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    Natasha Jollymour is part of a very small group of chosen students. The Grade 12 Kamloops student at Westsyde Secondary school just received a $80,000 scholarship to attend the University of British Columbia this fall.
  • Robotics skills teach collaboration and communication June 22, 2016
    The Seaquam Secondary school robotics club had become so popular, teacher Bryce Hamade incorporated robots into the curriculum, as part of his industrial design course.
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CMSD82 News Release – Leadership Staffing Changes – August 1, 2016  (PDF Format)


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District wishes to announce the following leadership staffing changes for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year:

Jane Arbuckle
Currently Vice Principal at Caledonia Secondary School, Ms. Arbuckle is moving to Parkside Secondary School to assume the position of Principal effective August 1, 2016.

She holds a Bachelor of Education Degree in Psychology from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Education Degree from St. Francis Xavier University. Her graduate degree is a Master of Education Degree from the University of Victoria in Leadership Studies.

Ms. Arbuckle is a passionate advocate for student success and has a reputation for bringing an energetic, team-focused approach to everything she does. She is an outstanding teacher and school leader, and her knowledge for instruction and assessment strategies and her strong commitment to… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release, District Literacy & Aboriginal Education Coordinator, Sept. 1, 2016



The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Jacobs to the role of District Literacy & Aboriginal Education Coordinator effective September 1, 2016.

This assignment focuses on coaching and mentoring all district staff in the areas of Literacy and Aboriginal education. In her new role, Ms. Jacobs will be located in the First Nations Education Centre at Suwilaawks Community School.

Ms. Jacobs has held a Teaching position at Kildala Elementary School since 2011, having provided Teacher Teaching-on-Call coverage for three years prior to her current assignment. Ms. Jacobs has held various teaching positions in different schools and districts throughout B.C. within the past 14 years giving her insight and an adaptive approach to education and the different needs and diversities of staff and students. She holds a… Continue reading

Please be informed of the 2016 Summer Hours for the Board of Education Office as follows:

imagesCAJH4UX5July 4 to August 26, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Closed for Lunch – 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

The Board of Education Office will be closed to the
from July 18 to August 12 inclusive in conjunction
with the
2016 District-Wide School Summer Closure
scheduled to accommodate maintenance activities
during that time.

Should you require further information, please contact Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at the Board of Education Office at (250) 638-4401 or via email at carole.gagnon@cmsd.bc.ca.

Happy summer holidays to all:)!

CMSD82 News Release – District Numeracy Coordinator Appointment  (PDF Format)FYI-large


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Scales to the new role of District Numeracy Coordinator effective September 1, 2016.

Coast Mountains School District is very fortunate to have an individual of Karen’s calibre lead current and future district initiatives aimed at improving student achievement in numeracy.  She will work closely with schools and staff to support the implementation of best practices in numeracy instruction.

The District Numeracy Coordinator position involves special responsibilities that include the development of a District Numeracy Plan and aligning numeracy instructional and assessment strategies. A key focus of this role will be assisting and mentoring principals, teachers and other support personnel to design school-wide Numeracy Programs with respect to best instructional practices, research in numeracy education, and instructional resources.  In her… Continue reading



Connecting students with the skills they need to succeed in our changing world is the priority for British Columbia’s new curriculum.  Education Minister Mike Bernier announced on Thursday, May 26, 2016 that changes are coming to B.C.’s education system to boost that connection.  Keeping pace with BC’s new school curriculum …. changes are being made to provincial exams, classroom assessment, report cards and career education to better connect students with the skills they need to succeed.  The Ministry of Education released the following information on May 26 regarding the upcoming changes with the new curriculum:


In addition, please find a letter to parents from the Deputy Minister of Education regarding the changes, information regarding changes to Provincial Assessment and a set of Q&A’s regarding the New Curriculum.

Letter to Parents from Deputy Ministry

Changes to Provincial Assessment Chart

Q&As New Curriculum