The first day of school is Tuesday, September 4. Looking forward to seeing you!
Welcome to a new school year
Greetings, everyone!
With a full year's experience under my belt I will be moving into September with a far greater understanding of the context in the North-Okanagan Shuswap and the work that needs to be done. I am particularly optimistic about where the district is headed.
The key area of focus for this year will be the continued roll-out of our recently created District Strategic Plan and our Students First goal.

Peter Jory,
Superintendent of Schools/CEO
Ready and Waiting!
The schools and buses are all "spiffed up" and waiting for our students! The first day of school is Tuesday, September 4. This is a half day session with students dismissed, and buses running, three hours earlier than usual.

Over the summer our industrious staff have been busy making preparations at all the schools for the new school year, including getting South Canoe Elementary ready to re-open with our brand new outdoor learning program. We're looking forward to the new school year!
New Principal of Indigenous Education
Anne Tenning is a member of the Stz’uminus First Nation on Vancouver Island. She was the first member of her family to graduate from high school and she is SD83's new principal of Indigenous Education at SD83. She says her passion is increasing Indigenous perspectives and understandings in education, particularly the lasting legacy of residential schools.
EOP offers students choices

SD83 is proud to offer a Distributed Learning program option for students in Grades 9 through 12. The Education Outreach Program (EOP) is one of fifty-five Distributed Learning programs offered in B.C. that are designed to provide increased access, choice and flexibility for study outside of classroom schedules. Students can register with EOP full time or take individual courses that are of interest to them as cross-enrolled students. 
Offering hands-on and engaging career exploration opportunities

Our students need meaningful, hands-on and engaging career explorations throughout their educational experience.

For the younger students we are offering  Youth Discover Programs and at high school level Youth Explore Trades, Youth Train in Trades and Youth Work in Trades!

Read more about these great programs that increase student skills and unleash creativity.
Service Learning Trip for Students

Students in Grades 9-12! Want to travel, learn about yourself and help others during Spring Break 2019? Check out this Me to We Learning Tour opportunity! If you are interested in taking part in this trip of a lifetime please contact organizers Lisa Coombs at (250) 546-8723 or Wendy Woodhurst at (250) 832-6031.

Taking part in the service tour allows students to see how locally raised dollars (mainly through Toonie Tuesday) are put in to action. In our district, over the past 10 years, students have raised approximately $130,000 for global and local projects.

This trip was originally scheduled to go to Nicaragua but has been changed due to unsafe travelling conditions.