Our School


Welcome to Coal Tyee Elementary

Coal Tyee, home of the “COUGARS” is a centrally located elementary school in beautiful Nanaimo B.C.  Coal Tyee Elementary, opening in 1996,  is one of the youngest schools in our district.  Our school currently enrolls 350 students from Kindergarten to Grade 7.

Coal Tyee is named after Che-Wech-I-Kan (Coal Tyee) an important First Nations gentleman in Nanaimo’s history.  It is said that upon bringing the Hudson’s Bay Company to the abundance of coal found on Newcastle’s Island he was given the name “Chief of Coal”.

Being socially responsible citizens is important to us and our community. Our school community strives to be a safe, caring and orderly place for all its members.