Coding is Very Cool!


Our District was able to participate in a coding project, which was supported through generous funding from both the Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada, and the Canadian government. 
Pouce Coupe Elem., Chetwynd Secondary and Crescent Park Elem. each received 20 micro:bits to help support coding in their schools. #microbits

Northeast students ready for national science fair

Science Fair Winners!

Five students from Northeast B.C. are at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Photo by ANGELA GATT.

The Northern BC Regional Science Fair was able to send five finalists to the Canada Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, New Brunswick, this week, thanks to local sponsorships from Shell, Encana, Arc Resources, SD 60, and the Science Fair Foundation of BC.

The fair takes place May 11 to 17 at the University of New Brunswick. Approximately 8,000 local students will tour the fair during public viewing.

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CJDC Video - Heavy Equipment Experience

SD59 Heavy Equipment Experience

Heavy Equipment

UPDATE: There was a good crowd today at the SD59 Heavy Equipment Experience wrap up BBQ in Chetwynd.  Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters.  A special thank you to our amazing group of mentors who made this a wonderful learning experience for our students.

The SD59 Heavy Equipment Experience is running from May 6 – 10 in Chetwynd.  This project is put together by the District in partnership with WorkSafeBC, local industry, local businesses, and volunteer mentors.  The week-long project provides students with hands on experience operating a number of pieces of heavy equipment used in the logging, construction and mining industries. 

The project would not be possible without the enormous amount of support provided by local contractors and volunteers. Watch for an update over the next day or as we add content.

 Heavy Equipment Experience

Heavy Equipment Experience


Gwillim Adventure Race is schedule for May 24/25

Adventure RaceThis year’s Gwillim Adventure Race is schedule for May 24/25.

The Adventure race is a fun outdoor challenge for students in grades 6-12. Please share this opportunity with your students. It is great to see students participating from all SD59 schools.

The adventure race is an opportunity for students in grades 6-12 to compete in a fun outdoor challenge. Students will race in teams of three and travel by means of canoeing, biking and backcountry trekking. Every student team needs to have a teacher sponsor to act as coach and supervisor (teacher will not be joining students in the race).

The race will cover a total distance of approximately 20 km and will take student teams approximately 4-6 hours to complete. There will be checkpoints throughout the racecourse where teams will be required to check-in and have their race passport stamped. Teammates must be within sight of each other for the duration of the race and students must complete the race without adult assistance. 

Adventure Race Adventure Race

Check out this student-made video from a previous race:

 Give me a shout if you have questions or interested students.

Brad Booker
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Adventure Race



Victoria Day Holiday

Schools are closed.


Board Meeting

1 pm - Tumbler Ridge Location TBA

Non-Instructional Day

Students do not attend school.


Board Meeting

1 pm - School Board Office

Non-Instructional Day

Students do not attend school.

Board Meetings


Board Meeting

1 pm - Tumbler Ridge Location TBA
School is not in session over the weekend. Students return to school on Monday, May 20, 2019.
The StrongStart program does not run on weekends. The program resumes on Monday, May 20, 2019.