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Innovate-ED 2018

June 16, 2018
‚Äč The Innovate-ED Ed Tech Conference  is coming to Kelowna this October! Last year, 5 districts from across the Thompson-Okanagan (including SD23) came together to launch a first of its kind Ed Tech conference, for BC educators, by BC educators. To give you everything those other ed tech conferences have, but in our...

August Provincial Exams

June 25, 2018
Students can now register for the August Provincial Rewrites.  Click here‚Äč to register.

Central Okanagan Family Hub

July 11, 2018
‚ÄčThe Central Okanagan Family Hub is open during the summer to provide support services to  all parents of students attending Central Okanagan Public Schools.  Click Here for the COFH Summer Schedule

Trustee Elections 2018

July 13, 2018

The next general local elections will be held on Saturday, October 20th, 2018.   Also at this time will be the election of the Boards of Education within the Province.  The Central Okanagan Public Schools Board of Education consists of 7 elected trustees: 4 Trustees from the City of Kelowna; 1...

StrongStart Centres

August 24, 2018

Central Okanagan StrongStart Centres will be opening to families on Monday, September 17th.  StrongStart Centres are school-based early learning programs for children birth to 5 years (or prior to Kindergarten entry) accompanied by a family member of caregiver.  This is a free drop in program.  Please see the attached brochure...

Trustee Candidate Information Meeting 2018

August 29, 2018
On Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 6:30 pm at Hollywood Road Education Services - Room 2, a Trustee Candidate Information Meeting will be held for anyone interested in running in the upcoming election for School Trustee.
News Release - Trustee Candidate Information Meeting.pdf

Name the New Middle School

September 10, 2018

Central Okanagan Public Schools is seeking suggestions from the community to name a new middle school in the Lake Country area.   The new middle school is set to open in 2021 with 600 new spaces for students in grades 6 to 8.  Click here to submit a name for this new...

Foundation Skills Assessment

September 18, 2018
The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual province-wide assessment of all B.C. students' academic skills in grades 4 and 7.  For further information visit:  Ministry of Education
Attached please find a letter dated September 17, 2018 to parents/guardians from the Superintendent of Schools/CEO Kevin Kaardal.
Letter to Parents...

Central Kelowna Family of Schools Community Forum

October 09, 2018

The central zone family of schools will be sharing their amazing work and their Learning Plans with the community on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6:00 pm at Kelowna Secondary School.  See attached for further information.
Central Kelowna Family of Schools Community Forum.pdf

Mission Schools Learning Forum

October 29, 2018
The Mission zone family of schools will be sharing Classrooms of Today....Preparing Citizens for Tomorrow  with the community on Thursday, November 8,  2018, 6:00 pm at Okanagan Mission Secondary School.  See attached for further information.
Mission Zone Family of Schools Learning Forum.pdf

Proposal - Urban Aboriginal Head Start Preschool

October 31, 2018
‚Äč The Board of Education is currently considering a proposal from the Metis Community Services of BC to establish an Urban Aboriginal Head Start Preschool in the Rutland area.
Parents can learn more by clicking Aboriginal Headstart Proposal Information
The Board of Education is also inviting members of the public to provide their feedback through an...

COPAC Parent Conference

November 04, 2018
‚Äč On Saturday, November 24 at Hollywood Road Education Services, the Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council (COPAC) will be hosting a Parent Conference which will include a full day of great speakers and information that will help parents create their best year ever in their school community.  Free breakfast, lunch and...

2018-2022 Board of Education

November 09, 2018
The 2018-2022 Board of Education was officially inducted at a Swearing In Ceremony held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.  The Central Okanagan Board of Education includes Moyra Baxter (Chairperson), Norah Bowman, Rolli Cacchioni (Vice-Chairperson term 2), Chantelle Desrosiers, Julia Fraser (Vice-Chairperson term 1), Amy Geistlinger and Lee-Ann Tiede)

Dual Credit Information Night

November 23, 2018

Students and parents are invited to hear about exciting student Dual Credit Programs offered in the Central Okanagan Public Schools that allow access to post-secondary training while ‚Äčstill in high school.  See attachment for further information. Dual Credit Information Night - November 29, 2018.pdf

French Immersion Community Forum

January 18, 2019
Parents interested in receiving further information on the French Immersion Program on the Westside are invited to attend a French Immersion Community Forum being held on Tuesday, January 22nd, 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Glenrosa Middle School.

Westside French Immersion Program Options

January 23, 2019
Please see the attached on the options for French Immersion on the Westside.   Please call the schools for more information and/or click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about French Immersion.

Enrollment for September 2019

January 28, 2019
Enrollment  applications for September 2019 can be submitted  on February  4, 2019 at 7:00 am.

Budget Presentation - February 4, 2019

January 29, 2019
The public presentation explaining how the District's budget is established took place in conjunction with the Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council (COPAC) meeting on Monday, February 4, 2019 .    Attached is the Budget Planning Presentation made at the meeting.
2019-2020 Budget Planning Presentation.pdf

Early Learning For Families (ELFF)

January 30, 2019
Please see the attached for information on the Early Learning For Families (ELFF) program, as well as the schedule of dates for school events.

Input for School Calendar 2019-2020

February 04, 2019
‚Äč The community is invited to review the proposed calendar for the 2019-2020 school year (attached) and to provide input to the proposal by completing a very brief survey. Click Here for Survey.  The deadline date is Thursday, February 28, 2019. 
Calendar Proposal Letter to Parents 2019.pdf

Budget Input

February 04, 2019
As we  begin to develop and project the preliminary 2019-2020 budget, Central Okanagan Public Schools would like to gather feedback from partner groups and the community regarding the upcoming school year. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. This input is important to help make recommendations to the Board...

Presentation - H.S. Grenda Middle

February 11, 2019
You are invited to a community presentation of the new H.S. Grenda Middle School on Tuesday, March 5th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, at George Elliot Secondary School.

2019-2020 Budget Input

February 26, 2019
Central Okanagan Public Schools would like to gather input from partner groups and the community on the 2019/2020 budget.   We would ask that you complete a  survey which will help make recommendations to the Board of Education to finalize the School District budget for 2019-2020.


School bus registration open

March 12, 2019

‚ÄčSchool bus registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now open. Please see the attached instructions for registration.


School Calendar for 2019-2020

March 14, 2019
On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the Board of Education approved the School Calendar for the 2019/2020 School Year.  Click here for the Local School Calendar.

H.S. Grenda Fly-through

April 01, 2019
‚ÄčTake a virtual tour of the new H.S. Grenda Middle School in Lake Country: H.S. Grenda Fly-through

Board Approved Budget Recommendations

April 25, 2019
Attached please find the Superintendent of Schools/CEO 2019/2020 Budget Recommendations which were approved by the Board of Education at their Public Board Meeting on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Parent Gang Information Sessions

May 08, 2019
There will be a parent information session on May 22nd to help parents understand how they can help prevent their child from getting involved in gang activity.  The session will take place at 6:00 p.m. at the Hollywood Road Education Centre (1040 Hollywood Road South).
Gang Reduction through Informed Practice (GRIP) aims...

Letter to Parents re Vaping

May 14, 2019
Attached please find a letter from the Superintendent of Schools/CEO to all Parents/Guardians in the Central Okanagan Public Schools regarding vaping.
Letter to Parents - Vaping.pdf


May 14, 2019
Letter to parents of graduating students regarding the safety of your child at non-sanctioned graduation activities.
Grad Activities Letter to Parents - May 2019.pdf

Information Night - Female Trades Sampler Program

May 23, 2019
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Trades Building (T) - Okanagan College (free parking on campus - see attached map)
Central Okanagan Public Schools and Okanagan College are partnering together to deliver a trades exploration program to assist students in their career exploration while learning valuable construction and...

Innovate-ED Conference

May 31, 2019
The Innovate-ED Conference is coming to Penticton!

Last year, we once again partnered with four other Thompson-Okanagan School Districts to host the second annual Innovate-ED Conference at Mount Boucherie Secondary School. Over 600 educators from across the Okanagan and beyond attended, and we continue to hear incredible feedback on the...

Provincial Exams on August 8-9

June 10, 2019
All exams are electronic and to be written at Hollywood Educational Services, 1040 Hollywood Road South
Please note students must pre-register with the required information: Current email address Ministry of Education Number (PEN) Pre-register here:
On the day of the examination, students must come in 30 minutes prior to the examination with photo...

Reconcili-ACTION in Early Learning: August 26

June 25, 2019
Registration deadline: August 20, 2019. Have you ever asked yourself what does Truth & Reconciliation mean to me...and the families I work with? How can I show up in culturally safe and supportive ways for children and their families? Please join us for this participatory event with Kelly Terbasket and...

Attention: Kindergarten Parents

July 15, 2019
Attached is a transition document prepared for parents of Kindergarten students - "I'm Ready! Kindergarten Here I Come".

I'm Ready! Kindergarten Here I Come.pdf

Transportation - Parent Info

August 29, 2019
‚Äč Attached please find two information items presented at the September 11, 2019 Public Board Meeting regarding Transportation. Information Item - Transportation Services Department Update.pdf Information Item - Transportation Update - Communication and Status.pdf

World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10, 2019
Open the discussion on suicide prevention and good mental health:  NR_WorldSuicidePreventionDay.pdf

Global Climate Strike

September 24, 2019

Attached please find a letter dated September 19th  from the Superintendent of Schools/CEO to Parents/Guardians of middle and secondary students re Global Climate Strikes.
‚Äč Letter to Parents - Global Climate Strike 2019.pdf

Central Family Learning Forum

October 22, 2019
The Central Family of Schools will be hosting their Community Forum on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, at Ecole Dr. Knox Middle School.  Please see the attached for further information.
Central Family of Schools Learning Forum

BC Gov Anti-Vaping Restrictions

November 15, 2019
‚Äč Our District is pleased to see the BC Government take these measures to help curb vaping among our youth. Our Board took a motion to last year's BC School Trustees Association AGM recommending government action, and we appreciate that the Province continues to work with us on this pressing matter that...

French Immersion Open Houses

December 13, 2019
Parents interested in the French Immersion Program for Kindergarten 2020-2021 are invited to attend any of the Open Houses listed on the attached.
French Immersion Information Open Houses for Kindergarten 2020-2021.pdf

French Immersion Open House

December 23, 2019

Parents interested in the Grade 6, late entry French Immersion Program, are invited to attend an open house on January 28th at Glenrosa Middle School from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.‚Äč

Second Survey Results

January 10, 2020
The results of our second Transportation Review survey are now ready for review. 
To view the results on the Transportation Review website, please click here: Survey Two Results
To read a summary in the news release, please click here:
Transportation Survey Two Release


Together We Learn - Winter Edition

January 22, 2020

Read a host of student perspectives along with information on the many ways we look after our social emotional wellness so we're ready to learn!‚Äč Click here to read the January 2020 Edition


ELFF/Ready, Set, Learn

January 24, 2020

Please note that all ELFF/Ready, Set, Learn events have been postponed.

Transportation Recommendations

January 28, 2020
As you may be aware, Central Okanagan Public Schools has been consulting with its community to make changes to the District's transportation system.  The final Transportation Task Force Steering Committee recommendations were provided through School Messenger to all parents on January 31, 2020 . The news release is available here: ...

Budget Input

February 19, 2020

As we  begin to develop and project the preliminary 2020-2021 budget, Central Okanagan Public Schools would like to gather feedback from partner groups and the community regarding the upcoming school year. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. This input is important to help make recommendations to the Board of Education...

Inclusive Education Month

February 25, 2020
The Board of Education declared that February is Inclusive Education Month in Central Okanagan Public Schools. Throughout our district, staff work to ensure that each student has opportunities to succeed. In a month where we also celebrate Harmony Day and Pink Shirt Day, we celebrate the spirit of inclusion...

Busing Registration Info

February 28, 2020

The following guidelines for busing registration were sent to parents today: 
‚Äč Feb 2020 Registration information.pdf

Westside French Immersion Options

March 04, 2020
Please see below for the French Immersion Program Options on the Westside for September 2020:

K- Grade 1 Entry √Čcole George Pringle (250-870-5103) Grade 4 Entry √Čcole Hudson Road (250-870-5141) Grade 6 Entry √Čcole Glenrosa Middle (250-870-5176)
Please call the schools for more information and/or click here...

DSC Has 23 Daily Challenges For You!

March 20, 2020
District Student Council wants you to stay connected to your school community! Show your school spirit by posting your participation to social media with #SD23challenge and tag three others you'd like to see participate!  Follow @districtstudentcouncil23 on Instagram for regular updates on the daily challenges: 
Day 1 -...

Make Some Noise for the Class of 2020

June 19, 2020
‚Äč   Click here to read the full news release .

2020 School Opening Report

September 22, 2020
At the September 16, 2020 Board of Education Meeting, the Superintendent of Schools/CEO provided the 2020 School Opening Report - Part 1.   2020-2021 School Opening Report - Part 1 Updated.pdf

Community Consultation for LTFP Opens

October 09, 2020
‚ÄčLend your voice to our community consultation on our Long Term Facilities Plan. Read more here: LTFP Kick Off News Release

Communication Process: Positive COVID-19 Cases

October 26, 2020
‚Äč The statement and flow chart below will help you understand how we work with Interior Health in the event that someone in our community tests positive for COVID-19.
Statement on Communication Process for Positive COVID-19 Case
Communication Process for Positive COVID-19 Case: Flow Chart

Strategic Plan Review

November 25, 2020
‚ÄčWe've resumed the review of our Strategic Plan and we want to hear from you!
Click here to visit the review website. 
Click here to
participate in the survey.

Watch the video below to learn more:


FSA: Letter to the Editor

December 01, 2020
‚ÄčClick here to read a message from the Board of Education about the FSA and ranking schools.
FSA - Letter to the Editor - Nov. 27, 2020


French Immersion Virtual Open Houses

January 05, 2021
‚ÄčFamilies interested in our French Immersion Program for Kindergarten learners are invited to attend one of our upcoming virtual open houses. Please check the schedule for how to register: 
FIMM Virtual Open House Information 2021.pdf


FSA: Feb. 15 - Mar. 12

January 08, 2021
‚ÄčPlease read this letter to families for more information about FSA in 2021: Letter to Families

Community/Parent/Staff Input to Calendar Proposal

January 22, 2021
‚ÄčPlease click here to read a parent letter and draft of the proposed 2021-2022 school calendar.   
The letter outlines a proposed school calendar and asks for parent input by Friday, February 19, 2021 .  The resulting input will be forwarded to the Board of Education for consideration in the decision of...

LTFP Plan Townhall Meetings

January 22, 2021
Please attend the virtual townhall meeting relevant to you to discuss and learn more about the ‚Äč Long Term Facilities Plan Considerations. Visit the Long Term Facilities Plan Review Website to learn more.
Rutland Family of Schools ‚Äď February 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm via Zoom: Central Family of...

Inclusive Education Month

February 23, 2021
‚ÄčFebruary is National Inclusive Education Month. 
Here is a story about how Central Okanagan Public Schools classrooms include everyone:

Inclusive Education Month
What is National Inclusive Education Month? Click here to learn more.
Central Okanagan Public Schools is committed to inclusive education.  Partners for Inclusive Education...

Rolli Cacchioni 1941 to 2021

March 05, 2021
It is with heavy hearts that the Central Okanagan Public Schools announces the passing of Trustee Rolli Cacchioni on March 4, 2021.  Please see the attached for further information.

‚Äč News Release - Passing of Trustee Rolli Cacchioni.pdf

Dreaming Forward

March 08, 2021

Join art teacher and lesson coordinator Jim Elwood for a guided tour of the exhibition Dreaming Forward: Indigenous First Nations' Teachings through Visual Art. We are grateful to the Westbank First Nation elders and knowledge keepers who helped develop these lessons, and the Kelowna Art Gallery for supporting this vital...


April 15, 2021
‚ÄčOur new advocacy campaign #TogetherWeBuild is underway! Please visit our Board Advocacy page to learn more about the urgent capital projects and how you can help!

2021 Trustee By-Election

April 21, 2021
‚Äč Here is a School Trustee Candidate Guide:   Trustee Candidate Information 2021 By-election.pdf ‚Äč Timelines for the upcoming by-election have been set as follows: Candidate nomination packages available ‚Äď April 16,   2021 Nomination packages   can be picked up at the Office of the City Clerk (2...

Your Input Needed on Strategic Plan

April 28, 2021
We invite you to contribute to the future direction of Central Okanagan Public Schools in its Strategic Plan Consultation. The Strategic Plan sets the direction and priorities for the District and guides important decisions such as where to allocate dollars and staffing.
You can view the draft Strategic Plan that was created...

Bright New World

May 05, 2021
Don't miss this year's Art in Action exhibition of student art at the Kelowna Art Gallery. You can view the Digital Catalogue here:  

Draft Long Term Facilities Plan Survey Open

May 06, 2021
The draft Long Term Facilities Plan was developed from a community consultation that started in Fall 2020 and included three surveys and three public townhalls. The draft LTFP provides a detailed analysis of the School District's present situation, forecasted growth, current and projected facility constraints and a comprehensive action plan to address those...

New Childcare Spaces Approved

May 25, 2021
‚ÄčThe Provincial government announced funding for six childcare centres on Central Okanagan Public Schools lands: The Clubhouse at Ellison Elementary School: $3 million for 71 licensed childcare spaces Okanagan Boys and Girls Club ‚Äď North Glenmore Elementary School: $3 million for 92 licensed childcare spaces Okanagan YMCA ‚Äď Okanagan Mission Secondary...

New Trustee Sworn In

July 14, 2021
‚ÄčTrustee Wayne Broughton was sworn in with a ceremony at the Board of Education office on Wednesday, July 13. 

BC to have new day of commemoration

August 13, 2021
‚ÄčPlease see this news release from the Provincial Government:  B.C. to mark Sept. 30 as day of commemoration

School Zones in Effect

September 07, 2021
‚ÄčSlow down and watch for students headed back to class. Read more:

OKM and Westside Consultations

September 16, 2021
Public consultations for catchment reviews of the Okanagan Mission and Westside families of schools are underway.  Read the full news release here: Catchment Consultation News Release‚Äč

UPDATE News Releases Oct. 7, 2021
OKM Update NR
Westside Update NR

Consultation Websites:
Okanagan Mission Consultation Website

Westside Consultation Website


Board to Review Vaccine Mandate Implications

October 14, 2021
Click here to read the full news release .

When Schools Close to In-Person Learning

January 10, 2022
Please read the steps and timeline for what happens when schools must temporarily close to in-person learning:  Closing to In-Person Learning Timelines.pdf
Families must be ready for notifications and have alternate plans for childcare.

Proud for Prom Event Feb. 19-20

January 17, 2022
‚ÄčSecondary students can sign up now for timeslots to get dressed and have prom photos taken on Feb. 19 and 20.  Click here to sign up.
Please see the Proud for Prom website or the links below for more info:
Instagram: @proudforprom
Facebook :‚Äč Email...

Budget 2022-23 Presentation

January 19, 2022
‚ÄčThere will be a presentation on the  2022/2023 budget for Central Okanagan Public Schools at the Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council General Meeting on Feb. 7, 2022 via Zoom. 
Advanced registration is required - click here to register.‚Äč
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information...

Family Input to Two-Year Calendar

January 27, 2022
‚ÄčThis letter outlines a proposed two-year school calendar. Input from families is requested by Friday, February 18, 2022. Calendar Proposal Letter to Parents (2022 January).pdf   Click here to take the survey .

Human Rights Month

February 08, 2022
February is Human Rights Month in Central Okanagan Public Schools. Throughout the month we celebrate Inclusive Education Month, Black History Month, Harmony Day, and more.  Please click here to see a list of important dates this month. ‚Äč

New Graduation Requirements

March 10, 2022
‚Äč"Expected to take effect in the 2023-24 school year, this requirement will ensure all secondary students complete Indigenous-focused coursework before they graduate from B.C.‚Äôs K-12 education system." Please click here to read the full news release.‚Äč

Hands On Trade Experience

May 13, 2022
Dual Credit programs give secondary students opportunities to learn a trade well before they graduate. Check out this great video from KelownaNow and read more here‚Äč.

Host Families Get $1000/month

May 13, 2022
‚ÄčWe need host families for international students this Fall and compensation will increase to $1000 per student per month. Your family gets an awesome experience and you can be the best part of the students' Canadian experience. Click here to learn more and apply today! ‚Äč

Families Learn Digital Wellness

May 13, 2022
‚ÄčHundreds of families are learning alongside their children about how to balance technology with our lives, ‚Äčuse social media responsibly, and stay safe online. 
Read more here and  subscribe for bite-sized resources by clicking here.


Shining Moments

June 16, 2022
‚ÄčClick here to read the latest issue of Together We Learn: The Shining Moments Issue

Trustee Elections Information

July 08, 2022
Please read the 2022 School Trustee Candidate Guide below for more information on becoming a trustee and the schedule for the upcoming election.‚Äč 2022 School Trustee Candidate Guide.pdf
‚Äč 22-23 Trustee Candidate Information Session.pdf

Municipal Elections Info:
RDCO Electoral Areas 
City of Kelowna Elections Page 
City of...

Caring Communities

September 06, 2022
This year, we focus on the many ways we create caring communities to help each other along. These include learning communities, school communities, neighbourhood communities, and even our relationship to the global community. Thank you for being part of our caring community!
Local Elders from Westbank First Nation helped us understand...

Dr. Knox Middle Addition

September 06, 2022
‚ÄčThe Province has approved as much as $22.8 million for a two-storey, 12-classroom addition to √Čcole Dr. Knox Middle school.  You can read the full release here:  Twelve-classroom addition coming to √Čcole Dr. Knox Middle | BC Gov News ‚Äč

Trustee Candidates Forum Video

September 27, 2022
The Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council (COPAC) in cooperation with the District Student Council (DSC) held a School Board Trustee Candidates Forum on  October 3 rd  at 7:30pm via Zoom. This forum aimed to support local voters in learning about SD23 School Board Trustee candidates in the 2022 municipal election, and provide an opportunity to hear their...

School Bus Safety Week

October 17, 2022
  ‚ÄčThe Board of Education declared this week (Oct. 17-21) School Bus Safety Week in Central Okanagan Public Schools. Here are some tips for both riders and drivers:

School Bus Safety Tips for Students Get there early.  Be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled...

Swearing In Ceremony and Inaugural Board Meeting

October 20, 2022
‚ÄčTrustees will be sworn in at a ceremony and Inaugural Board Meeting at 6 P.M. on Nov. 9, 2022.‚Äč The ceremony and inaugural board meeting is also available to be viewed on Zoom: ‚Äč

Central Okanagan Municipal Election results are now official and the following trustees were elected to our Board...

Registration Opens Jan. 30

January 04, 2023
Online registration for kindergarten and new students opens at 7 A.M. on Monday, January 30, 2023. Click here to learn more.  ‚Äč

Indigenous-Focused Grad Requirement

January 05, 2023
‚ÄčLearn the essential information about the upcoming Indigenous-Focused Graduation Requirement with the attached info sheet:  IFCGRequirement Poster.pdf
There are resources for students, parents, and schools on the Province of BC website: Click here.
You can also learn more details in this video from the Ministry of Education and Child Care and...

Gr. 9 Trades/Tech Career Opportunities

January 18, 2023
‚ÄčIt is that time of year for students to start thinking about their next school year.   With course selection approaching, keep in mind that Central Okanagan Public Schools provides opportunities for high school students to explore various trades/tech related career opportunities in partnership with Okanagan College.
Please see the attachment for more information...

People Who Create #CaringCommunities!

January 27, 2023
Every week, get to know the people who create the Caring Communities that help our learners thrive!

‚ÄčMeet Erin!
Name: Erin Williams 
What I do:  PAC President at Helen Gorman Elementary School by night, Registered Nurse by day 
Why I love public education:  I love the community network that public...

2023-2024 Budget Presentation

January 31, 2023
‚Äč The public presentation on how the District's budget is established will take place at the Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council (COPAC) Zoom meeting on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. To listen to the presentation, please request the Zoom link from If you want to learn...

Celebrate inclusion with us!

February 01, 2023
‚ÄčVisit this page or click the image below to learn more about how we celebrate all month long!

Stories of Inclusion

February 07, 2023
Inclusive Communities are Caring Communities! In celebration of National Inclusive Education Month, check out the growing list of Stories of Inclusion!‚Äč  Click here to read more.

2023-24 Budget Survey

February 22, 2023
‚Äč‚ÄčThe 2023-24 Budget Survey is now open to the SD23 community - please visit  to share your thoughts  on the 2023/2024 preliminary budget process ‚Äč.  The due date for the survey is March 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ‚Äč‚Äč

Red Dress Day 2023

May 04, 2023
May 5 is Red Dress Day, a day for mourning, reflection, and learning. On Red Dress Day, we remember Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit Peoples, who are subjected to an epidemic of violence in Canada. 
Please read the joint message from Thompson-Okanagan School Districts here.


Apply for School Bus 2023-24

May 04, 2023
‚Äč The School Bus Transportation Application for the 2023-2024 school year is now open!

Although school bus transportation applications are accepted throughout the school year, priority seating for the 2023‚Äď2024 school year is given to those applicants who have applied before the end of day on May 31, 2023....


September 11, 2023
Drivers must stop for the school bus when the red alternating lights are flashing.
Failure to stop for a bus carries a $368 fine with escalating penalties Safety is everyone's responsibility‚Äč
Listen to PSA audio clips:‚Äč

Truth and Reconciliation Week 2023

September 25, 2023
‚ÄčReconciliation starts with education. As this week leads up to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30, students throughout the Central Okanagan will learn about the truth of residential schools and what reconciliation means for all of us.
Last year, students from Mount Boucherie Secondary had the honour to...

Premier's Award for Excellence in Education 2023

October 28, 2023
‚Äč Central Okanagan Public Schools congratulates six local educators on winning the Premier‚Äôs Award for Excellence in Education.  NR_PAEE_Winners2023.pdf

More Student Spaces Coming

November 29, 2023
Please click here to see the provincial news release detailing the addition of more student spaces at North Glenmore Elementary: Provincial News Release Nov. 29, 2023 ‚Äč‚Äč

Okanagan Student Going to COP28

November 29, 2023
Congratulations to Erin Work, Grade 12 student at OKM, who will represent Canada on a global stage at the COP23 UAE Student Leadership Summit. Read more: OKANAGAN STUDENT REPRESENTING CANADA AT COP28‚Äč ‚Äč