and education, stages of early childhood development and community resource sharing.

Qualifications:

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) with a current license to practice;
  • One to two years experience in a related field, i.e. early childhood education, teaching; recreation, social work, community development;
  • Training and/or experience working with children in the 0-5 age range;
  • Training and/or experience working with parents/adults in a facilitative role;
  • Knowledge of Haida Gwaii community services;
  • Knowledge of relevant early learning programs and services.

Please forward applications to:

Selection Committee

School District No. 50(Haida Gwaii)

PO Box 69

Village of Queen Charlotte,BC V0T 1S0

Facsimile:  (250) 559-8849

E-mail:  hr@sd50.bc.ca

Application Deadline: Open until filled

If no qualified applicants are identified, theposition may be filled on a temporary basis with a candidate who is activelyenrolled in an approved ECE training program and mentored by an ECE with acurrent license to practice.