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.

Continuing Confidential Administrative Assistant – District Office

START DATE:  As soon as possible
SALARY:  $26.07 per hour
HOURS OF WORK:  Twenty (20) hours per week

The Haida Gwaii Board of Education and its employees are committed to an educational community that fosters dignity, resilience, and personal success for all students while honouring the customs and traditions of the Haida Nation.  Reporting to the Secretary Treasurer, the Confidential Administrative Assistant provides a variety of confidential and routine executive level administrative assistant services as directed


  • 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:                                                

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

Application Deadline: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 4:00 PM

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Teachers Teaching on Call

School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii) requires the services of Teachers Teaching On Call. The district hires both certified teachers and non-certified substitutes to replace regular teachers when they are absent. Individual assignments may last from half days to a few weeks.

Individuals with a positive attitude, highly motivated, flexible and able to meet the individual needs of students are encouraged to apply. Please forward applications to:

Shelley Sansome, Secretary Treasurer
School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii)
PO Box 69
Village of Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0
Facsimile: (250) 559-8849; E-mail: ssansome@sd50.bc.ca

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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: