Here you will find various resources and information for students that connect them to the NDSS learning community.

Check out what’s happening around NDSS: 

NDSS Textiles:

Congratulations to Eden Vanderkwaak and Hala Kishawi for earning the 1st and 2nd place spots at the Central Vancouver Island Regional Fashion Skills Competition.  Both were eligible to participate in the Provincial Fashion and Design Skills Canada Competition in Abbotsford at the Tradex centre.  The competition consisted of students going in with only a fashion drawing of a jacket and adjusting a pattern to their design, cutting, and sewing the entire project in one day.  Eden Vanderkwaak placed 3rd overall and Hala Kishawi placed 5th.  Both students spent a lot of extra time practicing and preparing for this competition and we couldn’t be prouder of these two NDSS students!!


NDSS Jazz Combo:

A big shout-out to the NDSS jazz combo, a student-led group that has been practicing once a week this spring. They braved absolutely horrendous weather to join the Mid Island Community Bands performance at Maffeo Sutton Park on Saturday afternoon

NDSS students helping with the Salvation Army Kettles! Great work!

NDSS in the news!

City council candidates Paul Chapman, left, Ben Geselbracht, Erin Hemmens, Peter Lee, Paul Manly, Janice Perrino and Michael Ribicic debate homelessness solutions and other topics on Thursday, Oct. 6, at Nanaimo District Secondary School. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

High school students in Nanaimo quiz council candidates

The voters of tomorrow had plenty of questions for the election candidates of today. Thirteen candidates for Nanaimo city council participated in a series three debates at Nanaimo District Secondary School, organized by teacher Dan Parker and moderated by students, on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 5-6.


‘That’s my future:’ NDSS students focus on climate change action with Nanaimo Council candidates

NANAIMO – About 60 students from Nanaimo District Secondary School (NDSS) packed their cafeteria Wednesday mor…

  • Students Supply List

  • Click on the link for a list of suggested supplies for all NDSS students:

    NDSS Suggested School Supplies List for Grades 8-12

    Please bring a binder, pen and pencil and your backpack for the first day of classes.
    You can bring additional school supplies to school once you are assigned a locker and have a school lock to put on it.

  • NDSS School Counsellors

  • Not sure who your school counselor is? Check the list below:

    Last names: A-Bun, Francophone & Arrow

    Paul Wright   email:

    Last names: Bur-Gra

    Graham Giske   email:

    Last names: Gre-L

    Heather Arnold    email:

    Last names: M-Rosen

    Melissa Tolsma   email:

    Last names: Ross-Z

    Kathleen East   email: