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Principal's Message

Welcome to beautiful Okanagan Falls Elementary... Home of the Falcons!  

Hello, I am Katie Poole, the proud Principal here at Okanagan Falls Elementary School. It is my honour to serve our community and to provide an inclusive, connected, and respectful educational environment that offers courageous inquiry and encourages a commitment to lifelong learning for our students. We offer programming for students in kindergarten to grade 7, as well as facilitating early learning programs such as StrongStart and Preschool, along with afterschool programs if needed.  

It is with great pride that we emphasize our collaborative efforts with families and various community partners to bolster student success. This includes, but is not limited to sponsoring food programs, providing winter coats, having in-house recreation programs, welcoming one to one reading volunteers, leadership opportunities, sports teams, hockey academy, and to provide arts opportunities. In addition to these vital partnerships, we strive to provide our students with an array of opportunities in conjunction with and beyond the conventional curriculum, such as outdoor learning and positive and inclusive attitudes, community integration, and inquiry.  

Our staff comprises of a team that is highly experienced and dedicated educators, who are unwavering in their commitment to delivering the highest quality education to every student under our care. We believe in the collective pursuit of excellence and are dedicated to creating an environment that nurtures growth, curiosity, and the overall well-being of each student.  

Our school Code of Conduct is S.O.A.R. which means we are... 

Safe:  We are a safe and inclusive learning environment, for our hearts, minds, and bodies. 
Optimistic:  We learn with a growth mindset and take ownership of our learning. 
Achievers:  We are prepared and ready to work to be our personal best and allow others to do their best. 
Respectful:  We are accepting of each other as individuals.  We contribute in positive ways to our school, our community, and our world. 
We hope that you will continue to visit our website to stay connected with monthly newsletters and other pertinent information about our dynamic community school. 
Remember, "it takes a community to raise a child," so please contact me today if you wish to register your child, have any questions, or if you wish to contribute as a valued school volunteer. 

Mrs. Katie Poole