NESS Friendship Skills

It’s important to know what to do when you have a conflict at school. Whether you are teen, tween, or younger there are things that you can do to settle a problem. At NESS, from K-12, these are the general steps that students and parents can take if they have a problem at school.

Discipline vs Punishment (Barbara Coloroso, YouTube)

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NESS Growth Plan

It’s that time of year when all principals start thinking about the school growth plan. We need advice to help us see where to go next. A school growth plan could be created just for the next year, but more often it is a vision that carries forward three, five or ten years into the future. As we know decisions made today can have lasting effects for a very long time. This is why, as a principal, it is important to find out as much as I can about what people think and how they feel about their learning. Even though growth plans can create long term effects, it is crucial that we all remember that growth plans are also ever changing. They are a little bit like trees that we fertilize with our dreams and prune every year to ensure strong growth. If you are interested in adding your voice to the NESS growth plan, please click on the link below and complete the 10 question survey. (All answers are anonymous.) Students parents, staff and community members are invited to participate. Remember while participating, however, that surveys are meant to gather feedback about ideas. Major changes in our school environment will not take place without further inquiry. If the survey questions don’t address your interests or concerns then feel free to email the principal at mswinn@nisgaa.bc.ca.

School Growth Survey

Christmas Fun At NESS – Experiential Day 2

IMG_0637 IMG_0638 IMG_0639 IMG_0640 IMG_0641 IMG_0642 IMG_0643 IMG_0644 IMG_0645 IMG_0646 IMG_0647 IMG_0648 IMG_0649 IMG_0650 IMG_0651 IMG_0652 IMG_0653 IMG_0654 IMG_0655 IMG_0656 IMG_0657 IMG_0658 IMG_0659 IMG_0660 IMG_0661 IMG_0662 IMG_0663 IMG_0664Thank you to all of  our teachers, staff, and students for helping to make Christmas merry at NESS. Special thanks, also, goes out to GVG (Camellia Swift) and some energetic elves (Cora Lee Adams, Karen Young, and Lisa Gonu) who helped with our Experiential Day Feast by helping the secondary students make macaroni, turkey & ham sandwiches, hotdogs, cookies and popcorn for the school. Elves must be tireless because they also helped to supervise our Elementary Lunch. Thanks also goes out to our local PAC and the NTU for helping us out in a pinch and donating disposable plates and cutlery.

May Christmas be bright this year! And to all a good night.