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Hume PAC Fundraiser - Mabel's Labels

Protect your investment!

Label your children's clothing and snack containers with the durable quality of Mabel's Label's.

Click on "Support a Fundraiser" in the upper menu and enter "Hume Elementary School (Nelson)" so that a part of your proceeds goes to fund our local school projects.

Each year a large quantity of clothing and/or snack containers ends up in the lost and found. The items that are labeled with the child's name easily find their way home. Those without a label move on to other adventures!


Ktunaxa Artist Mentors Hume School Youth in Mural Project

Ktunaxa Artist Mentors Hume School Youth in Mural Project

Since 2018, the Nelson & District Arts Council has partnered with the Nelson Youth Action Network to facilitate an annual youth mural project. Youth artists receive mentorship from a professional artist and work collaboratively to create a large-scale piece. This year, NDAC was delighted to be working with the Youth Arts Action Committee (YAAC) and students from Hume Elementary School in School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) to create a youth mural at Hume School led by self-taught Ɂakisq̓nuk artist, PJ Gilhuly.


Terry Fox Fundraiser 2022-2023

CELEBRATION: For the 2022-2023 school year the staff and students of Hume Elementary raised a total of $706.65 as a contribution to the Terry Fox Foundation and their long-standing work in funding cancer research.

Thanks everyone for your support.



Hume Spirit Wear Ordering


Spirit Wear ordering is now open via MunchaLunch!

Show your school pride with a large selection of colours (more than fit in this picture!)


School Bus Drivers Wanted - Make A Difference in Your Community

When James Beaudoin goes to work each morning in Nelson to pick up his school bus, he knows that he is directly supporting a child’s education, social and physical well being.

“Being a bus driver is an important job, and the feeling of being needed and helping my community is very fulfilling. In some cases, we are the first smile that a child will see at the start of their day. Without our support, many kids would have a lot of roadblocks in the way to get to school.”


SD8 Vaccine Mandate Paused Until Further Notice

At a meeting on March 28, the School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) Board of Education directed Superintendent Trish Smillie to pause the Proof of Vaccination Regarding COVID-19 Administrative Procedure pending further changes to public health orders and further information from BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA).


SD8 Hires New Secretary-Treasurer

The School District No.8 (Kootenay Lake) Board of Education has hired Johan Glaudemans as the new secretary-treasurer and chief financial officer for SD8, effective April 12, 2022. He will take over from Interim Secretary-Treasurer Teri Stoneman, who has been in place since previous Secretary-Treasurer Michael McLellan left to work as secretary-treasurer for School District 10 Arrow Lakes in February.