To honour those who suffered trauma and harm at the former residential school in Kamloops, to their families and communities who are mourning, and to all impacted by this devastating news, BC schools were asked to lower their flags to half-mast until further notice, as a sign of respect.  We continue to reflect on all those touched by the news from the Tk‘emlups te Secwepemc First Nation.  This is a grim reminder of the trauma of the residential school system and the impacts that remain in our province today.

This discovery can be triggering and we… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release – Caledonia Secondary School Sanofi Biogenius Grant Recipient
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Congratulations to Caledonia Secondary School recipient of the Sanofi Biogenius Grant in the sum of $50,000 … strengthening equity in STEM learning for Canadian students, by revitalizing science education in classrooms.

The Sanofi Biogenius Grant program serves to provide diverse Canadian students with access to scientific equipment and learning resources to create opportunities for hands-on learning in school – breaking down barriers, stimulating curiosity and motivating students to explore STEM.  Recipients will use these funds to renovate existing laboratory facilities, purchase… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release – Principal Appointment, Cassie Hall Elementary School
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The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Pamella (Pam) Groves to the position of Principal at Cassie Hall Elementary School effective August 1, 2021.

Pam brings 25 years of knowledge, experience and a deep commitment to the success of all learners to her new leadership position with Cassie Hall Elementary School.  Her background includes 14 years’ experience with the Prince Rupert School District as a District Mental Health Literacy Specialist, Vice Principal, Secondary Counsellor, Teacher,… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release – Hazelton Secondary School Principal Appointment – Paul Boisvert  (PDF Format)


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Boisvert to the position of Principal at Hazelton Secondary School.

Currently the Interim Principal at Hazelton Secondary School, Paul will assume the permanent principalship position effective August 1, 2021.

Paul’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Education degree from the Lakehead University in Ontario.  He is working towards his Master of Education degree in Leadership through Queen’s University.

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CMSD82 News Release – Director of Instruction, Indigenous Education Appointment – August 1, 2021 (PDF Format)


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Jacobs to the position of Director of Instruction, Indigenous Education.  Julia will assume her new position on August 1, 2021.

Julia currently holds the position of Vice Principal at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School, a role she assumed on August 1, 2020.  She previously held a teaching position at Kildala Elementary School from 2011 to 2016 having provided Teacher Teaching-on-Call coverage for three years… Continue reading

Coming Events

  • June is National Indigenous History Month. We honour the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada, including the recent horrific news of 215 children found buried at the Kamloops Residential School.
  • June 9: Business Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • June 9: Education Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • June 16: Regular (Public) Board Mtg (virtual)
  • June 20: Happy Fathers Day
  • June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • June 23: Regular (Public) Board Mtg (virtual - if required)
  • June 24: Last Day of School
  • June 25: Administrative Day (schools are not in session)
  • June 28-Sept. 6: Summer Holidays!

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