Superintendent’s Report – December 2022

Framework for Enhancing Student Learning (FESL)

** click here to see the full Framework Plan

Intellectual Development

The District held its Annual Band Concert on November 24 to kick off the holiday season.  There were close to 100 beginning band students performing for the first part of the concert and then the junior and senior bands performed for the second part.  Parent attendance was at a maximum;  filling the North Peace Cultural Centre theatre throughout the evening.  

Tools being developed in anticipation of the new Reporting Order

The following is an example of a draft self-assessment tool related to the BC Curricular Competencies.  The District continues to gather information and prepare for the September implementation of the Reporting Order.

Draft Core Competencies Self-Assessment Gr 4-7


Human & Social Development

FamilySmart is a provincial initiative to support families who have a child struggling with mental health.  Please see the poster below for more details.

HHT Poster – Family Workshop



Careers & Skill Development

The District was fortunate to receive significant donations from the organizations Liberty Canada and the CWB Welding Foundation:

  1. Liberty Canada – is donating an enclosed trailer to help support our elementary career programs and will be used to transport materials to support our career days.  They are going to be donating building materials as well and the students at NPSS are going to be building the shelving for the inside of the trailer.
  2. CWB Welding Foundation – Peace River North School District has qualified for and will receive 20 CWB WeldSAFE kits. The value of each CWB WeldSAFE kit is on average $750.00 per kit.  We are excited to be able to invest into the safety of students across Canada.

The CWB Welding Foundation, CWB WeldSAFE custom safety kit includes:

  • 3M™ Speedglas™ Carry Bag, SG-90, black
  • 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Beanie, 06-0500-54, black
  • 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9002NC, 04-0100-20NC-CA
  • 3M™ E-A-R™ Classic Earplugs, 310-1060, uncorded
  • 3M™ SecureFit™ 500 Series Safety Glasses SF501SGAF-BLK, Black, Scotchgard™ Anti-Fog Coating, Clear AF-AS Lens
  • 3M™ Particulate Welding Respirator, 8515, N95
  • Lincoln Electric Welding Jackets
  • Lincoln Electric Welding Gloves
  • Weldready Leather Spats foot protection
  • Weldready Welding Jackets Size Small
District Principal of Careers/International, Brian Campbell

Operations / HR

Robert Ogilvie Elementary staff kicked off the holiday season by spending the evening together on November 30th decorating the halls of the school.  It was a great team-building activity and the students were surprised and excited to see the decorations when they arrived at school on the morning of December 1st.  One student said “This is the best day ever!”.

Jerelyn Orcutt, Principal, Robert Ogilvie Elementary


Potential Professional Development Opportunities Organized by the PRNTA for January 27th, 2023

Our local teacher’s union organizes a multitude of offerings for pro-d days throughout the year.  Registration determines which ones are booked and organized.

  • Exploring the Connections between Classroom Practice and Self-regulation 
  • Making Physical Literacy Work for Your Class 
  • Classroom Management 
  • Classroom Management for TTOCs 
  • Creating Cultures of Peace
  • Exploring Place-Based Learning (3–5 hours) 
  • Physical Literacy Assessment 
  • Physical Activity and Physical Literacy for Everyone: Setting the Stage for Inclusion 
  • Physical Activity and Physical Literacy for All (Diverse Abilities) 
  • Making Physical Literacy Work for Your Class  
  • Dealing with Stress in the Workplace for TTOCs
  • Assertive Communication: Positive Interactions 
  • Creating a Culture of Professionalism 
  • BCTF Code of Ethics: Understanding the Professional Relationship 
  • 215 Le Estcwicwéy: Honouring the Children buried at Kamloops Indian Residential School 
  • UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 
  • An Indigenous Approach to Getting Started with Physical Literacy 


Truth & Reconciliation

The Equity Scan Committee has recently convened and has started to plan for an Indigenous parent gathering (World Cafe format) at the Cultural Centre in January.  More details to follow closer to the event.  Plans are also in place to meet with students at the middle and high schools, analyze responses from the various groups and being creating a district profile.  The goal is to develop an action plan by the end of the school year.

Below is the NPSS Indigenous Newsletter for December

NPSS Indigenous Newsletter – December 2022


“Take 3”

Hudson’s Hope Elem-Jr Secondary

Hudson’s Hope School is pleased to invite you to our annual Christmas Concert, which will take place on Wednesday, December 7th at 1:00pm, in the school gymnasium.  Some of our Textiles students will also be selling their “wares” as they run a small “Entrepreneurship Fair” after the concert.   Some items include:
* Reindeer Candy Canes $1.50
* Snowman Candles $5.00
* Bath Bombs (price TBA)
* Wood Burning Ornaments (price TBA)
* Shaved Soap – $4.50
* Bath Salts – $7-$8
* Stickers $1.00-$3.50
* Top G Bead Figures $3.00 or two for $5.00
10% of their sales will go towards the Friend’s of Hudson’s Hope
Pancake Breakfast & Winter Fun Day
This school-wide event takes place on Thursday, December 15th.
Derrek Beam, Principal, Hudson’s Hope Elem-Jr Secondary


Dr. Kearney Middle School

We held our Annual PJ Drive and this year’s donations are going to the Community Bridge.

Tanya Braun, Vice-Principal, Dr. Kearney Middle School


Sr Boys & Sr Girls Volleyball Teams

Both our Sr Boys and our Sr Girls Volleyball teams travelled to Kelowna to participate in the Provincial Championships.

The Sr Girls team dressed up as “Diva Cowgirls” for the banquet and won ‘best-dressed’!

Alex Bacso, Coach, Sr Girls Volleyball