New Executive Officers

For 2019-2020:

Anna King – Chair (Rossland)
Janet Smitheringale – Treasurer (Tsolum)
Lyn Crampton – Secretary (Tsolum)
Julian Rendell – member-at-large (Tsolum)
Jennifer Mollins – member-at-large (Nanaimo)
Cora Ware – member-at-large (Tsolum)
Sarah Wright – member-at-large (Bulkley Valley)

The Vice-Chair and DPAC (District Parent Advisory Council Representative) positions remain unfilled. While the Vice-Chair can reside anywhere, the DPAC rep would be attending meetings in SD 71.

Please contact Anna King, PAC Chair, if you are interested in either of these positions or would like more information. Thank-you. navigatepac@gmail.com

Agenda: NAVIGATE (NIDES) – PAC Wednesday February 5th 2020

NAVIGATE (NIDES) – PAC, Wednesday, February 5th, 2020, 7pm
Via Zoom Room
: https://zoom.us/j/155689504

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes (December)
  3. Chair Report
  4. Principals Report
  5. Vice Principals Report
  6. Trustee Report
  7. Treasurers Report
  8. DPAC Report
  9. Old Business
    –  Lunch Waste Composting Volunteer Appeal – Update
    –  SD71 Boundary Catchment Consultations – Update and Next Steps
  10. New Business
    – Parent Information Workshops

Welcome back

Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year. We are already off to a promising start with full programs and increased demand for distance learning courses. We were pleased to see so many parents and students attend our annual Corn Roast on September 4th. We hope you have had a smooth transition back to school.

Our Heartwood Learning Communities have grown to include sites in Victoria and Squamish, as well as expansion in Smithers. To accommodate this growth, we have taken on new teaching staff, and saw some of our current teaching, learning support and educational assistant staff change. There were no changes to admin, counselling or clerical this year, which is making it easier for us to find our stride early this year.

NUKO wins Cars for a Cause!

Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization (NUKO) stood up to stiff competition to win two years free lease of a multi-passenger vehicle from Nanaimo Toyota. The dealership conducted online voting through their Facebook page, which drew a massive response for all three finalists. When the final tally was taken on March 4th, NUKO prevailed. Thank-you to all those who wrote in to support their application.