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‚ÄčHere is the public budget survey link for feedback on the 2024/2025 preliminary budget process. The due date for the survey is March 4, 2024 at 11:59 pm. Click here to take the  2024/2025 Public Budget Survey


‚Äč2024/2025 Budget Presentation

The public presentation explaining how the District's budget is established will take place at the Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council (COPAC) meeting on Monday, February 5, 2024, at 7:00 pm by Zoom.  

Please request the zoom link from the COPAC President (

We encourage all those interested in learning more about School District No. 23 (Central Okanagan)'s 2024/2025 budget and how to provide input to participate in this information meeting.


‚ÄčRegistration for Kindergarten and new students opens at 7:00 A.M. on Monday, January 29. Click here for registration info‚Äč or click the How to Register button below.


‚ÄčPlease click here for the message and link to the survey.

‚ÄčLetter to School-Community for Input on 2024-2025 School Calendar.pdf

Please read the attached message for more information and then take the survey, open until June 30th, 2023.


Please click here for the survey.

‚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


Public presentation is on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. on Zoom. Click here for further details.

‚ÄčThe 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 more about the District's 2023-2024 budget and how to provide input, we encourage you to participate in this information meeting.


‚ÄčPursuant to the direction of the Ministry of Education and Child Care, schools, Operations and the Board of Education Learning Centre  will be closed on Monday, September 19th to observe the National Day of Mourning to commemorate the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.


Please open this attachment‚ÄčWelcome Back to School Note for Website.pdf to learn more about the first week of school. 


‚ÄčPublic input on Budget 2022-2023 is invited: click here to take the survey.


Click the link for instructions to attend.

‚ÄčThe public presentation explaining how the District's budget is established will take place at the Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council (COPAC) meeting on Monday, February 7, 2022, at 7:00 pm by Zoom.  

Advance registration is required. Click here to register.‚Äč


‚ÄčPlease click here to read the government news release and other information about enhanced safety measures and the delayed return to classes. 


‚ÄčDear Helen Gorman families,

Over the past few weeks, our staff and students have been busily preparing a special holiday treat for our school community. In lieu of an in-person Christmas concert, we have produced a Helen Gorman Elementary Karaoke Christmas. Each class has taken on a popular hit song and reworked it into a fun Christmas tune.

If you would like to view the 50-minute performance, the link is pasted below along with time stamps for class performances. The link is to an unlisted video hosted on the new Helen Gorman Elementary YouTube Channel. The video will only be available until Sunday, December 19.

Mrs. Vasko's Class "All About That List" 0:25
Miss Fender's Class "What does the elf say?" 4:15
Mr. Aka's Class "Jingle Rock Anthem"7:10
Mrs. Soukeroff's Class "Shopping for a Christmas Tree"11:48
Mrs. Casorso's Class "Can't Wrap This"14:55
Mrs. Kerr's Class "Gift Patrol"17:56
Mrs. Pendergast's Class "Bake the Treats"19:22
HGE Choir Medley21:09
Mrs. McLaren's Class "I've Got to Move It"27:31
Ms. Marsich's Class "Bake it Off"29:58
Mrs. Sproule's Class "Warriors Got Run Over By a Reindeer"33:57
Mrs. David's Class "Bohemian Christmas Rhapsody"38:45
Finale "Don't Stop Believing"44:56

Have a happy holidays. Report cards will go home on Friday, December 17. The first day back after holidays is Tuesday, January 4.

All the best,

Rob Aviani, Principal‚Äč


‚ÄčThe electricity has been restored at the school. We hope that the power is back on in your homes as well. We will be up and running with normal operations in the morning. We look forward to welcoming your children back to school.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as our community dealt with this power outage.‚Äč


‚ÄčThe HGE Office will be open July 2 from 8:00-3:00. The office will reopen on Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 3 from 8:00-3:00. General inquiries throughout the summer can be sent to the school principal, Rob Aviani, at


‚ÄčClick here to read the letter sent Apr. 15: FamilyLetter_HGE_Exposure_Apr15.pdf

‚ÄčClick here to read the letter sent Apr. 15: FamilyLetter_HGE_Exposure_Apr15.pdf‚Äč‚Äč

Click here to read the letter sent Apr. 11: FamilyLetter_HGE_Exposure_Apr11.pdf


‚ÄčWe want to hear from you! Please click here to take the survey.

‚Äč‚ÄčWe want to hear from you! Please click here to take the survey.


‚ÄčKindergarten Registration begins Monday February 1 2021!

‚ÄčPlease read the attached for information on how to register for kindergarten.

Registration Ad Spring 2021-2022.pdf


‚ÄčPlease see the attached proposed calendar for the 2021/2022 School Year


‚ÄčIf you have questions about illness protocols in our school, please review the attached "Daily Health Check Form"


‚ÄčPlease click the link below to read more information about Summer enrollment 


‚ÄčAs information about public health measures associated with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) emerges, we will post it here. Please check frequently for latest messages, updates, and useful links.

Central Okanagan Public Schools' top priority is always the safety of our staff and students. We continue to work closely with local and provincial health authorities to get the latest information and ensure we cooperate with any recommended measures for COVID-19.

We continue to educate on best practices for preventing the spread of viral illness, including frequent and thorough handwashing and encouraging people to stay home from school or work when they show symptoms.

School campuses will remain closed to visitors unless otherwise invited.

If you are an essential service worker (ESW) with a child aged 0-5, please see this news release from the Province of BC for information on how to connect with childcare.

The Government of BC declared a state of emergency and a public health emergency in order to exercise emergency powers such as cancelling gatherings of 50 or more people and enforce social distancing requirements for establishments.

British Columbians can now call 1-888-COVID19 or text 604-630-0300 for non-medical information on the virus, including topics such as travel recommendations and social distancing. The line will be manned by service representatives from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, and information will be provided in more than 110 languages.

Update June 15

B.C. Grad Video Series - Please Watch Minister Fleming's Twitter and Facebook social media platforms to see the grad video of the day. Videos will be showcased till the end of June and will include local celebrities; including singers, actors and sports players from throughout the province ‚Äď the videos all share a special message for our 2020 B.C. graduates. 

Update May 26

Update May 15

Update May 1

The following letter went to graduates and their families today: Letter to Graduates and Families

Update April 30
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry prepared a special video address to thank teachers, educational assistants and school staff for all their work during these unprecedented times. As we continue to flatten the COVID-19 curve in B.C., it is crucial that we maintain the supports established for the children of essential service workers and make sure we continue to expand the provision of in-person support for vulnerable students, and students with disabilities and diverse abilities.
Please view Dr. Henry's video.
Also, Dr. Bonnie Henry along with Minister of Education Rob Fleming, will answer questions from children about COVID-19 during a virtual town hall that will be live streamed on News 1130’s Facebook page from 1 to 2 pm on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Details about the event and instructions for children to submit questions can be found on City News and News 1130's website.

Update April 17

Update April 15

The new provincial Foundry Virtual Drop-In Counselling service was launched this week offering counselling services to young people ages 12-24 and their families who are living in British Columbia.  Foundry is working to ensure all young people across BC have access to the care and support they need, when they need it.  Foundry is now offering virtual drop-in counselling sessions through chat, phone calls, or video calls!

For more information on how to access the service, what to expect and Q&A content, please access the link below:

Foundry Kelowna Virtual Drop-In Counselling

Click here to read the District Pandemic Response Plan        This plan is posted on our website under the button "Documents and Publications."

Remote Learning Tips for Parents

The following documents are posted on our main page under the button "Documents and Publications."

Practical Ideas for Parents - Mental Health, COVID-19, and Remote Learning

What To Do When Your Child is Struggling

Practical Tips for Coping Well in Uncertain Times
Letters to Parents

April 17
Board of Education Message to Families

April 14

April 3
Board of Education Message to Families

March 27
Ministry of Education Letter to Parents & Guardians

March 20

March 17
Superintendent of Schools/CEO Letter to Parents and Ministry of Education Letter to Parents
Both of these letters are posted on our website under the button "Documents and Publications."

March 13

Useful Links


‚ÄčNotify your child's school if they are expected to attend and will not be there.  Safe Arrival Absence Reporting has been disabled for the remainder of the school year.

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