NPSS Parent Information ~ Summer Months

As parents and students prepare for the summer months, we wanted to post the office hours and other important information for families.

  • The school will be closed from June 30th to August 28th.  Office hours will begin on Monday, August 31st from 8am-4pm. New registrations are encouraged to arrive early in the week, as the lineups can get quite lengthy.
  • Link Crew Training Days: Wednesday, September 2nd (9am-3pm with lunch provided) and 3rd (9am-noon).
  • First day of classes:

    • Grade 10’s ONLY~ Tuesday, September 8th: 8:49am-11:18am.
      • There will be a pancake breakfast  for students and parents so bring an appetite!
    • All grades~ Wednesday, September 9th. Full Day. Students will go to Homeroom first thing, where they will receive schedules and other important start-up information pertaining to the school year.

NOTE: Students not showing up for classes without office notification will risk having their courses dropped from the schedule.

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AVID Classes Are Really Going Places!

AVID 11 visited Capilano University, Vancouver Island University, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia May 24-May 30.  They took every form of transit and walked an astounding 52 km,  They also visited the Capilano Suspension Bridge,the Provincial Legislature, the Bug Zoo, and had a movie night at Metrotown.  The students fundraised $22,000 to make this trip possible! What an opportunity for our students!!!
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UNBC Prince George~New Program for September: Advanced Employment Skills Certificate Program

A new Program UNBC Continuing Studies is starting in September at the Prince George campus, that graduating students may be interested in applying for.

The Certificate Program is called the Advanced Employment Skills Certificate Program. This twenty-two month Certificate Program provides students with the opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable work experience with a local employer;
  • Earn 30 credits towards a UNBC degree;
  • Build computer, project management, interpersonal and digital marketing skills; and,
  • Obtain applied project planning and execution experience.

For the student, there is no cost to participation. Each student is placed with an employer full-time while the employer covers the cost of tuition, accommodation in UNBC’s Prince George residences, and participation in UNBC’s food plan, for 20 of the 22 months. During the two months where these costs are not covered by the employer sponsor (the summer work term), the student will be paid a direct wage by their employer sponsor and offered a value added package for accommodation by UNBC. Students are not paid during the program except for the summer work term.

While working, students attend class in the evenings (two to three nights per week) and on weekends (one weekend per semester) to avoid conflict with their full-time work. As part of the work commitment, students will complete a large project for the employer.

Students will have 360-degree support by Continuing Studies for the duration of the 22 months.  Support will be provided by the Continuing Studies Coordinator to ensure necessary services are accessible, work and academic goals are being achieved and the relationship between the student and employer is running smoothly.

The deadline for applications is June 30th, 2015.  Interested students can complete the Application Package and submit it directly to UNBC Continuing studies by dropping it off in person or submitting their application via email to cstudies@unbc.ca and dropping off/mailing in their transcripts.

AESC Application Package

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NPSS Peace Energy Experience

The Peace has an abundance of ongoing energy projects both completed and proposed. These range from wind, solar, oil and gas, hydroelectric and geothermal sources. As our local industry is primarily resource based, the educational system is working to provide students with local learning opportunities that allow them to live, study, and stay in the North. School District 60 Careers department in partnership with Northern Opportunities, School District 59 and Northern Lights College strive to introduce students to career opportunities through hands-­on learning, work experience, apprenticeship, college training and university transfer courses. Our province benefits from the abundant resources of the area and we try to expose our students to local careers available to them. However, there is limited exposure for students considering employment in the trades outside of our area. Students from all over the province would benefit from visiting and learning about educational and career opportunities available to them in the North. By inviting students up to the Peace region to participate in Peace Energy Experience, they can take back their experiences to other students around the province and really highlight what we have here. The program includes five days of learning about creating and conserving energy and exploring the Peace region.
 Here’s the link to the video highlighting Peace Energy Experience:
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AVID Students ‘Pitch-In’ for Spring Clean-Up!

The AVID 11 students took part in the YRB clean up, Saturday May 9th.  They collected over 20 bags of garbage on Highway 29.  This is the 5th year AVID 11 has taken part in a clean up that benefits the entire community.  Well done everyone!
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Food Drive~Women’s Resource Society

The local Women’s Resource Society provides free food, clothing, hygiene and household items for women, men, and families through an outreach store. During the week of May 11th, the NPSS Life Skills class will be hosting a Food Drive to support the Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society.   There will be collecting bins outside of the office and cafeteria all week~let’s reach out and help those in need NPSS!!!

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NPSS Science Students Visit the FSJ Hospital and Northern Health

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The Biology classes from NPSS are grateful to the FSJ Hospital and Northern Health for providing the opportunity to attend a well organized mini job shadow program in the hospital.  These students selected 5 out of 13 departments in the hospital that have made themselves available to take the students around for a behind the scenes tour.  To promote careers in the health sciences, the students learned of numerous careers in the hospital by touring around with these department leaders, showing them the ins and outs of the job.  The students networked and some made connections for future job shadowing, volunteering, and work experience.  It was a pleasure to see so many health care workers proudly sharing their careers that they love and exciting to see so much enthusiasm and interest from the students!​
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NPSS Students Compete at Skills Canada BC

Check out this video featuring NPSS Grade 11 Avid students Marina Myllymaki and Parker Heck competing at Skills Canada BC in the area of Human Resource skills – Public Speaking and Job Interview Skills.

 

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Biology 12 Video~Life Application!

 

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Friday April 17, the NPSS Biology 12 classes went to Safeway where they were welcomed by Stan Parker, the Manager of Safeway with healthy treats.  These students are headed to post-secondary school, where they will be living on their own while preparing their own meals, and eventually preparing meals for their future families.  They were toured around by Melanie Chapple, a Registered Dietitian from Northern Health BC where they learned how to choose healthy foods, healthy options, portion size while on a budget and what to look for on a nutritional label.  As well, Valerie Weber, a Safeway Pharmacist, informed the student about the types of diabetes, signs, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment for diabetes as well as a career in Pharmacy.   The Biology class is thankful to Safeway for providing this opportunity to enrich our class lessons and provide us with real world applications to make healthy choices.  : https://youtu.be/Ojn2Qsk1-fM

 

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Letter to Parents (Bus Students Only)

Parents of students using  SD#60 bus/transportation are asked to download the following document.

Letter to Parents

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