Here 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
2024/2025 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 (email@example.com).
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.
Registration for Kindergarten and new students opens at 7:00 A.M. on Monday, January 29. Click here for registration info or click the How to Register button below.
Please click here for the message and link to the survey.
Please click here for the survey.
The 2023-24 Budget Survey is now open to the SD23 community - please visit https://bit.ly/SD23BudgetSurvey2324 to share your thoughts on the 2023/2024 preliminary budget process. The due date for the survey is March 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
Public presentation is on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. on Zoom. Click here for further details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Pursuant 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.
Click the link for instructions to attend.
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 7, 2022, at 7:00 pm by Zoom.
Advance registration is required. Click here to register.
Please click here to read the government news release and other information about enhanced safety measures and the delayed return to classes.
Dear 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"
|Miss Fender's Class "What does the elf say?"
|Mr. Aka's Class "Jingle Rock Anthem"
|Mrs. Soukeroff's Class "Shopping for a Christmas Tree"
|Mrs. Casorso's Class "Can't Wrap This"
|Mrs. Kerr's Class "Gift Patrol"
|Mrs. Pendergast's Class "Bake the Treats"
|HGE Choir Medley
|Mrs. McLaren's Class "I've Got to Move It"
|Ms. Marsich's Class "Bake it Off"
|Mrs. Sproule's Class "Warriors Got Run Over By a Reindeer"
|Mrs. David's Class "Bohemian Christmas Rhapsody"
|Finale "Don't Stop Believing"
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
The 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.
The 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 email@example.com.
Kindergarten Registration begins Monday February 1 2021!
Please see the attached proposed calendar for the 2021/2022 School Year
If you have questions about illness protocols in our school, please review the attached "Daily Health Check Form"
Please click the link below to read more information about Summer enrollment
As 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.
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 – the videos all share a special message for our 2020 B.C. graduates.
Update May 26
Update May 15
Update May 1
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
Practical Tips for Coping Well in Uncertain Times
Letters to Parents
April 17Board of Education Message to Families
April 3Board of Education Message to Families
March 27Ministry of Education Letter to Parents & Guardians
Notify 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.