School District 60

10112-105 Avenue
Fort St. John, British Columbia
Canada V1J-4S4
Voice - 250 262-6000
Fax - 250 262-6048
After Hours Emergency - 250 785-6781

Tech Services - 250 785-4357

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Skills Canada Results

Skills Canada is widely recognized for its annual 18 Olympic–style competitions hosted in communities throughout BC, Skills BC engages over 35,000 students annually in its regional, provincial, national and international competitions each year.

Skills Canada BC trade and technology competitions provides parents, teachers, students, labour and government with opportunities to explore skilled trades and technology careers.

This year 35 competitors from School Districts 59,60, 81 and Northern Lights College competed in 21 events!

Congratulations to the School District #60 participants and award winners!

NPSS – North Peace
Public Speaking (Gold) – Erica Thomas Schulenburg
Public Speaking (Silver) – Xinkai “Arya” Xu
Robotics (Gold) – Jacob Van Volkenburg & Carl Berresheim
Workplace Safety (Silver) – Jacob McInnis
Electrical Wiring (Bronze) – James Velkjar

Dr Kearney
Wind Turbine Jr event – (Gold)
Nicholas MacMillan-Watson & Brody Daniele

Recent SD60 Band Performances

Thank you to Mr Price for following update about the SD60 Band Program!

The various bands of the School District 60 Band Program have been busy in a number of festivals in the past few weeks.  On April 5, the Beginning Band, Grade 7 Band, Concert Band, Senior Band and SD60 Jazz Band all performed at the Peace River North Performing Arts Festival.  The Grade 7 Band, the Concert Band and the Jazz Band all received Silver Standing, while the Beginning Band and Senior Bands both received Gold Standing.  The following Monday, the Concert Band, the Jazz Band and the Senior Band all performed at the Cantando Music Festival in Edmonton.  This non-competitive festival gave the groups the opportunity to perform on the stage at the Winspear Centre as well as the Jazz Stage the Yardbird Suite.  The students all greatly valued the performance opportunities, as well as the adjudications that they received. The trip was a very successful trip overall. Our year end concert is coming on Thursday May 9, 6:30 at the North Peace Cultural Centre.

New Sign at NPSS

If you are driving by NPSS you’ll notice a new sign on the gym! Go Grizzlies!

New Superintendent & NE Elementary School Named

SD 60 Board Selects New Superintendent

SD 60 Trustees have confirmed Assistant Superintendent Stephen Petrucci as the school district’s next Superintendent. Petrucci will take over from retiring Superintendent Dave Sloan who is stepping down in October. Petrucci has been the Assistant Superintendent for the past seven years. Originally from Fraser Lake, Petrucci began his career in SD 60 as a teacher at NPSS. In addition to his teaching experience, Petrucci served as an administrator at both Clearview Elementary Junior Secondary School and Ecole Central Elementary School of the Fine Arts before moving to the Board Office as a Director of Instruction.

Northeast Elementary School Named For Anne Roberts Young

With a nod to both history and geography SD 60 Trustees have elected to name the new northeast elementary school after Anne Roberts Young, Fort St John’s first registered nurse. Superintendent Dave Sloan believes the name is fitting given the new school’s location across the street from the Fort St John Hospital and Birthing centre and the fact that Anne Roberts Young dedicated much of her professional life to providing health care in her community.

The new school name was selected after a process of community consultation that saw the registered nurse’s name emerge with the greatest number of nominations. The Young family are thrilled that their mother’s memory is being honoured in this manner. This name selection marks the second time that trustees have chosen to recognize a female pioneer and continues a move towards greater gender parity in the naming of district schools.

District Schools to Recognize Indigenous Learners                                                                                                   

The board thanks all community members for the many suggestions it received around the school naming process, especially those who suggested school naming as a means to recognize contributions of the area’s indigenous peoples. In consideration of these suggestions, and with input from local First Nations, the Beaver language word for school  “Dane jejehde” will be added to the signage of district schools, beginning with NPSS and Upper Pine this fall.

Expressions of Interest – School Aged Therapy Program

School District 60 (Peace River North) is seeking expressions of interest from qualified therapists to provide contract services under the School Aged Therapy Program in the following disciplines:

Physiotherapy
Occupational Therapy

For further information please download the file below or click on the image.