Kindy registration soon!

Do you have a child who will start kindergarten in September 2023? Welcome!

Registration for regular kindergarten and the district’s two programs of choice opens at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17th and remains open for the rest of the school year. We are looking forward to welcoming you and your child to North Okanagan School District No. 83!

You will need to register at your child’s catchment school (based on your physical address) or specialty school (Bastion for Early French Immersion or South Canoe for Outdoor Learning). If you are interested in Early French Immersion for your child please read this. For information on SD83’s Outdoor Learning Program please contact South Canoe School for an information package.

To access our catchment school locator tool or find out more information about our specialty schools, click here

All Kindergarten registrations completed on Tuesday, January 17th are treated as “equal”, so there is no need for line-ups on that day. Registrations received after January 17th, will be date/time stamped and treated on a first come, first served basis. This information will be used to determine placement IF catchment area schools or programs are full. Students with siblings already registered in a Program of Choice (French Immersion or Outdoor Learning) will be given priority if there is limited space.

Online registration is also available. To register online please contact the school you are registering at for a link.

If you have any questions about the Kindergarten registration process, please contact: Jennifer Findlay,Director of Instruction, at jfindlay@sd83.bc.ca .

Flags at half-mast on Tuesday

Flags at SD83 school will be flying at half-mast on Tuesday, Dec. 6 to mark The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

It has been over 30 years since the murder of 14 young women at Polytechnique Montréal (December 6, 1989). This act of violent misogyny shook our country and led Parliament to designate December 6 as The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

This day is about remembering those who have experienced gender-based violence and those who we have lost to it. It is also a time to take action. Achieving a Canada free from gender-based violence requires everyone to educate themselves and their families and communities on gender-based violence, centre the voices of survivors in our actions and speak up against harmful behaviours.

More information is available here
Premier’s statement on National Day of Remembrance

November Remembrance & Gratitude

Silver Creek Elementary quietly paid tribute during the annual Remembrance Day Assembly which was held on Wednesday November 9. Having family members, who were available to join us for remembrance and share in this time of reflection, was greatly appreciated.

After respectfully acknowledging the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwepemc people on which we were gathering to learn and remember, student representatives presented wreaths on behalf of each class. A student cast and supporting crew members presented a dramatic reading of the poem “Why wear a Poppy?” The teaching staff recited the Poem “In Flanders Field” written by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. Toward the end of the assembly, everyone observed 2 minutes of silence which followed the playing of the Last Post.

We are all very proud of the thoughtful way in which our young learners listened to all of the important words, music, and messages presented for this Remembrance Assembly.

News Flash and Updates!

November is off to a quick start and we have a few items to share with families.

PHOTO RETAKES! Monday November 7 is photo retake day.

The photographer will be here in the morning just before lunch.

Remembrance AssemblyWednesday November 9

Our school is hosting our Remembrance Assembly on Wednesday next week, at 10:30am in the gymnasium. Families are welcome to join us.

More Important November Dates!

Thursday November 10 is a non-instructional day. (School-closed)

Friday November 11 – stat holiday for Remembrance Day (School-closed)

Friday November 18 – PAC Hot Lunch

Wednesday November 30th – Term 1 Report Cards come home.