In preparation for the 2023-2024 school year, the Board of Education is seeking the cooperation of parents/caregivers in registering their child for the StrongStart Early Learning Program with Coast Mountains School District.

It is important that parents/guardians take note of the specific registration deadlines and registration procedures are followed as outlined below.

The StrongStart Program provides parent participation play and a learning program for children 0 to 5 years of age.  To learn more, please access the following link:

CMSD82 StrongStart Informational Brochure

Registration options for the StrongStart Early Learning Program:

Option #1text
Complete the online registration through MyEducationBC → click on link, when the log-in screen opens, request an account (as illustrated to the right) and follow the step-by-step instructions (this is the school district’s preferred registration option).  Note – online registration is not available for mobile devices (cell phones).  It is recommended that a computer or iPad be used to complete the online registration. or

Option #2
Download a copy of the StrongStart Registration Form (regular format or fillable format, click on the desired link to open document), complete and submit by “appointment only” or by email to the StrongStart Learning Centre’s Principal Contact (contact information provided below), or

Option #3
Contact the StrongStart Learning Centre School Principal as provided below to make an appointment to receive the registration forms.

Contact Informaton for School District 82’s StrongStart Early Learning Centres: 

  • Cassie Hall Elementary School, 2620 Eby Street, Terrace
    Contact: Annette McAlpine, School Principal – Tel: (250) 635-5646 / Email: annette.mcalpine@cmsd.bc.ca
  • Kildala Elementary School, 803 Columbia Avenue, Kitimat
    Contact: Janelle Hittel, School Principal – Tel: (250) 632-6194 / Email: janelle.hittel@cmsd.bc.ca
  • Suwilaawks Community School, 3430 Sparks Street, Terrace
    Contact: Pamela Kawinsky, School Principal – Tel: (250) 638-0306 / Email: pamela.kawinsky@cmsd.bc.ca
  • Thornhill Primary School, 3860 Paquette Avenue, Terrace
    Contact:  Sandra Kenmuir, School Vice Principal – Tel: (250) 635-7066 / Email: sandra.kenmuir@cmsd.bc.ca

Student Proof of Citizenship will be required at the time of registration as detailed in the StrongStart Registration Form (clink on link to view).

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



Coming Events

  • Congratulations Graduating Class of 2023!
  • June 1 & 6 – Budget Working Committee Meetings
  • June 7 – Business Committee Meeting
  • June 7 – Education Committee Meeting
  • June 14 – Hybrid Regular Board Meeting (held in Stewart)
  • June 18 – Happy Father’s Day
  • June 21 – Hybrid Regular Board Meeting (if required)
  • June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • June 28 – Last Day of School
  • June 29 – Administrative Day (schools are not in session)
  • June 29-September 4 – Summer Break
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