January 22, 2018
Members of the public have an opportunity to share their priorities and opinions on Central Okanagan Public Schools' Annual Budget. An information meeting will take place on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 to provide an overview of school district finances and the budget development process for the 2018-19 school year.
January 09, 2018
Information sessions on Kindergarten French Immersion will run this month. Please open the .pdf below to find the open house for your school. List of January Info Sessions
October 05, 2017
In honour of World Teachers' Day, please see the attached letter from the Board Chairperson and Superintendent of Schools/CEO for the Central Okanagan Public Schools . World Teachers' Day Message 2017.pdf ...
October 03, 2017
Attached please find a letter distributed to parents of Central Okanagan Public School students regarding the recent tragedies in Edmonton and Las Vegas. Letter to Parents-Guardians.pdf
September 25, 2017
The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual province-wide assessment of all B.C. students' academic skills in grades 4 and 7. Attached is a letter to parents as well as a brochure issued by the Ministry of Education. Letter to parents re: FSA
Ministry FSA Parent Brochure
June 20, 2017
The 10th annual Early Learning (Birth to 8 Years) Summer Institute will be held on Monday, August 28th from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Click on the document below for further information and/or to register. Aug 28 Early Learning Summer Institute.pdf
January 05, 2017
Parents interested in the French Immersion Program for Kindergarten students starting in September of 2017 are invited to attend an open house at the school of their choice. Please see the attached schedule for the Open House dates. French Immersion Open House Schedule 2017.pdf
October 19, 2016
Provide your input on the delivery of the French Immersion program by completing the following online survey: Online Survey
September 23, 2016
On Friday, September 23rd, MLA Steve Thomson was joined by officials of the Central Okanagan School District, staff, teachers, parents and students to celebrate the official completion of the $15M expansion to Okanagan Mission Secondary School. Click here
for the News Release issued by the Ministry of Education.
August 24, 2016
The Okanagan Central Schools Athletic Association (O.C.S.A.A.) is advertising for an Administrative Assistant and Athletic Scheduler. This is a part-time position commencing September 6, 2016. Please see attached for further information. Deadline date for submissions is Friday, August 26th. Advertisement - Administrative Assistant and Athletic Scheduler.pdf
June 30, 2016
The summer hours for the Administrative Office located at 1940 Underhill Street effective July 4th through to August 19th are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Regular hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm will resume on Monday, August 22nd.
June 03, 2016
to register for August Provincial Exams.
May 26, 2016
Please find the attached letter and documents from the Minister of Education regarding changes to the curricula, graduation program and provincial assessments. The first question that may come to mind after reading the letter is, "How will this impact my child's learning experience?" Please find some of the answers in the...
May 11, 2016
The 30th Annual Art in Action exhibition is currently being hosted by the Kelowna Art Gallery from April 23rd to June 12th. Art in Action is not only an excellent opportunity for students to show their work in a professional environment, but also a chance for teh general public to celebrate...
May 02, 2016
Attached is a letter written by Kevin Kaardal, Superintendent of Schools/CEO to the attention of "Parents of our Graduating and Future Graduating Students" regarding safety of students at non-sanctioned graduation activities. Grad Activities Letter to Parents - May 2016.pdf
Also attached is an Information Notice issued by the Ministry of Transportation...
May 02, 2016
Beginning May 2, each dwelling will receive a census letter. The census can be completed online, or a paper copy can be requested. Attached is a fact Sheet "The Census and You", in English. The fact sheet is also available in French and 10 non-official languages on the census website under the...
April 12, 2016
Attached please find the Central Okanagan School District 2016/2017 Superintendent of Schools/CEO Preliminary Budget Proposal. Please note these are proposals only - recommendations will follow receipt of feedback.
April 11, 2016
In collaboration with the Central Okanagan School District, ARC Programs Ltd. presents " Info and Strategies for Parents: How to Talk to Your Teen About Drugs and Alcohol" . This presentation aims to provide information, tips and strategies for parents to help prevent their teen from experimenting with drugs and...
February 04, 2016
A budget presentation was made by Eileen Sadlowski, Director of Finance, to the Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council on February 1st.
January 20, 2016
A big thank you to the members of the SD23 Newspaper in Education and the Public Education Awareness Committees and our friends at the Capital News for creating an amazing edition of Together We Learn . Download a digital version here
to read about all of the incredible examples of teaching and learning taking place across...
January 13, 2016
Parents interested in the French Immersion program for Kindergarten students are invited to attend open houses at the school of their choice. Please see the attached notice for the schedule of meetings. French Immersion Open House Schedule.pdf ...
December 18, 2015
Attached is the staff memo that will go to the January 6, 2016 Planning and Facilities Committee Meeting of the Board. This is a public meeting that will take place at 6:30 pm at the School Board Office, 1940 Underhill Street.
November 23, 2015
The Canadian Mental Health Association and the Central Okanagan School District are encouraging the citizens of the Central Okanagan to pledge to #GETLOUD for mental health and to help promote a mentally healthier community. The Pledge and Petition are attached. Get Loud Petition.pdf Get Loud Poster Pledge.pdf
November 03, 2015
Are you over the age of 18 and interested in getting your High School Diploma? Need to upgrade your education? Central Programs & Services has opportunities that you may not be aware of. All courses are online which means that you can work around your schedule. Contact Central Programs & Services...
October 30, 2015
On Saturday, November 14th the Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council will be hosting a conference for parents. Agenda items include CMHA Kelowna "Building the Bounceback Kid: How to Build Resiliency in your Kids", PAC 101, Treasurer 101, Secretary 101, "FreshGrade" - A New Approach to Reporting, and Why Parent Advocacy. The...
October 19, 2015
Attached please find a letter issued by the Ministry of Education on September 28, 2015 outlining the support plan for the implementation of the new curriculum/competencies.
September 10, 2015
Attached is the School Opening Report presented to the Board of Education at their September 9 Public Board Meeting. Part 2 of the School Opening Report will be provided at the September 23 Public Board Meeting.
September 03, 2015
Please find attached a News Release issued by the Central Okanagan School District and RCMP.
July 24, 2015
The 8th Annual Early Learning Summer Institute "Remembering to Play" with Vince Gowmon will be held on Friday, August 28th from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm at Dr. Knox Middle School. Please see the attached for further information. Remember to Play flyer.pdf
June 25, 2015
Attached is the "Year in Review" presentation made by Superintendent Hugh Gloster at the June 24th Board Meeting. Year in Review 2015.pdf
June 24, 2015
Attached please find information from the September 29th Lake Country Catchment Area Review Focus Group Meeting. A public consultation meeting for all parents and community members has been scheduled for Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 pm at George Elliot Secondary School. Agenda - Focus Group Meeting - September 29, 2015.pdf
June 04, 2015
Attached is the documentation provided to parents at the Lake Country Catchment Area Review Focus Group Meeting on June 2, 2015.
May 13, 2015
The Central Okanagan School District recently conducted an online survey for planning for the 2015/2016 budget and for future years. For the top priorities for each school and the District click here: Survey Results
April 30, 2015
The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) will be visiting Kelowna on May 14 and 15, 2015. UBC researchers and staff will present workshops that will provide an in depth look at HELP's work exploring 'the differences that make a difference' in children's development. The community is invited to learn more...
April 23, 2015
The International Education Department is seeking families to host short-term (5 months) or full year (10 months) international high school students. Please see the attached for further information.
March 06, 2015
On Thursday, March 12, 2015 the Central Okanagan School District will be hosting a Dual Credit Information Evening commencing at 6:30 pm at Hollywood Road Education Services, 1040 Hollywood Road. Dual Credit Programs are available to students within the Central Okanagan School District schools, at Okanagan College and at the...
January 30, 2015
Attached is a letter to Parents/Guardians of Rutland Area Students dated January 29, 2015. At the January 28th Public Board Meeting, the Board of Education approved the Superintendent's recommendation to implement the grade configuration change to Rutland area schools as per Board Motion 12P-089. This decision will result in the...
January 27, 2015
Attached is the staff presentation and parent survey from the Parent Information Meeting held at Ecole George Pringle Elementary School on Monday, January 26th. The staff recommendations will be presented to the General Affairs Committee of the Board on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 4:00 pm at the School Board Office (1940 Underhill...
January 16, 2015
Please note the following is the correct email address for providing feedback regarding the Lake Country Catchment recommendations: firstname.lastname@example.org ...
January 16, 2015
Please click on the following for the presentation made at the Public Consultation Meeting held on Thursday, January 15, 2015.
November 19, 2014
Attached please find the presentation made at the Public Consultation Meetings held recently at Springvalley Middle School, Rutland Middle School and Rutland Senior Secondary School, regarding the timing of the grade reconfiguration in the Rutland area. The complete Long-Term Facility Plan document can be found under the 'District Info' link...
November 07, 2014
W e would like to extend an invitation to all parents of students attending Rutland area schools to participate in a public consultation meeting to provide input into the timing of grade configuration changes for elementary, middle and secondary schools in the Rutland area. Parents are welcome to attend one...
November 07, 2014
The first phase of the online conversation is complete. Hundreds of parents/community members completed the survey. We are now moving to the STAR STEP of this Catchment Area Review process. Even if you weren't able to participate in the first part of this process, you are invited to provide feedback in...
October 29, 2014
On November 5, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Central School Gym (1825 Richter Street), there will be a parent information session on how to keep yourself and your child safe while being online. Merlyn Horton from the SafeOnline Education Society http://www.safeonlineoutreach.com/
will be presenting the...
October 25, 2014
A trustee candidate forum, co-sponsored by the Central Okanagan Teachers' Association and Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council, will be held as follows: Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014 Time: Doors Open at 6:15 - Forum 6:30 to 8:30 Location: Kelowna Secondary School, Drama Room
October 15, 2014
The Central Okanagan School District's Family Life team will be hosting a parent night on the evening of Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm in Room 2 at Hollywood Road Education Services (1040 Hollywood Road). This will be an opportunity for parents to learn about the program and also be...
October 10, 2014
A Public Consultation Meeting to share the feedback from the Lake Country Catchment Area Review, as well as to provide the preliminary staff recommendations, will be held as follows: Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm Location: Ecole Peter Greer Elementary School Gym Additionally, parents of elementary students...
October 09, 2014
Attached is the School Opening Report - Part 2 presented by Superintendent Hugh Gloster to the Board of Education on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
October 03, 2014
The slide show for the conference has now been completed. Slide Show
September 30, 2014
Please find attached the PowerPoint presentation made by senior staff to the Oyama Traditional School Parent Advisory Council meeting on Monday, September 29th, 2014.
September 29, 2014
Please visit the following link for school tours offered by the Kelowna Art Gallery: Kelowna Art Gallery
September 26, 2014
Attached is the School Opening Report - Part 1 which was presented by Hugh Gloster, Superintendent of Schools, to the Board of Education at their public Board Meeting on Wednesday, September 24th. 2014-2015 School Opening Report 1.pdf
September 23, 2014
The Central Okanagan School District will be hosting a Trustee Candidate Information Meeting for anyone interested in running in the upcoming election for School Trustee. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm in Room 2 at Hollywood Road Education Services, 1040 Hollywood Road, Kelowna....
September 22, 2014
The opening day for Strongstart Centres will be Monday, September 29, 2014.
September 14, 2014
Be part of the inspiration at the Canadian Student Leadership Conference. Sign up to volun teer Here
September 12, 2014
Thanks to Principal Veronica Dumontet (Ecole Belgo Elementary School) and Vice-Principal Tamalee Middleton (Ecole Glenmore Elementary School) for compiling these resources for students in both the regular and French Immersion Programs.
June 27, 2014
Attached please find a Year End Message from Board Chairperson Moyra Baxter and Superintendent Hugh Gloster.
June 25, 2014
1. Letter dated June 23, 2014 from the Board of Education to The Honourable Peter Fassbender, Minister of Education, and Jim Iker, President, British Columbia Teachers' Federation re teacher negotiations
2. Letter dated June 20, 2014 to The Honourable Peter Fassbender re: Seismic/Capital Project Cost Sharing and Education Funding
June 25, 2014
Please see the attached letter from the Superintendent of Schools outlining the report card and year-end procedures.
June 17, 2014
Superintendents in the Province were notified at the end of the day yesterday, June 23, 2014, that the Ministry was going to make adjustments to both exams as a result of challenges being faced during job action. Please note the sections a student must complete and which sections will be struck...
June 16, 2014
As of the present time, we understand that there is still no settlement in the current labour dispute.
June 06, 2014
Attached is a letter to Parents/Guardians of all Central Okanagan School District students regarding the withdrawal of teaching services in the Central Okanagan School District on Thursday, June 12th.
June 03, 2014
Attached is a letter to Parents/Guardians of all Central Okanagan School District students regarding the proposed student walkout on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.
May 29, 2014
Attached is a letter to Parents/Guardians of all Central Okanagan School District students regarding the withdrawal of teaching services in the Central Okanagan School District on Monday, June 2nd.
May 26, 2014
Attached is an information circular that was distributed on May 26th, from the Ministry of Education to parents, regarding the current labour dispute.
May 22, 2014
Attached is a letter to Parents/Guardians of all Central Okanagan School District students regarding the withdrawal of teaching services in the Central Okanagan School District on Tuesday, May 27th.
April 30, 2014
Central Okanagan School District will be hosting provincial exams on August 10 - 12 at Hollywood Road Education Services. This service is only available for students enrolled in School District No. 23.
Registration will close on Friday August 7th.
Information on the exam schedule and eligibility
Register for August
April 23, 2014
Please see the attached letter to Parents/Guardians of students in the Central Okanagan School District dated April 23, 2014 regarding Teacher Job Action.
April 02, 2014
The future leaders of our communities, our Province and our nation will be gathering in the Central Okanagan School District on September 23 to 27, 2014 to attend the Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC) 2014. The Central Okanagan School District is honored and excited to be co-hosting CSLC 2014 in partnership with the...
March 06, 2014
Over the next year, the University of British Columbia Okanagan is engaging in conversations about UBC Okanagan - what is its place and promise for UBC, the province and society? What is their distinct contribution to a global, civil, sustainable society? Your participation is valued and there are several ways you...
March 04, 2014
Please see the attached document for Education Week events that are open to the public during Education Week.
November 28, 2013
On November 27th, 2013, the Board of Education approved the following registration dates for the 2014/2015 school year:
Initial Registration Dates: February 3, 2014 to March 7, 2014
The closing date of Registrations in order to apply the Board's registration priorities is set as August 28, 2014.
November 15, 2013
Attached is a map of the approved Westside elementary school catchment areas for the 2014/2015 school year.
November 15, 2013
The staff recommendations for elementary school catchment areas for the 2014/15 school year are attached. These recommendations will be debated by trustees at the Planning and Facilities Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 20th, at 6:00 pm at Mount Boucherie Secondary School. The Committee will make their own recommendations to the...
October 16, 2013
Please see the attached for further information.
Date: February 21 and 22, 2014
October 02, 2013
Please see the attached for the presentation made on October 15th at Glenrosa Middle School regarding French Immersion on the Westside.
Also attached are the presentations made on September 30th at Rose Valley Elementary School, October 1st at Shannon Lake Elementary School and October 10th at Mount Boucherie Secondary School on...
September 27, 2013
The following link provides a variety of information pertaining to the Westside Catchment Review process, including an on-line survey.
Westside Catchment Review
September 13, 2013
To continue consultation with the Westside community on elementary school catchment areas and the future of French Immersion on the Westside, a series of consultation meetings have been scheduled:
1. Community Consultations for Mar Jok, Shannon Lake and Rose Valley Elementary Schools
Rose Valley Elementary - Monday, September 30, 2013 -...
July 03, 2013
The Summer Registration Period is August 27, 28 and 29, 2013. The hours for registration are as follows:
Elementary Schools: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Middle and Secondary Schools:
August 27 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
August 28 and 29 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Please see attached for further registration...
June 27, 2013
At the June 26th Public Board Meeting, the Board of Education approved the relocation of Grade 7 students from Chute Lake Elementary School, Anne McClymont Elementary School and Dorothea Walker Elementary School to Okanagan Mission Secondary School where an interim Grade 7-8 middle school program will be created, as of September,...
June 27, 2013
At the June 26th Public Board Meeting, the Board of Education approved the relocation of Grade 7 students from Oyama Traditional School, Peter Greer Elementary School and Davidson Road Elementary School to George Elliot Secondary School where an interim Grade 7-8 middle school program will be created, as of September, 2014....
May 24, 2013
A meeting was held on Thursday, May 23rd at Okanagan Mission Secondary School for invited parent representatives from all area schools to continue the planning process to accommodate future increases in enrolment in the Mission. Attached is the PowerPoint presentation from the May 23rd meeting.
Please provide feedback to Superintendent, Hugh...
May 22, 2013
SD23 will be hosting provincial exams on August 12th - 14th at Hollywood Road Education Services. This service is only available for students enrolled in School District No. 23.
Registration will close on Thursday August 8th.
Information on the exam schedule and eligibility (scroll down to
May 21, 2013
Date: Monday, August 26, 2013
Time: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Pearson Road Elementary School
Morning Keynote by: Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl
Registration Deadline: August 10, 2013
See attached for further information.
Registration link is on the attached document.
April 30, 2013
Summit 3 will be held in Vancouver on October 7th and 8th, 2013. This Summit is dedicated to Clyde Hertzman's Legacy. As Summits 1 and 2 were both full well before the deadline, early registration is encouraged. Please see the attached for registration information. Summit 3 - When Vulnerable Readers Thrive
April 19, 2013
A meeting was held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at George Elliot Secondary School for invited parents to continue the planning process to accommodate future increases in enrolment in the Lake Country area. Attached is the PowerPoint presentation from the April 18 meeting.
March 01, 2013
A meeting was held on Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at George Elliot Secondary School for invited parents to start the planning process to accommodate future increases in enrolment in the Lake Counry area that are expected starting in September 2014.
Attached is the PowerPoint presentation from the February 28th meeting.
February 28, 2013
Please see the attached document for a list of Education Week events which are open to the public.
February 06, 2013
Keynote Speaker presentations from the Summit held on January 31, and February 1, 2013 in Kelowna are now available for viewing.
February 06, 2013
In order to help make our budget plans for the upcoming year, we share our financial picture with you and provide you with an opportunity for input.
The deadline for submissions to be considered in the Superintendent's Recommendations Report is Friday, March 8, 2013 .
2013-2014 Budget Brochure.pdf
December 15, 2012
Westside : Monday, January 21 at 6:00 pm at George Pringle Elementary
Lake Country : Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30 pm at Peter Greer Elementary
Kelowna: Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm at Hollywood Road Education Centre
December 14, 2012
Please see attached letter to Parents/Guardians from Hugh Gloster, Superintendent of Schools.
December 03, 2012
2013-2014 Initial School Registration
(Including Kindergarten and Schools of Choice for K-12)