Coast Mountain School District #82

Coast Mountain School District - #82

Many Gitksan and local First Nation students attend the public schools which are within School District #82 - Coast Mountain. There are a number of schools in the area: Kitwanga Elementary School, New Hazelton Elementary (recently south town school joined in), Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary and Hazelton Secondary School. You can find the local school calendar for school closures and professional development days here. The local First Nations High school information is listed under the GWES website.

The local trustee for the Hazelton/Kitwanga is Lynn Newbery. The First Nations District Principal is Agnes Casgrain. 

The Ministry of Education provides enhanced funding to school age students of Aboriginal ancestry.  Enhanced funding provides culturally appropriate educational programs and services to support the success of Aboriginal students.  Local school programs and services might focus on career, culture and educational supports with collaborative funding decisions made with the local First Nations of the district.  For more information about the targeted aboriginal education provincial program click here. Program 1.31 (Aboriginal Education Program) specific information is not available on the Coast Mountain School District website.

Within the BC Aboriginal Education approach a collaborative working relationship can be reached  by negotiating a  local education agreement between the local Bands and the School District. The BC Ministry of Education has identified Coast Mountain District as in the early planning stages to begin exploring an Aboriginal Education Agreement.   For more information contact your Band Education Coordinator or GWES for more information.

For BC public schools: How are We Doing? (scroll to bottom of the list) is the annual aboriginal education report published by the Ministry of Education. This provides a provincial overview of how well aboriginal students are doing in the public school system.  For more local district information regarding aboriginal student outcomes, and use the same link for local school aboriginal student outcomes. Each year there are school satisfaction surveys that are available for parents of students in certain grades to fill out online. The most recent report is available in the district information - under 'satisfaction survey' of the report. Parents can also get involved in parent advisory committees and or check out some of the School health resources  here

New Hazelton Elementary has a part time Gitxsan Language Coach! Please apply if interested. 


Congrats to Angie Olson in securing the position! 

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Education Advisor POSTING

Please see the posting for the GGC Education Advisor June 2019

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GGC Office Holiday Closure

The GGC office will be closed from noon Dec 21, 2018, to Jan 2, 2019, at 8 am. 

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