• Scholarships encourage student exchanges between SFU and China March 31, 2015
    Sixteen scholarships of $5,000 each will support and encourage students studying in a dual degree program between Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Zhejiang University (ZJU) in China, announced Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson during a mission to China.
  • $1 million for early childhood educator training March 27, 2015
    Government will provide $1 million to continue a bursary fund for students enrolled in early childhood education programs, Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux announced today at the BC Early Years Forum in Richmond.
  • Bill 11 to strengthen K-12 accountability, efficiency and professional development March 26, 2015
    Bill 11, the Education Statutes Amendment Act (2015) will help school districts reduce overhead costs, establish a modern framework for teacher professional development and put a stronger focus on accountability for student outcomes, Education Minister Peter Fassbender announced today.
  • New student aid grants support in-demand occupations March 26, 2015
    Two new student grants – including expansion of the BC Loan Forgiveness Program to more occupations – will support education and training programs that lead to in-demand careers, as part of the B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint.


CMSD82 News Release – Mark Newbery Appointment, HSS Principalship August 1, 2015  (Announcement in PDF Format)

Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Newbery to the position of Principal at Hazelton Secondary School. Mark will assume his new position on August 1, 2015.

Mark is a long-term employee with the School District and a long-term resident of Hazelton. He has held various teaching positions including a teaching assignment at Hazelton Secondary School prior to assuming his present role as Principal at Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School. Mark holds a degree in Outdoor Recreation and Geography from Lakehead University, PDP qualification as a Primary School Teacher from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Arts degree in multi-disciplinary leadership from UNBC.

Mark’s teaching career has been characterized by hard work, reliability and a focus on student success. His work in schools has always portrayed… Continue reading

Kitimat City High Student, Shadow Emile, was one of many Coast Mountains School District students from around the northwest who took part in the 2015 Skills Canada BC Northwest Regional Trades Competition held on January 23 at the Northwest Community College (Terrace Campus).  Shadow competed in the Culinary Arts portion of the competion and placed third overall!

Shadow is currently enrolled in the ACE IT Culinary Arts Program at Northwest Community College.

Well Done Shadow!





A Family Literacy Day celebration entitled “Learning for Life” is planned on Saturday, January 31 at Suwilaawks Community School from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This event is hosted by the Terrace Community Literacy Committee with funding from Decoda Literacy Solutions.

There will be activities for the whole family including a light lunch.  Everyone is welcome!

For more information, please contact the Terrace Community Literacy Committee at 250-638-1863.




Great News!  The Board of Education approved the CMSD82 2015-2017 Strategic Plan for Trades Training at the Regular Board Meeting held on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 setting the direction for the next three years.  Our Superintendent of Schools, Katherine McIntosh, and Director of Instruction (School Support), Janet Meyer, will start an extensive public consultation to share and receive feedback on the Strategic Plan.

CMSD82 2015-2017 Strategic Plan for Trades Training

Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Geoff McKay to the temporary position of District Technical Skills Administrator effective February 1, 2015.  In this newly created position, Geoff will work with the school district’s senior management team in the development of the Trades & Employment Training Centre.  Congratulations Geoff!

CMSD82 News Release – Temporary District Technical Skills Administrator

In preparation for the 2015-2016 school year, the Board of Education is seeking the cooperation of parents in registering their child on the following dates.  If you have not already done so, pre-registration is requested in order to provide the School District Administration the time to plan staffing to meet school needs.

Schools are open to take registration for Kindergarten from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. between January 12, 2015 and March 6, 2015.

The School District will make every effort to place students who have registered by March 6, 2015 in their catchment area school.  Students registering after March 6, 2015 may not be granted a place in their catchment area school.

To be eligibile for entry to school in September 2015 students must be five years of age on or before December 31, 2015.  A birth certificate, proof… Continue reading