North Island College Human Services Program

The Education Assistant/Community Support, Indigenous Focus certificate provides graduates with a wide range of skills for future employment. The program offers academic training and supervised hands-on experience in the public school system and agency setting. Plus, the indigenous focus of the program provides insight and greater understanding of diverse indigenous cultures.

2 years part-time Port Hardy, January 2016 $3,445 approx. + fees.

For more information or to register visit: or call NIC’s Aboriginal Education Advisor Debra Edzerza, 250-949-7912,

University Trip

From November 30th to December 2nd, 25 senior PHSS students and 3 chaperones will have the opportunity to travel down island to tour four post-secondary institutions from Port Hardy to Victoria. School tours will include North Island College, Vancouver Island University, Camosun College, and the University of Victoria. Students will also have the opportunity to visit the BC Provincial Legislature and the Royal BC Museum.

Drum Making

BC First Nations Studies 12 students had the opportunity to build drums with Wade from Sacred Wolf this month. BC First Nations Studies 12 is a ministry course that satisfies the Social Studies requirement for graduation. The goals of this course are to increase awareness and understanding of the richness and diversity of First Nations and Metis languages and cultures in British Columbia. Students explore the significant role First Nations and Metis people played in the development of British Columbia and Canada and explore the historical foundations of contemporary issues.Drum Making

School Closures

As winter starts to set in, weather conditions or power outages may cause the Superintendent of Schools to determine that district schools must be closed. Information on school closures can be obtained from:

Twinning Society

Anyone interested in getting involved in Port Hardy’s sister city twinning activities, there will be a meeting at the Port Hardy Municipal Hall Monday, November 23rd, at 7:00pm. Port Hardy is planning a trip to visit Numata in the summer of 2016. There is a $500 travel bursary available for students that may be interested in going. See Ms. Johnson for details and hope to see you at the meeting.