An employment opportunity exists for a temporary part-time (0.6 FTE) Special Education Resource Teacher at Agnes L. Mather and Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary Schools effective October 5, 2018 to December 21, 2018.  This position is designed to support teachers and provide services to students who have mild to moderate difficulties in learning and/or behaviour.  The Special Education Resource Teacher will participate as a member of the school-based teams, refer students to district services and review/monitor programs established for students.


  • A university teaching major, or its equivalent, directly related to the teaching position.
  • Working knowledge of and experience in Indigenous education.
  • Ability to teach students to develop learning strategies for use in classroom settings or for independent learning.
  • Ability to teach skill development or remediation.
  • Ability to develop strategies for dealing with mild emotional or behavioural difficulties.
  • Ability to advocate for students to ensure appropriate differentiated instructional strategies, program adaptations and access to other support services are in place.
  • Possess an understanding of and an ability to assist in the development and execution of Individual Education Planning and Behavioural Plans.
  • Proven interpersonal skills, work ethic and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, teachers, education assistants, parents and administrators.
  • Teacher Regulation Branch certification.

If you are interested in assuming this role, please submit a teacher application complete with comprehensive resume, along with three (3) professional references by Monday, September 24, 2018 at 4:00 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


Teachers currently employed with the district need only submit a letter of intent.

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Temporary Education Assistant – PCES

START DATE:  Effective September 25, 2018 to October 5, 2018
SALARY:  $25.31 per hour; $26.70 per hour with recognized formal Education Assistant training
HOURS OF WORK:  Four (4) hours per day, five (5) days per week

The Education Assistant performs a variety of duties related to working with students and the preparation of teaching materials.  This position works under the supervision of the Principal and will in the course of duties take direction from individual teachers.


  • Grade 12 graduation preferably supplemented by courses in Special Education.
  • One to two years of formal training beyond graduation, in a field related to the assignment.
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language an asset.
  • Ability to work with a student in a one-on-one setting.
  • Ability to use courtesy and tact in the exploration and discussion of information with internal contracts.
  • Ability to use judgement in applying rules and procedures.
  • Knowledge of behaviour management techniques and task analysis techniques desirable.
  • Basic skills in computer operations.
  • Operate equipment such as photocopying machines, audiovisual equipment, typewriter, laminator and binding machine.
  • Recognize and respect the confidential nature of all information related to students, parents and staff.

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:  mbenoit@sd50.bc.ca

Application Deadline: September 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM

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Casual Custodian – North and South

START DATE:  Effective As Soon As Possible 
SALARY:  $23.88 per hour, plus a shift premium of $0.60 when applicable

The Custodian is responsible for the cleanliness, security, and energy conservation of the building to which assigned.  Receives direction from the Working Foreman and is required from time-to-time to carry-out requests of the School Staff.


  • Grade 12 level of education is required.
  • Previous training and/or experience in janitorial procedures would be an asset or the willingness to learn and maintain safe and proper cleaning techniques.
  • Maintain familiarity with Workplace Hazardous materials Information System (WHMIS) and Workers Compensation Board (WCB) safety regulations.
  • Possess the ability to read and comprehend written instructions and “safety” warning of the products the employee uses and use such products safely.
  • Possess mechanical aptitude to operate such janitorial equipment that is used within the facility, proper use and care.
  • Possess the ability to meet and deal tactfully with students, members of staff and the public.
  • The position is one that has inherent sensory and physical tasks and as such the job requires the capability to perform tasks such as lifting, pushing, holding, reaching, bending and carrying.
  • The position is one that is primarily indoors but occasionally requires going outside and at times unpleasant tasks are called for owing to the nature of the work.
  • Must be able to work alone, but be co-operative with peers when major tasks are encountered.
  • Trained in WCB Level I First Aid or better, or the willingness to obtain the same.

Please visit our website for a comprehensive job description: www.sd50.bc.ca.

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

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September 4, 2018 School Hours






School is back in session for the students and staff of School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii) on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  The following times are in effect for Tuesday, September 4, 2018 only:


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

Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary                 8:45 AM to 11:35 AM

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

GidgalangKuuyas Naay Secondary                          8:45 AM to 12:30 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.


June 26 Board Meeting

The Haida Gwaii Board of Education invite all stakeholders to attend the next public board meeting to be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, beginning at 6:00 PM at the SD50 District Office in Queen Charlotte. Please find attached the agenda and supporting documents. 

Trustee candidate information meeting

Dawna Day, Superintendent of Schools and Shelley Sansome, Secretary Treasurer will host two information meetings to help prospective candidates learn more about public education, School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii) and the work of a Board of Education.

The evening sessions will be held:

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:00 – 8:00 PM
District Administration Office, 107 – 3rd Avenue, Queen Charlotte

Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary, 1647 Collison Avenue, Masset