Haida Gwaii School District

On Sept. 22, Haida Gwaii School District announced that Leighann Rodger will be the new District Principal of Early Learning and Childcare. (Photo: supplied)

Haida Gwaii School District creates a new district principal role to take on childcare

Leighann Rodger will be leaving her current role as principal to fill the new position

 

Construction at Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary School was delayed during the summer of 2022 due to unexpected issues. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Unexpected issues delay progress on Masset school amalgamation project

Operations manager still predicts a completion date of September 2023

 

Manu Madhok will be starting as interim superintendent Oct. 1, 2022. (Photo: supplied)

Haida Gwaii School District welcomes Manu Madhok as interim superintendent

Madhok will be helping the board complete its strategic plan

 

Haida Gwaii School District trustees made the unanimous decision to approve the 2022-23 budget on June 14. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Haida Gwaii School District approves $15 k higher budget than previous year

District prioritizes current programs and services

Haida Gwaii School District trustees made the unanimous decision to approve the 2022-23 budget on June 14. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Three rabbits were allegedly killed and dissected in a classroom on Jan. 28, in front of school students aged 9 to 12 years old, said People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This photographed rabbit is not one in the incident. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Rabbits allegedly killed and dissected in front of Haida Gwaii elementary school children

Lesson was cruel and traumatizing to young students, said animal rights group

Three rabbits were allegedly killed and dissected in a classroom on Jan. 28, in front of school students aged 9 to 12 years old, said People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This photographed rabbit is not one in the incident. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Superintendent of Schools Carey Stewart (right) is pictured during the Haida Gwaii School District special board meeting on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 at Port Clements Elementary School. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Superintendent of Schools Carey Stewart (right) is pictured during the Haida Gwaii School District special board meeting on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 at Port Clements Elementary School. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
All six SD50 schools returned to partial in-class instruction on Thursday, June 11, 2020, per Phase 3 of the B.C. Ministry of Education K-12 Restart Plan. (Haida Gwaii Observer file)

Furniture in the gym, arrows in hallways: SD50 staff report on return to in-class instruction

All 6 schools allowed return to partial in-class learning June 11; Staff submitted reports June 18

All six SD50 schools returned to partial in-class instruction on Thursday, June 11, 2020, per Phase 3 of the B.C. Ministry of Education K-12 Restart Plan. (Haida Gwaii Observer file)
Graduating GidGalang Kuuyas Naay Secondary School students celebrated with a drive-in ceremony on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the school field. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

VIDEO: Haida Gwaii high school grads celebrate with drive-in ceremony, parade

Hats off to the GidGalang Kuuyas Naay, Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay and distributed learning students

Graduating GidGalang Kuuyas Naay Secondary School students celebrated with a drive-in ceremony on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the school field. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay runners are pictured at cross-country zones in Smithers, B.C., which were held in October 2019. (Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay/Submitted photo)

Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay wins ‘Most Outstanding School’ award

B.C. School Sports will present school with banner, add GTN to plaque as winners of 2019-2020 year

Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay runners are pictured at cross-country zones in Smithers, B.C., which were held in October 2019. (Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay/Submitted photo)
COVID-19: Haida Gwaii School District busy with plans to keep kids learning

COVID-19: Haida Gwaii School District busy with plans to keep kids learning

District educational staff will take survey responses from parents, guardians into account

COVID-19: Haida Gwaii School District busy with plans to keep kids learning
SD50 office. (Haida Gwaii Observer file photo)

Former SD50 superintendents top SOFI report, eight staffers receive more than $100K

Income numbers from School District 50 Haida Gwaii were released to the public last month

  • Jan 31, 2020
SD50 office. (Haida Gwaii Observer file photo)
Haida Gwaii RCMP photo                                Haida Gwaii RCMP are upping their enforcement of school zones. Drivers must observe 30 km/h speed limits between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday to Friday.

Slow down for students: School zone speeds now in effect

RCMP will be making sure drivers keep it at 30 km/h or less, with heavy fines for breaking the law

Haida Gwaii RCMP photo                                Haida Gwaii RCMP are upping their enforcement of school zones. Drivers must observe 30 km/h speed limits between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday to Friday.
(Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)

Hundreds march the streets of Queen Charlotte seeking climate justice now, led by students

Students from GidG̲alang K̲uuyas Naay Secondary School led Wednesday’s demonstartion

(Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)
Haida Gwaii teacher denied paid bereavement travel leave

Haida Gwaii teacher denied paid bereavement travel leave

Arbitrator sides with B.C. Teachers Federation in dispute over funeral trip

Haida Gwaii teacher denied paid bereavement travel leave
School District 50 offices in Queen Charlotte (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

Haida Gwaii support workers strike deal with school district

New agreement will be in effect for the next three years

School District 50 offices in Queen Charlotte (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)
(Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

Letter: Reasons for school district advisor remain unclear

I read with interest the article by Andrew Hudson in the Haida…

  • Jan 8, 2019
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Students recently made Christmas ornaments in Haida formline, including this festive taan, or bear. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Carving program takes shape at GidG̱alang Ḵuuyas Naay

A few weeks ago, Robert Vogstad led a group of students up…

Students recently made Christmas ornaments in Haida formline, including this festive taan, or bear. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
(Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

New school board aims to boost transparency

Records of Haida Gwaii school board meetings will once again show which…

(Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)
Magdalena Kelly, a co-ordinator with Connected North, explains the virtual field trips and cultural exchange program to school trustees at Sk’aadgaa Naay. The Skidegate elementary school was the first B.C. public school to join the now 42 northern schools in the program. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Virtual field trips, cultural sharing come to Sk’aadgaa Naay

A portal has opened at Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary. So far this fall,…

Magdalena Kelly, a co-ordinator with Connected North, explains the virtual field trips and cultural exchange program to school trustees at Sk’aadgaa Naay. The Skidegate elementary school was the first B.C. public school to join the now 42 northern schools in the program. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Crews dig out the ageing retaining wall in front of Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary, which will not only have a brand-new Allan block wall but a whole new exterior by spring. As part of the $1.8-million upgrade, which includes seismic and energy-efficiency improvements, the school district hired a team of archeologists to outline a culturally significant shell midden that extends into the school’s east-side grounds. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

New look, ancient past at Masset high school

Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary is getting a brand-new look. But before a…

Crews dig out the ageing retaining wall in front of Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary, which will not only have a brand-new Allan block wall but a whole new exterior by spring. As part of the $1.8-million upgrade, which includes seismic and energy-efficiency improvements, the school district hired a team of archeologists to outline a culturally significant shell midden that extends into the school’s east-side grounds. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)