It’s Mental Health Week in Canada (May 3-9), and this year’s theme is #getrealabouthowyoufeel.  People across the country are being encouraged to name, express and address their emotions – the ones they like and the ones they don’t – in support of their mental health.

To help educators address this important topic in their classrooms, the Canadian Mental  Health Association (CMHA) has produced a helpful new resource called the CMHA Mental Health Week School Toolkit. This toolkit provides educators with valuable information and activities they can use to help students with the emotions they… Continue reading


Caledonia Secondary School’s Performing Arts 2021 is pleased to present a virtual production of Disney’s “High School Musical” on Saturday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Access the link provided below to the detailed poster which indicates how you can purchase a View-from-Home Ticket ($25) to enjoy this virtual production.

The website to visit is, then search for Caledonia Secondary School.

HSM Poster – B&W with QR Code
(click on link for details on how purchase
a View-from-Home Ticket)


CMSD82 2021-22 Leadership Staffing Announcement
(PDF Format)

The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District wishes to announce the following Leadership Staffing changes for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year:

Surinder Dhaliwal
Effective August 1, 2021, Surinder will assume the position of Principal for Thornhill Elementary and Thornhill Primary Schools.  He is currently the Principal at Thornhill Elementary School.  Surinder is a team player and a strong advocate for the success of all learners.  Students, staff and parents at Thornhill Elementary and Thornhill Primary Schools will benefit from Surinder’s proven commitment to student learning and his… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release – Vince Dikaitis, HSS Principal Resignation – August 1, 2021


It is with regret that we share the resignation of Vince Dikaitis, Principal at Hazelton Secondary School effective August 1, 2021.  Vince has accepted a principalship position at Parkland Composite High School in Edson, Alberta in order to be closer to family.

Vince is currently filling the interim principalship role at Cassie Hall Elementary School for the remainder of this school year.

On behalf of Coast Mountains School District, I would like to thank Vince for his contributions made during his tenure at Hazelton… Continue reading

The “Aspect Kickstart – A Workplace Readiness Program” included forklift operation training and certification for Kitimat City High School students.


Aspect Kickstart, a Workplace Readiness Program which is designed and focused to encourage local workforce participation into the Industrial Sector, took place at Kitimat City High School from March 29 to April 9, 2021.   Coast Mountains School District 82 was approached in the fall by Aspect Safety, based in Kitimat, with this unique grant and skills training opportunity.

Twenty students at Kitimat City High School successfully received certification in WHMIS, Rough Terrain Forklift Operation, Aerial Work Platform… Continue reading

Coming Events

  • May 1: Happy Principals & Vice Principals Day
  • May 5: Business Cttee Meeting (virtual)
  • May 5: Education Cttee Meeting (virtual)
  • May 3-9: Mental Health Week
  • May 4 - Happy Teacher Appreciation Day
  • May 9: Happy Mothers Day
  • May 12: Stewart Teacher-Trustee Meeting (virtual, 4pm-5pm)
  • May 12: Regular (Public) Board Meeting (virtual, 5pm-6pm)
  • May 15: Caledonia Performing Arts present Disney High School Musical (virtual, 7pm)
  • May 24: Victoria Day (schools are not in session)
  • May 27: Gitxsan Language Family Bingo Night (virtual, 6pm-7pm)
  • May 28: Non-Instructional Day (schools are not in session)

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