New Port school discussed by school board

  • Nov. 1, 2006 11:00 a.m.

By Margo Hearne–The school board heard presentations from students, approved its 5-year capital plan and heard reports when it met in Masset October 24.
Capital planning was discussed with the replacement of the Port Clements High School on top of the list at a cost of $1.6-million, three years down the road. The formal title of the plan is ‘Replace – Port Clements Elementary 2 Rooms in New Joint-use Municipal Facility’.
“We’re saying we want to include a new school in the Ministry of Education’s budget,” said Ken Campbell, the new Secretary-Treasurer for the district. “We have to have our budget in by October 20 for the 2007/2008 plan. Other capital projects, particularly the mechanical upgrade at Tahayghen Elementary School is considered by the Ministry to be a minor capital program and funding should come from the Annual Facilities Grant.”
In response to a question by Trustee Sharon Matthews, who expressed concern that the Tahayghen project might not be done, Mr. Campbell assured her that it was definitely on the books for completion.
One presentation showed examples of “Planning 10 Posters”, a project to help students to learn what their own skills and abilities are. “It was a lot of fun,” said one student. “We made the posters from pictures which appealed to us. I discovered what was important to me and what my abilities were. It will help me focus on what I need to learn to develop my own skills for a future career.”
“I learned about culture, family and art,” said another. “The project helped me look into myself and understand some of my own skills. It’s about learning and that what’s high school is for – to learn.”
Student Fees were discussed and Superintendent Mike Woods noted that students are only charged for surplus items and are not being charged for field trips that are mandatory. “Do some students not go if they can’t afford it”? Trustee Matthews asked. “Not really,” was the response. “We try to help out and Gwaii Trust will also help out to make sure all students can go.”
Ken Campbell, the new Secretary-Treasurer was welcomed to the district. Mr. Campbell started on October 10 after having worked with the Fraser Cascade District for thirteen years.

Just Posted

Several more days before salvage of barge can begin on Haida Gwaii

The barge and lodge broke away from their moorings in high winds on Sept. 8 and ran aground.

Photographer finds rare sights at Takakia Lake

It took three summers, but Gregory Gould finally saw vistas and meteors by the protected alpine lake

Haida Gwaii high schools get a jump on new curriculum

Haida Gwaii high school students are starting the year with some new… Continue reading

Haida Gwaii Funeral Services gets support

Village of Queen Charlotte donates storage facility to non-profit group

Tlellagraph: One fire, two points of view

“No matter how good a person you are, you are evil in… Continue reading

Canning sockeye by hand in North Coast B.C.

Arnie Nagy teaches the Northern View how to can salmon in Prince Rupert

VIDEO: Hundreds line highway as family brings home body of B.C. teen

Northern B.C. showed their support by lining Hwy 16 as Jessica Patrick’s body returned to Smithers.

Whitecaps see playoff dreams fade after 2-1 loss to FC Dallas

Goal in 87th minute seals Vancouver’s fate

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

A lot has changed since the Liberals came to power in Canada in 2015

B.C. man fined $15,000, barred from trading securities for fraud

Larry Keith Davis used money from an investor to pay personal bills

Emergency crews investigate small sulphuric acid spill in Kootenays

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

Family, friends of B.C murder victim want killer sent back to max security facility

Group wants convicted murderer Walter Ramsay sent back to a maximum security facility

Most Read