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Innovate-ED 2018

June 16, 2018
​ 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​ to register.


Central Okanagan Family Hub

July 11, 2018
​The 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
​ 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
​ 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 ​still 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.