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Enrollment Information for Students New to the School District
SD23 Student Placement Policy and Regulations
Board Student Placement Regulation 405R will determine a student's school placement priority until the closure of the student enrollment period on September 1st, 2017 at 3:30 pm. After this date, student enrollment is governed by policy and regulations set out in the School Act.
Please note, parents of children who apply for enrollment to schools that are outside of their designated school catchment area may not be notified until after the summer enrollment period is over and all in-cathment area students have been placed.
The enrollment application advertisement to enroll students to attend school for NEXT september can be viewed here Registration Ad Spring 2017.pdf
To qualify for school enrollment, a child must reach the age of five years of age prior to December 31st of the year of attendance as per
Section 3 of the School Act.pdf. There are no exceptions for earlier admission.
Qualifying Age FAQ.pdf
A valid Canadian birth certificate or other government issued proof of age and citizenship, a copy of one parent/guardian BC driver’s license and one parent/guardian BC CARE card for
proof of parental residency must be provided to the school after completion of the Student Enrollment Application and prior to September 1, 2017. Other legal documentation such as landed immigrant/permanent resident card or documents issued by Immigration Canada must be processed through our International Education office prior to registering at a school. Proof of address in the school's catchment area is also required (i.e. copy of rental agreement, purchase agreement or utility bill).
The School Act
allows a parent to defer the enrollment of a Kindergarten child for not more than one year. Parents are encouraged to discuss deferment with the school principal before a decision is made.
Student School Placement Priorites
- catchment area students who, in the previous year, attended the school;
- catchment area students who, in the previous year, were ‘placed’ by the district in a different school;
- siblings of catchment area students;
- new catchment area students;
- siblings of non-catchment area students currently enrolled in the school;
- non-catchment area students who request to attend the school which is other than their catchment area school;
- non-district area students;
- international students.
All kindergarten students will enroll in the BC Ministry of Education Full Day Kindergarten Program.
School Health and Immunization Information
Below are links to Interior Health which may be of interest to parents:
Immunization - Infants and Children
Immunization - Children and Youth
Central Programs and Services, 1825 Richter Street, Phone
(250) 870-5120 or visit the School District website (Distributed Learning, Storefront School, Virtual School, Outreach, Continuing Education and Hospital/Homebound).
Immigrant/Permanent Resident/Work Visa/Refugee Status
All students who have landed immigrant/permanent resident status, refugee status or parents with work visas will need to obtain a letter of acceptance from the District Welcome Centre prior to registering at a school. Please contact our International Education Office at Hollywood Road Education Services, 1040 Hollywood Road,
All International Students are processed through School District No. 23’s International Education Office at Hollywood Road Education Services, 1040 Hollywood Road,
Student of Non-Resident Parents
Students who are Canadian citizens, but whose parents are non-BC residents, must pay tuition in order to access an education program in B.C., including our School District. There is a requirement that a formal Custodianship Agreement be established for students who are not living with their legal parent/guardian. Please contact our International Education Department for further information at
In accordance with the B.C. School Act all children receiving their education at home MUST be registered by September 30th. Central Programs & Services offer full access to distance courses for students enrolled in Distributed Learning (Kindergarten to Grade 12). For information please phone
(250) 868-1135 or for Grades 7 to 12 at eschoolbc.com
School District No. 23 offers an early immersion program. Students must enter in Kindergarten or Grade 1.
|École Belgo (K–6) – Rutland area||125 Adventure Road||Phone: (250) 870-5115|
|École Casorso (K–6) – Central Kelowna area||3675 Casorso Road||Phone: (250) 870-5135|
|École Glenmore (K–6) – Glenmore area||960 Glenmore Drive||Phone: (250) 870-5136|
|École George Pringle (K–6) – West Kelowna||3770 Elliot Road||Phone: (250) 870-5103|
|École Peter Greer (K-6) – Lake Country||10300 Sherman Drive||Phone: (250) 870-5109|
École Dorothea Walker (K-6) - Mission area schools (Chute Lake, Anne McClymont, Dorothea Walker catchment areas)
|4346 Gordon Drive||Phone: (250) 870-5138|
|KLO Middle School (7–9)||3130 Gordon Drive||Phone: (250) 870-5106|
|Kelowna Secondary (10–12)||1079 Raymer Avenue||Phone: (250) 870-5105|