Monthly Archives: January 2015

Gigi Ida and Ye’e Sam Make a Welcomed Appearance at Suwilaawks

FullSizeRender  Gigi Ida and Ye’e Sam are welcomed visitors to Suwilaawks Community School.  They are pictured here with Mr. Peal.  Gigi Ida and Ye’e Sam can often be found visiting “Christine’s Cottage” located in the school library.  Gigi and Ye’e tell the most fabulous, engaging stories and are always willing to share their knowledge with our students.  We thank them for visiting Suwilaawks and hope to see them both again soon.

Suwilaawks Library Receives a Much Needed Facelift … a special thank you to Christine Foster

IMG_0876 - fosterChristine Foster’s legacy lives on.  Christine’s commitment to  engage young  learners in a literacy rich environment was honoured with the grand re-opening of the Suwilaawks library.  “We hope we captured the spirit of Christine.  She was an amazing lady and she will be remembered every time a child flips through the pages of a book in the warmth and comfort of Christine’s Cottage .”

“InnerActive” Afterschool Programs start January 12


Over 60 excited kids have been enrolled in Karate since November.  Karate is only one of the many after school sports and arts programs offered free of charge through the Suwilaawks “InnerActive” Afterschool Program… With support from RBC, JumpStart Community Partners, Terrace Shogun Dojo, Terrace Youth Sports, the City of Terrace, Kermode Friendship Centre and the Ministry of Education’s Afterschool Sports and Arts Initiative … Students have been afforded the opportunity to engage in a variety of programming that promote creativity, encourage passion, and hopefully provide the basis for continued healthy, active living.  Clubs run Monday to Friday  and include cultural fine arts, choir, dance, mini basketball, basketball, floor hockey, indoor soccer, European handball, karate, Kindergarten Club and the very popular Lego Lab.

Click afterschool second set to see programming available.



Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) … January 12-February 20, 2015

For the information of parents, guardians and caregivers of CMSD82 students in Grades 4 animagesCAVVX7SPd 7.

The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual province-wide assessment of British Columbia students’ academic skills, and provides a snapshot of how well BC students are learning foundation skills in Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Numeracy.

The main purpose of the assessment is to help the province, school districts, schools and school planning councils evaluate how well students are achieving basic skills, and make plans to improve student achievement.  FSA is designed and developed by British Columbia educators.  The skills assessed are linked to the provincial curriculum and provincial performance standards.

The assessment is administered annually to Grade 4 and 7 students in public and provincially funded independent schools.

FSA 2015 Assessment Administration Dates
Assessment Administration in Schools:
January 12 – February 20, 2015

More information is available on the Ministry of Education’s website at: