• More Richmond students will learn in seismically safer schools January 21, 2021
    Nearly 700 more students in Richmond soon will be learning in safer schools when seismic upgrades are complete at James Whiteside and William Bridge elementary schools.
  • Joint statement on Black Shirt Day January 15, 2021
    Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives, and Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Education, have released the following statement to mark Black Shirt Day on Jan. 15, 2021:
  • New Westminster students benefiting from new school January 12, 2021
    The wait is over for students in New Westminster who have begun the New Year in a new, modern, engaging and inspiring secondary school that will benefit the community now and in the future.
  • Safer school for Aldergrove elementary students January 8, 2021
    Students and staff at Shortreed Community Elementary school in Aldergrove will be better protected in the event of an earthquake, thanks to planned seismic upgrades.
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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 on Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School.

Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School forms an integral part of the community of Hazelton and Coast Mountains School District is most fortunate to have an educator of Ms. Sousa’s calibre ready and willing to assume the leadership role at this school.

The Board of Education welcomes Ms. Sousa to her new role and wishes her success as she pursues this exciting new career change.


Katherine McIntosh
Superintendent of Schools


Coming Events
  • Jan 1: Happy New Year
  • Jan 4: Back to School
  • Jan 13: Business Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Jan 13: Education Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Jan 15: Student & Kindergarten Registration Opens
  • Jan 27: Regular (Public) Board Meeting (virtual)
  • Jan 29: Non-Instructional Day (schools are not in session)

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