Central Okanagan School District
SD No. 23 | Together We Learn
Please visit School District 23's
registration information page for details about how to register your child with our school.
Qualifying age: To qualify for school enrollment, a child must reach five years of age prior to December 31st of the year of attendance as per
Section 3 of the School Act
. There are no exceptions for earlier admission.
A valid Canadian birth certificate or Canadian passport of the child, a copy of one parent/guardian BC driver’s license and one parent/guardian BC CARE card for
proof of residency
must be provided at the time of registration. Other legal documentation such as landed immigrant/permanent resident card, certificate of citizenship or documents issued by Immigration Canada must be processed through our International Education office prior to registering at a school. Immunization records for the child must also be provided at the time of registration.
The School Act
allows a parent to defer the enrollment of a Kindergarten child for not more than one year. Parents are encouraged to discuss deferment with the school principal before a decision is made.
Where to Register:
Parents typically register their children at their neighbourhood school. To determine your catchment area school please check on the district’s map that is posted on
. Alternatively, parents may elect to register at their
school of choice
Acceptance of Registration:
Board Policy 405R
– Student Placement Regulations priorities shall be given to students on the following basis:
- catchment area students who, in the previous year, attended the school;
- catchment area students who, in the previous year, were ‘placed’ by the district in a different school;
- siblings of catchment area students;
- new catchment area students;
- siblings of non-catchment area students currently enrolled in the school;
- non-catchment area students who request to attend the school which is other than their catchment area school;
- non-district area students;
- international students.
All students will attend the Ministry mandated Full Day Kindergarten Program.
As per SD#23 Board Policy 405R – Student Placement (Regulations), these priorities remain in effect until the close of summer registration. After that date (usually first week of school), schools may accept ‘out-of-catchment’ students, space permitting.
Landed Immigrant/Permanent Resident/Work Visa/Refugee Status:
All students who have landed immigrant/permanent resident status, refugee status or parents with work visas will need to obtain a letter of enrollment from the Welcome Centre prior to registering at a school. Please contact our International Education Office at Hollywood Road Education Services, 1040 Hollywood Road, (250) 470-3258.
All International Students are processed through School District No. 23’s International Education Office at Hollywood Road Education Services, 1040 Hollywood Road, (250) 470-3258.
Student of Non-Resident Parents:
Students who are Canadian citizens, but whose parents are non-BC residents, must pay tuition in order to access an education program in B.C., including our School District. There is a requirement that a formal Custodianship Agreement be established for students who are not living with their legal parent guardian. Please contact our International Education Department for further information at (250) 470-3258.
In accordance with the B.C. School Act all children receiving their education at home MUST be registered by September 30th. Central Programs & Services offer full access to distance courses for students enrolled in Distributed Learning (Kindergarten to Grade 12). For information please phone (250) 868-1135 or for Grades 7 to 12 at eschoolbc.com
School District No. 23 offers an early immersion program. Students must enter in Kindergarten or Grade 1.