Yearbooks for Sale!

Limited number of yearbooks left. If you would like to buy a copy of the yearbook, please see Ms. Mueller in the art room at NESS or see the secretary at NESS. They are $30.00.

If you have ordered a copy of the yearbook and haven’t picked it up, you can see Ms. Mueller in the art room until June 29 or email her at rmueller@nisgaa.bc.ca.

Yearbook 2018 thanks all supporters!

Nisga’a Elementary Secondary School yearbook would like to thank all people and agencies who supported the production of this year’s yearbook.

  • New Relationship Trust education grant
  • Gitlaxt’aamiks Village Government grant
  • Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
  • NESS students and staff
  • Community members

Without your support there wouldn’t have been a yearbook. Enjoy your reading!

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

Aam niin! You are a good person.

At NESS, we expect all students to abide by the philosophy that we are all good people. But what does this mean in real life? Some examples to show this are:

  • Saying hello or smiling when you first encounter someone.
  • Being helpful by opening a door, picking up something that has been dropped, taking care of other people’s belongings, taking care of your own belongings.
  • Using your WITS in moments of conflict (Walk away; Ignore; Talk it out; Seek help)
  • Remembering that rude, loud or mean actions often reflect that a person is struggling inside. Take the time to be patient and help the person work it out by using your own WITS.