CMSD82 2016-2017 Leadership Staffing Appointment – Lionel Brideson, BVS Principalship  (PDF Format)


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the leadership staffing appointment of Mr. Lionel Brideson to the position of Principal at Bear Valley School effective August 1, 2016.

Mr. Brideson brings a wealth of experience to Bear Valley School from his progression of roles in the K-12 public education sector as a teacher, school administrator, superintendent of special education and consultant within Alberta, Saskatchewan and most recently the Yukon. Mr. Brideson has over 20 years’ experience as a school administrator in both the elementary and secondary public education environments. He holds a Master of Arts degree in curriculum and administration from the Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and a Bachelor of Education degree in reading, language arts, drama and physical education from the University of Calgary.

Mr. Brideson is… Continue reading


imagesCA6DNFHLFor your information … please find a link to a memorandum from our Director of Instruction (School Support), Janet Meyer, sharing details regarding the upcoming Curriculum Implementation Day scheduled on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

CMSD82 Memo to Employees re Curriculum Implementation Day – Sept. 6, 2016
(click on the link to open memorandum and attachments)

The first of two Curriculum Implementation Days for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. The second Curriculum Implementation Day is planned on January 20, 2017. These days are specifically dedicated to BC’s redesigned K-12 curriculum. The new direction of the redesign is intended to give our students the knowledge, skills and attitudes they will need to succeed in a world that is dramatically different from the one we know today.

Coast Mountains’ teachers and administrators have developed some innovative and amazing work to transition to this redesigned… Continue reading


If you are a student who is required to take a Provincial Exam this summer, please read the information below. Additional information can be found on the Ministry of Education website.

Since all exams are electronic, you can locate the sample exams through the Ministry website link shared above.  If you have never attempted an electronic exam, it is suggested that you take the time to practice with the ‘past exams’.

Electronic Exams:
All Grades 10-12 required Provincial Exams will be administered electronically.

Exam Centre Location:
Northwest Trades & Employment Training Centre (NTETC), 3120 Highway 16 East, Terrace

Important Notations:
For the August 2016 exam session, exams highlighted in yellow (reference August 2016 Exam schedule link below) are only available to students who:
a) Are writing an exam for the first time having enrolled in and completed the corresponding Grade 10/11 course by June 2016, or
b) Are… Continue reading



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