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Education

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Preparing Your Child for a New School:

Elementary (ages 5 to 12) or

Secondary (High School, ages 13 to 18)

 

After-School and Before-School Childcare (Out-of-School care)

 

First, please watch the video, Quality Child Care.  You can view it as one 20-minute video, or by topic:

  • Introduction
  • Regulations
  • Health and Safety
  • Physical Environment
  • Programming
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Families
  • Public Management and Funding
  • Conclusion

 

Second, please look at Parents’ Guide to Selecting and Monitoring Child Care in BC.  It is a booklet that can help you decide what kind of childcare that you need.  You can find the booklet on-line:

www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/publications.htm

Next, contact Kamloops Child Care Resource and Referral:

Unit E – 1420 Hugh Allan Drive         Telephone:  250-372-7791

www.childcarechoices.ca/main/Interior/Kamloops/

 

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French Immersion Daycare and Preschool, with Sawyer Niedziejko and Pierah Blundell-Dunkerley

February 12, 2014 photo courtesy of French Immersion Daycare and Preschool.

Two Types of Child Care:     ‘Licensed’    and   ‘Unlicensed’

 

Licensed Child Care places are listed at your local Community Care Licensing Program.  You can look up the Health Authority Community Care Licensing Programs at:  www.health.gov.bc.ca/ccf.

 

1)  Licensed Child Care Can Be:

  •  A Group Child Care Centre that is usually in a community centre, church or school and is open all day..  It takes care of children who are between 18 months and five years old.  The workers have special training.

 

  • A Family Day Care that takes babies and children of all ages, up to seven total, in the caregiver’s home.

 

  • A Pre-School Program that provides learning activities and games for children who are 3 to 5 years old for up to four hours a day.

 

  • Out-of-School care for school-age children (5-12) that is at or near their school.  It is before and after school and on school holidays.

 

2)  Unlicensed Child Care:

Unlicensed or License-not-required (LNR) child care providers can only take care of two children or one group (brothers and sisters) of any age at one time, in addition to their own children.

Unlicensed child care providers are not required to have child care training.  They set their own hours of operation, fees and operating policies.  They are encouraged, but not required, to register with their local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program.  If they have registered, then it means that they have met important requirements:

  • A criminal record check for everyone over the age of 12 who is living in the home;
  • character references about their suitability to be child care providers; and
  • a home safety assessment, to make sure that the home is a safe place for children
  • A doctor’s report on the caregiver’s physical and emotional capacity to take care of children
  • first aid training
  • child care training courses or workshops

Families who use a Registered License-Not-Required child care provider are eligible for a higher Child Care Subsidy rate than a non-registered License-Not-Required child care provider.  For more information, call 1-888-338-6622 or visit:  www.ccrr.bc.ca.

 

Questions that a parent can ask a care provider include: 

  • Are you licensed?
  • Are you a Registered License Not Required?
  • Do you have a copy of your most recent report? (There are annual inspections.)
  • How many children do you care for?
  • What are your fees?
  • What is your refund policy?

 

After you have talked with a child care provider on the phone, it is a good idea to arrange for a visit.  While you are observing the children, it is a good idea to have a list of behaviors for the provider.  For example, does the child care provider:

  • Listen to the children?
  • Respond to the children with interest and respect?
  • Accept and value the children’s ideas?
  • Set reasonable limits for children’s behavior?
  • Respond to inappropriate behavior in a positive, fair and consistent way?
  • Respond to upset children with care and understanding?
  • Show a sense of humour?
  • Help the children feel good about themselves and other people?
  • Talk or play with children individually?
  • Begin conversations?
  • Help with problem-solving skills?
  • Develop children’s independence?
  • Allow children to make choices?
  • Speak to each other, the children and you calmly and respectfully?
  • Supervise the children’s space all of the time?
  • Respect cultural diversity?

 

You can also contact the Interior Health Authority Community Care Licensing Office:

 

Kamloops Health Unit             519 Columbia Street           250-851-7340

Or:

Kamloops Child Development Society         250-376-2233        www.cdckamloops.com

 

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United They Learn

Adapted from the article by Dale Bass, Staff Reporter for Kamloops This Week, February 11, 2014

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Patti Pernitsky, pre-school teacher, takes a one-block walk from Kamloops United Church to Stuart Wood Elementary School.  She walks her pre-school and after-school children to and from the school.  Recently, she noticed workers with entertainment centre furniture outside of a hotel that is being renovated.  She stopped and asked them what they were doing with them.  They said that they were free.  “I smiled and said, ‘Could I have three?'”  One of the workers delivered them to the church, moved them downstairs to the basement, and set them up.  Patti says that it is a familiar story:  people helping out, to ensure that the youngsters have a positive, fun, and educational experience.  It has always been a parent-participation pre-school, which creates a larger pre-school community.

KUC Pre-School has been here for 60 years, and Patti had an open house on February 15, 2014.  Former students came back to visit while checking out the larger and improved area that the school has.  For example, Mayor Peter Milobar, a former student, came back to cut the ceremonial ribbon.

When the pre-school started, there was no kindergarten in B.C. and the school had more than 600 students.  When the half-day kindergarten was added to the public education system, the school changed for pre-schoolers and kindergarten kids when they were not at school.

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After-School Club

 

Kamloops Immigrant Services offers an After-School Club for kids in grades 1 to 7 on Thursday afternoons from 2:30 to 4 pm.

Enactus TRU student volunteers provide homework help and fun activities to children from immigrant families.  It is a great opportunity for children to practice English and meet new friends.  Please contact Coby Piazza at Kamloops Immigrant Services to register:

communityconnections@kcris.ca        or call:   778-470-6101.

 

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Laughter Returns to John Tod Gym

Adapted from the article by Andrea Klassen, Kamloops This Week Staff Reporter, February 18, 2014

Children have come back to John Tod Elementary School, for the first time since 2010.  Major renovations will transform the closed school into a community centre, and a corner of the campus has re-opened early for the Kamloops YM-YWCA’s child drop-in center and family-focused programs and services.   The centre offers:

  • parenting classes,
  • training for child-care workers and home day-care providers, and
  • a child-care referral service.

It also hosts the Y’s toy-lending library.  Parents and guardians can sign out

  • boxes of toys with themes like musical instruments,
  • police and family puppets,
  • as well as books and puzzles.

The drop-in  program welcomed about 90 children for its first open house and regularly sees 20 to 30 children under the age of five every day from 9 a.m. to noon.  There are no fees for the drop-in center.  Other YMCA programs will move into the school later this year, after a $1.8 million renovation.

The Y will share the centre with the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops:

The Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops Sponsors:

Youth Programs

  • M.Y. (MIDDLE YEARS) CLUB/YOUTH DROP-IN PROGRAM

Monday – Friday 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Social and recreational growth and learning for all students aged 11 – 18 years at the McArthur Island Youth Centre:

 

  • music,
  • billiards,
  • basketball,
  • floor hockey and other activities.

 

Snacks are provided. Call 250-554-5437for more information and a schedule of activities.

 

  • NIGHTS ALIVE

Friday Nights, 8:30 pm-midnight.

 

Nights Alive is a youth-organized social and recreational program at the McArthur Island Youth Centre.   It provides a safe drug-, alcohol-, and harassment-free environment for all students ages 13 to 18 years.

Transportation to predetermined North Shore and Brock locations is offered to students at the end of the activity.

Call 250-554-5437for more information.

 

  • INNER VOICE: GIRLS’ GROUP

 

Inner Voice is a weekly drop-in girls group at the McArthur Island Club.  It provides teenage females, ages 12-18 years, with the opportunity to explore experiences and issues in an educational manner and a safe environment.

Call 250-554-5437 for more information.

 

Family Support Programs:

  • CONNECT PARENT

Connect Parent works to assist parents and caregivers who are experiencing challenges and conflict with their youth.  It improves connection. Both adolescent (age 13-18) and pre-adolescent (age 8- 12) versions are available.

Call 250-554-5437 for more information.

 

  • CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

This 10-week program provides children (ages 6-12) with a safe place to talk about the pain of loss.

Loss is any issue that the child is struggling to accept.  It can include:

 

  • death,
  • divorce,
  • difficulties with moving to a new neighborhood or city, or
  • illness.

Cost: $10.00.                           Call 250-554-5437 for more information.

 

  • FRIDAY FAMILY NIGHTS

 

Join us at the McArthur Island Club for family fun! Enjoy a nutritious meal, games and activities for the whole family. Everyone is welcome. There is no cost, but pre-registration is required.

Fridays 5:30—7:30 pm.                              Call 250-554-5437 for more information.

 

 

Children’s Programs:

  • LITTLE CLUB KIDS CHILD CARE

The Boys and Girls Club offers licensed childcare programs for children:

 

  • aged 0-36 months and
  • 3-5-year-olds

 

at our McArthur Island Community Club and a Satellite Program which is next to the Island. Caregivers provide a warm and caring environment where children can reach their full potential. Eligible parents may access a government subsidy.

 

Call 250-554-5437 for more information.

 

  • PRESCHOOL

 

Active Minds Preschool” is a kindergarten-readiness pre-school program.  It assists learning through physical activity with a focus on pre-kindergarten curriculum.

Children will exercise for up to 50 minutes each class.

 

Call 250-554-5437 for more information.

 

 

  • CHILDREN’S RECREATION AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

 

Offered at three locations:

 

  • Dallas:  After School Kids Club, 2:30 – 5:30 pm,
  • McArthur Island:  Community Club and
  • Brocklehurst:  Neighbourhood Club, 2:30 – 6:45 pm, Monday – Friday.

 

This program is available from September to June. Transportation service is provided from seven North Shore and downtown schools. These programs are eligible for both government and club subsidies.

Call 250-554-5437 for more information.

 

  • SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE

 

The Boys and Girls Club offers After-School Child Care at our Lower Sahali Neighbourhood Club at
Beattie School of the Arts. This program offers activities that help children:

 

  • learn a variety of skills,
  • use energy in productive ways,
  • explore their worlds and
  • shape their experiences through safe, child-centered programs that are supervised by qualified, trained staff.

 

Spaces are available on a part-time or full-time basis. Eligible parent may access government subsidy.

Call 250-554-5437 for more information.

 

 

  • COOL MOVES

Join us Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 pm to “Eat Smart and Play Cool”. We do everything from rock climbing to badminton. This program is all about having fun and staying active. Child drop-off and pick-up are at the McArthur Island location.

For more information or to register for the programs listed above, please call :
250-554-KIDS (5437)

www.bgckamloops.com

 

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The Big Little Science Centre

 

The BIG Little Science Centre is located at 655 Holt Street.  It has a Speakers Series, with Dr. Naowarat “Ann” Cheeptham speaking on “Cure from the Cave:  Cave Microbiomes and Their Potential in Drug Discovery” on March 27, 2014 at 7 pm.

 

It had two Robotics Clubs for Fall 2013, one for Girls Only and one for Boys Only.  Club members who are 10 years old or older  were able to work at their own pace.  Teaching was provided to encourage club members to improve their skills.

Girls Only Robotics was on Thursdays from 2:45 until 4:30, with the first session starting October 3, until November 7 (with no session on October 24).  The second session was from November 14 until December 12.

Boys Only Robotics was on Fridays, with the first session starting October 4, until November 8 (with no session on October 25).  The second session was from November 15 until December 13.

Space is limited and fills quickly.  For more information and costs, please call 250-554-2572 or email Gord@blscs.org.

 

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Parenting Children with the 5-2-1-0 Method:

 

First, children should have at least 5 fruits and vegetables every day.

 

Second, they should use a screen (TV, computer or smartphone) only 2 hours a day.

 

Third, they should have at least 1 hour of physical activity.

 

Fourth, they should have 0 sugary drinks.

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Andrea Wallin, librarian at the Henry Grube Education Center with the Cat in the Hat,

courtesy of North Shore Echo

Unplug and Play for Family Literacy Day

Adapted from North Shore Echo, January 15, 2014

Family literacy encourages families to develop and use literacy skills:

  • enjoying a story book together,
  • playing word games
  • singing,
  • writing to a relative or friend,
  • sharing day-to-day tasks
  • making a shopping list
  • using a recipe
  • sorting clothes for the laundry

 

Taking time every day to read with children is very important to their development.  Fifteen minutes a day can improve a child’s reading skills a lot.  Parents and children can exchange ideas, improve confidence and develop independent thinking.

Kamloops celebrated National Literacy Day on January 25, with many events  from January 18 to 27. 

All events were free unless a price was listed.

 

Saturday, January 18: 

 

  • Dinosaurs!

Kamloops Library, 100-465 Victoria Street

Please call Susan, 250-372-5145.

 

  • Science Story

655 Holt Street

Big Little Science Centre

Stories were read by scientists every hour on the half hour, starting at 10:30 am.

Please call 250-554-2572 for more information.

 

Sunday, January 19:

 

  • Family Storytime with snacks and hot chocolate!

Kamloops Library

100-465 Victoria Street

Please call Susan, 250-372-5145, for more information.

 

  • Drum, Shake, Play!:  

KamloopsDrumConnection.com and Let’s Move Studio

Join a drum circle and celebrate making music together!  You can drum, play hand-held instruments, sing, dance, clap, or bob your head.  It’s all about playing together, creating rhythm and having a good time.

Register ahead of time to borrow a drum.  Please call Raven, 250-828-2953, for more information.

 

Monday, January 20:

 

  • Tiny Tunes (songs and rhymes) for babies, toddlers and their parents! 

North Kamloops Library

693 Tranquille Road

Please call Andy, 250-554-1124, for more information.

 

  • Come Bake With Me!: 

Join us for cookie baking.

The Salvation Army       344 Poplar Street

Please call Heather, 250-554-1611, for more information .

 

  • Free swim!  Come out for a swim with the entire family!

Westsyde Pool and Community Centre              859 Bebek Road

Please call Micah, 250-828-3378, for more information.

 

 

Tuesday, January 21

 

  • Family Games Night

Play a variety of games with your family!

Kamloops Library          100-465 Victoria Street

Please call Susan, 250-372-5145, for more information.

 

  • Urban Street Art Design

Learn the basics of Urban Street Art Design.  Participants will create their own art pieces on a canvas.  As a group, they will design work on a skate board deck.

McArthur Island Boys and Girls Club, for ages 13+.

Sign up required by January 17 by calling 250-828-3500, Course #222684.

 

Wednesday, January 22:

 

Stretch, Read and Relax

A playful yoga and literacy program for children under 5, with parent participation.

Kamloops YMCA-YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral

Old John Tod School, 435 McGowan Avenue

Please call Janis, 250-376-4771, for more information.

 

Skate for Literacy

Valleyview Arena —  Free Public Skate!  Get active with your family today.

Loonie for Literacy donations accepted.

Please call Nicole, 250-828-3653, for more information.

 

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Photo courtesy of the Heap the Honda Book Drive, Fiona Clare (LinK)

 

 

The Kamloops Blazers’ Hockey Game     

Interior Savings Centre

Bring a children’s book to the Blazers’ Game to give to the Heap the Honda Book Drive.

*Ticket Price:  $22.70

 

Thursday, January 23:

 

After School Club

North Kamloops Library               693 Tranquille Road

Drop-in for children ages 6-12 years.  Snacks and games, crafts and lots of fun!

Please call Andy, 250-554-1124, for more information.

 

Explore the Art Gallery

Kamloops Art Gallery            465 Victoria Street

Please call Marlaina, 250-374-2405, for more information.

 

Family Games Night

Kamloops Library                 100-465 Victoria Street

Play a variety of games with your family!

Please call Susan, 250-372-5145, for more information.

 

 

Raising Children in a Digital World, with Deborah McNamara

Henry Grube Education Centre

245 Kitchener Crescent (off of Fortune Drive near the north end of the Overlander Bridge)

Please call Judy, 250-376-4543 or 250-371-1920, for more information.

 

Friday, January 24

 

“You’re Not The Boss of Me,” with Deborah McNamara

Henry Grube Education Centre

245 Kitchener Crescent (off of Fortune Drive near the north end of the Overlander Bridge)

Please call Judy, 250-376-4543 or 250-371-1920, for more information.

 

Family Storytime

North Kamloops Library              693 Tranquille Road

Drop-in for families with children who are 2 – 5 years old.

Please call Andy, 250-554-1124, for more information.

 

 

Family Crafts

Interior Public Health              519 Columbia Street

Drop in for children under 5 and their parents or caregivers.  There will be crafts, snacks and beverages.  Each family can take home their creations.

Please call Andy, 250-851-7300, for more information.

 

 

Friday Fun

North Kamloops Library               693 Tranquille Road

This special after-school event is for the whole family!  Come and play some of your favorite games.

Please call Andy, 250-554-1124, for more information.

 

 

Family Science Night

Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops                  McArthur Island Club

Required sign up by Thursday, January 23 at 5 pm with Rebecca, 250-554-5437, Extension 203.

 

 

Energy!  Youth Night at the Y

Kamloops Community Downtown YMCA-YWCA               400 Battle Street

For 13-17 year-olds.  Climb an iceberg in the water and play water polo!  Games and snacks provided.

Please call Janis, 250-372-7791, for more information.

 

Saturday, January 25: 

 

ABC Family Literacy Day

Henry Grube Centre

245 Kitchener Crescent (off of Fortune Drive near the north end of the Overlander Bridge)

There will be many children’s activities with a pirate theme.  Entertainment will include music, puppet shows, face painting, Thing One, Thing Two, and the Cat in the Hat.

Please call Maureen, 250-554-3143, Extension 582, for more information.

 

Kamloops Museum and Archives

‘Chinese Legacies:  Building the Canadian Pacific Railway’

207 Seymour Street

Please call Melissa, 250-828-3576, for more information.

 

 

Explore the Main Art Gallery

Kamloops Arts Council Main Gallery at the Old Courthouse

Enjoy watercolour paintings and nature journals from this region by artist/naturalist, Lyn Baldwin.

7 Seymour Street West

Please call Kathy, 250-372-7323, for more information.

 

Construct It!

Big Little Science Centre              655 Holt Street

Join us for exciting hands-on construction fun using Lego, Megablocks and more.  Materials will be out in different locations for children to create their own amazing forms.

Please call 250-554-2572, for more information.

 

Free Public Skate

Brock Arena            2470 Fleetwood Avenue

Sponsored by BC Lottery Corporation for Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.

Please contact Nicole, nlewis@bclc.com, for more information.

 

Camp Deka Day

Experience camping fun with water activities, followed by other camp games.  Bring your swim suit!

Downtown Y – Kamloops Community YMCA-YWCA               400 Battle Street

Please call Janis, 250-372-7791, for more information.

 

Family Playroom

Kamloops Library               100-465 Victoria Street

Games, puzzles, puppets, dress-up and more!

Please call Susan, 250-372-5145, for more information.

 

Sunday, January 26

 

Belly Dancing

TCC (Tournament Capital Centre), 910 McGill Road

Belly Dancing for teen girls and their mothers.

Please call 250-828-3661 for required sign up.

 

Mother Goose Swim

Canada Games Pool (TCC, Tournament Capital Centre, 910 McGill Road)

Swim sessions are 30 minutes.

Please call Maureen, 250-554-3134, Extension 582, for more information.

 

 

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School District #73

(ESL) English as a Second Language Instruction:

 

School District #73 believes that students learn English best while being immersed in the English language.  Each school supports the ESL students with Learning Assistance Resource teacher services.

 

Services:

 

• Testing students to determine their level of language proficiency

• Providing materials to schools to meet the needs of the student

• Instructing some small groups of ESL students on a weekly or bi-weekly basis

 

Finding a School in School District #73:

Kamloops, Barriere, Chase, Clearwater, Logan Lake, Pinantan, Sun Peaks or Westwold

There are 33 elementary schools and 13 secondary schools in the District.  Children usually attend the public school that is closest to their home.

 

In Kamloops, students can take French Immersion programs to learn French and study all subjects in French at:

 

  • South Kamloops Secondary,

 

  • Lloyd George Elementary,  or

 

  • South Sahali Elementary. 

 

To learn more about French Immersion, contact the District Language Coordinator at 250-376-2266, or visit:

http://www3.sd73.bc.ca/tags/french

 

Registering Your Child in School

 

On the School District #73 website, click on School Catchment Boundaries to look at the map and find out which elementary or high school your child should attend.  When you enter your home street address, the map can tell you which school your child should attend.

 

To register your child for public school, contact Kamloops/Thompson School District #73:

1383-9th Avenue             Phone: 250-374-0679               www.sd73.bc.ca

 

Please note that to be eligible for a child to enter Kindergarten in September 2013, the child must be 5 years old by December 31, 2013.

 

At the school, you need to show:

• Your child’s birth certificate (an official document),

• Your resident status in British Columbia (permanent resident or naturalized citizen card),

• Your address, and

• Your child’s immunization record (a document [paper] that lists the vaccinations against childhood diseases that your child has received).

 

School Bus Transportation

 

The Transportation Department provides busing to and from schools in:

  • Barriere,
  • Chase,
  • Clearwater,
  • Kamloops,
  • Savona,
  • Westwold and
  • Vavenby.

 

We operate 76 school buses that travel an average of 9,100 kilometers per day, safely transporting over 3,900 students.

 

On the School District #73 website, click on Transportation to find out more about school bus transportation for your child.

 

Please watch:

 

New Moves: An Orientation Video for Newcomer Students, available in 17 languages, http://www.newmoves.ca (Attracting and Retaining Immigrants:  A Toolbox of Ideas for Small Centres, 2007)

 

For general information on the difficulties that youth face when they immigrate to Canada, go to the Canadian Council on Social Development website:

http://www.ccsd.ca/subsites/cd/docs/iy/index.htm

 

The federal government has information about the Canadian education system for newcomers:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/after-education-involve.asp

 

This website has some useful ideas for parents on how to keep their child from dropping out of school:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/article/871292–new-immigrants-kids-more-likely-to-stay-in-school-study-finds

 

For information on parenting with effective discipline, please go to the Canadian Paediatric Society website:
http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/index.htm

 

For more information about parenting, please go to:

 

Parenting with Love and Logic, Lesson #7, CBC Manitoba EAL Lessons:

http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/eal/2007/10/lesson-7-love-and-logic—parenting-with-respect-and-control.html

 

Toll-free help for kids and their parents is available by calling the Kids Help Line at 1-800-668-6868 or on their website:

 

http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/beingthereforkids/about-khp/aboutus-index.html

 

Toll-free help for teenagers and their parents is available by calling Teen Touch:  1-800-563-8336 or on their website:

http://www.teentouch.org/

 

Kamloops Libraries

Kamloops Downtown Library

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Photo:  www.tnrdlib.ca

100-465 Victoria Street, Kamloops

Phone:  250-372-5145

www.tnrdlib.ca

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Many children are enrolled in the Summer Reading Program, which is held at both the Downtown and North Kamloops library locations.  It is promoted by elementary schools.  The library offers free Reading Clubs for all levels of readers to join.  There is a:

  • Read-To-Me Club for children to age 5,
  • a Summer Reading Club for children ages six to 12, and
  • a Teen Reading Club.

 

When children sign up for the program, they receive a reading log (form) to record their summer reading choices and can earn weekly stickers. For more information about children’s library events (Mother Goose, Rock-A-Bye Baby and Read, Sing, Play), please call Andy Finnen, head of Children’s Services at the North Kamloops Library, at 250-554-1124.

 

The Annual TNRD Library System Book Sale was from September 17 to 22, 2013.  Books, magazines, music CDs, DVDs, and videos sold for $1 each.  The money will be used for children’s programs at the library.

 

Computer Courses for the week of September 9 – 14:

  • Social Networking:  Facebook and Twitter  (9 participants maximum), Tuesday, September 10, 10-11:30 am
  • Word Processing (9 participants maximum), Wednesday, September 11, 7-8:30 pm
  • Digital Photography (9 participants maximum), Thursday, September 13, 10-11:30 am

 

Please call the staff (250-372-5145) to register.  The Open Lab hours are:  Monday, 12-4:00 pm, and Tuesday through Saturday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Registration begins on Monday at 10 am for the following week’s courses, and for any spaces in the current week’s courses.

 

Other courses include:

  • Introduction to the World Wide Web
  • Introduction to Web-based Email
  • Searching the Internet
  • Online Shopping
  • Computer Security
  • Intermediate Internet Skills
  • Intermediate Introduction to Web Page Creation
  • Intermediate Social Networking:  Facebook and Twitter
  • Intermediate Downloading and File Sharing
  • Intermediate Ipads and Ipods
  • Intermediate Android Tablets and Smartphones
  • Introduction to Word Processing
  • Introduction to Excel
  • Introduction to PowerPoint
  • Introduction to OpenOffice.org

 

Days/ Hours Open:

Sunday         *12:00 – 4:00
Monday         10:00 – 5:00
Tuesday        10:00 – 9:00
Wednesday  10:00 – 9:00
Thursday     10:00 – 9:00
Friday           10:00 – 5:00
Saturday      10:00 – 5:00

 

* Open October through April, & CLOSED Sundays May to September
Holidays – CLOSED (please see Calendar for a list of holidays)

 

 

North Shore Library

North Shore library

Photo:  www.tnrdlib.ca

693 Tranquille Road, Kamloops

Phone: (250) 554-1124

Days/ Hours Open:

 

Sunday and Holidays:  Closed

Monday:        10:00 – 5:00
Tuesday:       10:00 – 9:00
Wednesday:  10:00 – 9:00
Thursday:     10:00 – 9:00
Friday:           10:00 – 5:00
Saturday:     10:00 – 5:00

 

On the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library system website, please look at the ESL & Literacy link.  You can find audio books there.

 

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

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Frequent Questions:

 

How can I sign up for a teacher’s conference?

Call the school office and ask to leave a message for the teacher.

 

What is expected at a parent-teacher meeting?

If possible, both parents should attend a parent-teacher meeting to discuss their child’s performance in school.
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How can I “do” a parent-teacher meeting?

 

Before the meeting, sit down with your child and ask him or her to grade himself/herself, based on the following questions:

 

Yes, I do this all of the time (for example, follow classroom rules).

I could do better at this (for example, show respect for others).

I need to improve this (for example, control my actions).

 

 

1.  I follow school and classroom rules.

 

2.  I show respect for myself and others.

 

3. I have control over my actions.

 

4. I work well with other students.

 

5. I stay on task and do my work.

 

6. I follow directions the first time that the teacher gives them.

 

7. I always complete my homework.

 

8. I am organized.

 

9. I listen when the teacher and other students are talking.

 

10. I am neat and do not rush through my work.

 

11. I raise my hand and participate every day in class discussions.

 

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Public Schools (Elementary)

 

Aberdeen Elementary
aberdeenelem

Photo:  http://aberdeen.sd73.bc.ca

 

Principal:  Mr. Anthoney Rempel

http://aberdeen.sd73.bc.ca

Phone (250) 372-5844; Fax (250) 377-2253

Address:  2191 Van Horne Drive, Kamloops, BC, V1S 1L9

 

A. E.  Perry Elementary

aeperry

Photo:  http://aeperry.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Mrs. Parm Armstrong

http://aeperry.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 376-6224; Fax (250) 377-2226

Address:  1380 Sherbrooke Avenue, Kamloops, BC, V2B 1W9
Arthur Hatton Elementary

Principal:  Mr. Gordon Bell

http://ahatton.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 376-7217; Fax (250) 377-2238

Address:  315 Chestnut Avenue, Kamloops, BC, V2B 1L4
Arthur Stevenson Elementary

arthursteve

Photo:  http://astevenson.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Ms. Carol Robb

http://astevenson.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 579-9284; Fax (250) 377-2239

Address:  2890 Bank Road, Kamloops, BC, V2B 6Y7

 

 

Beattie School of the Arts (McGill Campus)
beattie

Photo:  http://beattie.sd73.bc.ca

 

Principal:  Ms. Barb Hamblett

http://beattie.sd73.bc.ca

Phone (250) 374-0608; Fax (250) 377-2242

Address: 492 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1M3

 

 

 

Bert Edwards Science and Technology School
bert

Photo:  http://best.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Mr. Jake Schmidt

http://best.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 376-2205; Fax (250) 377-2243

Address:  711 Windsor Avenue, Kamloops, BC, V2B 2B7

 

 

 

Dallas Elementary

dallas

Photo:  http://dallas.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Ms. Linda Hneeda

http://dallas.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 573-3261; Fax (250) 377-2260

Address:  296 Harper Road, Kamloops, BC, V2C 4Z2

 

 

 

David Thompson Elementary
david

Photo:  http://dthompson.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Mr. Chris Wood

http://dthompson.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 579-9228; Fax (250) 377-2261

Address:  1051 Pine Springs Road, Kamloops, BC, V2B 7W3

 

 

 

Dufferin Elementary

duff

Photo:  http://dufferin.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Mr. Bill Abley

http://dufferin.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 374-4425; Fax (250) 377-2262

Address:  1880 Hillside Drive, Kamloops, BC, V2E 2E2
Heffley Creek Elementary

heff

Photo:  http://heffley-creek.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Ms. Deanna Brady

http://heffley-creek.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 578-7227; Fax (250) 377-2223

Address:  RR#2 Marriot Road, Heffley Creek, BC, V0E 1Z0
Juniper Ridge Elementary

juniper

Photo:  http://juniper-ridge.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Mr. Don Poelzer

http://juniper-ridge.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 374-2305; Fax (250) 377-2235

Address:  2540 Qu`Appelle Boulevard, Kamloops, BC, V2E 2E9

 

 

 

Kay Bingham Elementary

Principal:  Ms. Gurdeep Pannu

http://kay-bingham.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 376-5586; Fax (250) 377-2252

Address:  950 Southill Street, Kamloops, BC, V2B 5M2
Lloyd George Elementary

lloyd

Photo:  http://lg.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Mr. Ken Rife

Lloyd George has a French Immersion program, www.sd73.bc.ca/tags/french-immersion.

http://lg.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 374-3174; Fax (250) 377-2244

Address:  830 Pine Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 3A1
Marion Schilling

marionschilling

 

Photo:  http://mschilling.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Ms. Colleen Wood

http://mschilling.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 372-2027; Fax (250) 377-2227

Address:  2200 Park Drive, Kamloops, BC, V2C 4P6
McGowan Park Elementary

mcgowan

Photo:  http://mcgowan.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Ms. Gloria Hall

http://mcgowan.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 374-4545; Fax (250) 374-6272

Address:  2080 Tremerton Drive, Kamloops, BC, V2E 2S2
Pacific Way Elementary

pacific

 

Photo:  http://pacificway.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Ms. Sally Zryd

http://pacificway.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 851-0632; Fax (250) 377-2255

Address:  2330 Pacific Way, Kamloops, BC, V1S 1Z3
Parkcrest Elementary
parkcrest

 

Photo:  http://parkcrest.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Mr. Jameel Aziz

http://parkcrest.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 554-2368; Fax (250) 377-2224

Address:  2170 Parkcrest Avenue, Kamloops, BC, V2B 4Y1

 

 

Rayleigh Elementary
rayleigh

 

Photo: http://rayleigh.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Ms. Deanna Brady

http://rayleigh.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 578-7229; Fax (250) 377-2246

Address:  306 Puett Ranch, Rural Route #3, Kamloops, BC, V2H 1M9
R. L. Clemitson Elementary

r.l.clem

 

Photo:  http://rl-clemitson.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Ms. Darlene Gordon

http://rl-clemitson.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 573-3227; Fax (250) 573-2419

Address:  5990 Todd Road, Kamloops, BC, V2C 5B7
South Sahali Elementary
ssahali

Photo:  http://south-sahali.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Ms. Patti Holm

South Sahali has a French Immersion program, www.sd73.bc.ca/tags/french-immersion.

http://south-sahali.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 374-2451; Fax (250) 377-2229

Address:  1585 Summit Drive, Kamloops, BC, V2E 1E9
Stuart Wood Elementary

stuwood

Photo:  http://stuart-wood.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Ms. Syd Griffith

http://stuart-wood.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 374-1755; Fax (250) 377-2221

Address:  245 St. Paul Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2J2

 

 

 

Summit Elementary
summit

Photo:  http://summit.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Ms. Sharon Cooley

http://summit.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 372-1224; Fax (250) 377-2241

Address:  425 Monarch Court, Kamloops, BC, V2E 1Y3
Westmount Elementary

west

Photo:  http://westmount.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Mr. Ward Pycock

http://westmount.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 376-8879; Fax (250) 376-0426

Address:  745 Walkem Road, Kamloops, BC, V2B 7Z8

 

 

 

Public High Schools (Secondary)

 

The certificate of graduation that students who successfully complete secondary (high) school receive is called a Dogwood Diploma in British Columbia.

 

NorKam Secondary: 

 

Home of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

 

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is an internationally accredited program of study. It gives students a challenging curriculum that prepares them for advanced placement in university. NorKam’s program is for students who plan to study for careers that are related to engineering and the sciences.

 

norkam

Photo:  http://nkss.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal: Mr. Jonathan Brady

http://nkss.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 376-1272 ; Fax:  (250) 377-2225

Address: 730-12th Street, Kamloops, BC, V2B 3C1

 

 

Sahali Secondary

Principal:  Mr. Richard Kienlein

http://sahali.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 374-0861; Fax (250) 377-2259

Address: 255 Arrowstone Drive, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1P8
South Kamloops Secondary

skam

Photo:  http://nkss.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal: Mr. Cale Birk

http://skss.sd73.bc.ca/

South Kamloops Secondary has a French Immersion program, www.sd73.bc.ca/tags/french-immersion.

Phone (250) 374-1405; Fax (250) 377-2250

Address:  821 Munro Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 3E9

 

 

 

Twin Rivers Education Centre

Principal:  Mr. Kent Brewer

http://twinrivers.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 554-3438; Fax (250) 377-2234

Address: 655 Holt Street, Kamloops, BC, V2B 5G2
Valleyview Secondary
valley

Photo:  http://nkss.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Mr. Walt Kirschner

http://vss.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 372-5231; Fax (250) 377-2248

Address:  1950 Valleyview Drive, Kamloops, BC, V2C 4C2

 

 

Westsyde Secondary
 westsyde

Photo:  http://nkss.sd73.bc.ca/

 

Principal:  Mr. Sean Lamoureux

http://wss.sd73.bc.ca/

Phone (250) 579-9271; Fax (250) 377-2264

Address:  855 Bebek Road, Kamloops, BC, V2B 6P2

 

 

Private Schools

 

Kamloops Christian School

KCS

Photo:  http://www.kamcs.org/

 

750 Cottonwood Avenue, Kamloops, BC V2B 3X2

Phone: 250-376-6900

Fax: 250.376.6904

Mr. Gordon Hohensee, Principal

Email: shaunap@kamcs.org

Grades: K-12

 

 

St. Ann’s Academy

st.ann's

Photo:  http://st-anns.ca/

205 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2S7

Phone: 250-372-5452

Principal:  Mr. Shawn Chisholm

Email: admin@stannsacademy.bc.ca

Grades: K-12

 

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Bullying

 

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Photo:  www.edudemic.com

 

Please watch the following five videos.

The first one is for Anti-Bullying Day from Mrs. Miller’s 8th-grade class at David Stoddart School in Clinton, B.C.:

 

Anti-Bullying Video

 

The next two are about Jane Elliott, a 3rd-grade teacher:

 

Brown Eyes and Blue Eyes (original,  14 minutes)

Jane Elliott – Brown Eyes vs. Blue Eyes (Philip Zimbardo discusses parts of the original and the student reunion, 15 years later:  9 minutes)

 

 

The fourth one is by Wendy Craig, a professor who studies bullying (1 minute):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F6NzTvBq2I

 

The fifth one is Insights into Bullying (3 minutes):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkCPoggaleU
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Photo: cirurgiasplasticas.info

 

How can I help my child if he or she is being bullied by a student?

 

First, teach your child about confident body language with a full-length mirror:

 

  • Stand or sit up straight.

 

  • Put your shoulders back, and

 

  • Make eye contact.

 

In addition, with your child, practice asking the student who bullies to “Stop” in a firm voice.  Your child can also tell the teacher or other adult, “Johnny isn’t feeling safe” to let them know what is happening to a classmate.  Your child can help reduce bullying.

 

Use “The Stop Rule” in your home with your children.  If one child has had enough of rough verbal or physical play, then he or she can say, “Stop!” to end the activity immediately.

 

Second, talk about bullying behavior with your child.  Part of the power of bullying is secrecy, and the social pressure on the students who are bullied not to tell and keep the secret.  Students who bully often threaten victims with more bullying behaviour if they tell the secret.  Teach your child the difference between telling (reporting) on someone and tattling on someone:

 

Please watch Tattling vs. Telling (Reporting) (3 minutes):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSngHsHAiQg

 

  • Telling on someone is getting help when you are being hurt.  You have a right to be safe.  You have a right to tell.

 

  • Tattling on someone is in order to get them into trouble.

 

Bullying is mean behaviour.  It hurts people, who are equal. Students who bully learned how to act meanly towards others.   They can learn positive behaviour.

 

Teach your child about positive ways to act, including compassion and responsibility.  Positive social skills are as important as academic skills, and both need practice.  Behaving respectfully and responsibly is the centre of community, so that we all can lead emotionally healthy and good lives.

 

Many students, especially between Grades 6 and 10, have bullied others and been bullied themselves.  For Canadian girls, the percentage of students who both bully and are bullied is the highest in Grades 8 and 9 (47% and 45%).  For boys, the percentage of students who both bully and are bullied is the highest between Grades 6 and 9 (41%).

 

Bullying usually stops within 10 seconds when:

 

1)  Other students can say “Johnny isn’t feeling safe” to the student who is bullying, or

2)  Other students do not support the bullying behaviour.

 

Bullying is being mean to another person.  It is:

 

  • on purpose,

 

  • repeated and

 

  • harmful behavior.

 

It causes harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem and/or reputation.  There is a power difference between the student who bullies and the student who is bullied.  Bullying behavior is about discrimination, based on:

 

  • size,

 

  • strength,

 

  • age,

 

  • intelligence,

 

  • money,

 

  • religion,

 

  • race,

 

  • gender (male or female), and/or

 

  • sexual orientation.

 

Often, students who bully have not experienced diversity.

 

Bullying is about using power, without compassion and responsibility.  Students who bully tend to think of themselves as better than other people, and use power to show their dislike for others.   Students who bully think that other people do not deserve respect.

 

Physical bullying includes:

 

  • hitting,

 

  • kicking,

 

  • punching,

 

  • pushing,

 

  • threatening movements,

 

  • stealing and/or damaging or destroying personal belongings

 

Cyberbullying (electronic or online) is a new form of bullying that happens on computers and cell phones.  It gives a sense of more power to a student who bullies, and can be done at any time.  The student who is bullied is usually available online, even at home.  Students who cyberbully do not see the hurt that they cause in the students whom they bully.  Cyberbullying can include:

 

  • insults,

 

  • threats,

 

  • calling people names,

 

  • gossiping,

 

  • spreading rumours, and/or

 

negative comments about:  

 

  • religion,

 

  • culture,

 

  • language,

 

  • race,

 

  • disabilities,

 

  • gender,

   

  • physical health and/or

 

  • money.

 

When a young person receives an electronic bullying message, Kids Help Phone  (1-800-668-6868) says to:

 

1) Stop (reading the offensive message);

 

2) Save (the offensive message so that it can be used as evidence if you choose to contact the police);

 

3) Block (the sender of the message from sending you more messages) and

 

4) Tell (a trusted adult, a parent or older brother or sister about the message).

 

 

Possible warning signs that a child is being bullied include:

 

  • Your child comes home with torn, damaged, or missing pieces of clothing, books, or other belongings.

 

  • He or she has unexplained cuts, bruises, and scratches.

 

  • He or she has few, or no friends, with whom he or she spends time.

 

  • He or she seems afraid of:

 

going to school,

 

walking to and from school,

 

riding the school bus, or

 

participating in activities with other students (clubs).

 

  • He or she takes a long route when walking to or from school, although there is a shorter one.

 

  • He or she has lost interest in school work or suddenly begins to do poorly in school.

 

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Photo:  uthmag.com

 

  •  He or she seems sad, moody, depressed or cries after returning home.

 

  •  He or she complains frequently of headaches or stomachaches.

 

  •  He or she has trouble sleeping or has frequent bad dreams.

 

  •  He or she experiences a loss of appetite.

 

  •  He or she appears anxious and suffers from low self-esteem.

 

 

As parents, you can:

 

Encourage your child to tell a trusted adult if someone sends them a:

 

  • text,

 

  • tweet or

 

  • email

 

that makes them feel uncomfortable.  They should TELL SOMEONE WHOM THEY TRUST (a family member, teacher, police officer, or friend).
Help keep your child safe  by controlling his or her online presence by:

 

  • Increasing all security settings online; and

 

  • Encouraging your child to hide or shut down their profile and/or block users.

 

This can be done through the setting options on social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Save all of the offensive evidence:

 

  • messages,

 

  • pictures or

 

  • copies of conversations.

 

These items can be used by authorities during investigations.
Report serious forms of cyberbullying, because it is very important to tell:

 

  • teachers,

 

  • principals, and/or

 

  • police officers.

 

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Post-Secondary Education:

 

 

Thompson Rivers University

 

trumap

Map:  www.tru.ca

900 McGill Road, Kamloops

Phone:  250-828-5000

www.tru.ca

 

TRU is the largest public post-secondary institution north of Vancouver.  It offers:

 

  • more than 120 different undergraduate and graduate degree options, along with

 

  • over 50 career diploma and certificate programs, including

 

  • trade-entry and apprenticeship training,

 

  • college preparation, and

 

  • upgrading courses to Grade 12 for adults, free of charge.

 

“(Thompson Rivers University) has seen a 276% increase in international students from 2000 to 2010. …(and) only 50% … want to return to their native countries.”  The Kamloops Daily News, Seeking a better life:  international students at TRU, by Sylvie Pallard, Kamloops Daily News Staff Reporter, February 5, 2013.

 

TRU has nearly 13,000 students and 10,000 students who study online through the Open Learning Division (www.tru.ca/distance).  Approximately 2,000 students graduate every year.

 

Students can study any of the following programs:

 

Business

businessclass

Photo:  www.tru.ca

The School of Business and Economics offers Business Kickstart 101, which is a student-centred program that is connected with more than 100 business and professionals.  According to Acacia Schmientenknop, a third-year business student and president of ENACTUS, “Students need to be proactive in getting their names into the business community.”  (Adapted from the Kamloops Daily News article, Local CEOs line up to help TRU students, October 2, 2013)

 

Nursing
nursing

Photo:  www.tru.ca

 

 

Computer Sciences

computersci

Photo:  www.tru.ca

 

 

Engineering and other programs.

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Photo:  www.tru.ca

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$2.25 Million Donation to TRU from Ken and Maureen Lepin

adapted from Philanthropist’s Gift to B.C. University was 40 Years in the Making,

by Paul Waldie, Globe and Mail, March 1, 2014

Ken and Maureen’s family has been associated with TRU for a long time, back to 40 years ago when  Mr. Lepin taught an accounting class.  Both he and two of the couple’s daughters  have attended TRU.  He first wanted to become a plumber, but his mother convinced him to become an accountant.  Over the years, he became one of Kamloops’ largest philanthropists.  He has also made donations to the Royal Inland Hospital, the Art Gallery, the Wildlife Park and the Salvation Army.

The trades programs holds a special place for Ken.  He established “prizes of excellence” for graduates.  His new gift will expand the prizes in other faculties and fund research programs and new equipment.

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Financial Help

 

The B.C. government lends money to many students who need financial help.  Some students who have low incomes may receive financial help to pay their university fees and some of their living expenses.  In order to receive this financial help, students must live in B.C. for 12 months before their university program begins.  You can get more information at Financial Aid at TRU, and check the website at:  www.aved.gov.bc.ca/studentaidbc.

 

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Sprott-Shaw Community College, established in 1903 and located in Kamloops, is a career college. Its new state-of-the-art campus  provides a friendly and rewarding learning environment with all the services and amenities that you would expect from larger college campuses.

Sprott-Shaw Community College is located at:

301-340 Victoria Street

250-314-1122

 

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Street School

Street School is funded by School District # 73, Adult Continuing Education. It is located in the basement of St. George’s Anglican Church, 308 Royal Avenue, Kamloops.

 

For an appointment to register, please call 250-376-7072 or the literacy outreach worker, 250-320-6408.

 

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Street School is free.  It provides an opportunity to learn basic literacy skills.  You can take accredited high school courses that can be used towards a Grade 12 graduation diploma.  Many of the volunteers are retired teachers, from both elementary and high school.

 

Some of the courses that are offered include:

 

o English 12 or Communications 12

o Math 11

o Social Studies 11

o Family Studies 12

o Art 12

o Foods 12

o Planning 12

 

If you are a graduated adult with a Dogwood diploma  and want to upgrade, then you can enroll in:

 

English 12,

Math 11 or 12, or

Biology 12.

These are the only courses which are funded by the Ministry.

 

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Disclaimer

Kamloops Immigrant Services does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external website sources.  Although we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy, currency and reliability of the content, Kamloops Immigrant Services accepts no responsibility in that regard. Informational materials are for educational purposes only, and are of general value.

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Acknowledgements:

Special thanks to:

  • Alyssa Gredling,
  • Allison Bell,
  • Shiro Abraham,
  • Justin Philcox,
  • Melissa Svendsen,
  • Mary Packham,
  • Anita Price,
  • Noreen Beer,
  • Lindy Cyr and
  • Vern Short.

 

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A summer of reading deserves a party.  (2013, August 21.)  North Shore Echo, p. 4.

Back alley murals are alive with life. (2013, Summer.) BIZNEWS, p. 3.

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Demedeiros, A.  A Family That Plays Together, Stays Together.  North Shore Echo, Vol. 13, No. 3, February 12, 2014.

Demedeiros, A.  Harvesting Health With Community Gardens.  North Shore Echo, Vol. 13, No. 11, March 12, 2014.

Demedeiros, A.  Showcasing Kamloops’ Young Talent.  Downtown Echo, Vol. 13, No. 8, February 20, 2014.

Demedeiros, A.  Unplug and Play for Family Literacy Day.  North Shore Echo, January 15, 2014.

Di Blasio, S.  (November 2013.)  Food For Thought.  Retrieved from Canadian Immigrant November 19, 2013.

Eichler, L.  (December 7, 2013.) Want the Job?  You Need to Play the Hiring Game. The Globe and Mail.

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