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

December Meeting Agenda

NAVIGATE (NIDES) – PAC Wednesday, December 11th, 2019, 7pm
Via Zoom Room


  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes(November)
  3. Chair Report
  4. Principals Report
  5. Vice Principals Report
  6. Trustee Report
  7. Treasurers Report
  8. DPACR eport
  9. Old Business
    • –  Hot Lunch Volunteer Appeal Update
    • –  Lunch Waste Composting Volunteer Appeal Update
    • –  Funding Request from Bulkley Valley HLC – school team shirts
  10. New Business
    • –  Funding Request from Bulkley Valley HLC – First Lego League
    • –  SD71 Boundary Catchment Consultations – Update and Next Steps

Next PAC Meeting – February 5th 2019 7pm via Zoom Room

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.