CMSD82 News Release – Cindy Sousa Appointment, MGA Principalship   (PDF Format)

The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District 82 is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Cindy Sousa to the position of Principal at Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School in Hazelton.

Currently the Principal at North Coast Distance Education School, where she will be greatly missed, Ms. Sousa will assume her new position effective August 1, 2015.

Ms. Sousa holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education Degree with a focus in Counselling from the University of Northern British Columbia. She has served in leadership roles with the school district since 2006 and is highly regarded by her colleagues as a respected educator.  Ms. Sousa is a strong and passionate advocate for the success of all learners.  Her energy, enthusiasm and strong commitment to students will have a positive impact… Continue reading



CMSD82 News Release – 2015-2016 Leadership Staffing Changes – May 13, 2015


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District 82 wishes to announce the following leadership staffing changes for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year:

Surinder Dhaliwal … Effective August 1, 2015, Surinder will return to a Teaching position at Uplands Elementary School having completed the temporary appointment of Vice Principal with Skeena Middle School for the period of August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015.  Surinder has demonstrated exemplary leadership during his temporary appointment with Skeena Middle School over the past year and we commend him for his outstanding efforts. He will continue to serve Uplands Elementary School well with his knowledge of their students and families and reputation as an outstanding teacher and his commitment to success for all learners.

Carol Pickering … The school district wishes to announce the resignation of Carol… Continue reading

2nd - 8e immersion - La dystopie

Sage Benet, Grade 8 French Immersion Student at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary  School is pictured with Keynote Speaker, Tanguy Exume at this year’s Provincial French public speaking competition.  Sage proudly displays her 2nd place medal she won, a top award at this competition.  Congratulations Sage!

Vancouver — 10,000 students from across British Columbia competed, 240 made the provincial finals, and one student from Coast Mountains School District took home a top award in this year’s pan-provincial French public speaking competition, Concours d’art oratoire.

“In addition to the cultural and language benefits, Concours d’art oratoire helps students develop their creative and public speaking abilities, as well as self-confidence,” said Patti Holm, President of Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon.

“It’s an incredible feat to make it to the Provincial finals — taking home a medal is a real achievement. We congratulate everyone who… Continue reading



CMSD82 Internal Release – Carol Leclerc, District Trades Careers Coordinator – April 30, 2015


Coast Mountains School District wishes to announce that Carol Leclerc, District Trades Careers Coordinator, will be leaving the school district effective April 30, 2015.

Carol joined the school district in 1990 as the Secretary to the Director of Instruction Special Services, assuming the role of Secretary to the Superintendent of Schools in 1997. She transferred to the position of Executive Assistant Human Resources in 2003, assuming the District Trades Careers Coordinator position in August 2013.

Coast Mountains School District is grateful for Carol’s many contributions to the school district and dedication that she has provided over her twenty-five years of service. Her positive focus and compassionate approach that she consistently brought to all matters is commended. Carol’s strong sense of community and experience in local and regional government gave her a good understanding… Continue reading

The National Dayimages of Mourning is observed in Canada on April 28.  It commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and incidents.  Since its inception, the observance has spread to over 80 countries around the world, but is known in most other countries as the Workers’ Memorial Day.  The date April 28 was picked because on that day in 1914, the Workers’ Compensation Act received its third reading.  In 2001 the International Labour Organization first observed World Day for Safety and Health at Work on this day.

The Canadian flag on Parliament Hill is typically flown at half-mast, and workers and employees observe this day in various ways including lighting candles, donning ribbons and black armbands, and observing moments of silence.  The purpose of the National Day of Mourning is twofold – to remember and honour those… Continue reading