• Partnership supports Aboriginal student success at Province’s 100th signing September 30, 2015
    Aboriginal students, teachers and local First Nations communities celebrated a new Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement (AEEA) that will help improve and support Aboriginal student learning, well-being and success.
  • Province and teachers partner on new curriculum training for educators September 28, 2015
    The world is changing and parents expect government and teachers to work together to make sure students have the skills they need to succeed.
  • Half a million dollars to raise more readers September 23, 2015
    Minister of Education Mike Bernier shared front-page news about literacy by handing out copies of the Vancouver Sun for the Raise-a-Reader campaign launch. The Ministry of Education is providing $500,000 to the literacy campaign.
  • Safer schools for Burnaby students September 16, 2015
    Burnaby students, teachers and staff will benefit from seismic upgrades and new classrooms at two schools, thanks to more than $30 million in funding from the Province’s Seismic Mitigation Program for École Alpha Secondary and Montecito Elementary schools.


CMSD82 News Release – Celebration of Life, Lisa MacBean – Nov. 1, 2015
(PDF Bulletin Format)


It is with heartfelt sadness that we inform employees of the passing of school district employee, Lisa MacBean on September 24, 2015. Lisa passed away peacefully surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer.

A long-term employee, Lisa originally joined the school district as Principal at Bob Quinn School in 1987, formerly part of our school district. Lisa transferred to the position of Teacher at Thornhill Elementary School on September 1, 1987, a position she held until her passing.

Lisa was much loved by her students and the school faculty. Her leadership, inspiration, excellent work as a teacher and dedication contributed significantly to student achievement and success. As a long-time resident and respected teacher, Lisa played a significant role in the lives of many students in the Thornhill community. An… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release – Celebration of Life, School Trustee Gary Turner – Oct. 13, 2015
(PDF bulletin format)


It is with heartfelt sadness that we share the passing of Gary Turner, School Trustee for Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82. Gary passed away suddenly on Friday, October 2, 2015 in Terrace, B.C.

A devoted School Trustee, Gary served in this position for over 15 years reflecting outstanding dedication and service to students and families in the Terrace and Thornhill communities.

In his sixth term as School Trustee, a role he took on with passion and devotion, Gary made regular visits to his liaison schools and served on the Business and Budget Working Committees for the Board of Education. He made a difference in our school district communities and played an essential role in the lives of thousands of students.

A Celebration of Life for Gary will… Continue reading

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The Ministry of Education has informed education partners and school districts of the following potential data breach.

An unencrypted external hard drive which contains student data cannot be found.  Ministry staff are continuing their efforts to locate the missing hard drive.

Meanwhile, as the protection of personal information and privacy is of the utmost importance and a top priority of school districts and the provincial government and out of an abundance of caution, the provincial government issued a public notification yesterday, September 22, of this potential data breach.  For more information, please reference the following news release and backgrounder (click on the link to open):


You can also contact Service BC for more information as detailed below:

Victoria  –  250-387-6121
Vancouver  –  604-660-2421
Elsewhere in B.C.  –  1-800-663-7867

For your information, we share the following communication received from the… Continue reading

The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, visited Coast Mountains School District’s Bear Valley School on Wednesday September 16, 2015 as part of a visit to Stewart, B.C. for the World Port official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

During her visit to Bear Valley School, her Honour, the Queen’s representative in British Columbia, addressed the Kindergarten to Grade 12 students and School Staff.  She spoke about the landmark occasion for Stewart opening its doors to the world with their new deep-sea port and about her role representing the Crown in British Columbia.  She also shared with the students and staff what she did before she became the B.C. Lieutenant Governor and her continued passions which include volunteerism and responsibility to the land.

The Lieutenant Governor fielded student’s questions like how did she get to be Lieutenant Governor and she replied that she worked her way to this role… Continue reading

canstock10597351The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District 82 has initiated a strategic planning process to determine their goals for the next three school years (2015-2018).

Public feedback in response to the following three questions is being gathered from school district staff, students, parents/guardians, partner groups and communities in preparation for the Board of Education’s strategic planning process.

  • What do we want in terms of success for our learners?
  • What do we need to do in our schools and district to achieve this success?
  • How will we know if we are achieving this success for our learners?

Your feedback is welcomed by September 25, 2015, by completing the Board of Education Strategic Planning Consultation Survey by accessing the following link:

Board of Education Strategic Planning Consultation Survey
(please click on the link above to complete the survey)

 A summary of all feedback received will be reviewed by the… Continue reading